Marine pay department

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1975

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85-90

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'Marine pay department', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 85-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16693 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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MARINE PAY DEPARTMENT

Paymaster of Marines 1755-1831

This office, to which appointments were made by Admiralty warrant, was created in 1755. (fn. 1) The salary was fixed at £800, an additional allowance of £200 being provided in time of war. (fn. 2) A sum of £100 a year for office rent was made available in 1756. (fn. 3) Before 1800 the Paymaster was responsible for paying such Clerks as he required out of his own salary. In that year their salaries were made a charge on the marine contingency fund and the salary of the Paymaster was fixed at £600. At the same time the Paymaster took over the functions of the Agent of Marines. (fn. 4) In 1803 the duties of the office were extended and its holder designated Paymaster and Inspector General of Marines with a salary of £1000. (fn. 5) The office of Paymaster was abolished in 1831 when its duties were transferred to the Treasurer of the Navy. (fn. 6)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1755 5 April Adair, W.
1756 16 Dec. Campbell, G.
1757 19 April Tucker, J.
1778 4 June Steward, G.
1792 19 March Villiers, Hon. G.
1810 16 Jan. Phipps, Hon. E.
1812 30 Sept. Stewart, Hon. E. R.
1813 20 July Doyle, F. H.
1815 18 Sept. Chetwynd Stapylton, Hon. G. A.
1819 8 April Cockburn, Sir J.

Clerks 1755-1819

On the establishment of the office of Paymaster of Marines in 1755 the Paymaster was provided with a salary out of which he was expected to defray the cost of such clerical assistance as he required. Before 1800 very little information relating to the staff of the office has survived. The Paymaster appears to have appointed two Clerks, known as the First and Second Clerk, from the outset and may have employed Extra Clerks as well. (fn. 1) In 1800 the salary of the Paymaster was reduced and provision was made for the salaries of his staff to be charged on public funds and made payable out of the marine contingency fund. The salary of the First Clerk was then fixed at £300 and that of the Second Clerk at £100. (fn. 2) In 1807 the salaries were fixed at £450 and £200 respectively. (fn. 3) In 1814 a third Clerk was appointed also with a salary of £200. (fn. 4) In 1819 these Clerks were absorbed into a classified clerical establishment. (fn. 5)

LISTS OF APPOINTMENTS
FIRST CLERK
1755 Madden, J.
By 1795 Waters, E. (fn. 6)
1797 Webb, D. C.
1807 Waters, E.
1808 30 Sept. Hind, T.
SECOND CLERK
By 1795 Webb, D. C.
1797 Waller, T.
1807 31 Dec. Gardner, G.
THIRD CLERK
1814 16 June Edwards, J.

Extra Clerks 1800-19

In 1800 provision was made for two Extra Clerks in the Marine Pay Department, one with a salary of £80 and the other with a salary of £50. (fn. 1) In 1807 the number was fixed at four who were to receive salaries of £80 for under three years' service, £100 for three to five years' service, £120 for five to seven years' service and £140 for more than seven years' service. (fn. 2) In 1819 the Extra Clerks were absorbed into a classified clerical establishment. (fn. 3)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1800 1 Oct. Robinson, W.
1801 12 April Brixey, W.
1803 24 June Edwards, J.
1807 31 Dec. Gardner, W.

First Class Clerk 1819-31

In 1819 provision was made for there to be one First Class (or Chief) Clerk in the Marine Pay Department with a salary of £400 rising by annual increments of £10 to £500. (fn. 4) The office was discontinued on the abolition of the Department in 1831. (fn. 5)

APPOINTMENT
1819 11 Dec. Hind, T.

Second Class Clerks 1819-31

In 1819 provision was made for there to be two Second Class Clerks in the Marine Pay Department with salaries of £200 rising by annual increments of £10 to £300. (fn. 1) A third Second Class Clerk was appointed in 1827. (fn. 2) The offices were discontinued in 1831 on the abolition of the Department. (fn. 3)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1819 11 Dec. Gardner, G.
1819 11 Dec. Robinson, W.
1827 7 April Edwards, J.

Third Class Clerks 1819-31

In 1819 provision was made for there to be three Third Class Clerks in the Marine Pay Department. (fn. 4) A fourth Third Class Clerk was appointed in 1827. (fn. 5) The offices were discontinued in 1831 on the abolition of the Department. (fn. 6)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1819 11 Dec. Brixey, W.
1819 11 Dec. Edwards, J.
1819 11 Dec. Gardner, W.
1824 23 Jan. Cooper, C.
1827 7 April Bartmore, W.
1827 29 Oct. Cooper, H.
1827 13 Dec. Edwards, R.
1830 2 Dec. Hind, C.W.

