Household of Princess Augusta 1736-72

List of Appointments

Vice Chamberlain/Chamberlain

Designated Vice Chamberlain to 1748 (Chamberlayne (1748), pt. iii, 278); Chamberlain from 1749 (CCR (1949), p. 101). Salary £500 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3).

  • 1736 Irby, Sir William, 2nd Bart. (cr. Baron Boston 10 Apr. 1761)
    WS 8 May 1736 (Add. 24397 f. 88).
    Last occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).

Groom of Stole and Mistress of Robes

Hamilton had £500 as Groom of Stole and £400 as Mistress of Robes (Add. MS 24397 f. 195v, 3 May 1743) and possibly also £400 as Lady of Bedchamber. Middlesex was apparently only Mistress of Robes.

  • 1736 Hamilton, Lady Jane
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 90v).
    Res. offices of Groom of Stole and Mistress of Robes by 6 June 1745 when granted pension of £1200 (Add. MS 24398 f. 4v).
  • 1747 Middlesex, Grace Countess of
    WS as Mistress of Robes 24 June 1747 (Add. MS 24398 f. 5v).
    Last occ. 1763 (CCR (1763), p. 101).
    [D. 10 May 1763]
  • 1763-72 Office vacant
    (CCR (1764), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).

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Ladies of Bedchamber

Salary £400. Three in 1739 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3). Later six. Reduced to five in 1759 when Torrington not replaced, to four in 1765 when Irwin not replaced.

  • 1736 Effingham, Annie Countess of
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 90v). No further occ.
  • 1736 Irwin, Anne Viscountess
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91).
    D. in office 2 Dec. 1764 (GM (1764), xxxiv, 603).
  • 1736 Torrington, Charlotte Viscountess
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91).
    Vac. by 25 Mar. 1739 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3). [Reappointed 1742]
  • 1737 Edwyn, Lady Charlotte
    WS 16 Nov. 1737 (Add. MS 24397 f. 96v).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1742 Torrington, Charlotte Viscountess
    WS 30 Apr. 1742 (Add. MS 14397 f. 101).
    D. in office 12 Sept. 1759 (GM (1759), xxix, 442).
  • 1743 Scarbrough, Frances Countess of (Dowager 15 Mar. 1752)
    WS 3 May 1743 (Add. MS 24397 f. 104v).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772) p. 91).
  • 1743 Howe, Maria Sophia Charlotte Viscountess
    WS 3 May 1743 (Add. MS 24397 f. 105).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1745 Berkeley, Elizabeth Countess of
    WS 24 June 1745 (Add. MS 24398 f. 5v).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).

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Maids of Honour

Salary £200. Four in 1739 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3). Later six.

