Alphabetical lists of officials
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'Alphabetical lists of officials: A-J', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 2: Officials of the Secretaries of State 1660-1782 (1973), pp. 63-85. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16622 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Addison, Joseph Under Secretary (Hedges) July 1705-Dec. 1706; (Sunderland) Dec. 1706-Jan. 1709. Secretary of State (South) 12 April 1717-14 March 1718.
-, App. Under Secretary by Hedges July 1705 (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, v, 569), by Sunderland Dec. 1706 (ibid. vi, 112). Left office Jan. 1709 on app. as Chief Secretary to Lord Lieutenant, Ireland (ibid. 391). App. Secretary of State 12 April 1717 (CTB, xxxi, 274). Left office 14 March 1718 (ibid. xxxii, 329).

Aglionby, William Under Secretary (Nottingham) May-Aug. 1702.
-, App. by Nottingham May 1702 (Post Man no. 964). Left office Aug. 1702 on app. as Envoy to Swiss Cantons (CSPD 1702-3, 497; Post Man no. 998).

Aldworth, Richard Neville Under Secretary (Bedford) April 1748-June 1751.
-, App. by Bedford April 1748 (Gent. Mag. (1748), xviii, 188); app. notified 10 May 1748 (SP 44/129 p. 467).

Alexander, Hon. Peter Clerk of Signet 18 Feb. 1716-1 Nov. 1729.
-, App. 18 Feb. 1716 (C 66/3513). D. 1 Nov. 1729 (Hist. Reg. Chron. (1729), xiv, 61).

Allen, William Clerk (Newcastle) c. 1750.
-, Occ. from 16 April to 4 Nov. 1750 (T 52/45 p. 324).

Allen, William Clerk (Hillsborough) c. 1771-Aug. 1772; (Dartmouth) Aug. 1772- Nov. 1775; (Germain) Nov. 1775-c. 1781.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Hillsborough from 1771 to 1772 (Royal Kal. (1771), 116; ibid. (1772), 116), to Dartmouth from 1773 to 1775 (ibid. (1773), 116; ibid. (1775), 107), to Germain from 1776 to 1781 (ibid. (1776), 109; ibid. (1781), 110). Superannuated by March 1782 (T 1/579 Schedule 2).

Amyand, Claudius Under Secretary (Newcastle) April 1750-June 1751; (Holdernesse) June 1751-March 1754; (Robinson) March 1754-Nov. 1755; (Fox) Nov. 1755-Nov. 1756.
-, App. by Newcastle April 1750 (Gent. Mag. (1750), xx, 189; SP 45/27); received fees as Under Secretary to Holdernesse from June 1751 to March 1754 (SP 45/28); app. by Robinson March 1754 (Gent. Mag. (1754), xxiv, 143), by Fox Nov. 1755 (ibid. (1755), xxv, 523).

Ancell, Thomas Deputy Office Keeper (Newcastle) Jan. 1752-March 1754; (Holdernesse) March 1754-March 1761; (Bute) March 1761-May 1762; (Grenville) June- Oct. 1762; (Halifax) Oct. 1762-July 1765; (Seymour Conway) July 1765-Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-Dec. 1770; (Rochford) Dec. 1770-Nov. 1775; (Suffolk) Nov. 1775-March 1779; (Stormont) Oct. 1779-March 1782.
-, Deputy to R. Turner; received his fees as Office Keeper to Newcastle and Holdernesse from Jan. 1752 to Nov. 1756 (SP 45/27); probably continuously in office as Turner's deputy thereafter; occ. as Deputy Office Keeper to Halifax from 1764 to 1765 (Court and City Reg. (1764), 106; ibid. (1765), 110), to Seymour Conway from 1766 to 1768 (ibid. (1766), 107; Royal Kal. (1768), 118; Shelburne MS 134 p. 119), to Weymouth from 1769 to 1771 (sic) (Royal Kal. (1769), 117; ibid. (1771), 115); probably became Deputy Office Keeper to Rochford on his transfer to Southern Department Dec. 1770 and to Suffolk on Weymouth's app. Nov. 1775; occ. as Deputy Office Keeper to Rochford from 1772 to 1775 (ibid. (1772), 115; ibid. (1775), 107), to Suffolk from 1776 to 1779 (ibid. (1776), 109; ibid. (1779), 109), to Stormont from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 32).

Arbona, Jaime Interpreter of Oriental Languages June 1763-4 Sept. 1767.
-, App. notified 15 June 1763 (CHOP 1760-5, 289). D. 4 Sept. 1767 (T 52/59 pp. 161-2).

Arlington, Lord and Earl of see Bennet, Sir Henry

Armistead, Michael Clerk (Stanhope) c. 1716-April 1717; (Sunderland) April- Sept. 1717.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Stanhope from 6 July 1716 to 19 Jan. 1717 (CTB, xxx, 312; ibid. xxxi, 138-9); pd. as Clerk to Sunderland from 12 April to 29 Sept. 1717 (Sunderland MS D 1/36). Left office by 7 Oct. 1717 (SP 35/10 f. 16).

Armstrong, Thomas (?) Chief Clerk (Nottingham) March 1689-June 1690. Clerk (Nottingham) June 1690-Nov. 1693. Chief Clerk (Nottingham) May 1702-April 1704.
-, Heads list of Nottingham's Clerks July 1689 (LS 13/231 p. 14); possibly his Chief Clerk until replacement by Yard June 1690. Occ. as Clerk to Nottingham 1694 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1694), 243). Heads lists of Nottingham's Clerks from 1702 to 1704 (Compleat History (1702), 69; Chamberlayne, Present State (1704), 530). Kept Nottingham's accounts throughout both his periods of office (Finch MS DG 7/1/19a).

Ashfield, Frederick Decipherer c. 1723-24 Dec. 1728.
-, Occ. 23 Nov. 1723 (SP 35/46 f. 124). D. 24 Dec. 1728 (Hist. Reg. Chron. (1729), xiv, 4).

Aspinwall, Stanhope Clerk (Newcastle) May 1748-Aug. 1752.
-, App. by Newcastle notified 2 May 1748 (SP 44/148); described as 'Assistant Secretary' 1749 (Court and City Reg. (1749), 106); last occ. as Clerk 18 Nov. 1752 (T 52/46 p. 147). Probably left office 1752 on app. as Consul at Algiers (Gent. Mag. (1752), xxii, 385).

Astle, Thomas Methodiser of State Papers 16 July 1764-7 March 1800.
-, App. 16 July 1764 (T 52/56 p. 99; T 52/69 pp. 374-5; T 52/78 pp. 55-7). Office abolished 7 March 1800 (T 52/85 pp. 473-4).

Astle, Thomas Methodiser of State Papers 26 June 1789-7 March 1800.
-, App. 26 June 1789 (T 52/78 pp. 55-7). Office abolished 7 March 1800 (T 52/85 pp. 473-4).
-, Aust, George Clerk (Halifax) Sept. 1763-July 1765; (Seymour Conway) July 1765- Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-Dec. 1770; (Sandwich) Dec. 1770-Jan. 1771; (Halifax) Jan.-June 1771; (Suffolk) June 1771-March 1779; (Stormont) Oct. 1779-c. July 1780. Senior Clerk (Stormont) c. July 1780-March 1782.
-, Deputy Writer of Gazette c. 1781-90.
-, Probably app. Clerk by Halifax; presence in office notified as Clerk to Halifax 13 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (CHOP 1760-5, 302-3, 407), to Seymour Conway 15 Aug. 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 67), to Weymouth 20 Jan. 1768 (ibid. 293), to Sandwich 21 Dec. 1770 (CHOP 1770-2, 70), to Halifax 22 Jan., 20 March 1771 (ibid. 193, 225), to Suffolk 12 June 1771, 2 Oct. 1772 (ibid. 265, 556), to Stormont 9 Nov. 1779, (FO 366/669 p. 16). Probably app. Senior Clerk in succession to F. Wace c. July 1780 (ibid. 27); first occ. as such 1781 (Royal Kal. (1781), 110). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 29). Occ. as Deputy Writer of Gazette from 1781 to 1790 (Royal Kal. (1781), 110; ibid. (1790), 104).

Ayloffe, Sir Joseph, 6th Bart. Methodiser of State Papers 16 July 1764-19 April 1781.
-, App. 16 July 1764 (T 52/56 p. 99). D. 19 April 1781 (T 53/55 p. 299).

Balaguier, John Anthony (?) Private Secretary (Carteret) May 1721-April 1724.
-, Under Secretary (Carteret/Granville) Feb. 1742-Nov. 1744.
-, App. by Carteret, probably as Private Secretary, notified 9 May 1721 (SP 44/147); acted as Under Secretary to Carteret abroad from 3 June to 30 Dec. 1723 (T 52/33 pp. 23, 51, 79, 275). App. by Carteret as Under Secretary notified 16 Feb. 1742 (SP 44/129 p. 285).

Ball, Henry Clerk (Arlington) c. 1671-Sept. 1674; (Williamson) Sept. 1674-Dec. 1675.
-, Clerk in Arlington's office attached to Williamson; later Clerk to Williamson as Secretary of State; occ. from 2 Feb. 1671 to 2 Nov. 1675 (CSPD 1671, 65; CSPD 1675-6, 379). Left office c. Dec. 1675 on app. as Rose Rouge Pursuivant (H.S. London, The College of Arms (London 1963), 175-6).

Barrington see Shirley

Batchellor, Thomas Clerk (Hedges) c. 1702-4.
-, Occ. from 1702 to 1704 (Compleat History (1702), 69-'Batcheam'; Chamberlayne, Present State (1704), 530). Had obtained employment in Ireland by April 1707 (BM Add. MS 28893 f. 243).

Bath and Wells, Bishop of see Willes, Edward

Bayly, Anselm Yates Clerk (Dartmouth) c. 1775; (Germain) Nov. 1775-c. 1779.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Dartmouth 1775 (Royal Kal. (1775), 107), to Germain from 1776 to 1779 (ibid. (1776), 109; ibid. (1779), 109).

Bedford, John (Russell) 4th Duke of Secretary of State (South) 13 Feb. 1748-14 June 1751.
-, App. 13 Feb. 1748 (T 53/42 p. 523). Left office 14 June 1751 (T 53/44 p. 102).

Bedingfield, Edmund Clerk (Shrewsbury) c. 1689.
-, Occ. July 1689 (LS 13/231 p. 13).

Bell, Charles Clerk (Bedford) c. 1751.
-, Occ. 1751 (Court and City Reg. (1751), 109).

Bell, John Under Secretary (Hillsborough) Jan. 1781-March 1782.
-, App. by Hillsborough notified 4 Jan. 1781 (SP 44/143 p. 189). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (SP 45/35).

Bennet, Sir Henry, kt. (cr. Lord Arlington 14 March 1665; Earl of Arlington 22 April 1672) Secretary of State (South) 15 Oct. 1662-c. 11 Sept. 1674.
-, App. 15 Oct. 1662 (PC 2/56 p. 174). Left office by 11 Sept. 1674 (app. of Williamson).

