Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832. Originally published by University of London, London, 1978.
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Assistant Secretary 1807-20
In 1796 the Chief Clerk in the Secretary's Office was required to act as Deputy Secretary. (fn. 1) However, his duties as Chief Clerk prevented his affording the Secretary any assistance, and in 1807 the distinct office of Assistant Secretary was created with a salary of £800. Appointment to the office was made by the Navy Board. (fn. 1) It was discontinued in 1820 on the promotion of the then Assistant Secretary to the Secretaryship, when the First Chief Clerk in the Secretary's Office was again required to act as Deputy Secretary. (fn. 1)