  • 1736 Selwyn, Albinia
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91).
    Vac. c. 26 Aug. 1746 on marriage to Sir William Irby (Add. MS 24398 f. 13).
  • 1736 Young, Lucy
    App. 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91).
    No further occ.
  • 1736 Dive, Charlotte
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91).
    Last occ. 1762 (CCR (1762), p. 101).
  • 1736 Herbert, Arabella
    WS 13 Sept. 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 93v).
    No further occ.
  • 1738 Hamilton, Elizabeth
    WS 28 June 1738 (Add. MS 24397 f. 98v).
    Vac. by 30 Apr. 1742 (ibid. 100v)
  • 1741 Boscawen, Lucy
    WS 18 June 1741 (Add. MS 24397 f. 100v).
    Vac. by 20 Sept. 1746 (Add. MS 24398 f. 13).
    Married 18 Aug. 1746 Sir Charles Frederick.
  • 1742 Granville. Elizabeth
    Succ. Hamilton.
    WS 30 Apr. 1742 (Add. MS 24397 f.100v).
    Last occ. 1756 (CCR (1756), p. 101).
    ? Woman of Bedchamber to Princess 1756.
  • 1744 Chudleigh, Elizabeth
    WS 20 Mar. 1744 (Add. MS 24397 f. 109v).
    Last occ. 1769 (RK (1769), p. 91).
  • 1744 Drax, Elizabeth
    WS 20 Mar. 1744 (Add. MS 24397 f. 109v).
    Last occ. 1745 (Chamberlayne (1745), pt. iii, 242).
  • 1745 Lawson, Elizabeth
    WS 24 June 1745 (Add. MS 24398 f. 5v).
    D. in office 11 Mar. 1759 (GM (1759), xxix, 146).
  • 1746 Nevill, Catherina
    Succ. Lucy Boscawen on marriage. WS 20 Sept. 1746 (Add. MS 24398 f. 13).
    Last occ. 1762 (CCR (1762), p. 101).
  • 1746 Mostyn, Mary Bridget
    Succ. Albinia Irby (Selwyn). WS 20 Sept. 1746 (Add. MS 24398 f. 13).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1756 Egerton, -
    Possibly app. 1756 v. Granville. Occ. 1757-60 (CCR (1757), p. 100;
    ibid. (1760), p. 100).
  • 1759 Vansittart, -
    Prob. app. 1759. Occ. 1760-72 (CCR (1760), p. 91; RK
    (1772), p. 91).
  • 1761 Lawson, -
    Prob. app. 1761. Occ. 1762-9 (CCR (1762), p. 101; RK
    (1769), p. 91).
  • 1763 Evelyn, -
    Prob. app. 1763. Occ. 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1763 Neville, -
    Prob. app. 1763. Occ. 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 101; RK
    (1772), p. 91).
  • 1769 Keck, -
    Prob. app. 1769. Occ. 1770-71 (RK (1770), p. 91; ibid.
    (1771), p. 91).
  • 1769 Egerton, -
    Prob. app. 1769. Occ. 1770-72 (RK (1770), p. 91; ibid.
    (1772), p. 91).
  • 1771 Irby, -
    Prob. app. 1771. Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).

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Women of Bedchamber

Salary £200. Five in 1739 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3).

  • 1736 Evelyn, Mary
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91v).
    D. in office by 15 Jan. 1750 (Add. MS 24398 f. 41).
  • 1736 Clavering, Margaret
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 91v).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1736 Leighton, Jane
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 92).
    D. in office 9 June 1759 (GM (1759), xxix, 293).
  • 1736 Payne, Jane
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 92).
    Last occ. 1767 (RK (1767), p. 91).
  • 1737 Townshend, Henrietta
    WS 1737 (Add. MS 24397 f. 96).
    No further occ.
  • 1738 Herbert, Arabella
    WS 26 Apr. 1738 (Add. MS 24397 f. 98v).
    Last occ. 1756 (CCR (1756), p. 101).
  • 1750 Cornwall, Catherine
    Succ. Evelyn. WS 15 Jan. 1750 (Add. MS 24398 f. 41).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1750 Bayly, Lady Catherine
    WS 19 Jan. 1750 (Add. MS 24398 f. 41v).
    Last occ. 1766 (CCR (1766), p. 103).
  • 1756 Granville, -
    Possibly succ. Herbert. Occ. 1757-72 (CCR (1757), p. 100;
    RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1760 Egerton, -
    Prob. app. 1760. Occ. 1761-72 (CCR (1761), p. 100; RK
    (1772), p. 91).
  • 1767 Walkinshaw, Catherine
    Prob. app. 1767. Occ. 1768-72 (RK (1768), p. 90; ibid.
    (1772), p. 91).
  • 1768 Breton,-
    Prob. app. 1768. Occ. 1769-72 (RK (1769), p. 91; ibid.
    (1772), p. 91).

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Seamstress

Salary £150.

  • 1736 Walkinshaw, Catherine
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 92).
    Prob. app. Woman of Bedchamber to Princess 1767.

Laundress

Salary £50.

  • 1736 Winter, Margaret
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 92v).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 92).

Gentleman Ushers of Privy Chamber

One from 1742 to 1751. Three from 1751 to 1758 when reduced to two. Salary £150; £200 in 1772. Salary £300 from 1755 to 1763 (CCR (1755), p. 100; ibid. (1763), p. 101).