Benson, Francis Clerk (Arlington) c. 1671-Sept. 1674; (Williamson) Sept. 1674- Feb. 1679; (Sunderland) Feb. 1679-Feb. 1681; (Conway) Feb. 1681-Jan. 1683; (Sunderland) Jan. 1683-April 1686.
-, Clerk in Arlington's office attached to Williamson; later Clerk to Williamson as Secretary of State; occ. from 13 June 1671 to 8 Oct. 1678 (CSPD 1671, 318; CSPD 1678, 450); occ. as Clerk to Sunderland from 25 Sept. 1679 to 12 Oct. 1680 (CSPD 1679-80, 251; BM Add. MS 28875 f. 135), to Conway from 17 Jan. to 27 June 1682 (BM Add. MS 37983 ff. 24, 232), to Sunderland from 29 Dec. 1683 to d. (ibid. 28875 f. 328). D. April 1686 (Ellis Corr., i, 115).

Bentinck, William Harry Edward Clerk of Signet 11 Dec. 1802-7 Aug. 1851. Grant in reversion 20 Aug. 1801 (C 66/3997); succ. 11 Dec. 1802 (d. of Fraser). Office abolished 7 Aug. 1851 (14&15 Vict., c 82, s 3).

Bere, Sidney Clerk of Signet c. 1678-84.
-, Grant in reversion 5 Aug. 1641 (C 66/2890); admitted to office provisionally 1660-1 (CSPD 1660-1, 445; CSPD 1661-2, 3); following trial at law with Windebanke authorised by order in council 3 Sept. 1662 to continue to execute duties (PC 2/56 p. 123); came fully into possession of office between 12 June 1674 (grant of reversion to Gauntlet) and 2 May 1678 (grant of reversion to W. Cooke). D. by 26 July 1684 (Prob 11/376 f. 86).

Bernard, Daniel Clerk (Nottingham) March 1689-Nov. 1693. (?) Chief Clerk (Shrewsbury) March 1694-Nov. 1697.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Nottingham from July 1689 to 1694 (sic) (LS 13/231 p. 14; Chamberlayne, Present State (1694), 243). Possibly Chief Clerk to Shrewsbury; recorded as receiving his official fees 5 Aug. 1697 (BM Add. MS 35107 f. 43). Dis. Nov. 1697 (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, iv, 301).

Bickford, Mary Necessary Woman (Carteret) Jan.-April 1724; (Newcastle) April 1724-c. 1743.
-, App. by Carteret; pd. as Necessary Woman to Carteret from 31 Jan. to 3 April 1724 (MS Rawlinson C 367), to Newcastle from 4 April 1724 to 24 June 1733 (MSS Rawlinson C 367, 123); last occ. 1743 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1743), pt. ii, 32).

Bidwell, Thomas Clerk (Seymour Conway) Aug. 1766-Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-Dec. 1770; (Sandwich) Dec. 1770-Jan. 1771; (Halifax) Jan.-June 1771; (Suffolk) June 1771-March 1779; (Stormont) Oct. 1779-March 1782.
-, Probably app. by Seymour Conway; presence in office notified as Clerk to Seymour Conway 15 Aug. 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 67), to Weymouth 20 Jan. 1768 (ibid. 293), to Sandwich 21 Dec. 1770 (CHOP 1770-2, 103), to Halifax 22 Jan., 20 March 1771 (ibid. 193, 225), to Suffolk 12 June 1771, 2 Oct. 1772 (ibid. 265, 556), to Stormont 9 Nov. 1779 (FO 366/669 p. 16). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 30).

Bidwell, Thomas Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1804-March 1841.
-, Deputy to Brook Taylor; first occ. 1804 (Royal Kal. (1804), 133). Res. March 1841 (SO 5/43; HO 39/12, Taylor to Jones and Sanders, 11 April 1841).

Blair, William Private Secretary (Harrington) June 1730-Feb. 1742; Nov. 1744- Oct. 1746.
-, Clerk of Signet 22 May 1746-c. 4 March 1782.
-, First occ. as Private Secretary to Harrington 10 June 1730 (T 52/37 p. 122); app. as such notified 17 Feb. 1733 (SP 44/122 p. 457), 27 Nov. 1744 (SP 44/129 p. 369). App. Clerk of Signet 22 May 1746 (C 66/3618). D. by 4 March 1782 (app. of Fraser).

Blathwayt, William Under Secretary (Conway) Feb. 1681-Jan. 1683.
-, Occ. as Under Secretary to Conway 1682 (Memoirs of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury (London 1890), i, 63); his letter book as Under Secretary contains copies of letters dated from 8 Feb. 1681 to 19 Jan. 1683 (BM Add. MS 35104 ff. 2, 85).

Blencowe, William Decipherer April 1701-25 Aug. 1712.
-, App. April 1701 (CTB, xvi, 243). D. 25 Aug. 1712 (ibid. xxvii, 527).

Blenner, - Necessary Woman (Tweeddale) Feb. 1742-Jan. 1746.
-, App. by Tweeddale probably Feb. 1742; occ. from 1743 to 1 Jan. 1746 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1743), pt. ii, 32; Tweeddale MS Acc. 4862 Box 57/1b).

Blenner (Bloomer), John Office Keeper (Townshend) c. 1716; (Methuen) Dec. 1716-April 1717; (Addison) April 1717-c. 1718.
-, Occ. as Office Keeper to Townshend 1716 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1716), 527-8-'Blenner'); probably continued in office by Methuen; occ. as Office Keeper to Addison 1718 (ibid. (1718), pt. ii, 31-'Bloomer').

Bloomer see Blenner, John

Bolingbroke, Viscount see St. John, Hon. Henry

Borret, Thomas Clerk (Hedges) c. 1706; (Sunderland) Dec. 1706-June 1710.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Hedges 1707 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1707), 513), to Sunderland from 1708 to 1710 (ibid. (1708), 585; ibid. (1710), 515-16; SP 34/12 f. 165).

Bowes, George Clerk (Craggs) March 1718-c. 1719.
-, Probably app. by Craggs; presence in office first notified 29 March 1718 (SP 44/ 147); last notified 18 Dec. 1719 (ibid.).

Boyle, Hon. Henry Secretary of State (North) 13 Feb. 1708-20 Sept. 1710.
-, App. 13 Feb. 1708 (CTB, xxii, 301). Left office 20 Sept. 1710 (ibid. xxiv, 480).

Brand, Thomas (ktd. 14 Jan. 1718) Embellisher of Letters c. 1704-6 Nov. 1761.
-, Occ. from 11 April 1704 to d. (CTB, xix, 191; AO 1/420/199). D. 6 Nov. 1761 (AO 1/420/199).

Brereton, Thomas Clerk (Stanhope) c. 1716-17.
-, Occ. from 6 July 1716 to 19 Jan. 1717 (CTB, xxx, 312; ibid. xxxi, 138-9).

Bridgeman, William Under Secretary (Arlington) c. 1667-Sept. 1674; (Williamson) Sept. 1674-Feb. 1679; (Sunderland) Feb. 1679-Feb. 1681; Jan. 1683-Oct. 1688; (Middleton) Nov.-Dec. 1688; (Sydney) Dec. 1690-March 1692; (Trenchard) March 1693-July 1694.
-, Probably app. by Arlington in succession to Godolphin (CSPD 1667-8, 500); occ. as Under Secretary to Arlington from 9 June 1667 to 28 May 1674 (CSPD 1667, 163; CSPD 1673-5, 265), to Williamson from 6 Feb. 1675 to 16 Dec. 1678 (CSPD 1673-5, 573; CSPD 1678, 576), to Sunderland from 18 Oct. 1679 to 25 May 1680 (Hist. MSS Comm. Ormonde, iv, 545; CSPD 1679-80, 492); reapp. by Sunderland Jan. 1683 (Hist. MSS Comm. 7th Rept., 362); app. by Middleton Nov. 1688 (Ellis Corr., ii, 287); the statement made by Ailesbury that he served as 'first secretary' to Shrewsbury 1689-90 (Memoirs of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury (London 1890), i, 246-7) is not supported by any other evidence; app. by Sydney Dec. 1690 (CSPD 1690-1, 195; Luttrell, Hist. Relation, ii, 149), by Trenchard March 1693 (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, iii, 61). Left office July 1694 on app. as Secretary to Admiralty (ibid. 341).

Brietzcke, Charles Clerk (Holdernesse) April 1756-March 1761; (Bute) March 1761-May 1762; (Grenville) June-Oct. 1762; (Halifax) Oct. 1762-July 1765; (Seymour Conway) July 1765-May 1766; (Richmond) May-July 1766; (Shelburne) July 1766-Oct. 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-c. 1772. Senior Clerk (Rochford) c. 1772-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779- March 1782.
-, Deputy Clerk of Signet 1769-70; 1776-95.
-, App. Clerk by Holdernesse 29 April 1756 (Notes and Queries, ccvi (1961), 147); app. notified 9 May 1757 (SP 44/148); occ. as Clerk to Holdernesse to 1761 (Court and City Reg. (1761), 106), to Bute 1762 (ibid. (1762), 106); presence in office notified as Clerk to Grenville 12 July 1762 (CHOP 1760-5, 189), to Halifax 8 Nov. 1762, 13 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (ibid. 202, 302, 407); occ. as Clerk to Seymour Conway 1766 (Court and City Reg. (1766), 107); presence in office notified as Clerk to Richmond 28 June 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 54), to Shelburne 27 July 1768 (ibid. 434), to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (ibid. 435). First occ. as Senior Clerk 1772 (Royal Kal. (1772), 115); presence in office as Senior Clerk to Weymouth notified 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556); occ. as Senior Clerk to Weymouth to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 21). Occ. as Deputy Clerk of Signet to Weston from May 1769 to June 1770 (SO 5/3), to Blair from June 1776 to Feb. 1782 (SO 5/4); app. deputy to Fraser 21 March 1782 (Ind. 6767). Left office by 11 March 1795 (app. of Higden).

Brisbane, John Under Secretary (Williamson) Sept. 1674-Sept. 1676.
-, App. by Williamson probably Sept. 1674; occ. 26 April 1675 (CSPD 1675-6, 80).
-, Probably left office Sept. 1676 on app. as Agent in Paris (CSPD 1676-7, 318, 330).

Brocas, John Clerk (Hedges) c. 1706; (Sunderland) Dec. 1706-June 1710.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Hedges 1707 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1707), 513), to Sunderland from 1708 to 1710 (ibid. (1708), 585; ibid. (1710), 515-16; SP 34/12 f. 165).

Bromley, William Secretary of State (North) 17 Aug. 1713-22 Sept. 1714.
-, App. 17 Aug. 1713 (CTB, xxviii, 78). Left office 22 Sept. 1714 (ibid. xxix, 693).

Brooke, John Deputy Office Keeper c. 1730-3.
-, Deputy to Sommer; received fees from March 1730 to Dec. 1733 (SP 45/26).

