Chief Clerks and Clerks
Clerks

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J.M. Collinge

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1978

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'Chief Clerks and Clerks: Clerks', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832 (1978), pp. 45-76. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19005 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Clerks to Controller 1660-86

In 1660 two Clerks were allowed to the Controller by the terms of his patent of appointment. Following the payment of an additional allowance to a Chief Clerk from October 1660 one Clerk normally served under the Chief Clerk. In 1665 provision was made for an additional second Clerk and in the years 1667-8 for a third. (fn. 99) In the years 1672-9 from three to five Clerks were employed in the Controller's Office. In 1679 as a result of the decision to retrench naval expenditure the duties of the abolished office of Controller of Treasurer's Accounts were imposed upon the Controller and the number of his Clerks was reduced to two. (fn. 100) From 1681 until 1686 one or two additional Clerks were employed. (fn. 101)

From 1686 it is possible to distinguish the particular duties in which the Clerks in the Controller's Office were employed, and from this date they have been listed as Clerks (Bills and Accounts) and Clerks (Seamen's Wages). (fn. 102)

1660 c. June Howet, T.
1660 c. June Monox, M.
1661 Whitton, T.
1663 Pugh, J.
1665 22 Dec. Poynter, T.
1668 Fist, A.
1668 French, J.
1672 24 Feb. Melmoth, T.
1672 c. June Barbour, R.
1672 c. June Winchurst, T.
1672 Carter, J.
1673 c. Dec. Soullemont, S.
1675 c. Dec. Barbour, R.
1676 c. Sept. Lyddell, D.
1677 c. June Mathews, J.
1678 18 Sept. Soullemont, S.
1678 c. Sept. Batallier, J.
1681 Hayter, H.
1682 Spurr, A.
1682 Postleth, H.
1684 c. Sept. Wicks, J.

Clerks to Surveyors 1660-1832

In 1673 an additional third Clerk was added to the two Clerks allowed to the Surveyor by the terms of his patent of appointment. (fn. 103) From 1674 to 1686 two Clerks served under a Chief Clerk. In the years 1686-8 the Commissioners for Current Business provided for one Clerk to serve in the former Surveyor's Office. (fn. 104) Two Clerks were again employed in 1688 and the number rose to four by 1693. From then until 1796 the Clerks usually numbered between four and eight according to whether conditions of peace or war prevailed.

In 1796 following the removal of four of the Clerks to the newly created Office for Stores, provision was made for four Clerks, at salaries of £200, £100, £80 and £80, to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Surveyor's Office. (fn. 105) In 1807 the salary of the second Clerk was increased to £300. The remaining three received salaries of £150, £100 and £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 106) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816 one Clerk was placed in the second class and three in the third. (fn. 107) In 1831 two of the third class Clerks were transferred to the Office for Stores, and in 1831 the position of second class Clerk was left unfilled on a vacancy. (fn. 108)

1660 c. June Norman, J.
1660 c. June Wilson, T.
1664 c. March Gelsthorpe, W.
1665 Lake, J.
1666 Fist, A.
1667 c. June Maddocks, R.
1667 c. Sept. Hanbury, G.
1670 c. March Pett, S.
1671 Atkins, S.
1672 Shere, J.
1672 Dormer, W.
1673 Johnson, H.
1673 c. Dec. Battine, E.
1674 c. Sept. Blowers, P.
1676 Pugh, W.
1677 Tippetts, R.
1679 c. Sept. Beel, R.
1679 c. Dec. Earle, J.
1682 c. June Boynton, J.
1683 c. March Burt, E.
1688 13 Oct. Tippetts, J.
1689 1 May Shere, H.
1690 c. Dec. Tonge, M.
1691 c. Dec. Gerrard, E.
1692 15 Aug. Whiston, E.
1693 c. Sept. Dixon, J.
1694 2 Feb. Penny, J.
1694 3 Sept. Turke, S. R.
1694 c. Sept. Rogers, R.
1694 c. Dec. Axton, H.
1695 c. June English, J.
1695 16 Nov. Tonge, M.
1696 c. Sept. Haynes, S.
1697 1 June Maton, J.
1698 11 March Corry, H.
1700 15 Oct. Devert, D.
1701 14 April Gerrard, E.
1702 16 Jan. Hill, I.
1702 28 Jan. Allen, W.
1703 6 Oct. English, J.
1705 9 July Furzer, C.
1706 c. March Poulter, R.
1706 16 Sept. Baynard, J.
1707 17 Feb. Mason, C.
1712 28 May Morgan, E.
1712 c. Dec. Hill, I.
1713 c. June Gerrard, E.
1713 17 Sept. Furzer, C.
1714 c. June Furzer, D.
1715 c. March Loton, L.
1715 1 June Lea, E.
1715 c. June Fellowe, T.
1717 28 June Gilbert, P.
1720 21 Jan. Rawlings, P.
1720 29 Jan. Hawes, W.
1722 19 Nov. Godfrey, T.
1723 4 April Popple, H.
1726 17 April Martin, S.
1726 4 Nov. Rawlings, P.
1727 22 Nov. Cuper, A.
1727 4 Dec. Robinson, C.
1731 3 Feb. Watkins, E.
1733 19 March Snellgrave, W.
1735 8 Dec. Bryant, F.
1741 21 Oct. Biddleson, J.
1741 21 Oct. Mathews, W.
1744 7 May Bromley, R.
1744 21 June Rusbatch, S.
1744 17 Aug. Ford, J.
1746 15 Feb. Mills, W.
1746 27 Sept. Mathews, W.
1746 8 Dec. Allin, B.
1747 2 March Holman, S.
1747 30 Nov. Stewart, J.
1747 30 Nov. Darwell, T.
1755 29 Dec. Angier, S.
1758 24 March Nash, J.
1759 6 July Thirkill, J.
1762 6 Jan. Terry, H.
1764 16 Jan. Slade, T. M.
1764 16 Jan. Flint, T.
1769 24 Jan. Langford, B.
1770 6 Dec. Smith, W.
1771 15 April Williams, J.
1773 27 Aug. Derrick, C.
1775 16 Feb. Gwillim, T.
1779 2 Aug. Hunt, J.
1780 2 Aug. Cook, J.
1780 4 Dec. Nye, C.
1783 10 Oct. Clayton, R. J.
1786 6 Feb. Rolt, J. D.
1787 23 May Allen, J. T.
1789 16 March Henslow, E. P.
1791 23 Feb. Pering, R.
1791 13 Oct. Bickerton, G.
1794 19 Feb. Sanders, S.
1795 22 July Bowden, A.
1796 17 Aug. Yoxall, T. T.
1796 17 Aug. King, R.
1798 30 March Knowles, J.
1806 1 July Poppleton, H.
1806 5 Aug. Vanderperin, J.
1808 7 Nov. Church, W.
1812 28 Oct. Barrallier, L.
1816 16 April Dixon, J.
1817 22 April Salmon, C.
1822 25 Jan. Jones, J.

