Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Clerks of the Avery c. 1661–1782
The clerks of the avery collected bills and prepared the stable creditor for extraordinary expenses. Appointments were made by warrant of master of the horse. (fn. 1) There were originally two such clerks who each received wages of £26 13s 4d and board wages of £36 10s amounting in total to £63 3s 4d in 1664, reduced to £40 each in 1679. (fn. 2) In 1685 the number of clerks was reduced to one with a salary of £86. (fn. 3) In 1702 this was raised to £125. (fn. 4) Under George III he received an additional £69 2s for house rent. This had risen to £86 by the time the office was abolished in 1782. (fn. 5)