Broughton, Bryan Clerk (Grenville) July-Oct. 1762; (Halifax) Oct. 1762-July 1765; (Seymour Conway) July 1765-Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-Dec. 1770; (Sandwich) Dec. 1770-Jan. 1771; (Halifax) Jan.-June 1771; (Suffolk) June 1771- March 1779. Senior Clerk (Stormont) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. as Clerk by Grenville notified 16 July 1762 (CHOP 1760-5, 190); presence in office notified as Clerk to Halifax 8 Nov. 1762, 13 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (ibid. 202, 302-3, 407), to Seymour Conway 15 Aug. 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 67), to Weymouth 20 Jan. 1768 (ibid. 293), to Sandwich 21 Dec. 1770 (CHOP 1770-2, 103), to Halifax 22 Jan., 20 March 1771 (ibid. 193, 225), to Suffolk 12 June 1771, 2 Oct. 1772 (ibid. 265, 556); occ. as Clerk to Suffolk to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109). Presence in office as Senior Clerk to Stormont notified 9 Nov. 1779 (FO 366/ 669 p. 16). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 29).

Brown, - Clerk (Trenchard) c. 1694.
-, Occ. 1694 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1694), 243).

Brown, George Clerk (Harrington) Nov. 1734-Feb. 1742; (Carteret/Granville) Feb. 1742-Nov. 1744; (Harrington) Nov. 1744-Oct. 1746; (Chesterfield) Oct. 1746-Feb. 1748; (Bedford) Feb. 1748-June 1751; (Holdernesse) June 1751-March 1754; (Robinson) March 1754-Nov. 1755; (Fox) Nov. 1755-Nov. 1756; (Pitt) Dec. 1756- Oct. 1761; (Egremont) Oct. 1761-Aug. 1763; (Sandwich) Sept. 1763-July 1765; (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766. Chief Clerk (Grafton) May 1766; (Richmond) May- July 1766; (Shelburne) July 1766-Oct. 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-10 April 1769.
-, Deputy Clerk of Signet 1744-10 April 1769.
-, Deputy Writer of Gazette c. 1751-10 April 1769.
-, App. as Clerk by Harrington notified 20 Nov. 1734 (SP 44/122 p. 509); occ. as Clerk to Harrington to 1741 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1741), pt. ii, 47), to Carteret 1743 (ibid. (1743), pt. ii, 32), to Harrington 1745 (ibid. (1745), pt. ii, 32); presence in office as Clerk to Chesterfield notified 21 Nov. 1746 (SP 44/129 p. 428); occ. as Clerk to Bedford from 1748 to 1751 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1748), pt. ii, 52; Court and City Reg. (1751), 108), to Holdernesse from 1752 to 1754 (Court and City Reg. (1752), 107; ibid. (1754), 106), to Robinson from 1755 to 1756 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1755), pt. ii, 53; Court and City Reg. (1756), 107); probably continued in office by Fox; presence in office notified as Clerk to Pitt 17 Dec. 1756 (SP 44/136 p. 399), to Egremont 13 Oct. 1761 (CHOP 1760-5, 70), to Sandwich 9 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (ibid. 302, 408), to Grafton 23 July 1765 (ibid. 580). App. as Chief Clerk by Grafton notified 10 May 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 42); presence in office notified as Chief Clerk to Richmond 28 June 1766 (ibid. 54), to Shelburne 27 July 1768 (ibid. 434), to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (ibid. 435). Occ. as Deputy Clerk of Signet to Delafaye from July 1744 to Dec. 1762 (SO 5/2-3), to Weston from Aug. 1749 to Jan. 1769 (ibid.). Occ. as Deputy Writer of Gazette from 1751 to 1769 (Court and City Reg. (1751), 108; Royal Kal. (1769), 118). D. 10 April 1769 (Gent. Mag. (1769), xxxix, 215).

Bruce, John Secretary for Latin Tongue 15 Nov. 1792-16 April 1826.
-, Keeper of State Papers 15 Nov. 1792-16 April 1826.
-, App. Secretary for Latin Tongue 15 Nov. 1792 (C 66/3885), Keeper of State Papers 15 Nov. 1792 (C 66/3885, 3963). D. 16 April 1826 (Gent. Mag. (1826), xcvi (2), 87).

Brummell, William Clerk (Bute) March 1761-May 1762.
-, Probably app. by Bute March 1761; occ. 1762 (Court and City Reg. (1762), 106). Left office May 1762 (Notes and Queries, cciv (1959), 283).

Buckley, Samuel Writer of Gazette Sept. 1714-8 Sept. 1741.
-, App. notified 24 Sept. 1714 (SP 44/147); grant for life 7 May 1719 (C 66/3531). D. 8 Sept. 1741 (Gent. Mag. (1741), xi, 500).

Burch, Joseph Clerk (Boyle) Sept. 1709-Sept. 1710; (St. John/Bolingbroke) Sept. 1710-c. 1711.
-, App. by Boyle notified 1 Sept. 1709 (SP 44/107 p. 280); presence in office as Clerk to St. John notified 23 Nov. 1710 (SP 44/109); occ. as Clerk to St. John 1711 (Boyer, Political State (1711), 377). Probably left office 1712 on app. as Secretary to Lord Lexington, Ambassador to Spain (Dip. Rep., 131).

Burke, William Under Secretary (Seymour Conway) July 1765-Feb. 1767.
-, App. by Seymour Conway notified 15 July 1765 (CHOP 1760-5, 576). Res. by 21 Feb. 1767 (CHOP 1766-9, 161).

Burnaby, John Clerk (Townshend) Feb. 1727-1729. Under Secretary (Harrington) Nov. 1741-Feb. 1742.
-, App. as Clerk by Townshend notified 2 Feb. 1727 (SP 44/122 p. 313); last occ. 13 Sept. 1729 (T 52/36 p. 403). Left office 1729 on app. as Secretary to Earl Waldegrave, Ambassador to Empire (BM Add. MSS 32689 f. 289, 33057 ff. 49-50; Dip. Rep., 35). App. as Under Secretary by Harrington notified 24 Nov. 1741 (SP 44/129 p. 275).

Burniston, Charles Clerk (Dartmouth) c. 1711.
-, D. in office by 26 April 1711 (SP 44/110 p. 8).

Burrell, Walter Clerk (Germain) c. 1782; (Ellis) Feb.-March 1782.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Germain 1782 (Royal Kal. (1782), 110); continued in office by Ellis. Left office March 1782 on abolition of Colonial Department (T 1/579 Schedule 2).

Burrows, Isaac Office Keeper (Stanhope) c. 1716-April 1717; (Sunderland) April 1717-March 1718; (Stanhope) March 1718-Feb. 1721; (Townshend) Feb. 1721- May 1730; (Harrington) May 1730-March 1732.
-, Occ. as Office Keeper to Stanhope from 6 July 1716 to 19 Jan. 1717 (CTB, xxx, 312; ibid. xxxi, 138-9); pd. as Office Keeper to Sunderland from April 1717 to March 1718 (Sunderland MS D 1/36), to Stanhope from 29 Sept. 1718 to 29 Sept. 1720 (Stanhope MS 76); occ. as Office Keeper to Townshend 1723 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1723), 483); received fees as Office Keeper to Townshend from Jan. 1727 to May 1730 and to Harrington from June 1730 to April 1732 (SP 45/26). Left office March 1732 on app. as Poor Knight, Windsor (Gent. Mag. (1732), ii, 680).

Bute, John (Stuart) 3rd Earl of Secretary of State (North) 25 March 1761-27 May 1762.
-, App. 25 March 1761 (T 53/48 p. 3). Left office 27 May 1762 (ibid.).

Butler, - Office Keeper (Holdernesse) c. 1760. Occ. 1760 (Court and City Reg. (1760), 106).

Canning, Charles Fox Deputy Clerk of Signet July 1814-18 June 1815.
-, Deputy to Powlett; took oath as such 21 July 1814 (HO 39/6). D. 18 June 1815 (Gent. Mag. (1815), lxxxv (2), 180).

Canning, Stratford Deputy Clerk of Signet Jan. 1808-July 1814.
-, App. Deputy to Powlett 29 Jan. 1808 (Ind. 6770). Left office by 21 July 1814 (app. of C. F. Canning).

Cardozo Nunes, Isaac Interpreter of Oriental Languages March 1782-c. 24 Feb. 1784.
-, App. March 1782 (HO 42/5, Cardozo Nunes to Sydney, 3 Nov. 1784). Dis. by 24 Feb. 1784 (HO 42/16, Lucas to Grenville, 22 Aug. 1790).

Carne, Edward Clerk (Middleton) c. 1684.
-, 'Mr. Carne'; probably identical with Edward Carne (Hist. MSS Comm. 1st Rept., 56). Occ. 1684 (Evans, Principal Secretary, 192-3).

Carrington, George William Clerk (Shelburne) 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. by Shelburne 1768 (Shelburne MS 134 p. 147); presence in office notified as Clerk to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (CHOP 1766-9, 435), to Weymouth 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556); occ. as Clerk to Weymouth to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 22).

Carter, Richard Clerk (Suffolk) Feb. 1772-March 1779; (Stormont) Oct. 1779- March 1782.
-, App. by Suffolk notified 5 Feb. 1772 (CHOP 1770-2, 426); presence in office notified as Clerk to Suffolk 2 Oct. 1772 (ibid. 556), to Stormont 9 Nov. 1779 (FO 366/669 p. 16). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (Royal Kal. (1783), 110).

Carteret, John (Carteret) 2nd Lord (succ. as 2nd Earl Granville 18 Oct. 1744) Secretary of State (South) 4 March 1721-3 April 1724; (North) 12 Feb. 1742-24 Nov. 1744.
-, App. 4 March 1721 (T 53/29 p. 347). Left office 3 April 1724 (T 53/31 p. 191).
-, App. 12 Feb. 1742 (CTBP 1742-5, 170). Left office 24 Nov. 1744 (ibid. 795).

Chamier, Anthony Under Secretary (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-12 Oct. 1780.
-, App. by Weymouth notified 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556); received fees as Under Secretary to Hillsborough from Nov. 1779 to Oct. 1780 (SP 45/34-5). D. 12 Oct. 1780 (Gent. Mag. (1780), 1, 495).

Champion, Lewis Clerk (Shrewsbury) c. 1689.
-, Occ. July 1689 (LS 13/231 p. 13). Probably left office 1689 on app. as Secretary to Alexander Stanhope, Envoy Extraordinary to Spain (Dip. Rep., 127-8).

Champneys, William Clerk (Trumbull) c. 1695-7.
-, 'Mr. Champneys'; probably identical with William Champneys app. 1697 to service of Sir Joseph Williamson, Envoy to United Provinces (BM Add. MS 28899 ff. 218, 418). Pd. as Clerk to Trumbull from 3 Nov. 1695 to 3 Feb. 1697 (Trumbull Add. MS 113).

Changuion,- Private Secretary (Richmond) Oct. 1765.
-, App. Private Secretary by Richmond Oct. 1765 (Hist. MSS Comm. 10th Rept., 396).

Chesterfield, Philip Dormer (Stanhope) 4th Earl of Secretary of State (North) 19 Oct. 1746-6 Feb. 1748.
-, App. 19 Oct. 1746 (T 53/42 p. 290). Left office 6 Feb. 1748 (ibid. p. 523).

Chetwynd, John Clerk (Manchester) c. 1702.
-, Occ. 1701 (sic) (Compleat History (1701), 98).

Chetwynd, Hon. Richard Clerk (Weymouth) June-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. by Weymouth notified 10 June 1779 (SP 44/143 p. 166); occ. as Clerk to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (Royal Kal. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 23).

