Master of the Children 1660–1837
The master of the children was appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. (fn. 1) According to William Lovegrove,
The Master of the Children hath generally (tho' not always) been chosen out of the Organists or Gentlemen of the Chapel....The Master's Duty is to teach [the Children of the Chapel] to sing, play upon the Harpsichord or Organ, Writing Arithmetick, and compose. (fn. 2)
This officer was paid £15 4s 2d at the Restoration, raised in 1661 to £30 plus £200 for outfitting the choristers. By May 1667 the master was paid a total of £700 per annum for winter and summer liveries. (fn. 3) Pelham Humfrey was paid £40 in salary for life; this rose to £80 in 1710. In 1704 Blow was paid an additional £240 (i.e., £24 per pupil) for outfitting the boys. (fn. 4) Beginning in August 1715 the master was also paid £40 `for finding Masters to teach them to Read, Write, and cast Accounts' and £40 `for teaching them to compose, Play on the Organ and harpsichord'. (fn. 5) Under George III, total remuneration, including the outfitting of the boys, came to £361 10s. (fn. 6)

1660 
29 June 
Cooke, H. 
1672c. 
15 July 
Humfrey, P. 
1674 
15 July 
Blow, J. 
1708 
18 Oct. 
Croft, W. 
1727 
4 Sept. 
Gates, B. 
1757 
18 Mar. 
Nares, J. 
1780 
1 June 
Ayrton, E. 
1805 
14 May 
Smith, J. S. 
1817 
16 June 
Hawes, W. 
Children 1660–?
Children of the chapel royal were appointed by the master of the children, often after having been requisitioned from leading cathedral choirs. They were taught, clothed, fed and boarded by the master who received an allowance from the Crown for this purpose. There were twelve such children at the beginning of the period, but their number was reduced to ten by 1720. (fn. 7) Upon the breaking of his voice, each chorister was dismissed with `the usual Allowance of One Suit of plain Cloth one hatt and band two holland Shirts two Cravatts two pair of Cuffs two handkerchiefs two pair of Stockings two pair of Shoes and two pair of Gloves' plus a cash payment of £20. By the late eighteenth century the suit was commuted into an additional payment of £20. (fn. 8)

?1660 
Blow, J. 
?1660 
Edwards, T. 
?1660 
Humfrey, P. 
?1660 
Price, T. 
?1660 
Wise, M. 
1662 
Maxene, G. 
By 1664 
Flexney, G. 
By 1665 
Blundivile, J. 
By 1666 
Loggins, J. 
By 1666 
Saunderson, N. 
By 1666 
Turner, W. 
By 1668 
Hart, R. 
By 1668 
Purcell, H. 
By 1669 
Farmer, J. 
By 1669 
Montagu, H. 
By 1669 
Tudway, T. 
By 1670 
Symcoll, R. 
By 1671 
Isaack, P. 
By 1673 
Hall, H. 
By 1673 
Heywood, T. 
By 1674 
Conisby, G. 
By 1674 
Goodgroome, W. 
By 1674 
Benford, A. 
By 1674 
Holder, W. 
By 1674 
Isaack, B. 
By 1674 
Searle, W. 
By 1674 
Smith, F. 
By 1674 
Waters, J. 
By 1674 
Greene, J. 
By 1676 
Charrinton, J. 
By 1678 
Carrington, R. 
By 1678 
Wise, M. 
By 1678 
Bradock, H. 
By 1678 
Piggott, F. 
By 1678 
Purcell, D. 
By 1678 
Richardson, V. 
By 1678 
Thatcher, J. 
By 1679 
Elmes, R. 
By 1679 
Butler, E. 
By 1680 
Cutler, J. 
By 1682 
Husbands, C. 
By 1682 
Norrice, W. 
By 1682 
Henman, R. 
By 1682 
Smyth, W. 
By 1684 
Frost, E. 
By 1685 
Allanson, C. 
By 1685 
Allinson, R. 
By 1685 
Clark, J. 
By 1685 
Richardson, T. 
By 1685 
Rogers, G. 
By 1685 
Townsend, J. 
By 1685 
Wood, J. 
By 1689 
Corbett, S. 
By 1691 
Barrett, J. 
By 1692 
Christmas, T. 
By 1692 
Richardson, W. 
By 1693 
Pennington, J. 
By 1694 
Gerrard, A. 
1697 
Gates, B. 
By 1698 
Luddington, W. 
By 1698 
Spalding, R. 
By 1698 
Wood, J. 
By 1699 
Croft, W. 
By 1699 
Robert, W. 
By 1699 
Reading, J. 
By 1700 
Young, A. 
By 1700 
Clarke, T. 
By 1700 
Marshall, M. 
By 1700 
Mascal, T. 
By 1700 
Robinson, J. 
By 1700 
Sweet, J. 
By 1700 
Silvester, H. 
By 1700 
Wheeley, S. 
By 1702 
Baker, E. 
By 1702 
Benson, M. 
By 1702 
Deane, J. 
By 1702 
Franks. H. 