Messenger c. 1807-1831

In 1800 provision was made for a Messenger in the Marine Pay Department with a salary of £50. (fn. 1) The salary was raised to £70 in 1807 and to £80 in 1824. (fn. 2) The office was discontinued on the abolition of the Department in 1831. (fn. 3)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
By 1807 Hayward, T.
1809 3 July Leader, R.
1813 19 May Pitts, R.
1826 16 Oct. Elbourn, R.

Office Keeper 1824-31

This office was created in 1824 with a salary of £100 and an annual allowance of £40 for a housemaid. It was discontinued in 1831 on the abolition of the Marine Pay Department. (fn. 4)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1824 18 May Glendenning, R.
1827 11 Dec. Weaver, W. H.

Agents of Marines 1756-1800

The offices of Agents of Marines, to which appointments were made by Admiralty warrant, were established in 1756 when it was provided that there should be an Agent for each of the three divisions of Plymouth, Portsmouth and Chatham with a salary of £300 payable by the Paymaster of Marines. (fn. 1) In April 1763 the number of Agents was reduced to one who was made responsible for all the divisions. (fn. 2) The salary was then fixed at £300 but was raised to £500 in the following month. (fn. 3) An additional allowance of £100 was provided in time of war. (fn. 4) The office of Agent was abolished in 1800 when its duties were transferred to the Paymaster of Marines. (fn. 5)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1756 9 Nov. Guerin, M. (Plymouth)
1756 9 Nov. Winter, J. (Portsmouth)
1756 9 Nov. Baird, J. (Chatham)
1760 5 May Clevland, J. (Plymouth)
1763 9 April Clevland, J.
1767 16 April Williams, G.
1791 19 July Cox, C.

Footnotes

1 Adm. 6/406 pp. 9-11; 3rd Rept. on Fees, 117-18, 119-20.
2 Adm. 6/406 pp. 9-11; Adm. 2/1153 pp. 303-4; Adm. 2/1159 pp. 164-5; Adm. 2/1183 pp. 494-5.
3 Order in council 13 Oct. 1756 (Adm. 2/1153 pp. 286-8).
4 Order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 pp. 7-8 (1816) xiii, 175-6); Adm. 2/1189 pp. 227-9.
5 Warrant 9 May 1803 (Adm. 6/406).
6 Order in council 31 Jan. 1831 (PC 2/212 pp. 34-5).
1 3rd Rept. on Fees, 117-18, 120.
2 Order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 pp. 7-8 (1816) xiii, 175-6).
3 Order in council 11 Nov. 1807 (PC 2/174 pp. 483-5).
4 SPB, xii ff. 73-4.
5 Order in council 3 Dec. 1819 (PC 2/201 pp. 595-6).
6 Deputy Paymaster of Marines 1797-1807.
1 Order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 pp. 7-8 (1816) xiii, 175-6).
2 Order in council 11 Nov. 1807 (PC 2/174 pp. 483-5).
3 Order in council 3 Dec. 1819 (PC 2/201 pp. 595-6).
4 Order in council 3 Dec. 1819 (PC 2/201 pp. 595-6); SPB, xiii ff. 037-8.
5 Order in council 31 Jan. 1831 (PC 2/212 pp. 34-5).
1 Order in council 3 Dec. 1819 (PC 2/201 pp. 595-6); SPB, xiii ff. 037-8.
2 SPB, xiv f. 19.
3 Order in council 31 Jan. 1831 (PC 2/212 pp. 34-5).
4 Order in council 3 Dec. 1819 (PC 2/201 pp. 595-6); SPB, xiii ff. 037-8.
5 SPB, xiv f. 19.
6 Order in council 31 Jan. 1831 (PC 2/212 pp. 34-5).
1 Order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 p. 8 (1816) xiii, 176).
2 Order in council 11 Nov. 1807 (PC 2/174 pp. 483-5); SPB, xiv f. 21.
3 Order in council 31 Jan. 1831 (PC 2/212 pp. 34-5).
4 SPB, xiv f. 21; order in council 31 Jan. 1831 (PC 2/212 pp. 34-5).
1 Order in council 13 Oct. 1756 (Adm. 2/1153 pp. 287-8).
2 Order in council 8 April 1763 (Adm. 2/1159 pp. 16-17); 3rd Rept. on Fees, 120-1.
3 Adm. 2/1159 pp. 77-8.
4 Adm. 2/1157 pp. 315-16.
5 Order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 p. 7 (1816) xiii, 175); Adm. 2/1189 pp. 227-9.