Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Coachmen (referred to as groom coachmen on the Establishments of Charles II) were appointed by the master of the horse. There were five coachmen on the Household Establishment of 1664. They were allowed £39 10s 10d in wages, out of which they were to pay their postillions as well. This figure rose to £73 by the Establishment of 1679. James II cut the number of coachmen at these wages to four, with an additional officer at £18 per annum. William III raised the number at £73 to 6, allowing them a suit of livery worth £48. Anne lowered these wages to £65 per annum. Coachmen also earned an average of about £1 in fees of honour annually. George II employed five to six coachmen, with one of these receiving a little over a double salary (i.e., £138 per annum). A seventh coachman served intermittently under George III. In 1807 the salary was £65, with additional allowances of £70 to £90 apiece. Seven served in 1812 at £150 apiece and an extra coachman served 1818–1823 and from 1831. By the latter year, many coachmen had allowances for goods in kind ranging between £6 6s and £15 16s.
From 1758 a separate body coachman (also known as the state coachman) at £10 per annum was appointed. In 1783 he made £83 in salary and allowances. This rose to £191 by 1807, £200 in 1812.