Clerks to Clerks of the Acts 1660-1796

The two Clerks allowed to the Clerk of the Acts by the terms of his patent of appointment in 1660 were effectively reduced to one in 1664 when an additional allowance was made available to one of the Clerks who thereafter was usually known as a Chief Clerk. In 1668 two additional Clerks were allowed to the Clerk of the Acts, one to receive salary from October 1664, and one from November 1667. (fn. 109) From 1673 until 1679 when the Clerkship of the Acts was held jointly, four Clerks served under two Chief Clerks. (fn. 110) In 1681 the number of Clerks fell to three. (fn. 111) In the years 1686-8 the former Clerk of the Acts Office became that of the Secretary, in which three Clerks served under a Chief Clerk. (fn. 112) On the revival of the office of Clerk of the Acts in 1688, four Clerks were employed in his Office. During the 1690s the number of Clerks grew rapidly to reach eight in 1697. Thereafter the number fluctuated between six and nine until it became stabilised at seven in 1720. From 1741 until 1784 the number of Clerks grew in every period of war and no reductions were made in periods of peace. Four additional Clerks were appointed between 1741 and 1746, one in 1758, and three between 1778 and 1781, bringing the total number of Clerks at the end of the American War to fifteen. Three vacancies were left unfilled in the years 1785-7, but the number of Clerks was again increased to fourteen in 1794. The fourteen Clerks were all transferred to the Secretary's Office following the abolition of the office of Clerk of the Acts in 1796. (fn. 113)

1660 5 July Hayter, T.
1660 18 July Hewer, W.
1664 Edwards, T.
1667 5 Nov. Gibson, R.
1671 Pepys, J.
1672 c. March Simkins, H.
1672 June Gibson, R.
1673 c. June Dale, W.
1673 c. June Pett, S.
1673 c. June Wilkinson, J.
1673 c. June Woodward, R.
1673 c. Sept. D'Luis, F.
1673 c. Sept. Pugh, W.
1673 c. Dec. Timewell, B.
1677 Pugh, W.
1677 c. Sept. James, J.
1677 c. Dec. Peters, J.
1678 c. June Whitfield, D.
1679 c. Sept. Plomer, T.
1680 c. Sept. Crawley, J.
1686 c. March Griffin, J.
1686 c. March Allen, E.
1688 13 Oct. Plomer, T.
1689 c. Dec. Woodward, R.
1690 c. Dec. Simpson, W.
1691 c. March Harris, R.
1691 c. June Waterhouse, J.
1691 c. Sept. Percival, S.
1691 c. Dec. White, R.
1692 c. March Knightly, V.
1692 c. Sept. Wilkins, R.
1693 21 Feb. Waterhouse, J.
1693 c. Sept. Wastell, T.
1696 26 Feb. Warden, J.
1696 c. March Lygon, W.
1696 c. June Wilkins, R.
1696 c. Sept. Hunton, T.
1697 6 Aug. Mills, D.
1698 c. Sept. Peters, J.
1701 26 Feb. Ury, J.
1701 3 Aug. Allen, J.
1702 13 April Tanner, T.
1702 c. Sept. Warden, G.
1704 10 Aug. Trevor, R.
1705 c. Dec. Cartwright, T.
1706 c. March Wiseman, D.
1706 24 April Owen, T.
1709 24 March Enstone, T.
1710 21 March Percival, W.
1711 c. Sept. Loton, J.
1711 c. Sept. Varney, J.
1713 2 Jan. Ouldham, J.
1715 1 Sept. Unwins, A.
1715 27 Dec. Phillipson, J.
1716 c. March Vaughan, W.
1718 9 Jan. Houlton, J.
1720 10 March Yard, J.
1722 10 Feb. Tanner, T.
1722 19 Oct. Fownes, H.
1723 17 Jan. Davies, G.
1726 23 May Pearse, T.
1728 5 Jan. Gray, J.
1729 21 Jan. Pearse, T.
1730 2 Dec. Gruber, F.
1730 7 Dec. Randall, W.
1731 1 June Pearse, T.
1731 1 June Player, W.
1733 1 May Justice, P.
1734 11 April Burley, C.
1735 22 March Pearse, W.
1736 1 Jan. Pearse, B.
1736 1 Sept. Markett, J.
1737 4 June Tomlinson, T.
1739 10 July Burley, C.
1740 31 Jan. Leigh, C.
1740 29 Sept. Stevens, W.
1740 6 Dec. Jones, T.
1741 15 June Brauch, E.
1741 15 June Younghusband, J.
1742 26 March Markett, J.
1742 2 July Kent, J.
1742 17 Sept. Griffith, W.
1742 23 Dec. Jordan, J.
1743 24 June Jackson, G.
1743 24 July Patterson, J.
1744 23 March Paman, R.
1744 22 June Clevland, J.
1745 19 March Hougham, E.
1745 28 Nov. Harrison, M.
1746 3 Jan. Gilbert, T.
1746 25 June Hickes, W.
1747 23 March Fearne, J. G.
1747 25 June Harris, J.
1747 29 Sept. Male, S.
1748 2 May Gregson, R.
1750 16 Feb. Snellgrave, J.
1751 15 Jan. Thomas, J.
1755 22 March Smith, G.
1756 23 July Osborn, P.
1756 11 Oct. Hill, J.
1758 5 June Pease, W.
1758 8 Dec. Barkham, W.
1759 29 June Mackay, R.
1760 7 May Jenkins, W.
1760 29 Sept. Palmer, W.
1760 29 Sept. Davis, T.
1760 29 Sept. Mudge, J.
1761 1 Sept. Miln, J.
1763 23 Jan. Cumpstone, G.
1763 20 March Lymer, J.
1763 21 June Girdler, J.
1763 26 Sept. Margetson, J.
1766 16 Sept. Andrews, J.
1769 25 March Holloway, C.
1770 2 Jan. Lindsell, V.
1771 29 July Blackwell, J.
1771 30 July Foster, C.
1771 10 Oct. Wilder, J.
1772 24 April Woolhead, M.
1772 29 Dec. Cruikshanks, J.
1774 23 Dec. Proctor, H.
1775 23 May Hewett, J.
1778 23 Dec. Berkenhead, T.
1778 23 Dec. Rowton, R.
1779 14 Jan. Nelson, R. A.
1779 8 June Esten, J.
1779 8 June Walker, W.
1779 8 June Balston, G.
1780 31 Jan. Walker, J.
1780 2 June Rushton, W.
1780 2 June Parnell, T. C.
1780 15 July Welch, W. K.
1780 22 Nov. Bates, J.
1781 22 March Hatchett, R.
1781 22 March Baldwin, W.
1781 22 March Carter, W.
1781 20 Oct. Anderson, J.
1782 18 Oct. Peters, R.
1788 12 Dec. Kingdom, J.
1789 5 Aug. Wild, J. S.
1790 15 April Belfour, E.
1794 11 June Smith, G.
1794 11 June Williams, J.
1795 12 Aug. Foster, C. W.
1795 12 Aug. Bond, T.
1795 25 Nov. Dent, I.
1796 14 June Payne, J.

Clerks to Extra Commissioners 1660-1796

Two Clerks were usually allowed to each Extra Commissioner. Although they were often employed in the various Offices under the supervision of the Board, and occasionally outside the Office altogether, (fn. 114) they have wherever possible been listed under the name of the Extra Commissioner to whom they were attached, as their appointment rested with that Extra Commissioner. From 1674 to 1682 Haddock's Clerks were employed in the Ticket Office, of which he was the manager, and they have been listed as such. Between 1698 and 1702, as a result of the decision to retrench naval expenditure, no Clerks were allowed to the Extra Commissioners, with the exception of Sotherne, who with his Clerks inspected and managed the affairs of the marine regiments. (fn. 115)

In the years 1793-6, on four occasions Extra Commissioners were appointed to the office of Deputy Controller. On each occasion they were allowed to retain their two Clerks and to replace them when vacancies arose. Le Cras died in office in 1793; Marshall and Wallis in 1795. Their Clerks were retained and paid salaries until suitable vacancies on the establishment arose. A similar policy was adopted towards the Clerks of Hamond, appointed Controller in 1794, and Hope, who was in office at the reconstitution of the Board in 1796, when the office of Extra Commissioner was discontinued and no provision was made for personal Clerks to serve any of the Principal Officers and Commissioners.

In the years 1660-80 the two Clerks received salaries of £30. From 1692 onwards a higher salary was paid to one of the Clerks who was usually known as the First or Chief Clerk to the Extra Commissioner. The status of such Clerks, however, was not significantly higher than that of other Navy Board Clerks and no distinction has been made between First and Second Clerks in the following list.