Chetwynd, William Richard Under Secretary (Harrington) Dec. 1744-Oct. 1746; (Chesterfield) Oct. 1746-Feb. 1748; (Bedford) Feb.-April 1748.
-, App. notified by Harrington 3 Dec. 1744 (SP 44/129 p. 370), by Chesterfield 21 Nov. 1746 (ibid. p. 428); continued in office by Bedford. Res. April 1748 (Gent. Mag. (1748), xviii, 188).

Chute, Edward Clerk (Jenkins) (?)-April 1684; (Godolphin) April-Aug. 1684; (Middleton) Aug. 1684-Sept. 1685.
-, App. by Jenkins (Hist. MSS Comm. Downshire, i, 44); continued in office by Godolphin and Middleton (Evans, Principal Secretary, 192-3). Left office Sept. 1685 on app. as Secretary to Sir William Trumbull, Ambassador to France (Hist. MSS Comm. Downshire, i, 45).

Cockburn, Alexander Clerk of Signet 26 Feb. 1825-8 May 1826.
-, App. 26 Feb. 1825 (C 66/4284). Grant revoked 8 May 1826 (app. of Stapleton).

Coling, - Clerk (Sunderland) c. 1708.
-, Occ. 1708 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1708), 585).

Colleton, James Nassau Clerk (Rochford) Oct. 1774-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. by Rochford notified 1 Oct. 1774 (CHOP 1773-5, 245); presence in office notified as Clerk to Weymouth 30 Nov. 1775 (ibid. 556); occ. as Clerk to Weymouth to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 23).

Collins, Charles Clerk (Grafton) March-May 1766; (Richmond) May-July 1766; (Shelburne) 1766.
-, App. by Grafton notified 14 March 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 24); presence in office notified as Clerk to Richmond 28 June 1766 (ibid. 54); last occ. as Clerk to Shelburne 1766 (Shelburne MS 134 p. 119).

Conway, Edward (Conway) 1st Earl of Secretary of State (North) 2 Feb. 1681- 28 Jan. 1683.
-, App. 2 Feb. 1681 (PC 2/69 p. 203). Left office 28 Jan. 1683 (Hist. MSS Comm. 7th Rept., 362).

Conway see also Seymour Conway

Cooke, George Clerk (Halifax) Sept. 1763-July 1765; (Seymour Conway) July 1765-Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-Dec. 1770; (Sandwich) Dec. 1770-Jan. 1771; (Halifax) Jan.-June 1771; (Suffolk) June 1771-Nov. 1776.
-, Probably app. by Halifax; presence in office notified as Clerk to Halifax 13 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (CHOP 1760-5, 302-3, 407), to Seymour Conway 15 Aug. 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 67), to Weymouth 20 Jan. 1768 (ibid. 293), to Sandwich 21 Dec. 1770 (CHOP 1770-2, 103), to Halifax 22 Jan., 20 March 1771 (ibid. 193, 225), to Suffolk 12 June 1771, 2 Oct. 1772 (ibid. 265, 556). Res. 27 Nov. 1776 on app. as Consul at Tripoli (FO 95/591/1 f. 6; Royal Kal. (1777), 94).

Cooke, John Under Secretary (Morrice) May 1660-Sept. 1668; (Trevor) Sept. 1668-May 1672; (Coventry) July 1672-April 1680; (Jenkins) April 1680-April 1684; (Godolphin) April-Aug. 1684; (Middleton) Aug. 1684-Oct. 1688.
-, Secretary for Latin Tongue 2 March 1682-19 Sept. 1691.
-, App. Under Secretary by Morrice probably May 1660; occ. as such from 10 Aug. 1662 to 28 July 1668 (CSPD 1661-2, 457; CSPD 1667-8, 509); app. Under Secretary by Trevor Sept. 1668 (Coventry MS 119 f. 1); occ. as such from 2 Nov. 1668 to 9 Jan. 1672 (CSPD 1668-9, 47; BM Add. MS 56240, Cooke to Blathwayt, 9 Jan. 1672); occ. as Under Secretary to Coventry from 31 Oct. 1672 to 10 Feb. 1680 (CSPD 1672-3, 105; CSPD 1679-80, 388), to Jenkins from 17 Sept. 1680 to 23 March 1684 (CSPD 1680-1, 23; CSPD 1683-4, 337); continued in office by Godolphin and Middleton (Evans, Principal Secretary, 192). Left office Oct. 1688 on transfer of Middleton to Southern Department (BM Add. MS 45731 f. 38; Hist. MSS Comm. 7th Rept., 422). App Secretary for Latin Tongue 2 March 1682 (C 66/3230, 3262). D. 19 Sept. 1691 (Westminster Abbey Registers, ed. J. L. Chester (London 1876), 229 note 3).

Cooke, William Clerk of Signet 9 Jan. 1705-28 May 1728.
-, Grant in reversion 2 May 1678 (C 66/3201); succ. 9 Jan. 1705 (d. of Sir J. Nicholas). Left office 28 May 1728 (SO 5/2).

Copley see Moyle, Joseph (d. 1781)

Corbiere, Anthony Decipherer Sept. 1715-21 May 1743.
-, Pd. from 29 Sept. 1715 (CTB, xxx, 56). D. 21 May 1743 (T 53/41 p. 466).

Cosby, Dudley Alexander Sydney Private Secretary (Halifax) Nov. 1762-Aug. 1763.
-, App. by Halifax notified 9 Nov. 1762 (CHOP 1760-5, 202).

Costa, Francis Interpreter of Oriental Languages July 1802-30 Nov. 1806.
-, Pd. from 5 July 1802 to 30 Nov. 1806 (HO 82/3; CO 701/1 pp. 48, 62). D. 30 Nov. 1806 (CO 701/1 p. 62).

Couraud, John Clerk (Sunderland) April 1717-March 1718; (Stanhope) March 1718-Feb. 1721; (Townshend) Feb. 1721-Sept. 1724; (Newcastle) Sept. 1724- June 1729. Under Secretary (Newcastle) June 1729-1743.
-, Secretary for Latin Tongue 27 Nov. 1730-19 Feb. 1751.
-, Keeper of State Papers 3 Feb. 1739-5 May 1741. Collector of State Papers 26 June 1741-19 Feb. 1751.
-, Pd. as Clerk to Sunderland from April 1717 to March 1718 (Sunderland MS D 1/36), to Stanhope from 29 Sept. 1718 to 29 Sept. 1720 (Stanhope MS 76); occ. as Clerk to Townshend from 30 May to 30 Dec. 1723 (T 52/32 p. 361; T 52/33 pp. 23, 51, 79, 275); pd. as Clerk to Newcastle from 5 Sept. 1724 to 24 June 1729 (MS Rawlinson C 367). App. Under Secretary by Newcastle June 1729 (BM Add. MS 32687 f. 346); last occ. 1 April 1742 (SP 44/148). Probably left office 1743 (J. Haydn, Book of Dignities, 3rd ed. (London 1894), 225). App. Secretary for Latin Tongue 27 Nov. 1730 (C 66/3582), Keeper of State Papers 3 Feb. 1739 (C 66/3599), Collector of State Papers 26 June 1741 (C 66/3606, 3611). D. 19 Feb. 1751 (T 53/43 p. 4).

Coventry, Hon. Henry Secretary of State (North) 3 July 1672-Sept. 1674; (South) Sept. 1674-c. 26 April 1680.
-, App. 3 July 1672 (PC 2/63 p. 275). Left office by 26 April 1680 (app. of Jenkins).

Craggs, James Secretary of State (South) 15 March 1718-16 Feb. 1721.
-, App. 15 March 1718 (CTB, xxxii, 270). D. 16 Feb. 1721 (Hist. Reg. Chron. (1721), vi, 9).

Cranmer, Thomas Clerk (Newcastle) July 1744-c. 1746.
-, App. by Newcastle notified 20 July 1744 (SP 44/148). D. by 1746 (Court and City Reg. (1746), 99).

Crowder, Nathaniel Deputy Office Keeper (Dartmouth) c. 1774-Nov. 1775; (Germain) Nov. 1775-Feb. 1782; (Ellis) Feb.-March 1782.
-, Deputy to Muly; occ. as Deputy Office Keeper to Dartmouth from 1774 to 1775 (Royal Kal. (1774), 116; ibid. (1775), 107), to Germain from 1776 to 1782 (ibid. (1776), 109; ibid. (1782), 110), to Ellis March 1782 (T 1/579 Schedule 2). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (Royal Kal. (1783), 110).

Dale, John Clerk (Townshend) c. 1727-May 1730; (Harrington) May 1730-c. 1731.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Townshend from 31 May 1727 to 14 May 1729 (T 52/35 p. 2; T 52/36 pp. 330-1), to Harrington 1731 (Miége, Present State (1731), 173).

Dartmouth, William (Legge) 2nd Lord (cr. Earl of Dartmouth 5 Sept. 1711) Secretary of State (South) 14 June 1710-16 Aug. 1713.
-, App. 14 June 1710 (CTB, xxiv, 371). Left office 16 Aug. 1713 (ibid. xxvii, 523).

Dartmouth, William (Legge) 2nd Earl of Secretary of State (Colonies) 15 Aug. 1772-10 Nov. 1775.
-, App. 15 Aug. 1772 (T 53/52 p. 367). Left office 10 Nov. 1775 (T 53/53 p. 143).

Davids, James Clerk (St. John/Bolingbroke) Nov. 1710-Aug. 1714; (Townshend) Sept. 1714-Dec. 1716; (Methuen) Dec. 1716-April 1717; (Addison) April 1717- March 1718; (Craggs) March 1718-Feb. 1721; (Carteret) March 1721-April 1724; (Newcastle) April 1724-c. Sept. 1737.
-, Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1735.
-, Probably app. Clerk by St. John; presence in office notified as Clerk to St. John 23 Nov. 1710 (SP 44/109), to Townshend 30 Sept. 1714 (SP 44/116); probably continued in office by Methuen; occ. as Clerk to Addison 1718 (Miége, Present State (1718), pt. i, 362); presence in office notified as Clerk to Craggs 29 March 1718, 18 Dec. 1719 (SP 44/147); pd. as Clerk to Carteret from 29 Sept. 1723 to 3 April 1724 (MS Rawlinson C 367), to Newcastle from 4 April 1724 to 24 June 1733 (MSS Rawlinson C 367, 123); last occ. 1736 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1736), pt. ii, 47). D. by 24 Sept. 1737 (SP 36/43 ff. 19-21). Occ. as Deputy Clerk of Signet 1735 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1735), pt. ii, 43).

Daw, Thomas Clerk (Shelburne) 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. by Shelburne 1768 (Shelburne MS 134 p. 147); presence in office notified as Clerk to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (CHOP 1766-9, 435), to Weymouth 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556); occ. as Clerk to Weymouth to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 23).

Dayrolle, James Clerk (Trumbull) c. 1695-7.
-, 'Mr. Dayrolle'; probably identical with James Dayrolle, Secretary to Sir William Trumbull as Ambassador to Turkey (Dip. Rep., 150). Pd. as Clerk from 3 Nov. 1695 to 3 Feb. 1697 (Trumbull Add. MS 113).

