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GARDINER, Frederick William (1849 - 1918), Clerk in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, 1871–1914

GIBBONS, William Kenrick (1876 - 1957), late Principal Clerk of the Public Bill Office and Clerk of the Fees, House of Commons

HARRISON, James (Humphreys) (1848 - 1933), JP; Order of Mercy; Deputy Clerk of the Council and Chief Clerk of the Privy Council Office, 1895–1909

DALLAS, George Edward (1842 - 1918), late Chief Clerk of the Foreign Office

WEBB, John Victor Duncombe (1930 - 1983), Principal Clerk, Judical Office, House of Lords, and Fourth Clerk at the Table (Judicial), since August 1977

VALLANCE WHITE, James Ashton (born 1938), Fourth Clerk at the Table and Clerk of the Judicial Office, House of Lords, 1983–2002; Clerk to Committee for Privileges (Peerage Claims) 1983–2002; Registrar of Lords’ Interests, 1996–2002

LLOYD, John Wilson (born 1940), Clerk and Head of the Office of the Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales, 1999–2001

SMITH, Philip (1853 - 1922), Principal Clerk of the Vote Office, and Sub-Accountant, House of Commons; retired 1918

SOMERSET, John Henry William (1848 - 1928), late Principal Clerk of the Private Bill Office, House of Commons

BOURNE, (John) Wilfrid (1922 - 1999), QC 1981; Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, and Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Office, 1977–82

NEPEAN, Evan Colville (1836 - 1908), served for 38 years in the War Office; senior clerk, 1860; Director of Contracts, 1877; retired, 1891

BERNAYS, Lewis Adolphus (1831 - 1908), office in the Queensland Legislature analogous to that of the Clerk of the House of Commons; member of the Brisbane Board of Waterworks

DAVIES, Robert David (1927 - 2001), JP; Director, Office of the Premier, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Western Australia, 1983 and Clerk of Executive Council, 1975–83

JUST, Hartmann (1854 - 1929), Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1907–16; also Secretary to the Imperial Conference; Principal Clerk, Colonial Office, 1897–1907

TILBROOK, Richard James (born 1962), Head of Honours and Appointments Secretariat, Cabinet Office, and Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretary, since 2011; Deputy Appointments Secretary to the Prime Minister for senior ecclesiastical appointments, since 2014; Clerk of the Privy Council, since 2012

Jerome P. Bjelopera. City of Clerks: Office and Sales Workers in Philadelphia, 1870–1920. (The Working Class in American History.) Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 2005. Pp. ix, 208. Cloth $45.00, paper $22.00

MARTINEAU, Wilfrid (1889 - 1964), Solicitor and Notary Public; Clerk to the Birmingham Assay Office, 1923–60; Member, General Board (Past Chm.), Midland District Board of Martins Bank Ltd; Member Midland Local Board Sea Insurance Co. Ltd, since 1952

OULTON, (Antony) Derek (Maxwell) (born 1927), Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Office, and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, 1982–89; barrister-at-law; Life Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge, since 1995 (Fellow, 1990–95)


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The clerk of the Court is responsible for the Court's administrative business. The office was established by the Court's first formal rule in February 1790. To date, only nineteen clerks have served the Court.


Subjects: Law.

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