Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Bottlegrooms c. 1669–1782
There were two bottlegrooms (also known as `Grooms of the Bottle Horses') on the Household Establishment of 1664. They each received £24 6s 10d per annum. Later in the reign of Charles II they each received £18 5s. Their number was reduced to one on the Establishment of 1685, at £54 per annum in wages. This servant's wages were reduced to £36 per annum under Queen Anne, but were raised to £82 on the Establishment of George II in order to pay for two horses. Prior to abolition in 1782 as a sinecure, this servant received £82 in salary and £36 per annum for livery. (fn. 1)