Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Accompting House 1660–1782
In 1660 the establishment of the accompting house consisted of a sergeant, appointed by royal warrant, and two yeomen, one groom, and two messengers appointed by lord steward's warrant. (fn. 1) The sergeant was made supernumerary in 1664 at wages of £11 8s 1½d and board wages of £24 6s 8d. The office was abolished on the death of its holder in 1670. (fn. 2)
The yeomen received wages of £5 and board wages of £80 in 1664. The board wages fell to £59 10s in 1668, rose to £73 in 1674 then fell to £54 15s in 1680. Total remuneration was fixed at £60 in 1685, then in 1689 was settled at wages of £5 and board wages of £73. In 1761 the salaries of the first and second yeomen were fixed at £100 and £80 respectively. (fn. 3)
The number of grooms was increased to two in 1674. The remuneration was fixed at wages of £2 13s 4d and board wages of £50 in 1664. The board wages fell to £42 11s 8d in 1668, rose to £54 15s in 1674 and fell to £41 1s 3d in 1680. Total remuneration was fixed at £50 in 1685 while in 1689 it was settled at wages of £5 and board wages of £54 15s. In 1761 the salaries of the grooms were fixed at £58. (fn. 4)
Two messengers of the accompting house were established by 1661, one thereafter. In 1662, emoluments consisted of £2 13s 4d per annum in wages, £18 5s in board wages, the latter rising to £36 10s in 1664. This salary fell to a total of £30 per annum under James II, then rose to £2 13 s 4d in wages plus £37 6s 8d in board wages under William III, before rising again to £76 under George II and George III. In 1812 the messenger's remuneration fell to £68. In 1820 the total emoluments for the place are listed as £160 per annum. This fell to £100 after 1830. (fn. 5)
The rest of the accompting house was abolished in 1782. (fn. 6)
Supernumerary Sergeant 1664–1670
from 1757 `to the Board of Greencloth') 1660–1837