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Household of Queen Victoria: Alphabetical list of Appointees

Provisional List of Selected Officers 1837-1901 compiled by J.C. Sainty March 1999)

Alphabetical List of Officers

Alves, John Sergeant at Arms 27 July 1855 (LC 5/237 p. 103). D. 18 Sept. 1860 (ibid. p. 303; MEB, i, 55).

Anson, Edward Hamilton Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 10 Sept. 1860 (LC 5/237 p. 248). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Anson, Edward Hamilton Sergeant at Arms 1 Mar. 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 149). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Bagot, Hon. William (succ. as 4th Baron Bagot 19 Jan. 1887) Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 13 June 1895 (LC 5/239 f. 113). Res. by 20 Apr. 1887 (ibid. f. 183).

Balliston, Alfred (ktd. 9 May 1883) Sergeant at Arms 15 Feb. 1868 (LC 5/237 p. 381). D. 20 Aug. 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 182; MEB, iv, 255).

Bedford, Robert Tench Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 24 Feb. 1854 (LC 5/237 p. 71). D. 1 Mar. 1868 (ibid. p. 383; GM (1868), v, 731).

Beresford, William Marcus Joseph Groom of Privy Chamber 12 Aug. 1818 (LC 3/68 f. 118; LC 3/70 f. 4). Res. by 20 Mar. 1852 (LC 5/237 p. 22).

Biddulph, Sir Michael Anthony Shrapnel, Kt. Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 16 Dec. 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 193). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone Groom of Privy Chamber 6 May 1836 (LC 3/70 f. 167). D. 2 Jan. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 190; MEB, i, 299).

Bontein, James Groom of Privy Chamber 8 Jan. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 190). D. 16 Oct. 1884 (LC 5/239 f. 102; MEB, i, 334).

Boyle, Courtenay Edmund William Groom of Privy Chamber 21 Apr. 1832 (LC 3/70 f. 75). D. 11 Feb. 1859 (LC 5/237 p. 199; MEB, i, 308).

Browell, Edward Mash Sergeant at Arms 5 May 1827 (E 403/2496 p. 100; LC 3/70 f. 48). Res. by 18 June 1851 (LC 3/71 p. 378).

Byng, Hon. Frederick Gerald Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 18 Dec. 1830 (LC 3/70 f. 18). D. 5 June 1871 (LC 5/238 p. 99; MEB, i, 505).

Campbell, Sir Alexander, 2nd Bart. Sergeant at Arms 18 June 1851 (LC 3/71 p. 378). D. 11 Dec. 1880 (LC 5/239 f. 10; MEB, i, 527).

Campbell, Frederick Assistant Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 10 Nov. 1872 (LC 5/238 p. 147). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Campbell, John Francis Groom of Privy Chamber 31 Mar. 1860 (LC 5/237 p. 237). Vac. 1 Feb. 1874 on app. as Groom in Waiting (LC 5/238 p. 193).

Claremont, Edward Stopford Groom of Privy Chamber 2 Oct. 1862 (LC 5/237 p. 304). D. 16 July 1890 (LC 5/240 f. 21; MEB, iv, 666).

Clifford, Sir Augustus William James, Kt. (created Bart. 4 Aug. 1838) Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 25 July 1832 (LC 3/70 f. 79). D. 8 Feb. 1877 (LC 5/238 p. 337; DNB, xi, 58-9).

Collins, Arthur Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 30 Apr. 1892 (LC 5/240 f. 61). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Cuffe, Hon. Otway Frederick Seymour Groom of Privy Chamber 1 Oct. 1893 (LC 5/240 f. 116). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Cust, Leopold (succ. as 2nd Bart. 14 Jan. 1878) Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 3 Dec. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 240). D. 31 Mar. 1878 (ibid. p. 359; MEB, iv, 835).

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de Ros see Fitzgerald de Ros

des Voeux, Henry William (succ. as 3rd Bart. 28 Sept. 1858) Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 12 June 1840 (LC 3/71 p. 157). Res. by 1 Feb. 1859 (LC 5/237 p. 198).

Diggle, Charles Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 10 Jan. 1837 (LC 3/70 f. 181). D. 18 Sept. 1862 (LC 5/237 p. 305; MEB, i, 878).

Doyle, Sir John Milley, Kt. Sergeant at Arms 25 May 1854 (LC 5/237 p. 74). D. 9 or 11 Aug. 1856 (ibid. p. 128; MEB, i, 912).