Berkeley 1660-5 1660 c. June Turner, T.
1660 8 Oct. Davis, J.
by 1663 Davis, H.
1664 c. March Aldridge, H.
1664 c. March Turner, J.
Penn 1660-7 1660 c. June Bodham, W.
1661 Steele, R.
1662 c. Dec. Bradshaw, J.
1663 Wren, J.
1664 c. June Burroughs, W.
Coventry 1662-7 by 1665 Sotherne, J.
by 1665 Robson, T.
Brouncker 1664-7 1665 Carkesse, J.
1665 Curtis, T.
Harvey 1665-8 1665 Curtis, T.
1665 Gibbons, T.
by 1667 Clapham, J.
by 1667 Waterson, S.
Seymour 1672-3 1672 c. March Holmes, S.
1672 c. March Carkesse, J.
Harman 1672-3 by 1673 Brown, H.
by 1673 Lewis, T.
Werden 1673-80 1673 c. June Billop, T.
1673 c. June Ashton, P.
by 1679 Williams, E.
Haddock 1673-4 1673 c. June Hale, M.
1673 c. June Simkins, H.
Chicheley 1675-80 by 1676 Godsalve, C.
by 1676 Langley, T.
Rooke 1692-4 No appointment traced
Hill 1692-8 1692 c. March Godsalve, J.
1692 21 April Markland, M.
Shovell 1693-8 1693 c. March Sydenham, R.
1693 c. Sept. Tanner, T.
St. Lo 1693-5 1693 c. June Eastwood, T.
1693 c. June Bradway, W.
1693 c. Dec. Samms, F.
1694 5 May Clarke, J.
Aylmer 1694-8 1694 14 May Viera, A.
1694 14 May Phillips, R.
1696 15 Feb. Ellis, J.
1696 c. March Golding, R.
1696 c. Sept. Almey, R.
Sotherne 1695-1702 1695 6 June Painter, F.
1695 6 June Fowler, M.
Timewell 1696-8 1696 c. June Pix, J.
1696 c. June Collins, H.
1697 c. Sept. White, J.
Tollett 1702-14 1702 11 Feb. Potter, J.
1702 11 Feb. Tollett, C.
1704 c. March Tollett, C.
1704 14 Aug. Paine, W.
1704 21 Aug. Butler, G.
1705 c. March Brown, J.
1709 c. Sept. Clarke, J.
1711 25 June Brown, P.
1714 2 Oct. Tollett, C.
Hammond 1702-11 1702 17 July Hill, R.
1702 17 July Revell, E.
1702 c. Dec. Thurland, R.
1703 c. June Thompson, H.
1704 c. March Talbot, G.
1705 c. June Hill, W.
Hopson 1702-14 1702 30 Nov. Rouse, H.
1702 30 Nov. Mander, W.
1704 c. March Trevor, R.
1704 12 Aug. Atkins, E.
1704 23 Aug. Pearse, G.
1706 c. March Atkins, G.
1707 25 March Hammond, T. G.
1710 10 May Mercer, S.
1710 1 Dec. Varney, J.
1711 c. Sept. Brandon, R.
Gifford 1706-14 1706 Carter, R.
1706 14 Jan. Bricknell, J.
1707 16 April Hill, A.
1707 27 Oct. Trevor, R.
1709 5 April Atkins, G.
1711 13 Aug. Craddock, R.
1712 22 Aug. Rossey, K.
1713 26 Feb. Smith, W.
1713 15 March Walker, P.
Hunter 1712-14 1712 c. Sept. Thurland, R.
Townsend 1713-14 1713 1 May Milbourn, J.
1713 1 May Heany, H.
1714 20 Jan. Carter, E.
1714 13 April Rossington, J.
Wright 1713 1713 9 May Gregory, S. F.
Fawler 1714-17 1714 Thurland, R.
1714 Tollett, C.
1717 30 Aug. Warner, J.
Colby 1717-28 1717 Thurland, R.
1717 Warner, J.
1718 13 March Gotobed, F.
1721 5 May Burton, H.
1721 9 July Owen, W.
1721 c. Sept. Phillips, A.
1722 26 March Huggins, T.
1723 19 Sept. Thurland, R.
1725 15 March Huggins, T.
Saunders 1728-9 1728 Gotobed, F.
1728 Huggins, T.
Townsend 1729-31 1729 19 June Huggins, T.
1729 19 June Crouch, B.
1729 10 July Gotobed, F.
1730 16 Feb. Wright, E.
Byng 1731-2 1731 Wright, E.
1731 Crouch, B.
Beauclerk 1732-8 1732 26 June Wright, E.
1732 26 June Dobbins, A.
1735 12 March Coode, R.
1737 16 Feb. Hall, C. S.
Crowle 1738-41 1738 Dobbins, A.
1738 Hall, C. S.
1739 9 July Ashmole, W.
Gashry 1741-4 1741 Dobbins, A.
1741 Ashmole, W.
1741 16 Sept. Kent, J.
1741 5 Oct. Harriot, F.
1742 7 July Justice, P.
Compton 1743-6 1743 6 June Frankland, C.
1743 6 June Kettle, J.
1745 6 July Jepson, J.
1746 26 March Mackay, P.
Geddes 1743-9 1743 20 June Tweye, J.
1743 20 June Scudamore, H. R.
1745 21 March Fryer, P.
1746 12 April Jepson, J.
Oswald 1745-7 1745 6 Feb. Scudamore, H. R.
1745 6 Feb. Hill, W.
Falkingham 1746-55 1746 25 June Snell, T.
1746 25 June Snell, R.
1752 22 April Falkingham, E.
Russell 1747-9 1747 26 Dec. Russell, W.
1747 26 Dec. Russell, H.
1748 25 June Otway, J.
Cooper 1755 1755 Snell, T.
1755 17 March Everitt, T. C.
Scott 1755-6 1755 Snell, T.
Dent 1756 1756 Snell, T.
1756 15 March Dent, C.
Bateman 1756-61 1756 Snell, T.
1756 19 July Parry, J.
1759 11 Jan. Oates, H.
1760 17 Sept. Bailey, T.
1760 3 Oct. Ness, W.
Cockburne 1756 1756 19 July Reed, B.
1756 19 July Hall, R.
Brett 1756-61 1756 26 Aug. Mattocks, H.
1756 26 Aug. Mudge, J.
1758 23 Nov. Palmer, W.
1760 29 Sept. Jenkins, W.
1760 29 Sept. Hills, J.
Dent 1756-61 1756 29 Dec. Dent, C.
1757 1 Feb. Toulmin, R.
1758 27 Oct. Miln, J.
1759 20 April Ashburner, T.
1761 27 March Dent, C.
Mason 1761 1761 19 Jan. Gunter, H.
1761 19 Jan. Mattocks, H.
Temple 1761-84 1761 26 March Ness, W.
1761 26 March Downman, C.
1761 1 July Beart, T.
1763 7 Feb. Adams, J.
1768 18 Jan. Cotton, J.
1768 13 Sept. Adams, J.
1769 7 Feb. Ethersey, T.
1772 20 Oct. Dicken, J.
1778 10 Aug. Nicholson, S.
1780 20 June Purcell, E.
Bentley 1761-4 1761 17 March Mattocks, H.
1761 Hills, J.
Le Cras 1778-93 1778 1 May Rapsey, J.
1778 27 June Salt, J. N.
1780 1 July Tracey, P.
1781 7 Dec. Stow, J.
1782 20 Nov. Waugh, G.
1783 14 March Smith, G.
1785 c. March Talbot, F.
Wallis 1780-4 1781 4 May Easton, W.
1781 22 Dec. Fleet, D.
1782 13 Nov. Hunter, W.
1783 12 April Nash, W.
Wallis 1787-95 1787 11 Dec. Harding, W.
1788 31 Jan. Nash, W.
1794 5 Aug. Hill, P.
Hamond 1793-4 1793 26 Jan. Clayton, S.
1793 26 Jan. Edwards, J.
1793 24 July Collett, J.
Marshall 1793-5 1794 29 March Anderson, J.
1794 29 March Yeats, G.
Hope 1794-6 1794 9 June Holman, S.
1794 9 June Sherwood, C. S.
1795 17 Aug. Knight, G.
1796 4 June Lloyd, J. W.
Harmood 1794-5 No appointment traced

