BHO

The stables: Clerks of the Avery c. 1661-1782

Pages 615-616

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)

By 1661 Knight, S.
By 1669 Walthew, H.
By 1669 Lewis, L.
By 1676 Vernon, J.
1676 3 Aug. Robinson, H.
By 1685 Donne, J.
1689 26 Mar. Manley, R.
1702 6 July Lampen, G.
1714 29 Sept. Gardner, J.
1726 2 Mar. Stevenson, S.
1760 23 Dec. Palmer, C.F.

Footnotes

  • 1. MOH PB 1, pp. 147, 161; PSBC, p. 58; Beattie, p. 99.
  • 2. LS 13/34, f. 17; Dartmouth MSS ox D [w] 1778/v/132; Panshanger MS; LS 13/37, f. 17.
  • 3. LS 13/38, f. 16v.
  • 4. LS 13/43, f. 20; LS 13/201, f. 31v; MOH PB, 1 pp. 132–3.
  • 5. MOH PB 1, pp. 147, 161, 167, 168–9.