Deceramis, Alexander Xerxes Interpreter of Oriental Languages May 1769.
-, App. notified 11 May 1769 (CHOP 1766-9, 557); no further occ. de Grey, Thomas Under Secretary (Germain) Jan. 1778-Oct. 1780.
-, Pd. from 5 Jan. 1778 to 10 Oct. 1780 (SP 45/32).

de Lacombe de Vrigny, James Philip Clerk (Vernon) June 1699-1702.
-, 'M. de Vrigny'; probably identical with James Philip de Lacombe de Vrigny (Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland 1603-1700, ed. W. A. Shaw (Huguenot Soc. Publications, xviii, 1911), 296). App. by Vernon June 1699 (Hist. MSS Comm. Bath, iii, 366); pd. from 2 June 1699 to 25 Dec. 1701 (BM Add. MSS 40785 f. 43; 40786 f. 28); received payment 13 Feb. 1702 probably for quarter to 25 March 1702 (BM Add. MS 40786 f. 33). Left office 1702 on app. to service of James Vernon, jun., Envoy to Denmark (British Diplomatic Instructions 1689-1789, iii (Denmark), ed. J. F. Chance (Camden 3rd ser., xxxvi, 1926), 22).

Delafaye, Charles Clerk (Jersey) c. 1700; (Vernon) Nov. 1700-May 1702; (Nottingham) May 1702-April 1704; (Hedges) May 1704-Dec. 1706. Chief Clerk (Sunderland) Dec. 1706-June 1710; (Dartmouth) June 1710-Aug. 1713. Under Secretary (Sunderland) April 1717-March 1718; (Stanhope) March 1718-Feb. 1721; (Townshend) Feb. 1721-April 1724; (Newcastle) April 1724-July 1734.
-, Writer of Gazette May 1702-May 1707.
-, Clerk of Signet 28 May 1728-11 Dec. 1762.
-, Question of app. as Clerk to Shrewsbury mentioned 21 Dec. 1697 (CSPD 1697, 523); occ. as 'Extraordinary' Clerk to Jersey 1700 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1700), 502); probably became Clerk to Vernon on his transfer to Southern Department Nov. 1700; occ. as such 1701 (Miége, New State (1701), pt. iii, 109); not one of Vernon's salaried Clerks (BM Add. MSS 40785-6); occ. as Clerk to Nottingham from 1702 to 1704 (Compleat History (1702), 69; Chamberlayne, Present State (1704), 530); probably became Clerk to Hedges on his transfer to Southern Department May 1704; occ. as such 1707 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1707), 513). Probably app. Chief Clerk by Sunderland Dec. 1706; heads lists of Clerks to Sunderland from 1708 to 1710 (ibid. (1708), 585; ibid. (1710), 515-16), to Dart mouth 1711 (Boyer, Political State (1711), 377); apparently kept Dartmouth's accounts as Secretary of State (Dartmouth MS D 1778 I, ii no. 444). Left office Sept. 1713 on app. as Private Secretary to Duke of Shrewsbury as Lord Lieutenant, Ireland (ibid. no. 425). App. Under Secretary by Sunderland April 1717 (Hist. Reg. Chron. (1717), ii, 20; SP 44/120 p. 157); occ. as Under Secretary to Stanhope from 11 April 1718 to 6 Aug. 1720 (SP 44/120 pp. 316, 523), to Townshend from 17 Feb. 1721 to April 1724 (SP 44/122 p. 8; Hist. Reg. Chron. (1724), ix, 20); app. Under Secretary by Newcastle April 1724 (Hist. Reg. Chron. (1724), ix, 20). Left office July 1734 (Gent. Mag. (1734), iv, 392). Probably app. Writer of Gazette May 1702 in succession to Yard (Hist. MSS Comm. Portland, viii, 187-8); first occ. 23 March 1704 (House of Lords MSS, new ser., v, 467-8); pd. from 15 Nov. 1706 to 1707 (BM Loan 29/162). Left office May 1707 on app. of Steele (ibid.). Grant of clerkship of signet in reversion jointly with T. Delafaye 2 March 1720 (C 66/3533); succ. 28 May 1728 (SO 5/2). D. 11 Dec. 1762 (SO 5/3).

Delafaye, Lewis French Translator of Gazette c. 1679-1710.
-, Pd. from 1679 to 1710 (All Souls MS 204 f. 81c; Trumbull Add. MS 113; BM Loan 29/162; SP 34/12 f. 165).

Delafaye, Thomas Clerk of Signet 28 May 1728-c. March 1747.
-, Grant in reversion jointly with C. Delafaye (C 66/3533); succ. 28 May 1728 (SO 5/2). D. by 30 March 1747 (LC 3/65 p. 208).

Delagarde, Charles Interpreter of Oriental Languages Sept. 1809-April 1816.
-, Pd. from 16 Sept. 1809 to 5 April 1816 (CO 701/1 p. 77; CO 701/2 p. 29).

Delaval see Shaftoe

de Paz, Samuel Clerk (Jenkins) c. 1683-April 1684; (Godolphin) April-Aug. 1684; (Middleton) Aug. 1684-c. 1687.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Jenkins 28 June 1683 (Hist. MSS Comm. 7th Rept., 365); continued in office by Godolphin and Middleton (Evans, Principal Secretary, 192- 193); last occ. 30 July 1687 (Ellis Corr., i, 334; CSPD 1697, 52).

Devenish, St. George Clerk (Trumbull) May 1696-c. 1697.
-, 'Mr. Devenish'; probably identical with St. George Devenish, son of Robert Devenish and Elizabeth, sister of John Tucker, Clerk and Under Secretary (CSPD 1696, 452; R. J. Devenish and C. H. McLaughlin, Historical and Genealogical Records of the Devenish Families of England and Ireland (Chicago 1948), 211-12). Pd. as Clerk from 3 May 1696 to 3 Feb. 1697 (Trumbull Add. MS 113).

de Vic, Sir Henry, 1st Bart. Secretary for French Tongue 27 Sept. 1634-c. Dec. 1661.
-, App. 27 Sept. 1634 (C 66/2680, 2950). Surrendered office by 12 Dec. 1661 (CSPD 1661-2, 178).

de Vrigny see de Lacombe de Vrigny

Deyverdun, George Clerk (Seymour Conway) March 1767-Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-c. 1769.
-, App. by Seymour Conway notified 4 March 1767 (CHOP 1766-9, 162); presence in office notified as Clerk to Weymouth 20 Jan. 1768 (ibid. 293); last occ. 1769 (Royal Kal. (1769), 117).

Didichi, Theocaris Rali Interpreter of Oriental Languages May 1727-9 April 1734.
-, App. notified 30 May 1727 (SP 44/125 pp. 107, 204). D. 9 April 1734 (Gent. Mag. (1734), iv, 218).

Diemar, George Clerk (Newcastle) Nov. 1753-March 1754; (Holdernesse) March 1754-c. 1755.
-, App. by Newcastle notified 13 Nov. 1753 (SP 44/148); occ. as Clerk to Holdernesse 1755 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1755), pt. ii, 53).

Digby, Henry Clerk (Bedford) May 1749-c. 1750. Under Secretary Nov. 1755-Nov. 1756.
-, App. as Clerk by Bedford notified 8 May 1749 (SP 44/129 p. 520); last occ. 1750 (Millan, Universal Register (1750), 80). App. Under Secretary by Fox Nov. 1755 (Gent. Mag. (1755), xxv, 523).

Doudiet, John Office Keeper (Weymouth) June 1777-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. by Weymouth; received fees as Office Keeper to Weymouth from June 1777 to Nov. 1779 (SP 45/34), to Hillsborough from Nov. 1779 to March 1782 (SP 45/34- 35). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 25).

D'Oyly, Christopher Under Secretary (Germain) April 1776-Jan. 1778.
-, Pd. from 5 April 1776 to 5 Jan. 1778 (SP 45/32).

Draper, Nathan Clerk (Robinson) Sept. 1754-Nov. 1755; (Fox) Nov. 1755-April 1756.
-, App. by Robinson notified 11 Sept. 1754 (SP 44/136 p. 295); occ. as Clerk to Robinson from 1755 to 1756 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1755), pt. ii, 53; Court and City Reg. (1756), 107). Removal from office by Fox notified 8 April 1756 (SP 44/136 p. 358).

Drift, Adrian Clerk (Jersey) May 1699-June 1700.
-, Occ. Nov. 1698 in service of Jersey, Ambassador to Paris (BM Add. MS 28902 ff. 86, 134); probably entered office as Clerk on Jersey's app. as Secretary May 1699; occ. as such 9 Dec. 1699, 1700 (Hist. MSS Comm. Bath, iii, 385; Chamberlayne, Present State (1700), 502); pd. by Vernon during vacancy following Jersey's res. from 24 June to 24 Sept. 1700 (BM Add. MS 40785 f. 66). App. Clerk, Board of Trade 6 Aug. 1700 (CO 389/36 pp. 106-7).

Ducarel, Andrew Coltee Methodiser of State Papers 16 July 1764-29 May 1785.
-, App. 16 July 1764 (T 52/56 p. 99; T 52/69 pp. 374-5). D. 29 May 1785 (T 53/58 p. 95).

Duck, William Clerk (Chesterfield) Nov. 1746-Feb. 1748; (Bedford) Feb. 1748- June 1751; (Holdernesse) June 1751-March 1754; (Robinson) March 1754-Nov. 1755; (Fox) Nov. 1755-Nov. 1756; (Pitt) Dec. 1756-Oct. 1761; (Egremont) Oct. 1761-Aug. 1763; (Sandwich) Sept. 1763-July 1765; (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766; (Richmond) May-July 1766; (Shelburne) July 1766-Oct. 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-c. 1772. Senior Clerk (Rochford) c. 1772-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, Probably app. Clerk by Chesterfield; presence in office as such notified 21 Nov. 1746 (SP 44/129 p. 428); occ. as Clerk to Bedford from 1748 to 1751 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1748), pt. ii, 52; Court and City Reg. (1751), 108), to Holdernesse from 1752 to 1754 (Court and City Reg. (1752), 108; ibid. (1754), 106), to Robinson from 1755 to 1756 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1755), pt. ii, 53; Court and City Reg. (1756), 107); probably continued in office by Fox; presence in office notified as Clerk to Pitt 17 Dec. 1756 (SP 44/136 p. 399), to Egremont 13 Oct. 1761 (CHOP 1760-5, 70), to Sandwich 9 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (ibid. 302, 408), to Grafton 23 July 1765 (ibid. 580), to Richmond 28 June 1766 (CHOP 1766- 9, 54), to Shelburne 27 July 1768 (ibid. 434), to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (ibid. 435). First occ. as Senior Clerk 1772 (Royal Kal. (1772), 115); presence in office as Senior Clerk to Weymouth notified 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556); occ. as Senior Clerk to Weymouth to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Probably left office March 1782 on formation of Home Office; does not occ. in list of that office for 1783 (ibid. (1783), 110).

Eden, William Under Secretary (Suffolk) June 1772-Oct. 1778.
-, App. by Suffolk notified 17 June 1772 (CHOP 1770-2, 512). Left office by 28 Oct. 1778 (app. of Oakes).

