The Database of Court Officers, 1660-1837

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Overview

The Database of Court Officers, 1660-1837 is an online database, compiled by R. O. Bucholz, detailing the career histories of each paid officer and servant of the British royal household from the restoration of the monarchy to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The database is derived from volumes 11 and 12 of an ongoing series of publications describing office holders between the Restoration and 1870, compiled by Sir John Sainty and R. O. Bucholz. The online database corrects and adds to the information in the earlier published volumes.

Content

The focus is upon the Department of the Lord Chamberlain and associated offices and Departments of the Lord Steward and the Master of the Horse. Unpaid gentlemen and unsalaried craftsmen and tradesmen are not included.

Using the site

The database may be accessed through:

  • The lists
  • Detailed description and history of assignments in the royal household
  • Chronological lists of officers in those assignments
  • A master index of court officers

Information in the master index may include:

  • Name
  • Title of position
  • Appointment and retirement dates
  • Position cancellation
  • Payment dates
  • Comments or notes
  • Cross references
  • Source of information

Internet address

or do a Google.com search for Database Court Officers

Cost

Free

Tips

There is a link to abbreviations used in the text.