Find your ancestors in Lists of Pensions and Allowances 1814-1924

The Royal Family provided for the welfare of its servants both when they were working and also when they had left the Royal Household.

Records of pensions paid from the Privy Purse, the private income of the Sovereign, are also included. These pensions include not only all the more personal staff of the Sovereign, such as dressers or valets, but also pensions paid to those who worked on the Private Estates, such as Balmoral, Osborne and Sandringham.

They also include personal pensions and allowances granted by the Monarch to those who had rendered service to the Sovereign, but were not actually employed by the Royal Household or on a Private Estate, and also sometimes to the dependents of such people.