Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era


Great Britain: Price of Commission for Dragoon Guards and Dragoons in 1800

Rank
Full Price of Commission
Difference in Value between Ranks
Lieutenant Colonel
£5,350
£1,100
Major
£4,250
£1,100
Captain
£3,150
£1,050
Captain Lieutenant with Rank of Captain
£2,100
£735
Lieutenant
£1,365
£262 10 Shillings
Cornet
£1,102 10 Shillings
(Note 1)
£1,102 10 Shillings

Note:

1. Actual cost was £735, however if the commission was sold within six months from it being vacant, the full pay is allowed; if not, 5 percent interest is allowed on £1,102 10 shillings, till it is filled.

 

SOURCE:

James, Charles. The Regimental Companion; containing the Relative Duties of Every Officer in the British Army. Vol. 1; London: T. Egerton; 1800. P. 37

 



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