DID YOU KNOW: Expenditure and revenue for public offices in 19th century

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DID YOU KNOW: Expenditure and revenue for public offices in 19th century

Did you know the salary of the following officers in 1844?

Governor-in-Chief……………………………..£500
Lieutenant Governor…………………………£500
Lt. Governor’s Private Secretary……….£100
Chief Justice………………………………………£1,200
Attorney General………………………………£200
Registrar of Courts…………………………….£400
Surveyor General………………………………£150
Harbor Master…………………………………..£150
Government Messenger……………………£25
Inspector of Police…………………………….£280

There were eight Catholic Clergymen each got £100 while the two Protestant Clergymen each received £200.

The Gaoler (Prison Guard) of Vieux-Fort and Soufriere received £50 each the Gaoler of Castries received £200.

Did you know some of the revenue and expenditure figures of the Colony of St. Lucia in the 19th century?

January 01, 1817……………Revenue………………….£8,305    4s    7d
Expenditure…………..£11,188    17s   3d
January 01, 1829……………Revenue……………….£11,348    18s   0d
Expenditure………….£10,999     1s     7d
January 01, 1843……………Revenue……………….£10,274     12s   11d
Expenditure………….£10,505      12s   10d

Source: St. Lucia Historical, Statistical and Descriptive by Henry Hegart Breen -1844

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