Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Pages of Honour 1660–1837
The pages of honour were to attend the monarch on all public occasions. They were appointed by royal warrant. (fn. 1) The number of pages fluctuated considerably. In 1669 it was fixed at three. It rose to four in 1682, fell to two in 1685 and again rose to four in 1689. (fn. 2) A fifth page served for a brief period after the accession of George III in 1760 and between 1773 and 1783. In the latter year the number was again fixed at four. (fn. 3) The salary was £156 in 1668, £260 in 1727 (divided from 1779 into £230 salary and £30 for instruction in horsemanship), plus diet when in waiting. (fn. 4) Extra pages were occasionally appointed.
Pages in Extraordinary 1671–c. 1687; 1812–1815
|1671||24 Nov.||Killigrew, R.|
|1671||24 Nov.||Porter, A.|
|1674||25 Nov.||Wroth, H.|
|1681||12 July||Skelton, C.|
|1685||25 June||Levinston, J.|
|1812||13 Mar.||Culling Smith, W.F.|
|1812||13 Mar.||Bloomfield, J.A.D.|
Governor to the Pages of Honour 1703–1727
The governor to the pages of honour was appointed by the Crown. His official remuneration consisted of £100 per annum and diet when in attendance. After 1727, he was paid out of the Pensions Office. The place was filled until 1782. (fn. 5)