Clerks (Victualling Accounts) 1661-1796

In the years 1661-2 and 1664-5 an allowance of £30 was made available to a Clerk to examine the pursers' and victualler's accounts. (fn. 116) Following the creation of the office of Controller of Victualling Accounts in 1667 provision was made for three Clerks to serve in his Office. (fn. 117) From 1672 two Clerks served under a Chief Clerk. In 1680 the number of Clerks was reduced to one, and one Clerk was also employed by the Commissioners for Current Business in the Office for Examining Victualling Accounts. (fn. 118) In 1689 the number of Clerks was increased to two, and rose gradually to reach four in 1696, five in 1701 and seven in 1703. Thereafter the number remained at six or seven until 1725, when it was reduced to three. In 1731 the duty of examining and passing pursers' accounts was transferred from the Navy Board to the Victualling Office, (fn. 119) and from then until 1796 the number of Clerks was fixed at two. In 1796 the two Clerks were annexed to the Office for Examining Treasurer's Accounts. (fn. 120)

1661 17 Dec. Monox, M.
1664 c. June Wilson, T.
1667 Wren, J.
1667 Burroughs, W.
1668 Cheeseman, S.
1669 c. June Godwin, J.
1669 Smith, J.
1669 Fist, A.
1670 Colby, T.
1671 c. Dec. Peart, R.
1676 Morgan, J.
1677 c. March Woodward, J.
1678 c. June Booth, W.
1681 c. Dec. Prescott, W.
1689 1 Jan. Colby, T.
1689 c. June Prescott, W.
1690 c. June Beach, H.
1694 c. Sept. Otger, P.
1696 c. Dec. Worton, J.
1699 5 Dec. Rowlandson, H.
1700 c. Dec. Ferrabosco, M.
1701 c. March Taylor, B.
1701 1 Oct. Ferrabosco, M.
1703 c. June Cloudesley, S.
1703 c. June Hill, R.
1705 26 Feb. Timewell, E.
1705 26 Feb. Blakeway, W.
1706 c. June Thurland, T.
1711 7 June Wood, G.
1712 12 May Emerson, J.
1713 4 Nov. Bentham, A.
1714 17 Sept. Timewell, B.
1714 26 Nov. Burton, W.
1716 20 Sept. Hook, J.
1716 12 Nov. Bellchamber, S.
1717 6 Jan. Holder, C.
1718 9 Jan. Warner, J.
1719 26 Jan. Baker, T.
1719 26 March Manlow, F.
1719 3 Oct. Lawrey, A.
1720 c. Dec. Walter, H.
1721 18 July Revell, J.
1722 c. Sept. Castle, H.
1725 5 May Hull, J.
1725 10 Sept. Evans, R.
1729 21 Nov. Hilliard, G.
1731 15 Sept. Leece, H.
1734 17 Jan. Gunter, H.
1744 18 May Hougham, E.
1745 3 May Justice, P.
1754 22 March Osborn, P.
1755 25 Dec. Martin, J.
1756 23 July Snellgrave, J.
1759 30 May Davidson, J.
1766 15 Aug. Poole, J.
1767 23 Nov. Abbot, M. S.
1768 7 March Herne, T.
1776 6 May Langley, W.
1776 20 May Bennett, H.
1783 17 Jan. Bowyer, G.
1787 26 March Palmer, H.

Clerks (Ticket Office) 1666-1829

Until 1666 no Clerks appear to have been employed exclusively in the Ticket Office. (fn. 121) In the years 1666-7 two Clerks Assistant were employed in the Office, and shared the business with other Navy Board Clerks. (fn. 122) The management of the Office was entrusted in December 1668 to the Controller of Treasurer's Accounts and from then until his resignation in 1672 it is probable that his Clerks were chiefly responsible for examining tickets. (fn. 123) Following the appointment of a Manager of the Office in February 1673, two Clerks were appointed to assist him. (fn. 124) Three additional Clerks were employed later in 1673. (fn. 125) These five Clerks together with the Manager were discontinued in 1674 at the conclusion of the Third Dutch War. In October 1674 the management of the Office was entrusted to an Extra Commissioner, Haddock, when the two Clerks allowed to him by the terms of his patent of appointment became Ticket Office Clerks. (fn. 126) In the years 1677-8 an additional third Clerk was employed. (fn. 127) In 1682 Haddock was appointed Controller, and it has been assumed that the former Ticket Office Clerks whom he took with him to the Controller's Office continued to be employed in the examination of tickets. (fn. 128) In 1686 the Commissioners for Current Business provided for a Chief Clerk only to be employed in the Ticket Office. (fn. 129) Following his reappointment as Controller in 1688 Haddock continued to manage the Ticket Office until 1692 when its management was attached to the office of Controller of Treasurer's Accounts, who became responsible for the appointment of its Clerks. The following table demonstrates the major changes in the size of the establishment in the period 1688-1796.

Year Clerks
1689 3
1696 7
1699 9
1711 11
1725 7
1729 9
1742 13
1753 11
1757 15
1758 18
1770 16
1780 19
1781 22
1785 18
1787 16
1794 18

In 1796 provision was made for nineteen Clerks to serve under a Chief Clerk in the Ticket Office. A salary of £400 was made available to the second Clerk, of £200 to the third and fourth, of £150 to the fifth, sixth and seventh, of £120 to the eighth and ninth, of £100 to the tenth and of £90 to the eleventh and twelfth. The eight junior Clerks received a salary of £80. (fn. 130) In 1807 the office of Second Chief Clerk was revived and the number of Clerks reduced to eighteen. (fn. 131) The salary of the second Clerk was increased to £450, of the third to £350, of the fourth to £300, of the fifth to £250 and of the sixth to £200. The remainder were paid salaries ranging from £180 to £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 132) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816 four Clerks were placed in the second class, and fourteen in the third. (fn. 133) The number of second class Clerks was increased to five in 1822 following the discontinuation of the office of Second Chief Clerk. (fn. 134) The Office was abolished in 1829 when sixteen of the Clerks were transferred to the Ticket and Wages Branch, one to the Secretary's Office, and one to the Office for Stores. (fn. 135)