Drummond, Hon. Sir James Robert, Kt. Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 28 June 1883 (LC 5/239 f. 72). D. 7 Oct. 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 193; MEB, v, 156).

Drummond, Malcolm Groom of Privy Chamber 25 July 1890 (LC 5/240 f. 21). Vac. 1 Oct. 1893 on app. as Groom in Waiting (ibid. f. 115).

Duff Gordon, Sir Alexander Cornewall, 3rd Bart. Assistant Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 6 Oct. 1831 (LC 3/70 f. 42). D. 27 Oct. 1872 (LC 5/238 p. 147).

Edgcumbe, Richard John Frederick Sergeant at Arms 27 Apr. 1880 (LC 5/238 p. 420). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Eliot, Hon. Charles George Cornwallis Groom of Privy Chamber 14 Jan. 1871 (LC 5/238 p. 86). Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 14 Nov. 1899 (LC 5/241 f. 26). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Erskine, Henry David Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 14 June 1871 (LC 5/238 p. 99). Vac. by 26 Mar. 1875 on app. as Deputy Sergeant at Arms, House of Commons (ibid. p. 252).

Fane see Ponsonby Fane

FitzClarence, Hon. Aubrey Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 22 Jan. 1884 (LC 5/239 f. 81). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Fitzgerald de Ros, Hon. William Lennox Lascelles (succ. as 22nd Baron de Ros 29 Mar. 1839) Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 21 Oct. 1836 (LC 3/70 f. 174). Res. by 7 June 1839 (LC 3/71 p. 120).

Fowle, William Chapman Groom of Privy Chamber 18 May 1802 (LC 3/68 p. 71; LC 3/70 f. 4). D. by 1 Nov. 1839 (LC 3/71 p. 130).

Goldsmith, William Burgess (ktd. 1897) Sergeant at Arms 26 Aug. 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 182). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Gordon, Edward Sergeant at Arms 5 June 1829 (LC 1/11 no. 780; LC 3/69 f. 97, app. probably coinciding with that to office of Messenger to Printing Press; reap. 11 Oct. 1830 (LC 3/70 f. 48). D. by 17 Apr. 1868 (LC 5/237 p. 386).

Gordon see also Duff Gordon

Gore, James Arthur Charles Sergeant at Arms 23 July 1878 (LC 5/238 p. 368). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Green, John George Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 20 May 1833 (LC 3/70 f. 94). Extra Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 2 Feb. 1861 (LC 5/237 p. 58). D. 5 Jan. 1882 (MEB, i, 1224).

Greville, Henry William Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 23 Apr. 1833 (LC 3/70 f. 91). D. 12 Dec. 1872 (LC 5/238 p. 172; MEB, i, 1240).

Harris, Thomas Noel (ktd. 18 Apr. 1854) Groom of Privy Chamber 3 Mar. 1840 (LC 3/71 p. 151). D. 23 Mar. 1860 (LC 5/237 p. 237; MEB, i, 1351).

Hay, Hon. Arthur Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 15 Apr. 1896 (LC 5/240 f. 210). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Heneage, Charles Fieschi Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 23 Mar. 1831 (LC 3/70 f. 30). D. by 13 June 1885 (LC 5/239 f. 113).

Hertslet, Thomas George Sergeant at Arms 17 July 1869 (LC 5/238 p. 24). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Hobhouse, Edward Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 7 June 1839 (LC 3/71 p. 120). D. 16 May 1854 (LC 5/237 p. 75).

Holmes, Richard Rivington Sergeant at Arms 15 June 1898 (LC 5/240 f. 256). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

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Hood, Hon. Alexander Nelson Extra Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 13 July 1892 (LC 5/240 f. 70). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Howard Vyse, George Charles Ernest Adolphus Richard Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 25 May 1854 (LC 5/237 p. 75). D. 29 May 1890 (LC 5/240 f. 8; MEB, iii, 1116).

Innes Ker, Charles James Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 6 June 1890 (LC 5/240 f. 8). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Ker see Innes Ker

Knollys, Francis (ktd. 1886) Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 13 Mar. 1868 (LC 5/237 p. 383). Groom of Privy Chamber 14 Nov. 1899 (LC 5/241 f. 25). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Knollys, Sir William Thomas, Kt. Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 17 Mar. 1877 (LC 5/238 p. 337). D. 23 June 1883 (LC 5/239 f. 72; DNB, xxxi, 289-91).