By 1702 
Gwatkins, W. 
By 1702 
Heseltine, J. 
By 1702 
Priest, J. 
By 1702 
Priest, N. 
By 1702 
Reeve, H. 
By 1703 
Freeman, J. 
By 1703 
Griffith, H. 
By 1707 
Smith, S. 
By 1707 
Perry, W. 
By 1708 
Henderson, G. 
By 1709 
Forster, J. 
By 1709 
Mountier, T. 
By 1710 
Brignall, T. 
By 1710 
Centlivre, J. 
By 1710 
Duncomb, J. 
By 1710 
Jackson, B. 
By 1710 
Payne, W. 
By 1710 
Willliams, J. 
By 1716 
Ellis, T. 
By 1716 
Getling, T. 
By 1716 
Getling, R. 
By 1716 
Godwin, B. 
By 1716 
Kent, J. 
By 1716 
Keyes, S. 
By 1716 
Peach, C. 
By 1716 
Powell, T. 
By 1716 
Woodeson, E. 
By 1718 
Dean, J. 
By 1718 
Jones, W. 
By 1720 
Allanson, J. 
By 1720 
Barker, J. 
By 1720 
Strode, C. 
By 1723 
Barret, W. 
By 1723 
Hinchley, H. 
By 1723 
Lamb, W. 
By 1723 
Mason, J. 
By 1723 
Shackleton, S. 
By 1723 
Skelton, T. 
By 1726 
Brown, H. 
By 1726 
Coltman, L. 
By 1726 
Digard, C. 
By 1726 
Lloyd, H. 
By 1726 
Martin, J. 
By 1726 
Morgan, M. 
By 1729 
Weldon, T. 
By 1730 
White, C. 
By 1730 
Potter, J. 
By 1731 
Nares, J. 
By 1733 
Howard, S. 
By 1735 
Randall, J. 
By 1735 
Beard, J. 
By 1735 
Butler, J. 
By 1735 
Cleavely, P. 
By 1735 
Moore, J. 
By 1735 
Allen, J. 
By 1735 
Barrow, T. 
By 1735 
Denham, R. 
By 1735 
Morland, T. 
By 1735 
Wynn, J. 
By 1737 
Randall, W. 
By 1737 
Purcell, E. H. 
By 1740 
Dipper, T. 
By 1742 
Isaac, E. 
By 1744 
Lucas, T. 
By 1747 
Cappell, L. 
By 1748 
Cox, H. 
By 1748 
Buswell, J. 
By 1748 
Shaller, W. 
By 1748 
Dupuis, T. S. 
By 1748 
Abington, N. J. 
By 1748 
Champnes, S. 
By 1748 
Monk, W. 
By 1748 
Randall, R. 
By 1748 
Haughton, T. 
By 1748 
Waller, J. 
By 1754 
Gaudry, J. 
By 1755 
Arnold, S. 
By 1755 
Steele, N. 
By 1755 
Medley, G. 
By 1755 
Valton, P. 
By 1755 
Reynolds, J. 
By 1755 
Morton, C. 
By 1755 
Edmonds, B. 
By 1755 
Hamilton, H. J. 
By 1755 
Luther, J. C. 
By 1755 
Smart, T. 
By 1763 
Taylor, R. 
By 1764 
Forbus, W. 
By 1766 
Goodman, T. 
By 1766 
Tomlins, S. 
By 1766 
Ladd, C. 
By 1767 
Coile, M. 
By 1767 
Dornbush, J. 
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Raynard, J. 
By 1770 
Remy, F. 
By 1771 
Brown, T. 
By 1771 
Dupuis, J. 
By 1772 
Butler, T. H. 
By 1772 
Dale, W. 
By 1773 
Hoppner, J. 
By 1773 
Jackson, G. 
By 1774 
Barrow, J. 
By 1775 
Friend, J. 
By 1775 
Simpson, D. 
By 1776 
Carter, G. 
By 1777 
Cooke, M. 
By 1778 
Church, S.G. 
By 1779 
Holder, J. W. 
By 1779 
Camidge, M. 
By 1779 
Capon, W. 
By 1780 
Ayrton, E.E. 
By 1781 
Attwood, T. 
By 1782 
Firth, S. 
By 1783 
Vicary, W. 
By 1787 
Phelps, J. 
By 1789 
Mayor, T. 
By 1791 
Carnaby, W. 
By 1791 
Aaire, W. 
By 1791 
Stocking, H. 
By 1794 
Brailsford, I. 
By 1794 
Ayrton, F. M. 
By 1794 
Baron, J. A. 
By 1798 
Evans, J. 
By 1798 
Smart, C.J. 
By 1799 
Meyers, G. 
By 1801 
Hedgley, J. 
By 1801 
Hawes, W. 
By 1802 
Cahusae, W. 
By 1802 
Gould, W. 
By 1804 
Gifford, G. 
By 1804 
Gawler, W. 
By 1806 
Robinson, G. 
By 1806 
Rogers, H.J. 
By 1806 
Walsh, W. 
By 1806 
Smith, W. 