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 office of paymaster of the household was created in 1782 after the abolition of the cofferer's place. Appointments were made by royal warrant. The remuneration, which was intended to cover the employment of a clerk, was originally fixed at £450. It was increased to £800 in 1813. (fn. 1)
In 1782 two assistants to the paymaster were appointed by lord steward's warrant at £80 and £60, respectively. These offices were abolished in the following year. (fn. 2)
The necessary woman to the paymaster was appointed by the clerks of the household in rotation. In 1815 she made £20 per annum. (fn. 3)