Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Porters of the Stables c. 1682–1837
Porters of the stables were probably appointed by the master of the horse. The porter of the Great Mews first appears on the Establishment of 1685 at £18 per annum. The porter at the Upper Gate Mews, established in 1761 made £25 per annum. By 1807, the porter at the Upper Gate was allowed an additional £9 2s, that at the Lower Gate £66 16s. By 1812 the remuneration ranged for seven porters at various locations from £57 to £105 per annum. By 1820 there was an upper porter at Carlton House at £105, eight other porters at £95 apiece and 2 (at the King's Mews) at £57 apiece. In 1828 a porter was added at Hampton Court. By 1830 porters of the stables were entitled to additional allowances ranging from £9 10s to £42 per annum. In 1830–31 two more porters were added to the second salary rank. (fn. 1)
Porter of the Stables
(or Porter of the Great Mews or Lower Mews Gate at London) by 1685–1828
Porter of the Upper Mews Gate 1761–1837
|1761||6 Nov.||Gale, E.|
|1780||22 Apr.||Hall, W.|
|1794||1 Aug.||Foster, H.|
|1806||6 July||Kitchin, B.|
|1831||29 Sept.||Smith, B.|
Porter at Brighton 1812–?
Porter at the Cottage at Windsor Park 1815–?
Gate Porters at Carlton House 1812–?
Porter at the Mews Gate of Carlton House 1812–?
Porters of the Stables c. 1815–1837
Supernumerary Porter of the Stables 1830–1837
Doorkeepers to the Great Stables 1760–1794
Two doorkeepers served until 1783, one thereafter. Emoluments were raised from 7s to 9s per week in 1765 `the salary being found too small to live on'. The office was abolished at Christmas 1794. (fn. 2)
Watchman of the Stables 1760–1837
First listed under George II at £20, the emoluments for this position were raised to £26 (incl. £6 allowance for coals) under George III. An additional allowance of £35 2s was granted by 1807. By 1830 this servant made £30 with an additional allowance of £37 for an apartment and fuel. John Carter's duties were carried out by Edward Ludd. (fn. 3)
|1760||29 Nov.||Scott, R.|
|1790||12 Apr.||Morgan, S.|
|1795||17 Dec.||Sadler, J.|
|1805||22 Jan.||Payne, M.|
|1810||28 Feb.||Quinnell, M.|
|1811||6 Jan.||Mackay, W.|
|1812||6 Apr.||Simpson, J.|
|1827||11 Feb.||Carter, J.|
Office Keeper of the Stables 1760–1837
The office keeper was paid £15 per annum from 1760; £25 from 1783. By 1807 he was granted an additional allowance of £9 2s. By 1830 he made £57 per annum. (fn. 5)