1666 3 Nov. Barbour, W.
1666 c. Dec. Whitfield, N.
1672 22 July Hoare, J.
1672 11 Aug. Godsalve, W.
1673 3 March Whitfield, N.
1673 3 March Lewis, H.
1673 29 Aug. Hoare, J.
1673 12 Oct. Lewis, T.
1673 27 Nov. Brown, H.
1674 Hale, M.
1674 Simkins, H.
1677 1 Jan. Page, J.
1677 1 July Cox, R.
1678 1 Jan. Lee, J.
1681 Edwards, T.
1681 c. Sept. Barbour, W.
1682 Whitfield, N.
1688 8 Nov. Wren, J.
1689 c. June Kirby, A.
1689 3 Dec. Edisbury, K.
1692 c. June Howen, M.
1692 c. June Hogg, W.
1692 c. Dec. Whitfield, N.
1693 c. June Winchurst, T.
1693 c. June Whitfield, D.
1695 c. March Masters, J.
1695 c. March Newman, J.
1696 c. March Simpson, W.
1696 c. March Edisbury, J.
1696 c. Sept. Apsley, C.
1697 22 June Mills, D.
1697 9 Dec. Masters, J.
1698 c. March Miller, W.
1698 18 Nov. Sydenham, R.
1699 20 Jan. Corry, H.
1699 c. March Markland, M.
1699 1 Nov. Newman, J.
1699 1 Nov. Tonge, J.
1699 1 Nov. Regins, W.
1700 13 Feb. Tanner, T.
1700 c. March Emily, T.
1701 1 Feb. Carter, T.
1701 11 Nov. Smith, C.
1701 c. Dec. Harding, J.
1702 13 April Hornby, C.
1702 c. Dec. Webb, R.
1704 13 April Moulding, J.
1704 21 Aug. Tollett, C.
1704 25 Sept. Petre, W.
1706 c. June Huckle, R.
1709 14 Jan. Atkins, E.
1709 20 July Butler, R.
1711 7 June Hill, A.
1711 12 June Sprint, S.
1711 10 July Hill, W.
1711 7 Nov. Thurland, R.
1712 28 April Drake, W.
1712 8 Oct. Hampton, C.
1714 25 Aug. Howen, M.
1715 6 Jan. Rossington, J.
1716 7 Nov. Howen, M.
1718 9 Jan. Burton, W.
1718 9 Jan. Phillipson, J.
1718 14 Sept. Martin, S.
1722 27 May Bird, W.
1723 c. March Godfrey, T.
1724 20 Jan. Burton, L.
1725 24 Dec. Wren, J.
1727 13 Oct. Harding, J.
1729 11 July Huggins, T.
1729 11 July Thomas, J.
1729 25 Dec. Shepherd, N.
1729 25 Dec. Gruber, F.
1730 16 March Wren, J.
1730 8 April Bentham, E.
1730 2 Dec. Pearse, T.
1730 7 Dec. Harding, P.
1731 1 June Gray, J.
1731 29 Sept. Hanway, W.
1732 28 Feb. Hogg, R.
1732 28 Feb. Manesty, C.
1733 3 May Bentham, E.
1733 3 May Player, W.
1733 16 July Hogg, W.
1733 16 July Snow, J.
1733 6 Sept. Eaglesfield, T.
1735 1 July Hogg, R.
1739 17 April Purvis, G.
1739 23 May Greenway, J.
1740 22 Nov. Redman, J.
1741 21 Jan. Stephens, P.
1741 21 Jan. Chorley, A.
1742 23 July Rosewell, R.
1742 23 July Percival, C.
1743 7 Feb. King, W.
1744 20 Feb. Purvis, G.
1744 20 Feb. Horn, R.
1744 19 April Hanway, W.
1744 21 Nov. Dighton, S.
1747 14 July Richardes, R.
1747 2 Oct. Owen, H.
1750 8 Nov. Paynter, W.
1751 5 July Corbett, V.
1753 19 Oct. Hunter, J.
1754 29 July Arnold, G.
1756 27 Sept. Minet, I.
1756 27 Sept. Vaughan, J.
1757 20 June Carter, R.
1757 21 Dec. Hoffman, R.
1757 21 Dec. Campbell, J.
1758 20 Dec. Sutherland, J.
1758 20 Dec. Hyatt, P.
1758 20 Dec. Belson, J.
1759 12 March Saunders, J.
1759 6 May Crosley, J.
1759 30 Nov. Minet, W.
1760 5 Jan. Wade, C.
1760 23 Oct. Rosewell, B.
1761 20 Aug. Mudge, J.
1762 13 April Wiggett, W.
1762 13 April Pierrepont, F.
1764 1 Jan. Hargood, T.
1764 26 May Rhoades, T.
1765 24 May Bond, L.
1765 13 June Hamilton, M.
1767 11 Sept. Andrews, D.
1768 13 May Standert, O.
1768 20 Dec. Furser, S.
1770 17 Oct. Standert, O.
1771 12 April Mudge, T.
1771 6 Nov. Graves, G.
1773 30 Oct. Stirling, W.
1774 17 May Delacombe, F.
1775 20 May Mehoile, J.
1777 26 Aug. Edwards, T.
1778 17 April Player, G.
1778 16 June Daysh, G.
1779 6 May Hodgson, W.
1779 20 Oct. Masterton, J.
1780 27 May Williams, H. H.
1780 21 Aug. Allen, J.
1780 13 Nov. Inman, S.
1781 31 Jan. Horn, R.
1781 23 March Druce, J.
1781 6 April Scott, A.
1782 1 April Collins, J.
1782 19 Aug. Steppen, T.
1782 25 Sept. Festion, F.
1787 2 July Wade, J. A.
1789 29 May Hunter, F.
1791 11 Jan. Tull, C.
1791 29 April Marsh, R.
1793 8 May Moody, E. J.
1793 9 May Lance, J.
1794 2 Sept. Northcote, C.
1794 2 Sept. Moody, R. S.
1794 15 Dec. Sherwood, C. S.
1795 1 July Marshall, J.
1795 12 Aug. Morton, J. W.
1795 12 Aug. Williams, M.
1796 17 Aug. Hyatt, P.
1796 1 Sept. Sherwood, C. S.
1797 28 July Everest, G.
1799 3 May King, G.
1799 4 July Corsellis, M.
1801 15 April Harris, H.
1802 6 April Hughes, J.
1802 6 May Hayward, H.
1803 28 April Carter, W.
1804 29 Feb. Williams, D.
1805 27 Aug. Stewart, R. R.
1806 7 Jan. Warmington, W.
1807 4 Feb. Paynter, G. C.
1807 24 July Vassar, C.
1808 17 June Bowyer, G. B.
1809 18 May Muller, S.
1809 24 Nov. Benson, F.
1810 30 Sept. Walker, J.
1812 14 March Jackson, G.
1814 23 Dec. Coffin, J. N.
1818 7 Aug. Jones, T.
1820 19 Dec. Weigall, T.
1822 25 Jan. Aubrey, C. W.
1822 25 Jan. Walcott, T. K.
1822 25 Jan. Decharms, J.
1822 25 Jan. Scott, T. E.
1822 14 May Hebden, G. W.
1823 10 June Pinhorn, J.
1823 28 Oct. Daysh, G. W.
1825 10 Feb. Warren, E. C.
1825 13 Dec. Davis, O. H.
1826 25 Dec. Stilwell, G.
1827 28 April Spence, C.
1828 23 Dec. Tucker, S. C.

Clerks (Treasurer's Accounts) 1667-1822

Following the creation of the office of Controller of Treasurer's Accounts in 1667 provision was made for four Clerks to serve in his Office. (fn. 136) From 1674 three Clerks were employed under a Chief Clerk. The office of Controller of Treasurer's Accounts was discontinued in 1679 and its duties passed to the Controller. One of his Clerks, Winchurst, was transferred to the Controller's Office with the same duties and has therefore been included in this list. (fn. 137) The office was revived in 1691 and from then until 1796 the number of Clerks varied between three and five according to whether conditions of peace or war prevailed. (fn. 138)

In 1796 provision was made for eight Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Office for Examining Treasurer's Accounts. A salary of £250 was made available to the second Clerk, of £150 to the third, of £100 to the fourth, of £90 to the fifth, and of £80 to the sixth. The Chief Clerk and two Clerks from the discontinued Office for Examining Victualling Accounts were annexed to the Office at salaries of £100 and £80 respectively. (fn. 139) In 1807 the number of Clerks was reduced to seven. (fn. 140) The salary of the second Clerk was increased to £350, and of the third to £250. The remainder were paid salaries ranging from £150 to £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 141) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816 two of the Clerks were placed in the second class, and five in the third. (fn. 142) The Office was abolished in 1822 when one of the Clerks was superannuated, five were transferred to the Offices for Bills and Accounts and for Foreign Accounts and one to the Secretary's Office. (fn. 143)