Larking, Cuthbert Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 20 Apr. 1887 (LC 5/239 f. 183). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Legge, Hon. Heneage Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 22 Mar. 1805 (LC 3/68 p. 91; LC 3/70 f. 4). D. 12 Dec. 1844 (LC 3/71 p. 246).

Lewis, William Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 29 July 1798 (LC 3/68 p. 47; LC 3/70 f. 4). Res. by 11 June 1838 (LC 3/71 p. 64).

Loftus, Arthur John Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 29 Aug. 1878 (LC 5/238 p. 375). Vac. 23 Apr. 1883 on app. as Keeper of Crown Jewels (LC 5/239 f. 68).

Lyster, John Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 21 Oct. 1836 (LC 3/70 f. 166). D. 30 Apr. 1840 (LC 3/71 p. 157; GM (1840), n.s., xiv, 334).

Lyttelton, Hon. Spencer Sergeant at Arms 16 Aug. 1846 (LC 3/71 p. 295). Vac. 8 Jan. 1847 on app. as Marshal of Ceremonies (ibid. p. 298).

Macbean, Forbes Sergeant at Arms 5 Mar. 1881 (LC 5/239 p. 10). D. 23 Oct. 1900 (LC 5/241 f. 47; MEB, vi, 102).

Macdonald, Norman Hilton Extra Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 5 Apr. 1855 (LC 5/237 p. 94). D. 1 Dec. 1857 (ibid. p. 155; MEB, ii, 585).

Macgregor, Alpin Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 1 Oct. 1876 (LC 5/238 p. 20). D. 13 Nov. 1899 (LC 5/241 f. 26).

Macleod, Edward Kent Strathearn Sergeant at Arms 17 Apr. 1868 (LC 5/237 p. 386). D. by 17 July 1869 (LC 5/238 p. 24).

Macleod, Norman Sergeant at Arms 1 June 1853 (LC 5/237 p. 55). D. 5 Feb. 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 149; MEB, vi, 131).

March, Thomas Charles Sergeant at Arms 2 Oct. 1860 (LC 5/237 p. 303). D. by 15 June 1898 (LC 5/240 f. 256).

Martin, Evan Sergeant at Arms 25 June 1898 (LC 5/240 f. 257). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Martins, William (ktd. 19 Feb. 1840) Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 10 Jan.1837 (LC 3/70 f. 181). D. 5 June 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 222; MEB, ii, 777).

Master, William Chester Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 31 Oct. 1808 (LC 3/68 p.112; LC 3/70 f. 4). D. 20 Nov. 1868 (LC 5/237 p. 400; Burke, Landed Gentry (1937), p. 1554).

Monson, Hon. Debonnaire John (succ. as 8th Baron Monson 16 Apr. 1898) Sergeant at Arms 7 May 1873 (LC 5/238 p. 171). Res. by 25 June 1898 (LC 5/240 f. 257).

Montgomery, Alfred Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 11 June 1838 (LC 3/71 p. 64). D. 5 Apr. 1896 (LC 5/240 f. 210; MEB, vi, 232).

Moule, Joseph Sergeant at Arms 13 Nov. 1825 (LC 3/69 f. 87; LC 3/70 f. 6). D. 23 June 1855 (LC 5/237 p. 103; MEB, ii, 1004).

Nelson, Charles Gudgeon Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 27 Oct. 1862 (LC 5/237 p. 305). D. 20 Apr. 1892 (LC 5/240 f. 61; MEB, ii, 1101).

Noel, Hon. Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Groom of Privy Chamber 3 July 1867 (LC 5/237 p. 371). Res. by 14 Jan. 1871 (LC 5/238 p. 86).

Paget, Stewart Henry Groom of Privy Chamber 1 Nov. 1839 (LC 3/71 p. 130). Res. by 3 Mar. 1840 (ibid. p. 151).

Parton, Thomas Sergeant at Arms 18 Dec. 1824 (E 403/2495 p. 167; LC 3/70 f. 480). D. by 25 May 1854 (LC 5/237 p. 74).

Peacock, James Atkinson Sergeant at Arms 6 May 1820 (E 403/2492 p. 359; LC 3/70 f. 48). D. by 7 May 1873 (LC 5/238 p. 171).

Philips, Nathaniel George Groom of Privy Chamber 16 Feb. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 195). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Phipps, Charles Edmund Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 13 June 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 222). Vac. 1 Oct. 1876 on app. as Groom in Waiting (ibid. p. 319).

