Groom porter


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formerly an officer in the English royal household, who attended to the furnishing of the king's lodgings and had certain privileges.

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As 'groom porter' to Queen Anne and the first two Georges, he was the official supervisor of gaming throughout the kingdom, as well as Comptroller of the Customs at Newcastle.
His reliable support for the ministry in 1678 earnt him the post of groom porter, responsible for the supervision of gambling at court; in 1686 he capped this with the lucrative mastership of the Mint.