1667 Carkesse, J.
1667 Curtis, T.
1667 Pett, P.
1667 Powell, R.
1667 Howen, R.
1667 Seddon, J.
1667 5 Nov. Shales, J.
1668 12 March Carkesse, J.
1669 Corney, C.
1669 Coleman, L.
1669 Wren, J.
1670 Gringand, C.
1670 Godsalve, T.
1671 Shales, W.
1673 Hervey, J.
1675 c. June Fishwick, J.
1676 c. June Oliver, W.
1676 Winchurst, T.
1678 c. Sept. Rossington, J.
1691 c. March Maddocks, E.
1691 c. March Shales, R.
1691 15 Sept. Whitfield, D.
1691 c. Sept. Woodward, R.
1692 c. Dec. Webb, R.
1692 c. Dec. Hoare, C.
1694 1 May Pelham, J.
1696 c. March Wardlow, G.
1698 c. March Masters, J.
1701 c. March Miller, W.
1701 c. March Carter, T.
1704 23 March Cowne, W.
1712 4 Oct. Bland, J.
1717 c. Dec. Redmayne, J.
1721 9 July Burton, H.
1722 15 Jan. Phillips, A.
1727 6 Sept. Thomas, J.
1727 25 Nov. Greenway, J.
1729 11 July Manesty, C.
1730 5 Aug. Hogg, W.
1732 28 Feb. Bentham, E.
1733 16 July Hogg, R.
1733 3 May Hanway, W.
1735 1 July Purvis, H.
1736 2 Nov. Purvis, G.
1739 17 April Wise, T.
1739 29 May Chorley, A.
1739 18 Oct. Redman, J.
1740 29 Nov. Rosewell, R.
1741 21 Jan. Cooling, T.
1742 23 July Hayley, W.
1744 19 April Stow, D.
1746 2 July Corbett, J.
1746 10 Nov. Richardes, R.
1747 14 July Boag, G.
1749 7 June French, J.
1749 3 Nov. Paynter, W.
1750 8 Nov. Tilsley, E.
1753 4 May Fox, T.
1757 29 Dec. Dodd, J.
1766 14 Nov. Wiseman, T.
1768 12 Jan. Standert, O.
1768 13 May Mudge, T.
1768 20 Dec. Standert, O.
1770 17 Oct. Mattocks, H.
1771 12 April Graves, G.
1771 6 Nov. Stirling, W.
1773 30 Oct. Delacombe, F.
1774 17 May Mehoile, J.
1775 20 May Edwards, T.
1777 26 Aug. Player, G.
1778 17 April Daysh, G.
1778 14 June Williams, H. H.
1778 16 Dec. Roberts, J.
1780 27 May Stow, B.
1781 1 Nov. Tweedy, W.
1782 28 Nov. Morris, J.
1792 2 May Williams, W.
1794 2 Sept. Standert, W. A.
1796 17 Aug. Herne, T.
1796 17 Aug. Bowyer, G.
1796 17 Aug. Palmer, H.
1800 8 May Beeby, J.
1801 28 Dec. Stewart, E. S.
1802 8 May Clayton, R. W.
1803 26 April Kingdom, G. W.
1804 18 July Luson, W.
1805 12 Nov. Shaw, I.
1807 17 July Saunders, C.
1808 25 May Grant, J. D.
1809 7 Jan. Brooking, J. S.
1810 29 April Griffiths, P.
1810 28 Aug. Weekes, J. T.
1812 24 June Kingdom, H.
1812 13 Nov. Spurrell, J.
1814 3 May Renton, J. H.
1816 21 May Scott, J.
1821 9 Feb. Daysh, G. W.

Clerks of the Control 1669-79

In 1669 provision was made for five Clerks of the Control to assist the Controller in his duty of examining and balancing storekeepers' accounts. One of the Clerks with a salary of £80 was resident at the Navy Office. The remaining four with salaries of £120, £100, £80 and £70 were stationed at Deptford, Chatham, Portsmouth and Woolwich respectively. (fn. 144) In 1671 they were placed under the supervision of the Controller of Storekeepers' Accounts, (fn. 145) and on the discontinuation of that office in 1676 appear again to have been supervised by the Controller. The offices were discontinued in December 1679 as a result of the decision to retrench naval expenditure. (fn. 146)

RESIDENT AT NAVY OFFICE
1669 11 June Maddocks, R.
1672 23 Dec. Howen, R.
1677 15 Dec. Rock, T.
RESIDENT AT DEPTFORD
1669 11 June Hosier, F.
RESIDENT AT CHATHAM
1669 11 June Curtis, T.
1674 26 Jan. Duppa, B.
RESIDENT AT PORTSMOUTH
1669 11 June Knight, S.
1670 17 Feb. Pitt, J.
1677 15 Nov. Belbin, N.
RESIDENT AT WOOLWICH
1669 11 June Howen, R.
1672 23 Dec. Sandford, J.
1677 14 June Morris, E.

Clerks (Storekeepers' Accounts) 1671-1822

In the years 1669-79 the Clerks of the Control were largely responsible for controlling the storekeepers' accounts. (fn. 147) In addition between 1671 and 1676 the Controller of Storekeepers' Accounts was allowed two Clerks. (fn. 148) On the revival of the office of Controller of Storekeepers' Accounts in 1680 provision was made for one Clerk to serve under a Chief Clerk, but by 1682 four Clerks were regularly employed in his Office, and this number was retained by the Commissioners for Current Business in 1686. (fn. 149) From 1688 until 1712 the number varied between four and six. In 1712 additional Clerks were employed and from then until 1725 the number rarely dropped below eleven. In 1725 the number was reduced to seven, and remained at seven or eight until 1796.

In 1796 provision was made for eight Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Office for Examining Storekeepers' Accounts, all at salaries of £80. (fn. 150) The salaries of the second and third Clerks were increased to £150 and £100 respectively in 1798. (fn. 151) In 1807 the salaries of the eight Clerks were fixed at £250, £200, £150, £110, £100, £90, £85 and £80, the last six Clerks being recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 152) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816 one Clerk was placed in the second class and seven in the third. (fn. 153) In 1820 the number of Clerks was increased to ten by the addition of one second class and two third class Clerks from the Slop Office and by the removal of one third class Clerk to the Office for Bills and Accounts. (fn. 154) The Office was abolished in 1822 when two of the Clerks were superannuated and the remaining eight were transferred to the Office for Stores. (fn. 155)

The Clerks employed by the Controllers of Storekeepers' Accounts resident at Cadiz 1694-7 and at Lisbon 1708-10 are not included in these lists.

1671 c. Sept. Leigh, D.
1672 Whitfield, N.
1672 14 Nov. Pett, S.
1673 c. June Rock, T.
1674 c. March Morris, E.
1680 c. March Batallier, J.
1680 c. June Allen, J.
1680 c. Sept. Rock, T.
1680 c. Sept. Cooke, W.
1680 4 Oct. Beacham, J.
1680 23 Nov. Rossington, J.
1680 23 Nov. Howen, M.
1683 c. Sept. Rogers, C.
1684 c. June Williams, E.
1686 c. March Wright, N.
1692 23 May Jaques, T.
1692 c. June Batchelor, G.
1693 31 Jan. Colby, T.
1693 c. March Searle, E.
1693 31 July Jones, W.
1693 16 Oct. Hunton, T.
1694 18 Oct. Wiblin, J.
1696 c. Sept. Corfield, J.
1699 11 Sept. Maddocks, R.
1700 12 April Bishop, J.
1702 2 Feb. Wiseman, D.
1702 26 Aug. Wilshaw, R.
1703 c. June Otger, A.
1703 c. June Young, H.
1705 26 Feb. Corry, V.
1705 26 Feb. Jennings, T.
1706 8 April Puryour, T.
1706 1 June Deane, J.
1706 c. Dec. Duncombe, W.
1708 18 Jan. Needler, H.
1710 20 June Benbow, W.
1711 28 Feb. Holder, J.
1711 22 Oct. Puryour, T.
1712 1 March Frost, J.
1712 c. March Rossey, C.
1712 14 June Swaine, F.
1712 c. June Milner, J.
1712 8 July Shortiss, J.
1714 21 Aug. Puryour, W.
1714 17 Nov. Wright, E.
1716 18 Jan. Gamble, R.
1716 3 April Holder, C.
1716 2 Aug. Deane, J.
1718 c. June Sparke, R.
1718 19 Dec. Laugharne, H.
1718 19 Dec. Clevland, J.
1718 19 Dec. Gibbon, E.
1721 13 March Tarrant, J.
1722 10 Feb. Gordon, T.
1722 c. Sept. Clevland, J.
1723 c. Dec. Clarke, J.
1723 c. Dec. Swanton, W.
1724 25 Sept. Wright, N.
1726 c. Dec. Holder, J.
1728 c. March Fearne, C.
1730 20 Feb. Wright, N.
1730 20 Feb. Milner, J.
1731 6 Feb. Fearne, C.
1732 26 Dec. Moore, G.
1735 12 March Wright, E.
1737 15 Feb. Coode, R.
1737 26 Sept. Archer, W.
1739 18 Jan. Nelson, H.
1739 9 May Creed, T.
1739 21 May Gardner, T.
1739 3 July Stephens, P.
1739 19 Nov. Hall, C. S.
1741 22 Jan. Baggaley, J.
1741 4 Oct. Mantle, W.
1744 28 Dec. Crowle, W.
1746 26 Dec. Sykes, W.
1747 16 Sept. Hall, C. S.
1748 15 Feb. Passmore, W.
1748 27 June Cox, S.
1748 1 Aug. Holden, J.
1748 10 Aug. Bull, J.
1749 1 Feb. Cotton, J.
1749 6 May Sykes, W.
1749 6 July Jones, T.
1754 1 Oct. Dawes, W.
1762 19 Oct. Wakefield, B.
1763 14 Oct. Pigott, J.
1766 6 Feb. Bowden, T.
1768 10 June Coleman, W.
1772 13 April Davidson, R.
1772 11 Aug. Bayley, J.
1777 21 Jan. Jackson, G.
1779 27 May Davies, R. L.
1781 16 Feb. Parnell, T. C.
1781 27 June Shayler, J.
1781 23 Oct. Kemm, E.
1782 18 Jan. Hall, R.
1790 19 April Vallack, W.
1791 14 Sept. Houghton, W. H.
1796 8 March Bywater, O. G.
1796 18 May Clark, E.
1800 14 March Woolsey, T.
1801 26 March Biggs, B.
1804 29 Sept. Gosse, H.
1806 1 Feb. Hunter, J.
1808 14 April Napier, V.
1810 31 Dec. Grindlay, W.
1811 25 Oct. Harley, R.
1812 18 Feb. Clark, E.
1815 7 Oct. Anderson, R.
1816 20 Aug. Robertson, J.
1817 2 Jan. Jones, C.
1817 30 May Pinhorn, J.
1820 18 Feb. Taylor, J.
1820 18 Feb. Stewart, S. F.
1820 3 March Unwin, R.
1820 17 March Jenkins, W.

