Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Sadlers c. 1669–?1812
The sadlers were appointed by the master of the horse. The esquire sadler's remuneration consisted of one horse livery on the Stables Establishment of 1669. This was commuted to a money payment on that of 1682. He was established at £18 per annum in 1685. The position was combined with that of the groom sadler on the Establishment of 1702, at wages of £76 per annum. These places were split again on the Establishment of 1714, the esquire sadler making £58 per annum. This salary was abolished in 1782 when the post was reduced to purveyor status. The post was finally eliminated on the Establishment of 1812. (fn. 1)
The yeoman sadler was appointed by the master of the horse. His wages consisted of £13 6s 8d on the Establishment of 1664. His wages rose to £183 per annum in 1685. In 1702 wages declined to £93 per annum despite the addition of the title and duties of storekeeper. Finally, his wages were settled at £36 per annum on the Establishment of 1714. This salary was discontinued in 1782, the officer becoming a simple purveyor. The post was finally eliminated on the Establishment of 1812. (fn. 2)
There were two groom sadlers under Charles II at wages of £18 5s. The Establishment of 1685 reduced their number to one, but raised his salary to £58 per annum. The position was combined with that of esquire sadler in 1702 and eliminated on the Establishment of 1714. (fn. 3)
Esquire Sadler c. 1669–1702
Squire and Groom Sadler 1702–1714
Esquire Sadler 1714–?1812
|1714||29 Sept.||Rawlins, J.|
|1727||9 Dec.||Godde, H.|
|1760||29 Nov.||Baker, J.|
|1767||9 Oct.||Harrison, R.|
|1798||20 July||Pollock, D.|