Committee of the Privy Council for trade and plantations 1786-1870
Marine department

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Institute of Historical Research

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Author

J.C. Sainty

Year published

1974

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Pages

76-77

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'Committee of the Privy Council for trade and plantations 1786-1870: Marine department', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 3: Officials of the Boards of Trade 1660-1870 (1974), pp. 76-77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16808 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Marine Department

Secretary 1850-3

This office was created in 1850 with a salary of £800. (fn. 1) It ceased to exist in 1853 when the Secretary was appointed an Assistant Secretary to the Board. (fn. 2)

1850 15 Aug. Farrer, T. H.

Clerks 1851-3

Two Clerks were apparently assigned to the Marine Department in 1851, the number being reduced to one in the following year. The remaining Clerk was absorbed into the ordinary establishment of the Board in 1853. (fn. 3) No information about their salaries has survived.

1851 Fanshawe, J. G.
1851 Beechey, F. S.

Professional Members 1850-70

Provision was made for two Professional Members, selected from amongst senior officers of the Royal Navy or Merchant Service, on the formation of the Marine Department in 1850. In 1853 they were placed under the immediate direction of the Board of Trade. Their salaries were originally £600. (fn. 4) In 1853 a scale was substituted beginning at £500 and rising by annual increments of £50 to £800. (fn. 5) In 1857 the starting level was raised to £600 and in 1863 fixed salaries of £800 were provided. (fn. 6)

1850 15 Aug. Beechey, F. W.
1850 15 Aug. Walker, W. H.
1857 26 March Sulivan, B. J.
1865 29 May Bedford, G. A.

Accountant 1851-3

See p. 57

Footnotes

1 BT 5/59, 23 Dec. 1850.
2 [Cd. 1713] pp. 135, 146, 155, 157 HC (1854) xxvii, 167, 178, 187, 189.
3 Royal Kal. (1852), 160; ibid. (1853), 160; ibid. (1854), 160.
4 BT 5/59, 23 Dec. 1850; BT 3/50 no. 778; [Cd. 1713] pp. 133, 137-8, 156-7 HC (1854) xxvii, 165, 169-70, 188-9.
5 [Cd. 1713] p. 143 HC (1854) xxvii, 175.
6 BT 3/51 no. 19; BT 3/64 no. 379.