Clerks (Bills and Accounts) 1686-1832

In 1686 the Commissioners for Current Business made provision for one Clerk to serve in the former Controller's Office under the Chief Clerk responsible for delivering out all Bills. In 1687 a second Clerk was appointed. (fn. 156) Following the re-establishment of the office of Controller in 1688, it is possible to distinguish those Clerks employed in the examination of bills and accounts from those employed in the payment of seamen's wages. (fn. 157) The following table demonstrates the major changes in the size of the establishment in the period 1688-1796.

Year Clerks
1688 2
1696 5
1701 6
1711 7
1725 4
1731 6
1745 8
1747 12
1752 9
1758 13
1779 14
1794 18

In 1796 provision was made for eighteen Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Office for Bills and Accounts. A salary of £500 was made available to the second Clerk, of £300 to the third, of £250 to the fourth, of £150 to the fifth, of £130 to the sixth, of £120 to the seventh, of £100 to the eighth, and of £90 to the ninth and tenth. The nine junior Clerks received a salary of £80. (fn. 158) In 1807 following the creation of a distinct Office for Foreign Accounts the number of Clerks was reduced to fourteen. (fn. 159) The salary of the second Clerk remained at £500 and the salaries of the third to sixth Clerks were increased to £350, £300, £250 and £200. The remainder were paid salaries ranging from £180 to £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 160) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816 four of the Clerks were placed in the second class and ten in the third. (fn. 161) In 1822 the number of third class Clerks was increased to eleven. (fn. 162) In 1829 provision was made for six second class and eighteen third class Clerks to serve in the Office. (fn. 163) One second class and two third class Clerks were transferred to the Office from the Transport Branch in 1830. (fn. 164)

1686 c. March Crawley, J.
1687 16 Nov. Ireland, J.
1689 c. June Hayter, H.
1689 c. Dec. Hill, S.
1691 c. June Champneys, E.
1691 c. Sept. Harris, R.
1693 29 May Mackay, P.
1693 24 July Colby, T.
1693 c. Dec. Mackay, P.
1696 15 July Cooke, R.
1698 12 Feb. Hill, S.
1699 14 Feb. Sansom, A.
1700 18 April Johnson, H.
1701 10 March Smartfoot, F.
1704 14 Aug. Potter, J.
1711 5 Feb. Colling, N.
1711 2 June Lock, R.
1711 14 Oct. Frith, J.
1713 2 Jan. Bound, T.
1715 27 July Guy, J.
1716 c. June Rooke, G.
1720 21 July Carlton, J.
1721 8 March Tanner, T.
1721 13 March Gibbon, E.
1722 10 Feb. Laugharne, H.
1726 7 March Puryour, W.
1726 25 Nov. Bourne, S.
1727 24 Feb. Baynard, J.
1728 8 Aug. Colby, T.
1728 30 Sept. Pell, M.
1730 16 Nov. Vaughan, W.
1731 19 Nov. Richardson, C.
1732 24 May Bromley, R.
1732 3 July Harman, J.
1734 26 April Littleton, T.
1735 17 Sept. Fletcher, J.
1737 22 Aug. Mercer, B.
1738 6 Feb. Wilcocks, W.
1740 25 June Hay, R.
1741 15 April Wright, T.
1741 21 Sept. Stanley, H. W.
1744 10 May Davies, T.
1745 10 May Wooding, R.
1745 13 July Okeratte, N.
1745 10 Oct. Marsh, G.
1746 2 July Mackay, P.
1746 19 Nov. Fearne, T.
1747 1 Aug. Carter, R.
1747 2 Nov. Harper, T.
1747 26 Dec. Scudamore, H. R.
1748 28 March Morris, R.
1748 14 July Russell, W.
1749 3 Feb. Millisent, T.
1749 25 Sept. Mason, E.
1749 25 Sept. Mordaunt, C.
1750 4 July Middleton, W.
1750 12 Dec. Marsh, G.
1750 12 Dec. Guest, E.
1751 1 May Hatley, R.
1753 26 Dec. Thomas, P.
1755 24 Sept. Prestwood, R.
1756 5 Jan. Waller, J.
1756 15 Sept. Dent, C.
1756 15 Sept. Cullum, T.
1756 15 Sept. Eyre, J.
1756 19 Nov. Parry, W.
1756 29 Dec. Reed, B.
1756 29 Dec. Longman, W.
1757 30 June Devey, T.
1757 5 July Stodhart, W.
1757 2 Aug. Goodyer, J. G.
1757 16 Aug. Pearson, T.
1758 22 Aug. Hay, A.
1759 8 May Richards, S.
1759 5 July Allen, L. R.
1761 15 Jan. Pitt, J.
1761 23 March Mohringk, J.
1762 19 May Fearne, G.
1763 12 Aug. Wilson, F.
1763 16 Dec. Soame, T.
1766 2 May Salmon, G.
1767 23 March Hartwell, G.
1770 27 March Newson, G. C.
1771 4 March Hargood, H.
1771 4 Oct. Peyton, W.
1773 12 Feb. Fowler, W.
1774 22 Feb. Thomas, G.
1775 3 Feb. Horsnail, J.
1775 31 March Ireland, A.
1775 31 March Coulson, T.
1775 1 Nov. Nelson, M.
1776 11 March Swann, H.
1776 5 Aug. Foster, W.
1777 5 March Rainier, G.
1777 17 Dec. Evans, T.
1778 2 Sept. Scott, C.
1778 2 Sept. Spurrell, B.
1778 25 Dec. Cassell, W.
1779 c. March Garrard, R.
1779 2 Aug. Wright, C.
1779 30 Nov. Ottey, P. E.
1780 27 April White, G.
1780 27 Oct. Nelson, J. W.
1781 4 April Hebden, J.
1783 3 Feb. Hunter, W.
1783 2 Oct. Donald, C.
1789 16 Jan. Davies, T.
1790 21 April Logan, E. F.
1792 18 June Butt, R. G.
1792 21 Sept. Belson, C. P.
1793 1 May Hayward, F.
1794 25 Jan. Davis, W. G.
1794 10 May Belfour, J.
1794 10 May Peppercorne, J.
1794 10 May
1794 10 May Unwin, G.
1794 5 Nov. Robertson, R.
1795 3 Feb. Yeats, G.
1795 9 July Waters, W.
1795 11 July Edwards, J.
1796 17 Aug. Cherry, J. P.
1797 27 April Nelson, M.
1798 27 July Prowse, R.
1799 7 May Corsellis, M.
1799 25 June Muller, C.
1799 12 July Taylor, C.
1801 26 March Woolsey, T.
1801 30 April Peard, T.
1801 14 Dec. Rule, W. N.
1801 31 Dec. Woolsey, O'B.
1802 19 Aug. Mosse, W. P.
1803 23 May Nash, W.
1803 31 May Foster, J. S.
1804 14 July Hunt, A.
1805 26 April Jesse, J. S.
1805 6 Aug. Hill, P.
1805 3 Sept. Tackle, J.
1807 7 Dec. Parslow, T.
1807 7 Dec. Goodliff, F. M.
1810 23 July Hellyer, W. S.
1810 18 Aug. Baker, S.
1811 16 Aug. Boddy, J. M.
1812 22 Feb. Foster, T. E.
1812 20 March Davidson, J.
1814 15 Aug. Ollivant, W.
1817 27 June Dykar, W. D.
1818 27 Feb. Wright, J. D.
1820 17 March Unwin, R.
1820 28 April Turner, C.
1822 25 Jan. Clayton, R. W.
1822 25 Jan. Beeby, J.
1822 25 Jan. Scott, J.
1822 25 Jan. Spurrell, G.
1823 1 April Fry, J.
1824 26 May Mortimer, A.
1825 2 March Anderson, W. G.
1829 22 May Mackintosh, A. F.
1829 22 May Woolsey, T.
1829 22 May Gardner, H.
1829 22 May Carter, C.
1829 22 May Jayne, T.
1829 22 May Spurrell, J.
1829 22 May Wilkinson, T.
1829 22 May Griffiths, P. W.
1829 22 May Spurrell, G.
1829 22 May Beeby, J.
1830 19 March Anderson, C. H.
1830 20 July Buxton, G. B.
1830 20 July Whiting, G. D.
1830 20 July Harris, F. C.
1831 25 Aug. Graham, W. C.

