Extra Clerks c. 1721-1816

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J.C. Sainty

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1975

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'Extra Clerks c. 1721-1816', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 43-45. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16658 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Extra Clerks c. 1721-1816

Clerks, sometimes described as 'Extra Clerks', were employed in the Admiralty office at salaries of £50 between 1705 and 1713. However, their status does not appear to have been very clearly defined at this period and it is impossible to distinguish them satisfactorily from the other Clerks, particularly as they all received their salaries in the same manner from the Treasurer of the Navy. Their appointments have, therefore, been included in the list of Clerks 1660-1800.

Between 1715 and 1800 the number of established Clerks was fixed at seven and during this period the Extra Clerks were clearly differentiated from them. Little is known of their identity or periods of service before 1740. At first they appear to have been employed as writers without salary. (fn. 1) From 1738 it was the practice for them to receive £50 a year from the contingent fund. (fn. 2) In 1740, when they were five in number, their salaries were transferred to the ordinary estimate for the navy and made payable by the Treasurer of the Navy. (fn. 3) From this period the details of their careers can be accurately established. The number of Extra Clerks fluctuated according to whether conditions of peace or war prevailed. (fn. 4) On occasion Clerks who had been discharged at the end of a period of war were re-engaged at a later date. Vacancies on the establishment were almost invariably filled by the promotion of Extra Clerks.

