Institute of Historical Research
Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870
'Hydrographer 1795-1870', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16686 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.
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This office was created in 1795 and was invariably held by a naval officer. The salary
was originally £500. (fn. 1) In 1838 the remuneration was increased to £800 which included
an allowance of £300 for a house. (fn. 2) In 1865 the salary was fixed at £1000 in addition to
half pay. (fn. 3) The office was filled on a temporary basis between 1823 and 1829.
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