  • 1742 Orme, Garton
    WS 9 Oct. 1742 (Add. MS 24397 f. 102).
    D. in office 6 Oct. 1758 (GM (1758), xxviii, 504).
  • 1751 Bramston, Edmund
    Prob. app. 1751. Occ. 1752-60 (CCR (1752), p. 101; ibid. (1760), p. 100).
    App. Auditor to Princess 1760.
  • 1751 Wentworth, William
    Prob. app. 1751. Occ. 1752-72 (CCR (1752), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1760 Robinson, -
    Prob. app. 1760 v. Bramston. Occ. 1761-63 (CCR (1761), p. 100; ibid. (1763), p. 101).
  • 1763 Greenway, -
    Prob. app. 1763 v. Robinson. Occ. 1764 (CCR (1764), p. 101).
  • 1764 Montolieu, -
    Prob. app. 1764 v. Greenway. Occ. 1765-72 (CCR (1765), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 91).

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Gentleman Ushers Daily Waiters

Variable number. Salary £150.

  • 1736 Grimston, Hon. Harbottle
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 88v).
  • 1736 Orme, Garton
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 88v).
    Occ. 25 Mar. 1739 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3).
  • 1742 Hawley, Hon. William
    WS 4 Oct. 1742 (Add. MS 24397 f. 101v).
    Last occ. 1756 (sic) (CCR (1756), p. 101).
    D. in office 31 Jan. 1755 (GM (1755), xxv, 92).
  • 1756 Maitland, -
    Prob. app. 1756 v. Hawley. Occ. 1757-8 (CCR (1757), p. 100; ibid. (1758), p. 100).
  • 1760 Montolieu, -
    Prob. app. 1760. Occ. 1761-64 (CCR (1761), p. 100; ibid. (1763), p. 101; ibid. (1764), p. 101).
  • 1760 Greenway, -
    Prob. app. 1760. Occ. 1761-63 (CCR (1761), p. 100; ibid. (1763), p. 101).
  • 1764 Robinson, Robert
    Prob. app. 1764. Occ. 1765-72 (CCR (1765), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1764 Greenway, Robert
    Prob. app. 1764. Occ. 1765-72 (CCR (1765), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 91).
    [D. Nov. 1769 (sic) (GM (1769), xxxix, 608)]

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Gentlemen Ushers Quarterly Waiters

Usually four. Salaries £100.

  • 1736 Maitland, Hon. John
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 88v).
    Last occ. 1753 (CCR (1753), p. 100).
  • 1736 Hildesley, Francis
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 88v).
    Last occ. 1757 (CCR (1757), p. 100).
  • 1736 Robinson, Andrew
    WS 13 Sept. 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 94).
    Vac. 29 Oct. 1750 on app. as Equerry to Prince of Wales (Add. MS 24938 f. 46-46v).
  • 1737 Stratton, James
    WS 28 Feb. 1737 (Add. MS 24397 f. 95).
    Last occ. 1753 (CCR (1753), p. 100).
  • By 1749 Betton, James
    Occ. 1749-50 (CCR (1749), p. 102; ibid. (1750), p. 100).
  • 1750 Robinson, Robert
    WS 20 Nov. 1750 (Add. MS 24398 f. 46v).
    Last occ. 1760 (CCR (1760), p. 100).
  • 1753 Greenway, -
    Prob. app. 1753. Occ. 1754-1758 (CCR (1754) p. 100; ibid. (1758), p. 100).
  • 1753 Layton, -
    Prob. app. 1753. Occ. 1754-1758 (CCR (1754), p. 100; ibid. (1758), p. 100).
  • 1758 Montolieu, -
    Prob. app. 1758. Occ. 1759-1760 (CCR (1759), p. 100; ibid. (1760), p. 100).
  • 1758 Powlett, George
    Prob. app. 1758. Occ. 1759-1760 (CCR (1759), p. 100; ibid. (1760), p. 100). [Reappointed 1763]
  • 1758 Maitland, -
    Prob. app. 1758. Occ. 1759-1764 (CCR (1759), p. 100; ibid. (1764), p. 100).
  • 1760 Egerton, William
    Prob. app. 1760. Occ. 1761-72 (CCR (1761), p. 100; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1763 Powlett, George
    Prob. reapp. 1763. Occ. 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1763 Parsons, John
    Prob. app. 1763. Occ. 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1764 Leighton, Henry
    Prob. app. 1764. Occ. 1765-72 (CCR (1765), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 91).

