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The stables: Chairmen [Groom Littermen], c. 1669-1812

Pages 658-659

Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.

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Chairmen [Groom Littermen], c. 16691812

Chairmen (also known as groom littermen) were appointed by the master of the horse. The Household Establishment of 1664 lists two chairmen (`littermen') at 22d per diem (33 9s 3d) and five such officers at 20d per diem (30 8s 4d per annum). That of 1674 lists six chairmen or littermen at the latter wage and five littermen (their places to determine) at 12d per diem or 18 5s per annum. By the Establishment of 1679, these numbers had become eight chairmen at 30 8s 4d and three such officers at 18 5s per annum. In addition, chairmen were allowed one hackney livery on the Stables Establishment of 1669, a suit of livery worth 36 and bread, beer and beef when in attendance. James II reduced the number of chairmen to four at 36 per annum, which wages were raised to 42 per annum by Queen Anne by the provision of an allowance of 6 for livery. The position was abolished by the Establishment of 6 April 1812. (fn. 1)

By 1669 Eldridge, J.
By 1669 Franklin, T.
By 1669 Hosey, J.
By 1669 Masters, J.
By 1669 Pound, R.
By 1669 Redwood, J.
By 1669 Simpson, A.
By 1669 Williams, J.
By 1669 Wynn, R.
1673 3 Jan. Emms, R.
1673 3 Jan. Goodenough, J.
1676 16 Aug. Taylor, J.
1677 5 June Salmon, N.
1677 5 June Jones, R.
By 1682 Baldwin, H.
1685 31 Mar. Crosse, W.
1685 31 Mar. Emms, R.
1685 31 Mar. Goodenough, J.
1685 31 Mar. Johnson, R.
1689 8 Apr. Bosarott, N.
1689 8 Apr. Holdcroft, J.
1689 8 Apr. Salmon, N.
1689 8 Apr. Tree, S.
1700 28 June Marshall, P.
1702 6 July Weathersby, E.
1702 6 July Weathersby, W.
1704 4 May Cooke, T.
1705 8 Apr. Marshall, P.
1710 1 Jan. Fernhill, T.
1710 1 Jan. Stanley, R.
[?1714 29 Sept.] Miller, J.
[?1714 29 Sept.] Watson, G.
1720 29 Apr. Godson, P.
1720 29 Apr. Smith, N.
1727 9 Dec. Holloway, J.
1727 9 Dec. Mann, J.
1729 4 Mar. Darvil, E.
1729 19 Sept. Farlow, H.
1733 24 Jan. Henry, T.
1742 28 Apr. George, W.
1742 18 Aug. Curlis, E.
1744 16 June Beddow, W.
1750 11 Apr. Dean, J.
1757 20 May Chappel, S.
1760 22 Dec. Bevan, D.
1760 22 Dec. Humphreys, J.
1761 24 Mar. Jupp, E.
1763 7 Apr. Roberts, J.
1766 27 Nov. Murray, P.
1769 1 July Weaver, J.
1770 9 Feb. Wright, W.
1772 21 Feb. Lawrence, E.
1773 24 Feb. Lawrence, W.
1774 4 Aug. Billing, J.
1777 30 May Hulbert, S.
1796 29 July Shefford, T.

Footnotes

  • 1. LS 13/34, f. 17; LS 13/36, f. 22v; LS 13/37, f. 17; LS 13/38, f. 16v; LS 13/43, f. 21; MOH PB 1, pp. 13536; WB 2, pp. 67. Dartmouth MSS ox D (w) 1778/v/132; CTB IX, 257 (but cf. also E 351/1769); calculations of fees of honour explained in Bucholz, pp. 31819 n. 102; MOH EB 4.