The household below stairs: Scalding House 1660-1761

Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.

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Scalding House 1660–1761

The scalding house received, killed and cleaned fowl for dressing by the cooks. (fn. 1) In 1660 the establishment of the scalding house consisted of yeomen, grooms and pages, appointed by lord steward's warrant. During the reign of Charles II the number of yeomen was fixed in principle at two, going down to one 1662–64. There was a reduction to one supernumerary in 1686. The place was revived for two holders in 1689. One served from 1701. In 1664 their remuneration was fixed at wages of £5 and board wages of £40. After some variations the board wages were settled at £45 in 1689. In addition, both yeomen and grooms were allowed leftovers and wastage in the office. (fn. 2)

The number of grooms was fixed in principle at two in 1660, but declined to one 1662–64, 1668–74 and 1690–1715. In 1664 their remuneration was fixed at wages of £2 13s 4d and board wages of £36 10s. After some variations the board wages were settled at £37 6s 8d in 1689. Supernumerary grooms were appointed in 1662, 1664, 1677 and 1686. (fn. 3)

Two pages were appointed in 1660, one of which was made supernumerary on the Establishment of 1 December 1662. The ordinary page was eliminated by the Establishment of 1 October 1664. The supernumerary made wages of £2 and board wages of £10 per annum. Board wages rose to £31 8s 7d in 1668. The place was abolished at the promotion of the incumbent in September 1675. (fn. 4)

The scalding house was abolished in 1761. (fn. 5)

Yeomen 1660–1761

1660 23 Aug. Lewyn, D.
1660 27 Aug. Cotton, N.
1661 16 Jan. Cotton, J.
1661 16 Nov. Clifton, J.
1664 1 Oct. see Poultry
1668 1 Oct. Cotton, J.
1668 1 Oct. Clifton, J.
1684 18 June Clifton, J.
1684 1 Nov. Goodwin, J.
1689 25 Mar. Goodwin, J.
1689 25 May Cranwell, J.
1710 10 Oct. Yorke, H.
1727 1 July Towers, S.
1729 27 Oct. Parry, H.
1757 12 Oct. Meredith, J.

Supernumerary Yeomen 1662–1668; 1686–1688

1662 1 Dec. [?Clifton, J.] (fn. 6)
1664 1 Oct. Cotton, J.
1686 1 Feb. Cotton, J.

Grooms 1660–1761

1660 23 Aug. Cotton, J.
1660 6 Sept. Chadocke, T.
1661 16 Jan. Clifton, J.
1661 13 June Lewyn, E.
1661 16 Nov. Winch, J.
1664 1 Oct. see Poultry
1668 8 Apr. Weatherhead, S.
1675 2 Sept. Clifton, J.
1677 14 Aug. Goodwin, J.
1684 18 June Vuljohn, W.
1684 1 Nov. Yorke, S.
1685 22 Apr. Goodwin, J.
1687 2 Nov. Yorke, S.
1689 22 May Thornburgh, J.
1690 29 May Yorke, H.
1710 10 Oct. Spicer, W.
1715 21 June Benning, W.
1724 1 July Parry, H.
1727 1 July Yorke, H.
1729 27 Oct. Yorke, S.
1729 27 Oct. Hudson, J.
1732 20 Oct. Meredith, J.
1737 21 Nov. Miles, J.
1741 1 July Newman, D.
1757 12 Oct. Grant, C.
1759 16 May Burton, J.

Supernumerary Groom

(1662–1674; 1677–1678; 1686–1688)

1662 1 Dec. [?] (fn. 6)
1664 1 Oct. Lewyn, E.
1677 30 Aug. Parish, M.
1686 1 Feb. Yorke, S.

Pages 1660–1675

1660 Clifton, J.
1660 16 Aug. Lewyn, E.
1661 13 Apr. Winch, J.
1661 17 June Wetherhead, S.
1661 15 Nov. Clifton, J.

Supernumerary Page of the Scalding House 1662–1675

1662 1 Dec. [Clifton, J.] (fn. 6)

Footnotes

  • 1. See PSBC, p. 13; Beattie, p. 90.
  • 2. LS 13/31, ff. 12v, 16v; LS 13/34, ff. 12v, 26; LS 13/35, f. 12v; LS 13/36, f. 14; LS 13/37, f. 11v; LS 13/38, ff. 11, 13v; LS 13/39, p. 22.
  • 3. LS 13/31, ff. 12v, 16v; LS 13/34, ff. 12v, 26; LS 13/35, ff. 12v, 20; LS 13/36, f. 14; LS 13/37, f. 11v; LS 13/39, p. 22.
  • 4. LS 13/7, f. 10v; LS 13/31, ff. 12v, 16v; LS 13/34, f. 26; LS 13/35, f. 20; LS 13/254, f. 11v.
  • 5. LS 13/55.
  • 6. The Establishment. of 1 Dec. 1662 lists, but does not name, a supernumerary yeoman, groom and page of the Scalding House: LS 13/31, f. 16v