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Treasurer

  • 1751 Lee, George (ktd. 12 Feb. 1752)
    App. Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
    Last occ. 1757 (CCR (1757), p. 101).
  • 1757 Thomas, Sir Edmund, 3rd Bart.
    App. joint commissioner with Martin Oct. 1757 (GM (1757), xxvii, 483).
    Occ. jointly with Martin 1758-63 (CCR (1758), p. 101; ibid. (1763), p. 102).
    Received monies jointly with Martin 1 Nov. 1762-24 Jan. 1763 (Add. MS 41354 ff, 69-70).
  • 1757 Martin, Samuel
    App. joint commissioner with Thomas Oct. 1757 (GM (1757), xxvii, 483).
    Occ. jointly with Thomas 1758-63 CCR (1758), p. 101; ibid. (1763), p. 102); alone 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 92).
    Received monies jointly with Thomas 1 Nov. 1762-24 Jan. 1763 (Add. MS 41354 ff. 69-70).

Clerks of Household

wo 1751-1764. Three 1764-72. Salary £500 each.

  • 1751 Cust, Sir John, 3rd Bart.
    App. June 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 285).
    Last occ. 1756 (CCR (1756), p. 102).
  • 1751 Boone, Daniel
    App. June 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 285).
    Last occ. 1761 (CCR (1761), p. 101). [Reappointed 1764]
  • 1756 Thomas, Sir Edmund, 3rd Bart.
    Prob. app. 1756. Occ. 1757 (CCR (1757), p. 101).
    App. Joint Treasurer to Princess 1757.
  • 1757 Scott, William
    Prob. app. 1757 v. Thomas. Occ. 1758-72 (CCR (1758), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 92).
  • 1761 Upton, Clotworthy
    Prob. app. 1761 v. Boone. Occ. 1762-72 (CCR (1762), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 92).
  • 1764 Boone, Daniel
    Prob. reapp. 1764. Occ. 1765-72 (RK (1765), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 92).
    D. 20 May 1770 (sic) (HP 1715-54, i, 472).

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Secretary

Salary £300 in 1746; £500 in 1749.

  • 1746 Cresset, James
    WS 10 May 1746 (Add. MS 24398 f. 10v).
    Vac. 16 Jan. 1749 on app. as Auditor to Princess (ibid. ff. 31v.-32).
  • 1749 Potter, Thomas
    WS 16 Jan. 1749 (Add. MS 24398 f. 32).
    Res. by Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
  • 1751 Cresset, James
    App. Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 92).

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Auditor

Salary £400.

  • 1749 Cresset, James
    WS 16 Jan. 1749 (Add. MS 24398 f. 31v).
    No further occ.
  • 1751 Montagu, Charles
    Prob. app. 1751. Occ. 1752-59 (CCR (1752), p. 102; ibid. (1759), p. 101).
    D. 29 May 1759 (HP 1715-54, ii, 266).
  • 1759 Office vacant
  • 1760 Bramston, Edmund
    Prob. app. 1760; first occ. 1761 (CCR (1761), p. 101).
    D. in office 20 June 1763 (GM (1763), xxxiii, 314).
  • 1763 Office vacant
  • 1765 Jenkinson, Charles
    App. July 1765 (GM (1765), xxxv, 348).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), 92).

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Clerk of Closet

  • 1751 Hales, Stephen
    App. Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
    D. in office 4 Jan. 1761 (ibid. (1761), xxxi, 32).
  • 1761 Young, Edward
    Prob. app. 1761. Occ. 1762-65 (CCR (1762), p. 101; ibid. (1765), p. 102).
    D. 5 Apr. 1765 (DNB).
  • 1765 Barton, Cutts
    Prob. app. 1765. Occ. 1766-72 (CCR (1766), p. 103; RK (1772), p. 91).

Physicians

  • By 1755 Barnes, -
    Occ. 1755-63 (CCR (1755), p. 100; ibid. (1763), p. 101).
  • By 1755 Davall, Francis Philip
    Occ. 1755-68 (CCR (1755), p. 100; RK (1768), p. 91).
  • 1763 Layard, Daniel Peter
    Prob. app. 1763 v. Barnes. Occ. 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1768 Pringle, Sir John, 1st Bart.
    Prob. app. 1768 v. Davall. Occ. 1769-72 (RK (1769), p. 91; ibid. (1772), p. 91).