In 1786 the Extra Clerks numbered eleven, each receiving a salary of £50. (fn. 5) In 1790 provision was made for ten, four with salaries of £110, three with salaries of £100 and three with salaries of £90. (fn. 6) In 1800 the existing Extra Clerks were recruited into the new grade of Junior Clerk, while provision was made for a further seven Extra Clerks, three at £100 a year and four at £90 a year, whose salaries were to be increased by a fifth in time of war. (fn. 7) In 1807 new salary arrangements were introduced as follows: for under three years' service £90, for three to five years' service £110, for five to seven years' service £120 and for more than seven years' service £140, again with the addition of a fifth in time of war. (fn. 8) In 1815 the war salaries were made permanent. (fn. 9) The grade was abolished in 1816. (fn. 10)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
By 1721 Varney, J.
By 1728 Troughton, J.
By 1738 Fearne, C.
1738 7 Nov. Berkeley, L. S.
1739 25 Sept. Phillips, E.
By 1740 Vanbrugh, E.
Blanckley, T. R.
Alcock, J.
1741 29 April Sewell, T.
1741 30 Nov. Cox, W.
1742 12 Feb. Guion, D.
1742 14 Oct. Davies, W.
1743 18 June Fawcett, W.
1744 31 Aug. Bere, J.
1744 31 Aug. Graydon, R.
1744 31 Aug. Lawes, T.
1744 12 Oct. Hopwood, T.
1744 17 Nov. French, G.
1745 26 Feb. Hastings, H.
1745 21 Dec. Jones, R.
1745 21 Dec. Lloyd, J.
1746 5 April Harris, J.
1746 13 June Oakes, T.
1746 10 Nov. Corbett, J.
1747 24 June Hickes, W.
1747 4 Sept. Howison, T.
1748 23 Feb. Bowers, R.
1748 23 Feb. Noble, T.
1749 6 June Corbett, J. (fn. 11)
1751 2 May Howison, T. (fn. 11)
1751 10 Dec. Clevland, J.
1752 21 Nov. Parker, H.
1753 5 May Bell, T.
1753 11 June Bullock, D.
1755 8 Feb. Hastings, H. (fn. 11)
1755 8 Feb. Ibbetson, J.
1755 6 May Bryer, W.
1755 22 Dec. Fouace, C.
1756 22 March Cooke, G. A.
1756 17 Aug. Webster, W. C.
1756 14 Dec. Powdick, J.
1757 21 Jan. Wright, C.
1757 24 Feb. Ward, E.
1757 21 March Dancer, F.
1757 17 Nov. Palairet, E. J.
1759 1 Jan. Pollock, W.
1759 1 March Belson, J.
1759 16 April Davie, C.
1759 18 Oct. Jeafryson, S.
1760 6 May Irish, T.
1761 21 Jan. Fearne, T. W.
1761 25 Sept. Reynolds, J. E.
1762 19 Aug. Howard, C.
1764 4 May Belson, J. (fn. 11)
1764 8 Dec. Morrison, J.
1766 24 June Howe, P.
1766 26 Nov. Willett, A. S.
1767 2 Dec. Sayer, V.
1769 16 March Barkham, S. D.
1770 11 Sept. Robinson, R.
1771 22 Feb. Gimber, W.
1771 9 March Bindley, J.
1773 25 Aug. Smith, N.
1776 26 Jan. Spriggs, C.
1776 12 April Dale, R.
1777 8 April Kite, T.
1777 8 April Gascoigne, W.
1778 18 May Freshfield, J.
1778 8 July Brisbane, T.
1778 19 Aug. Pearce, W.
1779 6 April Hollinworth, M.
1780 22 April Edwards, J.
1780 12 June Maxwell, R.
1780 28 Aug. Banes, E.
1780 10 Nov. Perigal, J.
1782 14 Feb. Maxwell, B.
1782 20 March King, T.
1782 25 March Raymond, A. M.
1787 8 May Braithwaite, T.
1787 9 Oct. King, T. (fn. 11)
1787 9 Oct. Raymond, A. M. (fn. 11)
1787 9 Oct. Marsh, R.
1787 27 Oct. Wright, H.
1790 18 Jan. Reynolds, W.
1790 13 March Losack, R.
1793 12 March Dyer, J.
1793 25 April Moss, S.
1794 20 Sept. Cutforth, J.
1795 19 June Barker, J. D.
1795 19 June Keltie, R.
1795 19 June Hollinworth, T.
1795 19 June Riley, R.
1795 19 June Sayer, C.
1796 13 Aug. Hawdon, G.
1796 14 Nov. Thurtle, S.
1797 25 July Sedgwick, C.
1799 10 Jan. Amedroz, H. F.
1799 25 Jan. Martin, R.
1799 25 Jan. Fisher, J.
1799 12 March Cowcher, W. P.
1800 19 Dec. Darch, T.
1801 16 Feb. Evans, J.
1801 16 Feb. Greaves, R.
1804 3 May Shepherd, G.
1804 3 May Smith, C.
1804 3 May Bedford, H.
1804 3 May Wilder, F.
1804 3 May Stables, J.
1804 3 May Spence, J.
1804 3 May Barnes, M.
1804 3 May Innes, J. W.
1804 15 June Moss, H.
1804 15 June Randall, R.
1805 8 June Barker, F. E.
1805 28 Aug. Brodie, A.
1805 9 Sept. Spence, J. (fn. 11)
1805 9 Sept. Clifton, M. W.
1806 15 April Mends, M. B.
1807 12 Feb. Tupper, C, C.
1807 25 April Nesbitt, W.
1807 5 May Hay, J. H.
1807 26 Aug. Allen, T. C.
1807 26 Aug. Creswell, W.
1807 26 Aug. Scott, G.
1807 26 Aug. Gibson, J.
1807 26 Aug. Nicholas, H.
1807 28 Sept. Mountain, W. J.
1807 28 Sept. Forster, T. R.
1808 30 Jan. Croasdaile, R.
1809 4 Sept. Barker, G. R.
1809 6 Sept. Rouse, J.
1811 15 March Biggs, L. J.
1811 15 March Holworthy, C. D.
1811 15 March Templeman, G.
1812 5 Feb. Houghton, G. R.
1813 17 July Ryland, F.
1814 30 July Miller, J.
1815 18 Jan. Hardman, J.

Footnotes

1 1 Adm. 3/32, 10 Oct. 1721; Adm. 3/37, 19 Dec. 1728; Adm. 3/43, 30 May 1738.
2 Adm. 3/43, 30 May and 7 Nov. 1738, 25 Sept. 1739.
3 Adm. 3/44, 13 Nov. 1740; SPB, vi f. 7.
4 Adm. 3/48, 31 Aug. 1744.
5 3rd Rept. on Fees, 95, 98.
6 Adm. 3/107, 24 May 1790.
7 Order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 pp. 3-4 (1816) xiii, 171-2).
8 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (PC 2/174 pp. 284-6).
9 Order in council 21 June 1815 (HC 125 p. 1 (1816) xiii, 167).
10 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
11 Reappointed.
11 Reappointed.