Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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The Harriers 16601701, 173082
The office of master was in the gift of the Crown. Appointments were embodied in letters patent under the great seal until 1701 when the office lapsed. It was revived in 1730 as that of master of the harriers and foxhounds after which appointments were made by warrant under sign manual. It was left vacant 17514 and 175661 and was abolished in 1782. (fn. 1) Until 1702 the salary was 500. (fn. 2) Five huntsmen (?appointed by the master) received livery of 3 16s and split 74 `among them' under Charles II. After 1730 2,000 was provided for the establishment including the salary of the master and wages and allowances for the huntsmen. (fn. 3)
Yeomen Huntsmen (Prickers) 16601685
Master of the Beagles ?16601702
The Hawks 16601702
Under Charles II, the master of the hawks (or master falconer) made 390 per annum; the sergeant, 182; and 33 individual falconers anywhere from 20 7s 6d to 91 5s. (fn. 4) Under William III, the master of the hawks made 1500; the sergeant of the hawks 136; and ten falconers between 25 and 80 per annum. The establishment of the hawks was abolished at the accession of Queen Anne in 1702. Its master was awarded a pension. (fn. 5)
Deputy [Master] 1675?
Sergeant 16601685; 1689?1702
Cormorant Keeper 1689?1702
The master of the otterhounds made 18s per diem; the yeoman 37 10s; the grooms 20 15s apiece. (fn. 6)