Surgeons

  • By 1755 Hawkins, Caesar
    Occ. 1755-72 (CCR (1755), p. 100; RK (1772), p. 91).
  • 1757 Bromfield, William
    Prob. app. 1757. Occ. 1758-71 (CCR (1758), p. 100; ibid. (1771), p. 91).
  • 1771 Bromfield, Charles
    Prob. app. 1771 v. W. Bromfield. Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 91).

Apothecary

  • 1751 Gowland, John
    Prob. app. 1751. Occ. 1752-72 (CCR (1752), p. 101; RK (1772), p. 91).

Commissioner of Stables

  • 1751 Bludworth, Thomas
    Prob. app. 1751. Occ. 1752-72 (CCR (1752), p. 102; RK, p. 92).

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Equerries

Three; reduced to two 1758.

  • 1751 Leslie, Andrew
    App. Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
    Occ. 1772 (RK (1772), p. 92).
  • 1751 Scott, William
    App. Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
    Last occ. 1758 (CCR (1758), p. 101).
  • 1751 Robinson, Robert
    App. Apr. 1751 (GM (1751), xxi, 188).
    Last occ. 1753 (CCR (1753), p. 101).
  • 1753 Robinson, Andrew
    Prob. app. 1753 v. Robert Robinson. Occ. 1754-63 (CCR (1754), p. 101; ibid. (1763), p. 102).
  • 1763 Maitland, -
    Prob. app. 1763 v. Andrew Robinson. Occ. 1764-72 (CCR (1764), p. 102; RK (1772), p. 92).

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Pages of Honour

Two with salaries of £100 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3). In 1772 only one.

  • 1736 Milbank, Edward
    WS 12 July 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 89).
    Vac. by 22 Apr. 1738 (ibid. f. 98).
  • 1736 Hamilton, William
    WS 3 Aug. 1736 (Add. MS 24397 f. 93).
    Occ. 25 Mar. 1739 (Add. MS 37836 f. 3).
    App. Equerry to Prince 1739.
  • 1738 Leighton, Herbert
    Succ. Milbank.
    WS 22 Apr. 1738 (Add. MS 24397 f. 98).
    Vac. by 13 June 1742 (ibid.101v).
    App. Equerry to Prince 1742.
  • 1742 Hamilton, James
    Succ. Leighton.
    WS undated; pd. from 13 June 1742 (Add. MS 24397 f. 101v).
  • 1745 Mordaunt, Thomas Osbert
    WS 17 Oct. 1745 (Add. MS 24398 f. 6v).
    No further occ.
  • 1745 Parkhurst, Robert
    WS 18 Oct. 1745 (Add. MS 24398 f. 6v).
    No further occ.
  • By 1755 Madan, Charles
    Occ. 1755-7 (CCR (1755), p. 100; ibid. (1757), p. 100).
  • By 1755 Thomas, Thomas
    Occ. 1755-6 (CCR (1755), p. 100; ibid. (1756), p. 101).
  • By 1755 Osborn, Henry
    Occ. 1755-61 (CCR (1755), p. 100; ibid. (1761), p. 100).
  • 1756 Thomas, Frederick
    Prob. app. 1756. Occ. 1757-66 (CCR (1757), p. 100; ibid. (1766), p. 103).
  • 1761 Thomas, Charles Nassau
    Prob. app. 1761. Occ. 1762-71 (CCR (1762), p. 101; RK (1771), p. 91).
  • 1766 Maitland, James
    Prob. app. 1766 v. Frederick Thomas. Occ. 1767-72 (CCR (1767), p. 90; RK (1772), p. 91).

References

(British Library)
Add. MS 24397-8
Prince of Wales warrants 1729- 50
Add. MS 37836
Prince of Wales establishment at Lady Day 1739
Add. MS 41354
Martin Papers
Chamberlayne
J. Chamberlayne, Magnae Britanniae Notitia; or the Present State of Great Britain
CCR
Court and City Register
GM
Gentleman's Magazine
HP 1715-54
R.R. Sedgwick,History of Parliament 1715-54 (2 vols., 1970)
RK
Royal Kalendar

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