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In 18th century Britain, the Paymaster of Pensions was the official in charge of payments of Crown pensions and bounties. The first paymaster was Edward Nicholas in 1703, and the post was abolished in 1782 by the Act of Parliament 22 Geo. III, c. 82

List of Paymasters of Pensions

  • 1703–1707 Edward Nicholas
  • 1707–1713 Hon. Spencer Compton
  • 1713–1715 Edward Nicholas
  • 1715 (August–September) Edward Godfrey
  • 1715–1718 William Clayton
  • 1718–1731 Walter Chetwynd
  • 1731–1742 William Stewart
  • 1742–1744 Edward Hooper
  • 1744–1745 Benjamin Keene
  • 1745–1755 Hon. Charles Compton
  • 1755–1763 William Hall Gage, 2nd Viscount Gage
  • 1763–1765 Richard Neville
  • 1765–1782 William Hall Gage, 2nd Viscount Gage

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