Egar, David Clerk (Nottingham) (?)-Nov. 1693; (Shrewsbury) March 1694-Dec. 1698; (Jersey) May 1699-June 1700; (Vernon) Nov. 1700-May 1702; (Nottingham) May 1702-April 1704; (Harley) May 1704-Feb. 1708; (Boyle) Feb. 1708- Sept. 1710; (St. John/Bolingbroke) Sept. 1710-c. 1711.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Nottingham 1694 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1694), 243); probably continued in office by Shrewsbury March 1694; in his service Dec. 1698; pd. by Vernon during vacancy following Shrewsbury's res. from 25 Dec. 1698 to 25 March 1699 (BM Add. MS 40785 f. 34); probably continued in office by Jersey May 1699; in his service 1700 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1700), 502); pd. by Vernon during vacancy following Jersey's res. from 24 June to 24 Sept. 1700 (BM Add. MS. 40785 f. 65); transferred to Vernon's service Nov. 1700; pd. from 29 Sept. 1700 to 25 March 1702 and on 1 May 1702 for quarter to 24 June 1702 (BM Add. MSS 40785 f. 70; 40786 ff. 35, 37); occ. as Clerk to Nottingham from 1702 to 1704 (Compleat History (1702), 69; Chamberlayne, Present State (1704), 530); pd. as Clerk to Harley from 16 Feb. 1706 to 3 Sept. 1707 (BM Loan 29/162); presence in office notified as Clerk to Boyle 23 Feb. 1708 (SP 44/107 p. 4), to St. John 23 Nov. 1710 (SP 44/109); last occ. 1711 (Boyer, Political State (1711), 377).

Egremont, Charles (Wyndham) 2nd Earl of Secretary of State (South) 9 Oct. 1761- 21 Aug. 1763.
-, App. 9 Oct. 1761 (T 53/48 p. 227). D. 21 Aug. 1763.

Ellis, John Under Secretary (Trumbull) May 1695-Dec. 1697; (Vernon) Dec. 1697- Nov. 1700; (Hedges) Nov. 1700-Dec. 1701; (Manchester) Jan.-May 1702; (Hedges) May 1702-May 1705.
-, App. by Trumbull May 1695 (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, iii, 468), by Vernon Dec. 1697 (ibid. iv, 316), by Hedges Nov. 1700 (ibid. 705), by Manchester Jan. 1702 (ibid. v, 127), by Hedges May 1702 (ibid. 169). Dis. May 1705 (ibid. 555).

Ellis, Welbore Secretary of State (Colonies) 11 Feb.-27 March 1782.
-, App. 11 Feb. 1782 (T 53/55 p. 212) Left office 27 March 1782 (ibid. p. 388).

Emmitt, Elizabeth Necessary Woman (Weymouth) c. 1778-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, Occ. as Necessary Woman to Weymouth from 1778 to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1778), 109; ibid. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 25).

Evans, Morgan (?) Office Keeper (Boyle) c. 1708-10.
-, Possibly Deputy Office Keeper; occ. from 1708 to 1710 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1708), 586; ibid. (1710), 516).

Fanshawe, Sir Richard, 1st Bart. Secretary for Latin Tongue 12 Jan. 1661-16 June 1666.
-, App. 12 Jan. 1661 (C 66/2936). D. 16 June 1666.

Faye see Delafaye

Featherstone, Ralph Clerk (Bute) March 1761-May 1762.
-, Probably app. by Bute March 1761; occ. 1762 (Court and City Reg. (1762), 106). Left office May 1762 (Notes and Queries, cciv (1959), 283). App. Supernumerary Clerk, Treasury 21 July 1762 (T 29/34 p. 328).

Fenhoulet, John James Clerk (Egremont) April-Aug. 1763; (Sandwich) Sept. 1763- July 1765; (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766; (Richmond) May-July 1766; (Shelburne) July 1766-Oct. 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-c. Oct. 1774.
-, App. by Egremont; pd. as his Clerk from 5 April to 5 July 1763 (PRO 30/47/31/4); presence in office notified as Clerk to Sandwich 9 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (CHOP 1760-5, 302, 408), to Grafton 23 July 1765 (ibid. 580), to Richmond 28 June 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 54), to Shelburne 27 July 1768 (ibid. 434), to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (ibid. 435). Res. by 1 Oct. 1774 (CHOP 1773-5, 245).

Field, John Clerk (Trevor) c. 1671-May 1672; (Coventry) July 1672-c. 1677.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Trevor 26 Sept. 1671 (BM Add. MS 56240, Field to Blathwayt, 26 Sept. 1671), to Coventry 25 Jan. 1677 (BM Add. MS 25118 f. 156).

Finch, Hon. Edward Under Secretary (Nottingham) March 1689-April 1693.
-, App. by Nottingham probably March 1689; occ. July 1689 (LS 13/231 p. 14). Left office April 1693 (Finch MSS Box V Bundle 16, Finch to Nottingham, 17 April 1693; Luttrell, Hist. Relation, iii, 81).

Fisher, John Under Secretary (Germain) Oct. 1781-Feb. 1782; (Ellis) Feb.-March 1782.
-, Pd. from 5 Oct. 1781 (SP 45/32). Left office March 1782 on abolition of Colonial Department (T 1/579 Schedule 2).

Fisher, Thomas Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1725-35.
-, Occ. as Deputy to Moyle from March 1725 to Jan. 1735 (SO 5/1-2), to Cooke from Nov. 1727 to April 1728 (ibid.).

Ford, Charles Writer of Gazette July 1712-Sept. 1714.
-, App. July 1712 (J. Swift, Prose Works, ed. F. Ryland and others (London 1898- 1922), ii, 374). Left office Sept. 1714 (SP 44/147, Walpole to Ford, 24 Sept. 1714).

Fountain, Nicholas Office Keeper of Signet Office c. 1702-35.
-, Occ. from 1702 to 1735 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1702), 481; ibid. (1735), pt. ii, 43).

Fox, Henry Secretary of State (South) 14 Nov. 1755-13 Nov. 1756.
-, App. 14 Nov. 1755 (T 53/45 p. 468). Left office 13 Nov. 1756 (ibid.).

Francis, Philip Clerk (Fox) April-Nov. 1756; (Pitt) Dec. 1756-Oct. 1761; (Egremont) Oct. 1761-Jan. 1763.
-, App. by Fox notified 8 April 1756 (SP 44/136 p. 358); presence in office notified as Clerk to Pitt 17 Dec. 1756 (ibid. p. 399), to Egremont 13 Oct. 1761 (CHOP 1760-5, 70); pd. to 5 Jan. 1763 (PRO 30/47/31/5). Left office c. Jan. 1763 on app. as First Clerk, War Office (Notes and Queries, ccv (1960), 455; J. Parkes and H. Merrivale, Memoirs of Sir Philip Francis (London 1867), i, 64-5).

Francis, Robert Clerk (Arlington) c. 1666-74.
-, Clerk in Arlington's office attached to Williamson; occ. from 6 July 1666 to 20 Feb. 1674 (CSPD 1665-6, 503; CSPD 1673-5, 173).

Fraser, William Clerk (Holdernesse) July 1751-1759. Assistant Under Secretary (Holdernesse) 1759-March 1761. Private Secretary (Grafton) July 1765. Under Secretary (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766; (Seymour Conway) May 1766-Jan. 1768; (Weymouth) Jan. 1768-Dec. 1770; (Sandwich) Dec. 1770-Jan. 1771; (Halifax) March-June 1771; (Suffolk) June 1771-March 1779; (Stormont) Oct. 1779-March 1782.
-, Writer of Gazette 13 July 1770-11 Dec. 1802.
-, Translator of German Language 6 Oct. 1773-11 Dec. 1802.
-, Clerk of Signet 4 March 1782-11 Dec. 1802.
-, App. as Clerk by Holdernesse notified 31 July 1751 (SP 44/136 p. 180). App. Assistant Under Secretary by Holdernesse probably c. April 1759 (Grenville Papers, ed. W. J. Smith (London 1852-3), i, 290-1); occ. as such 1761 (Court and City Reg. (1761), 106). App. Private Secretary by Grafton July 1765 (Hist. MSS Comm. 10th Rept., 392). App. as Under Secretary by Grafton notified 23 July 1765 (CHOP 1760-5, 579); received fees as Under Secretary to Seymour Conway from May 1766 (SP 45/31); app. as Under Secretary notified by Weymouth 20 Jan. 1768 (CHOP 1766-9, 293), by Sandwich 21 Dec. 1770 (CHOP 1770-2, 103), by Halifax 20 March 1771 (ibid. 225), by Suffolk 12 June 1771 (ibid. 556), by Stormont 9 Nov. 1779 (FO 366/669 p. 16). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 27). App. Writer of Gazette 13 July 1770 (C 66/3727), Translator of German Language 6 Oct. 1773 (CHOP 1773-5, 87), Clerk of Signet 4 March 1782 (C 66/ 3791). D. 11 Dec. 1802 (Gent. Mag. (1802), lxxii (2), 1171).

Fry, Gauntlet Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1716. Clerk of Signet 2 Oct. 1716-7 May 1746.
-, Occ. as Deputy Clerk of Signet 1716 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1716), 525).
-, App. Clerk of Signet 2 Oct. 1716 (C 66/3517). D. 7 May 1746 (SO 5/3).

Gage, John Clerk of Signet 19 March 1807-24 Dec. 1846.
-, Grant in reversion 26 Aug. 1803 (C 66/4021); succ. 19 March 1807 (d. of Tirel Morin). D. 24 Dec. 1846 (Gent. Mag. (1847), cxx, 308).

Gage, Thomas Clerk (Newcastle) Nov. 1737-c. 1741.
-, App. by Newcastle notified 25 Nov. 1737 (SP 44/148); last occ. 1741 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1741), pt. ii, 47).

Gauntlet, John Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1682. Clerk of Signet c. 1684-20 Sept. 1716.
-, Occ. as Deputy Clerk of Signet 1682 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1682), pt. i, 194). Grant of clerkship of signet in reversion 12 June 1674 (C 66/3156); probably succ. c. 1684 (d. of Bere); occ. 1687 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1687), pt. i, 169). Surrendered office 20 Sept. 1716 (surrender recited in grant to Fry).

Gedney, Thomas Clerk (Townshend) May-Dec. 1716; (Methuen) Dec. 1716- April 1717; (Addison) April 1717-c. 1718.
-, App. by Townshend notified 5 May 1716 (SP 44/118); probably continued in office by Methuen; occ. as Clerk to Addison 1718 (Miège, Present State (1718), 362 -'John Gedney').

Germain, Lord George Secretary of State (Colonies) 10 Nov. 1775-10 Feb. 1782.
-, App. 10 Nov. 1775 (T 53/53 p. 359). Left office 10 Feb. 1782 (T 53/55 p. 212).

Gibbons, - Clerk (Queensberry) c. 1710.
-, Occ. 1710 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1710), 515).

Gilbert, Humphrey Clerk (Hedges) c. 1702-4.
-, Occ. from 1702 to 1704 (Compleat History (1702), 69; Chamberlayne, Present State (1704), 530).

Goddard, Charles Collector of State Papers 6 Jan. 1796-21 Jan. 1848.
-, App. 6 Jan. 1796 (C 66/3913). D. 21 Jan. 1848 (Gent. Mag. (1848), cxx, 555).

