Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Verge c. 1673–1837
The verge was that area within twelve miles of the royal Household, excluding the city of London and other liberties. The board of green cloth exercised legal jurisdiction over, and served as a court for, this area. The clerical establishment of the verge consisted of a coroner and a clerk, appointed by lord steward's warrant. (fn. 1) Although undoubtedly existing at an earlier date, the occupants of these two offices cannot be identified before 1673 and 1688 respectively. Both received wages of £6 13s 4d and board wages of £26 6s 8d replaced by a salary of £30 in 1761. (fn. 2)