Private Secretary to Controller 1794-1832

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1978

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77

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'Private Secretary to Controller 1794-1832', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832 (1978), pp. 77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16849 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Private Secretary to Controller 1794-1832

In 1794 an annual allowance of £20 was made available to one of the Clerks in the Navy Office in consideration of his attending the Controller to answer letters addressed to him on the public service. (fn. 1) Thenceforward the Clerk in receipt of this allowance was usually known as the Private Clerk or the Private Secretary to the Controller. In 1807 the allowance was increased to £100 on condition that the total remuneration of the Clerk holding the allowance did not exceed £300. (fn. 2) On the introduction of a progressive salary scale in 1816 it was provided that the allowance of £100 should be paid to a third class Clerk. (fn. 3) In 1829 the Controller was allowed to select as his Private Secretary a Clerk from the second or third class, when the limit on the total remuneration of the Clerk holding the allowance was increased to £500. (fn. 4)

Martin 1794 1794 10 May Belfour, J.
Hamond 1794-1806 1794 Belfour, J.
1795 27 July Edwards, J.
Nicholls 1806 1806 15 March Kingdom, G. W.
Thompson 1806-16 1806 Kingdom, G. W.
1814 6 May Graham, C.
Martin 1816-31 1816 Graham, C.
1816 25 May Gandy, E.
Dundas 1831-2 1831 Gandy, E.
1832 15 May Jenkins, W.

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1 Adm. 22/6 p. 131. The payment of the allowance was continued by order in council 28 Dec. 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 333).
2 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 5, 71).
3 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
4 Adm. 7/821 f. 57I.