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Ponsonby (from 1875 Ponsonby Fane), Hon. Spencer Cecil Brabazon (ktd. 24 May 1884) Extra Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 9 Dec. 1857 (LC 5/237 p. 155). Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 1 Feb. 1859 (ibid. p. 198). In o ffice 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Purves, John Home Groom of Privy Chamber 16 Feb. 1859 (LC 5/237 p. 199). D. 2 July 1867 (ibid. p. 371; GM (1867), iv, 259).

Ramsden, Thomas Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter prob. app. 1824; first occ. 1825 (RK (1825), p. 116). D. by 10 Sept. 1860 (LC 5/237 p. 248).

Randall, Samuel Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 6 Jan. 1819 (LC 3/68 f. 188; LC 3/70 f. 4). Groom of Privy Chamber 19 July 1852 (LC 5/237 p. 32). D. by 3 Oct. 1862 (ibid. p. 304).

Ross, William Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 30 June 1862 (LC 5/237 p. 300). D. by 2 Feb. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 192).

Royle, Arnold Groom of Privy Chamber 1 Nov. 1884 (LC 5/239 f. 102). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Sackville West, Hon. Mortimer Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 27 Dec. 1844 (LC 3/71 p. 246). Groom of Privy Chamber 20 Mar. 1852 (LC 5/237 p. 22). Vac. 19 July 1852 on app. as Groom in Waiting (ibid. p. 31).

Seymour, Conway Frederick Charles Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 21 Mar. 1878 (LC 5/238 p. 359). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Sisson, Charles Sergeant at Arms 20 July 1824 (E 403/2495 p. 145; LC 3/70 f. 48). D. by 27 Apr. 1880 (LC 5/238 p. 420).

Smith, Sir John Mark Frederick, Kt. Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 12 Mar. 1834 (LC 3/70 f. 111). D. 20 Nov. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 240; DNB).

Somerset, Raglan George Henry Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 19 Mar. 1873 (LC 5/238 p. 172). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Stephens, Henry Sykes Sergeant at Arms 8 Jan. 1847 (LC 3/71 p. 299). Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 19 July 1852 (LC 5/237 p. 33). D. 6 July 1878 (LC 5/238 p. 375; MEB, iii, 731).

Stonor, Hon. Henry Julian Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 23 Apr. 1883 (LC 5/239 f. 69). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Stopford, Walter James Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 26 Mar. 1875 (LC 5/238 p. 252). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Strachan, John (succ. as 10th Bart. 9 June 1844) Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 30 Mar. 1829 (LC 3/69 f. 142; LC 3/70 f. 4). D. 28 Jan. 1854 (LC 5/237 p. 71; MEB, vi, 636).

Strubel, George Sergeant at Arms 11 July 1820 (E 403/2492 p. 213; LC 3/70 f. 48). D. by 16 Aug. 1846 (LC 3/71 p. 295).

Taylor, Brook Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 18 May 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 172). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Taylor, Wilbraham Extra Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 29 Jan. 1850 (LC 3/71 p. 359). Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 20 Mar. 1852 (LC 5/237 p. 23). D. by 18 May 1895 (LC 5/240 f. 172).

Towse, Ernest Beckwith Sergeant at Arms 1 Dec. 1900 (LC 5/241 f. 47). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Tufnell, Wyndham Frederick Extra Gentleman Uasher Quarterly Waiter 1 Jan. 1899 (LC 5/241 f. 4). Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 14 Nov. 1899 (ibid. f. 24). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

Voeux see des Voeux

Vyse see Howard Vyse

West, Algernon Edward Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 21 Nov. 1868 (LC 5/237 p. 400). Res. by 7 May 1888 (LC 5/239 f. 210A).

West, Horace Charles George Gentleman Usher of Privy Chamber 7 May 1888 (LC 5/239 f. 210A). In office 22 Jan. 1901 (d. of Victoria).

West see also Sackville West

Woodriff, John Robert Sergeant at Arms 16 Sept. 1856 (LC 5/237 p. 128). D. by 15 Feb. 1868 (ibid. p. 381).

Worrall, Henry Sergeant at Arms 21 Jan. 1832 (LC 3/70 f. 67). D. by 1 June 1853 (LC 5/237 p. 55).

Wylde, Charles Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter 2 Feb. 1874 (LC 5/238 p. 192). D. 11 Jan. 1884 (LC 5/239 f. 81; MEB, vi, 968).

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References

(British Library)
Add. MSS 17870-93
Accounts of Treasurer to Queen 1761-77, 1793-1801, 1802-17
DNB
Dictionary of National Biography
GM
Gentleman's Magazine
RK
Royal Kalendar

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