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 Public Rooms: Privy Chamber
Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber 1660–1837
The gentlemen ushers of the privy chamber,
have Power of commanding all Officers under them in the Privy Lodgings, (the Bed-Chamber excepted) and the Honour of leading the Queen in the Absence of the Lord Chamberlain. They likewise attend in the Closet at the Chapel, where no other Gentleman-Usher waits.
They were four in number, appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. (fn. 1) Their remuneration amounted to £200 consisting of wages of £150 and board wages of £50. Early in the period, they were also entitled to diet and lodging when in attendance, riding wages and fees of honor which averaged about £30 per annum under Anne. (fn. 2) An extra gentleman usher was occasionally appointed.
Gentlemen Ushers 1660–1837
Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber in Extraordinary
(1660–1681; 1716; 1796–1798; 1833–1834)