Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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- Apothecaries 1660–1837
The apothecaries to the person and the apothecaries to the household were both appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. In many cases appointments were embodied in letters patent under the great seal. (fn. 1)
Originally there was one apothecary to the person. Two served from 1685 to 1820 when the number was again reduced to one. The remuneration attached to the offices varied from time to time. In 1660 the sole apothecary received £242 15s consisting of a salary of £115 and board wages of £127 15s. (fn. 2) In 1685 both apothecaries were granted salaries of £500. (fn. 3) In 1702 one apothecary received £372 5s and the other £327. (fn. 4) By 1711–12 the salaries had been fixed at £320 5s and £160. (fn. 5)
The office of apothecary to the household was held singly until 1727. Thereafter it was usually held jointly, two occupants serving 1727–62, three 1762–6 and two 1766–74, 1774–83 and from 1820. Originally the remuneration amounted to £100 consisting of wages of £40 and board wages of £60. (fn. 6) In 1702 the salary was £160. (fn. 7) By 1711–12 it had been fixed at £106 13s 4d. (fn. 8) early in the period, all apothecaries were allowed riding wages and, sometimes, lodgings.
Apothecaries to the Person 1660–1837
Apothecaries to the Household 1660–1837
Apothecary to the Household in Ordinary (w/o fee) 1677–?
Apothecary to the Household [?in reversion 1660–]
Apothecary to the Household at Kew c. 1812–?
Apothecary at Carlton House 1812–?
Apothecary and Operator for Perfumes in Ordinary [?w/o fee] 1682–?
Apothecary in Ordinary [Supernumerary] 1660–?1685
|1660||7 June||Solby, -|
|1667||2 Jan.||Chase, J.|
|1668||26 Dec.||Godsalve, R.|
|1671||9 Feb.||Smyth, R.|
|1682||11 July||Garnier, I.|
|1684||6 Jan.||Angiband, C.|