Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Grooms of the Great Chamber 1660–1837
The grooms of the great chamber attended in the guard chamber and served as internal court messengers. The were appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. (fn. 1) They were 14 in number between 1660 and 1702 except during the reign of James II when they were reduced to ten. They were permanently reduced to ten in 1702. The salary was £40. Early in the period they were also allowed riding wages, livery worth £1 and fees of honour yielding about £3 per annum under Queen Anne. (fn. 2)