Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Helpers in the Stables c. 1704–1837
The helpers in the Stables were appointed by the master of the horse. These officers first appear on the Establishment of 1702, which lists six at £30 per annum. Their number was reduced to three on that of 1727, which divides their remuneration into £25 in wages and £5 in livery money. Their number rose to five by 1760. Seven served in the first years of George III; an ?eighth was added in 1766. A total of seven served by 1782. Under George III a distinction began to be drawn between 'Established Helpers' (listed below simply as 'helpers')and 'bye-helpers', whose employment seems to have been more ad-hoc. In 1791 there were six established helpers at £35 apiece. An additional helper was established in 1804. By 1807 they received additional allowances ranging from £9 2s to £45 10s. The 1812 Establishment raised their emoluments to £85 per annum. Finally, that of 1830 provided for three established helpers at £90 each, eight other helpers at £85 and a single helper at £75. (fn. 1)