Godolphin, Sidney Secretary of State (North) 17 April-c. 24 Aug. 1684.
-, App. 17 April 1684 (PC 2/70 p. 142). Left office by 24 Aug. 1684 (ibid. p. 220).

Godolphin, William Under Secretary (Bennet/Arlington) Oct. 1662-Dec. 1665.
-, Occ. from 21 Oct. 1662 to 24 Sept. 1665 (CSPD 1661-2, 524; CSPD 1664-5, 571). Left office Dec. 1665 on app. as Secretary to Earl of Sandwich, Ambassador to Spain (Hist. MSS Comm. Heathcote, 219).

Goodridge, Anthony Office Keeper (Nottingham) May 1702-April 1704.
-, Occ. from 1702 to 1704 (Compleat History (1702), 69; Chamberlayne, Present State (1704), 530); a footman of Nottingham's who served as Office Keeper only while his master was in office (Finch MS DG 7/1/19a).

Gorton, William Office Keeper (Rochford) c. 1769.
-, Occ. 1769 (Royal Kal. (1769), 118).

Gower see Leveson Gower

Grafton, Augustus Henry (Fitzroy) 3rd Duke of Secretary of State (North) 11 July 1765-23 May 1766.
-, App. 11 July 1765 (T 53/50 p. 13). Left office 23 May 1766 (ibid.).

Graham, Fergus Under Secretary (Preston) Nov.-Dec. 1688.
-, App. by Preston Nov. 1688 (Ellis Corr., ii, 287).

Graham, Mary Necessary Woman (Newcastle) c. 1745-March 1754; (Holdernesse) March 1754-c. 1758.
-, Occ. as Necessary Woman to Newcastle from 1745 to 1754 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1745), pt. ii, 31-2; Court and City Reg. (1754), 106), to Holdernesse from 1755 to 1758 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1755), pt. ii, 52-3; Court and City Reg. (1758), 106).

Granville, Earl see Carteret, Lord

Gregg, William Clerk (Harley) April 1706-Jan. 1708.
-, App. 16 April 1706 (Lords Journals, xviii, 518). Left office 1 Jan. 1708 on being taken into custody (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, vi, 252).

Gregory, George Clerk (Craggs) March 1718-Feb. 1721; (Carteret) March 1721- April 1724; (Newcastle) April 1724-June 1725.
-, Probably app. by Craggs; presence in office notified as Clerk to Craggs 29 March 1718, 18 Dec. 1719 (SP 44/147); pd. as Clerk to Carteret from 29 Sept. 1723 to 3 April 1724 (MS Rawlinson C 367), to Newcastle from 4 April 1724 to 24 June 1725 (MSS Rawlinson C 367, 123).

Gregson, Richard Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1701-10.
-, Occ. as Deputy Clerk of Signet 1701 (Miège, New State (1701), pt. iii, 109). Occ. as 'Clerk of Dispatches' in Signet Office from 1707 to 1710 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1707), 514; ibid. (1710), 516).

Gregson, William Writer of Gazette 23 Sept. 1829-1869.
-, App. 23 Sept. 1829 (C 66/4356). D. 1869 (Gent. Mag. (1869), clii, 666).

Grenville, Hon. George Secretary of State (North) 5 June-14 Oct. 1762.
-, App. 5 June 1762 (T 53/48 p. 388). Left office 14 Oct. 1762 (ibid.).

Grey, Charles Samuel Clerk of Signet 26 Jan. 1847-7 Aug. 1851.
-, App. 26 Jan. 1847 (C 66/4802). Office abolished 7 Aug. 1851 (14&15 Vict., c 82, s3).

Grey see also de Grey

Griffin, John Clerk (Stanhope) 1719-Feb. 1721; (Townshend) Feb. 1721-c. 1723.
-, App. by Stanhope; pd. as his Clerk from 29 Sept. 1719 to 29 Sept. 1720 (Stanhope MS 76); occ. as Clerk to Townshend 1723 (Miège, Present State (1723), 69).

Gwyn, Francis Under Secretary (Conway) Feb. 1681-Jan. 1683.
-, Occ. as Under Secretary to Conway 1682 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1682), pt. i, 193; Memoirs of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury (London 1890), i, 63); Conway's fee book, formerly in Gwyn's possession, contains entries dating from Feb. 1681 to Jan. 1683 (Folger MS V.b.302).

Halifax, George (Dunk Montagu) 2nd Earl of Secretary of State (North) 14 Oct. 1762-Aug. 1763; (South) Aug. 1763-10 July 1765; (North) 22 Jan.-8 June 1771.
-, App. 14 Oct. 1762 (T 53/48 p. 442). Left office 10 July 1765 (T 53/50 p. 12).
-, App. 22 Jan. 1771 (T 53/52 p. 118). D. 8 June 1771.

Hanbury Williams, Charles Clerk (Hillsborough) c. 1769-Aug. 1772; (Dartmouth) Aug. 1772-Nov. 1775; (Germain) Nov. 1775-c. 1781.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Hillsborough from 1769 to 1772 (Royal Kal. (1769), 118; ibid. (1772), 116), to Dartmouth from 1773 to 1775 (ibid. (1773), 116; ibid. (1775), 107), to Germain from 1776 to 1781 (ibid. (1776), 109; ibid. (1781), 110).

Hare, Thomas Under Secretary (St. John/Bolingbroke) Sept. 1710-Aug. 1714.
-, App. by St. John Sept. 1714 (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, vi, 635).

Harley, Robert Secretary of State (North) 16 May 1704-11 Feb. 1708.
-, App. 16 May 1704 (CTB, xix, 270). Left office 11 Feb. 1708 (ibid. xxii, 217).

Harling, William Clerk (Carteret/Granville) June 1742-Nov. 1744; (Harrington) Nov. 1744-Oct. 1746; (Chesterfield) Oct. 1746-Feb. 1748; (Bedford) 1748.
-, App. by Carteret notified 10 June 1742 (SP 44/129 p. 296); occ. as Clerk to Carteret to 15 Nov. 1743 (T 52/42 p. 324), to Harrington from 1 May to 31 Aug. 1745 (T 52/43 pp. 134, 213); presence in office as Clerk to Chesterfield notified 21 Nov. 1746 (SP 44/129 p. 428); last occ. 1748 as Clerk to Bedford (Chamberlayne, Present State (1748), pt. ii, 52).

Harrington, William (Stanhope) 1st Lord (cr. Earl of Harrington 9 Feb. 1742) Secretary of State (North) 16 May 1730-12 Feb. 1742; 24 Nov. 1744-19 Oct. 1746.
-, App. 16 May 1730 (T 53/35 p. 398). Left office 12 Feb. 1742 (CTBP 1742-5, 169). App. 24 Nov. 1744 (ibid. 804). Left office 19 Oct. 1746 (T 53/42 p. 143).

Haynes, H. Deputy Clerk of Signet c. 1723-4.
-, Occ. as Deputy to Moyle from March 1723 to Nov. 1724 (SO 5/1).

Haynes, John Clerk (Pitt) Dec. 1756-Oct. 1761; (Egremont) Oct. 1761-Aug. 1763; (Sandwich) Sept. 1763-July 1765; (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766; (Richmond) May-July 1766; (Shelburne) July 1766-Oct. 1768; (Rochford) Oct. 1768-c. 1772. Senior Clerk (Rochford) c. 1772-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-c. April 1776.
-, Deputy Clerk of Signet 1761-76.
-, Probably app. Clerk by Pitt; presence in office notified as Clerk to Pitt 17 Dec. 1756 (SP 44/136 p. 399), to Egremont 13 Oct. 1761 (CHOP 1760-5, 70), to Sandwich 9 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (ibid. 302, 408), to Grafton 23 July 1765 (ibid. 580), to Richmond 28 June 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 54), to Shelburne 27 July 1768 (ibid. 434), to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (ibid. 435). First occ. as Senior Clerk 1772 (Royal Kal. (1772), 115); presence in office as Senior Clerk to Weymouth notified 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556). App. Deputy Clerk of Signet to Moyle March 1761 (Ind. 6764); last occ. Jan. 1776 (SO 5/4). D. April or May 1776 (Gent. Mag. (1776), xlvi, 240; Lond. Mag. (1776), xlv, 278).

Haynes, Thomas Deputy Clerk of Signet 1740-64.
-, Occ. as Deputy to Fry from March 1740 to April 1746 (SO 5/2-3); app. Deputy by Blair Aug. 1746 (Ind. 6763); last occ. 1764 (Court and City Reg. (1764), 107).

Hedges, Sir Charles, kt. Secretary of State (North) 5 Nov. 1700-29 Dec. 1701; 2 May 1702-May 1704; (South) May 1704-3 Dec. 1706.
-, App. 5 Nov. 1700 (PC 2/78 p. 95). Left office 29 Dec. 1701 (BM Add. MS 40786 f. 29). App. 2 May 1702 (PC 2/78 p. 110). Left office 3 Dec. 1706 (CTB, xxi, 157).

Henricks, Gerard Clerk (Harrington) June-Oct. 1746; (Chesterfield) Oct. 1746- Feb. 1748; (Bedford) Feb. 1748-June 1751; (Holdernesse) June 1751-c. 1752.
-, App. by Harrington notified 2 June 1746 (SP 44/129 p. 414); presence in office as Clerk to Chesterfield notified 21 Nov. 1746 (ibid. p. 428); occ. as Clerk to Bedford from 1748 to 1751 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1748), pt. ii, 52; Court and City Reg. (1751), 108); last occ. as Clerk to Holdernesse 1752 (Court and City Reg. (1752), 108).

Henshaw, Thomas Secretary for French Tongue 13 March 1662-2 Jan. 1700.
-, App. 13 March 1662 (C 66/3013, 3264). D. 2 Jan. 1700 (J. Le Neve, Monumenta Anglicana 1680-99 (London 1718), 205-6; Prob 11/454 f. 8).

Higden, William Henry Clerk (Rochford) Nov. 1768-Nov. 1775; (Weymouth) Nov. 1775-Nov. 1779; (Hillsborough) Nov. 1779-March 1782.
-, Private Secretary (Rochford) c. 1769.
-, Deputy Clerk of Signet March 1795-Dec. 1802.
-, Probably app. Clerk by Rochford; presence in office notified as Clerk to Rochford 4 Nov. 1768 (CHOP 1766-9, 435), to Weymouth 30 Nov. 1775 (CHOP 1773-5, 556); occ. as Clerk to Weymouth to 1779 (Royal Kal. (1779), 109), to Hillsborough from 1780 to 1782 (ibid. (1780), 110; ibid. (1782), 110). Transferred to Home Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 22). Occ. as Private Secretary to Rochford 1769 (Court and City Reg. (1769), 118). Deputy Clerk of Signet to Fraser; took oath as such 11 March 1795 (HO 38/6 p. 239); occ. from April 1795 to Dec. 1802 (SO 5/20).

