Assistant Surveyors 1689-1823

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1978

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29-31

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'Assistant Surveyors 1689-1823 ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832 (1978), pp. 29-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16840 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Assistant Surveyors 1689-1823

The office of Assistant Surveyor, to which appointments were made by Admiralty warrant, was created in 1689 with a salary of £300. (fn. 1) In 1695 a second official, known as an Extra Instrument to the Surveyor to inspect the building and repair of ships, was appointed by Admiralty order on the recommendation of the Navy Board, at a salary of £150. (fn. 2) Both offices were abolished in 1698. (fn. 3) The office of Assistant Surveyor was revived in 1699 with a salary of £150, (fn. 4) increased to £300 in 1705. (fn. 5) The office was not filled between 1706 and 1714 when the Surveyorship was held jointly. It was revived in 1714, (fn. 6) but again left vacant in 1715 on the promotion of Acworth, the then Assistant Surveyor, to the Surveyorship. Between 1716 and 1729 an allowance of £150 was made available to an official, usually known as an Extra Instrument to the Surveyor, who was appointed by Admiralty order on the recommendation of the Navy Board. (fn. 7) In 1729 the then Extra Assistant was appointed by Admiralty warrant to the revived post of Assistant Surveyor at a salary of £300. (fn. 8) The Assistant Surveyorship was left vacant, 1746-9 and 1755-71, when the Surveyorship was held jointly.

In 1771 two new posts of First Assistant and Second Assistant Surveyor were created with salaries of £300 and £200 respectively. Appointments to the offices were made by Admiralty warrant. (fn. 9) The office of Second Assistant was not filled between 1793 and 1796. The salary of the First Assistant was increased to £400 in 1796 and to £600 in 1807, and that of the Second Assistant to £250 in 1796 and to £400 in 1807. (fn. 10) The office of Second Assistant was not filled after 1815 and that of First Assistant after 1823.

ASSISTANT AND FIRST ASSISTANT SURVEYOR
1689 20 April Dummer, E.
1692 2 Aug. Furzer, D.
1699 22 Nov. Batt, J.
1705 21 Feb. Lee, W.
1714 16 Nov. Acworth, J.
1729 7 May Mills, W.
1749 26 May Bately, W.
1771 4 March Henslow, J.
1775 15 Feb. Mitchell, T.
1790 23 Jan. Binmer, J.
1806 31 Jan. Roberts, T.
1813 10 June Nolloth, J.
1816 11 March Lang, O.
EXTRA ASSISTANT SURVEYOR
1695 21 Nov. Phillips, J.
1716 16 June Fellowe, T.
1718 15 Aug. Poole, J.
1720 8 Sept. Mills, W.
SECOND ASSISTANT SURVEYOR
1771 26 March Binmer, J.
1790 23 Jan. Marshall, J.
1796 18 Jan. Barrallier, J. L.

Footnotes

1 Adm. 2/3 p. 75; NMM Adm. A/1762 f. 232.
2 NMM Adm. A/1825 no. 3444; Adm. 7/809 f. 16.
3 NMM Adm. A/1855 no. 2163.
4 NMM Adm. A/1870 no. 4312.
5 Adm. 6/8 f. 154.
6 Adm. 6/12 f. 5.
7 The allowance of £150 made to Thomas Fellowe in 1716 consisted of £100 allowed to him as Extra Assistant plus his salary of £50 as a Clerk to the Surveyor, which he had received since June 1715 (NMM Adm. A/2057B no. 2394; NMM Adm. A/2061 no. 2701). The combined allowance was continued to his successors, neither of whom had previously served as Clerks (NMM Adm. A/2082 no. 4352; NMM Adm. A/2100 no. 6151).
8 Adm. 6/14 f. 27.
9 Adm. 6/20 pp. 354, 362.
10 Orders in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2) and 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 71).