Counsel 1673-1870

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1975

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78

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'Counsel 1673-1870', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 78. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16688 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Counsel 1673-1870

This office, to which appointments were made by Admiralty warrant, was created in 1673.1 Originally it was attached to the Navy Board only. It was not until 1696 that the Counsel was formally deputed to act for the Admiralty as well.2 However, in the interests of continuity the earlier holders of the office have been included in these lists. The office was discontinued in 1679, as a result of the decision to retrench naval expenditure, but was revived in 1685.3 Until 1696 the Counsel was empowered to appoint a Solicitor with a salary of £5.4 The salary of the Counsel which was originally £20, was raised to £100 in 1703.5 From 1824 the office was held concurrently with that of Judge Advocate of the Fleet.

1673 Wright, R.
1685 4 July Porter, C.
1686 23 April Killingworth, W.
1696 14 Sept. Lechmere, T.
1703 18 Feb. Ettrick, W.
1708 8 Dec. Phipps, C.
1709 19 Nov. Townsend, G.
1711 11 June Ettrick, W.6
1715 18 Jan. Townsend, G.6
1726 4 Oct. Baynes, J.
1737 1 March Hunter, J.
1742 1 March Clarke, C.
1743 9 Feb. Legge, Hon. H.
1747 5 June Jervis, S.
1757 15 Feb. Hussey, R.
1770 28 March Cust, F.
1791 12 Dec. Brodrick, Hon. T.
1795 16 Jan. Perceval, Hon. S.
1801 20 Feb. Jervis, T.
1824 9 Feb. Twiss, H.
1828 2 June Shepherd, H. J.
1845 7 Feb. Godson, R.
1849 5 Sept. Crowder, R. B.
1854 17 April Phinn, T.
1855 6 June Atherton, W.
1859 16 Dec. Collier, R. P.
1863 12 Nov. Phinn, T.6
1866 5 Nov. Huddleston, J. W.

Footnotes

1 Corbett MS, v p. 140; AO 1/1713/113. In 1676 the Counsel and Solicitor were granted allowances of 40s and 6s 8d respectively for each day's attendance at the Navy Board (Adm. 2/1, 9 Dec. 1676).
2 Adm. 2/1741 p. 226; Adm. 6/4 p. 25.
3 Adm. 2/1740 pp. 270-3; Adm. 2/1741 p. 143.
4 Adm. 2/1741 p. 143. The office of Solicitor was held by John Gardiner 1672-9 and William Reyney 1686-96.
5 SPB, i f. 20.
6 Reappointed.