Hill, - (?) Necessary Woman (Nottingham) c. 1689. Necessary Woman (Shrewsbury) (?)-Dec. 1698; (Jersey) May 1699-June 1700; (Hedges) Nov. 1700.
-, Possibly Necessary Woman to Nottingham July 1689 (LS 13/231 p. 14); in Shrewsbury's service as such Dec. 1698; pd. by Vernon during vacancy following Shrewsbury's res. from 25 Dec. 1698 to 25 March 1699 (BM Add. MS 40785 f. 34); probably continued in office by Jersey May 1699; in his service June 1700; pd. by Vernon during vacancy following Jersey's res. from 24 June to 5 Nov. 1700 (ibid. ff. 65, 67); probably continued in office by Hedges Nov. 1700.

Hill, Richard Secretary for Latin Tongue 6 Nov. 1691-22 Oct. 1714.
-, App. 6 Nov. 1691 (C 66/3347, 3432). Grant determined 22 Oct. 1714 (app. of S. Hill).

Hill, Samuel Secretary for Latin Tongue 22 Oct. 1714-16 July 1718.
-, App. 22 Oct. 1714 (C 66/3509). Grant determined 16 July 1718 (app. of Lee).

Hillsborough, Wills (Hill) 1st Earl of Secretary of State (Colonies) 21 Jan. 1768-15 Aug. 1772; (South) 25 Nov. 1779-27 March 1782.
-, App. 21 Jan. 1768 (T 53/51 p. 21). Left office 15 Aug. 1772 (T 53/52 p. 404).
-, App. 25 Nov. 1779 (T 53/54 p. 437). Left office 27 March 1782 (T 53/55 p. 213).

Hobhouse, Henry Secretary for Latin Tongue 23 May 1826-19 July 1832.
-, Keeper of State Papers 23 May 1826-13 April 1854.
-, App. Secretary for Latin Tongue 23 May 1826 (C 66/4306, 4374). Grant determined 19 July 1832 (C 66/4408). App. Keeper of State Papers 23 May 1826 (C 66/4306). D. 13 April 1854 (Gent. Mag. (1854), cxxxv, 79).

Holdernesse, Robert (Darcy) 4th Earl of Secretary of State (South) 21 June 1751- March 1754; (North) March 1754-25 March 1761.
-, App. 21 June 1751 (PC 2/102 p. 251). Left office 25 March 1761 (T 53/47 pp. 560-1).

Holland, John Embellisher of Letters Nov. 1761-c. 1800.
-, App. Nov. 1761 (AO 1/420/199); last occ. 15 July 1800 (FO 366/671 p. 144).

Holt, Charles (?) Under Secretary (Bromley) 1714.
-, In Bromley's service apparently as Under Secretary; occ. from 13 Feb. to 21 Aug. 1714 (SP 44/115 pp. 168, 277); letter of 5 Nov. 1714 enquiring about Bromley's papers suggests that he remained in office until Sept. 1714 (SP 35/1 f. 184).

Hopkins, Thomas Under Secretary (Trenchard) April 1694-April 1695; (Vernon) Dec. 1697-May 1702; (Sunderland) Dec. 1706-June 1710.
-, App. by Trenchard April 1694 (Luttrell, Hist. Relation, iii, 300), by Vernon Dec. 1697 (ibid. iv, 316), by Sunderland Dec. 1706 (ibid. vi, 112).

Houghton, William Clerk (Harrington) c. 1741.
-, Occ. 1741 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1741), pt. ii, 47).

Howard, Hon. Charles Translator of German Language March 1772-Sept./Oct. 1773.
-, App. 28 March 1772 (CHOP 1773-5, 87). D. Sept. or Oct. 1773 (Correspondence of George III, ed. Sir J. Fortescue (London 1927-8), iii, 38; Gent. Mag. (1773), xliii, 527).

Howard, Hugh Keeper of State Papers 18 Nov. 1714-17 March 1738.
-, App. 18 Nov. 1714 (C 66/3499, 3551). D. 17 March 1738 (CTBP 1735-8, 606).

Hume, David Under Secretary (Seymour Conway) Feb. 1767-Jan. 1768.
-, App. by Seymour Conway notified 21 Feb. 1767 (CHOP 1766-9, 161).

Hussey, W. Clerk (Hedges) c. 1701.
-, Occ. 1701 (Miège, New State (1701), pt. iii, 109). Probably not continued in office by Manchester (BM Add. MS 28888 ff. 3, 24).

Hutchinson, Francis Howard Clerk (Newcastle) Aug. 1727-22 June 1752.
-, App. by Newcastle notified 7 Aug. 1727 (SP 44/148). D. 22 June 1752 (Gent. Mag. (1752), xxii, 289).

Hutchinson, John Clerk (Hillsborough) c. 1769-Aug. 1772; (Dartmouth) Aug. 1772-c. 1774.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Hillsborough from 1769 to 1772 (Royal Kal. (1769), 118; ibid. (1772), 116), to Dartmouth from 1773 to 1774 (ibid. (1773), 116; ibid. (1774), 116).

Huxley, George Clerk (Harrington) c. 1736-Feb. 1742; (Carteret/Granville) Feb. 1742-Nov. 1744; (Harrington) Nov. 1744-c. 1745.
-, Occ. as Clerk to Harrington 18 May 1736 (T 52/39 p. 164); app. as such notified 4 Jan. 1737 (SP 44/129 p. 45); occ. as Clerk to Carteret from 18 April to 15 Nov. 1743 (T 52/42 pp. 205, 324), to Harrington 1745 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1745), pt. ii, 32).

Isham, John Under Secretary (Nottingham) April-Nov. 1693; Oct. 1703-April 1704.
-, App. by Nottingham April 1693 (Finch MSS Box V Bundle 16, Finch to Nottingham, 17 April 1693; Luttrell, Hist. Relation, iii, 81), Oct. 1703 (Daily Courant no. 467; Isham MSS nos. 2205, 2206).
-, Jenkins, John Warham Clerk (Suffolk) Oct. 1772-March 1779; (Stormont) Oct. 1779-March 1782.
-, App. by Suffolk notified 2 Oct. 1772 (CHOP 1770-2, 556); presence in office as Clerk to Stormont notified 9 Nov. 1779 (FO 366/669 p. 16). Transferred to Foreign Office March 1782 (1st Rept. on Fees, 30).

Jenkins, Sir Leoline, kt. Secretary of State (North) 26 April 1680-Feb. 1681; (South) Feb. 1681-c. 17 April 1684.
-, App. 26 April 1680 (PC 2/68 p. 489). Left office by 17 April 1684 (PC 2/70 p. 142).

Jenkinson, Charles Under Secretary (Bute) March 1761-May 1762.
-, App. by Bute March 1761 (Gent. Mag. (1761), xxxi, 189).
-, Jersey, Edward (Villiers) 1st Earl of Secretary of State (South) 13 May 1699-25 June 1700.
-, App. 13 May 1699 (Hist. MSS Comm. Bath, iii, 344-5). Left office 25 June 1700 (BM Add. MS 40784 f. 31).

Jones, Charles Pleydell Office Keeper of Signet Office c. 1789-1832.
-, Deputy Clerk of Signet Jan. 1795-June 1797.
-, Occ. as Office Keeper of Signet Office from 1789 to 1832 (Royal Kal. (1789), 104; ibid. (1832), 139). App. Deputy Clerk of Signet to Wilkinson 2 Jan. 1795 (Ind. 6768); last occ. 1797 (Royal Kal. (1797), 104). Probably ceased to act June 1797 on d. of Wilkinson.

Jones, E. D. Office Keeper of Signet Office c. 1783-8.
-, Occ. from 1783 to 1788 (Royal Kal. (1783), 109; ibid. (1788), 104).

Jones, Edward Drewe Office Keeper of Signet Office c. 1828-49.
-, Occ. from 1828 to 1849 (Royal Kal. (1828), 137; ibid. (1849), 165).

Jones, Hugh Valence Clerk (Newcastle) c. 1743-April 1751. Under Secretary (Newcastle) April 1751-March 1754.
-, Occ. as Clerk from 1743 to 1751 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1743), pt. ii, 32; Court and City Reg. (1751), 108); probably acting as Private Secretary from 13 May to 23 Nov. 1748 (T 52/44 pp. 372, 386, 502) and from 16 April to 4 Nov. 1750 (T 52/45 pp. 162, 324). App. Under Secretary by Newcastle April 1751; received fees as such from April 1751 to March 1754 (SP 45/27).

Jones, John Deputy Clerk of Signet May 1776-April 1781.
-, App. Deputy to Copley 1 May 1776 (SP 44/143 pp. 69-70); last occ. 1781 (Royal Kal. (1781), 108). Probably ceased to act April 1781 on d. of Copley.

Jones, William Clerk (Vernon) c. 1698-May 1702; (?) (Nottingham) May 1702- April 1704. Chief Clerk (Harley) May 1704-Feb. 1708; (Boyle) Feb. 1708-Sept. 1710; (St. John/Bolingbroke) Sept. 1710-Aug. 1714; (Townshend) Sept. 1714- Dec. 1716; (Methuen) Dec. 1716-April 1717; (Addison) April 1717-March 1718; (Craggs) March 1718-7 Dec. 1719.
-, Pd. as Clerk to Vernon from 2 June 1698 to 25 March 1702 and on 1 May 1702 for quarter to 24 June 1702 (BM Add. MSS 40785 f. 20; 40786 ff. 35, 37); possibly continued in office by Nottingham. App. Chief Clerk by Harley probably May 1704; occ. as such 5 Feb. 1705 (Lords Journals, xviii, 517); heads list of Harley's Clerks 1707 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1707), 513-14); presence in office notified as most senior Clerk to Boyle 23 Feb. 1708 (SP 44/107 p. 4), to St. John 23 Nov. 1710 (SP 44/109), to Townshend 30 Sept. 1714 (SP 44/116); probably continued in office by Methuen; occ. as Chief Clerk to Addison 1718 (Chamberlayne, Present State (1718), pt. ii, 31); presence in office as most senior Clerk to Craggs notified 29 March 1718 (SP 44/147). D. 7 Dec. 1719 (Hist. Reg. Chron. (1719), iv, 42).

Jouvencel, Peter Cuchet Clerk (Holdernesse) Nov. 1753-March 1754; (Robinson) March 1754-Nov. 1755; (Fox) Nov. 1755-Nov. 1756; (Pitt) Dec. 1756-Oct. 1761; (Egremont) Oct. 1761-Aug. 1763; (Sandwich) Sept. 1763-July 1765; (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766; (Seymour Conway) 1766.
-, Private Secretary (Grafton) July 1765-May 1766.
-, App. as Clerk by Holdernesse notified 16 Nov. 1753 (SP 44/136 p. 269); occ. as Clerk to Robinson from 1755 to 1756 (sic) (Chamberlayne, Present State (1755), pt. ii, 53; Court and City Reg. (1756), 107); probably continued in office by Fox; presence in office notified as Clerk to Pitt 17 Dec. 1756 (SP 44/136 p. 399), to Egremont 13 Oct. 1761 (CHOP 1760-5, 70), to Sandwich 9 Sept. 1763, 30 April 1764 (ibid. 302, 408), to Grafton 23 July 1765 (ibid. 580), to Seymour Conway 15 Aug. 1766 (CHOP 1766-9, 67). Probably left office 1766 on app. as Secretary to Earl of Chatham as Lord Privy Seal (Royal Kal. (1767), 112). App. Private Secretary by Grafton July 1765 (Gent. Mag. (1765), xxxv, 348).