Search Royal Household records on findmypast.co.uk
01 June 2012
It's time to find out if your ancestors worked for royalty as we have published Royal Household staff lists online for the first time ever, in association with the Royal Archives.
Search 50,000 staff records from 1526 to 1924 to discover details such as name, occupation, age, length of service and salary.
The records fall into two main sections: Royal Household establishment lists and Royal Household index sheets.Search the Royal Household records now
Royal Household establishment lists
The Royal Household establishment lists, or staff lists, contain extensive details of a range of people who worked in the Royal Household from 1526 to 1924.
Royal Household index sheets
The Royal Archives holds an index of household employees from 1660 to 1901, known as the Household Index. The Royal Archives reference for these records is GB.
You will usually be able to discover your ancestor's name, the post they held, their dates of employment and the relevant National Archives', printed or Royal Archives' references.
On the right is an example from the establishment books. The record contains details of livery porters' dates of birth or age when they entered service, the date they entered service, the wages they received, their job and exactly where they were based. An especially nice touch is at the bottom of the record, where it says, 'the Porters receive £4 10s 6d. per annum for Hair Powder'.
We're working in association with the Royal Archives to bring you these fascinating records, which make up the Royal Archives CollectionSearch the Royal Household records now