Clerks of the Proposition 1686-8

In 1686 provision was made for two Clerks with salaries of £80 to keep the accounts of the 'Proposition' by which the Commission for Current Business governed its expenditure. (fn. 165) The offices were discontinued on the abolition of the Commission for Current Business in 1688.

1686 c. March Bowdler, T.
1686 c. March Deane, W.

Clerks to Commissioners for Current Business 1686-8

In 1686 provision was made for one Clerk to be attached to each Commissioner for Current Business. Their salaries ranged from £50 to £30. (fn. 166)

Deane 1686-8 1688 26 Aug. Jeyes, P.
Narbrough 1686-7 1686 c. March Colby, T.
Berry 1686-8 1686 c. March Williams, E.
Godwin 1686-8 1686 c. March Boone, W.
1687 c. June Cobham, J.
Hewer 1686-8 1687 c. March Clarke, J.
Booth 1688 1688 23 Feb. Edisbury, K.

Clerks to Commissioners for Old Accounts 1686-9

In 1686 provision was made for six Clerks from the establishment of the discontinued Navy Board to serve as Clerks to the Commissioners for Old Accounts with the salaries they had received before March 1686. (fn. 167) Between October 1688 and June 1689 the Clerks returned to the Offices from which they had been drawn. (fn. 168)

1686 c. March Colby, T.
1686 c. March Hale, M.
1686 c. March Tippetts, R.
1686 c. March Whitfield, N.
1686 c. March Hayter, H.
1686 c. March Plomer, T.
1688 c. March Kirby, A.

Clerks to Commissioners for Examining Accounts (Incurred 1686-8) 1688-9

From 13 October 1688 four Clerks were employed to examine the accounts incurred by the Commissioners for Current Business, at the salaries they had been receiving at the discontinuation of the Commission for Current Business. On 22 June 1689 they returned their books and papers to the Navy Office and were paid salaries to Midsummer 1689. (fn. 169)

1688 13 Oct. Prescott, W.
1688 13 Oct. Deane, W.
1688 13 Oct. Bowdler, T.
1688 13 Oct. Jeyes, P.

Clerks (Seamen's Wages) 1688-1829

From 1688 it is possible to distinguish a distinct set of Clerks employed by the Controller in the payment of seamen's wages from those employed in the examination of bills and accounts. (fn. 170) The following table demonstrates the major changes in the size of the establishment in the period 1688-1796.

Year Clerks
1688 1
1693 3
1714 5
1725 3
1729 5
1743 8
1758 10
1780 12
1781 14
1785 12
1790 10
1795 14

In 1796 provision was made for fourteen Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Office for Seamen's Wages. A salary of £300 was made available to the second Clerk, of £150 to the third, fourth and fifth, of £120 to the sixth and seventh, of £90 to the eighth and of £80 to the remainder. (fn. 171) In 1807 the salary of the second Clerk was increased to £400, of the third to £250, and of the fourth and fifth to £200. The remainder were paid salaries ranging from £180 to £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 172) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816, three Clerks were placed in the second class, and eleven in the third. (fn. 173) In 1819 it was determined that the total number of Clerks should be reduced to eleven by leaving vacancies unfilled. (fn. 174) One vacancy was left unfilled in 1819 but in 1822 following the transfer of two Clerks from the Allotment Office the number of Clerks was fixed at thirteen, three in the second class, and ten in the third. (fn. 175) The Office was abolished in 1829 when two of the Clerks were superannuated, and the remainder were transferred to the Ticket and Wages Branch, the Secretary's Office, the Office for Bills and Accounts and the Office for Stores. (fn. 176)

1688 13 Oct. Clarke, J.
1691 4 Feb. Hanway, T.
1693 c. Sept. Pearse, T.
1702 c. Sept. Fogg, J.
1704 c. June Emily, T.
1711 2 Nov. Hammond, N.
1714 12 Nov. Mercer, S.
1714 12 Nov. Brandon, R.
1716 11 June Lock, R.
1723 25 Oct. Turner, S.
1726 16 Sept. Timewell, B.
1728 24 July Neale, T.
1729 16 July Harman, E.
1732 3 July Vaughan, W.
1741 14 April Hay, R.
1741 28 July Nelson, H.
1743 26 Jan. Huett, W.
1743 26 Jan. Callis, T.
1745 12 Jan. Haddock, R.
1748 9 Aug. Feldwick, T.
1749 26 March Russell, W.
1749 30 Sept. Holl, B.
1750 30 Sept. Davis, W.
1751 1 May Marsh, G.
1755 3 March Falkingham, E.
1757 3 June Hartwell, B.
1757 6 June Thomas, P.
1757 16 Aug. Fennell, B.
1758 22 Aug. Devey, T.
1759 22 Feb. Robertson, B.
1759 11 July Haven, S.
1761 18 Feb. Allen, L. R.
1766 14 Feb. Wilson, F.
1766 5 Aug. Davidson, J.
1779 26 March Spurrell, B.
1780 7 June Hicks, G.
1780 20 June Dicken, J.
1780 27 Oct. Ottey, P. E.
1781 4 April Cassell, W.
1781 9 Oct. Braine, J. S.
1783 7 Feb. White, G.
1792 21 Sept. Nelson, J. W.
1795 1 June Locker, E. H.
1795 25 June D'Esterre, S. M.
1795 9 July Butt, R. G.
1795 3 Sept. Mitchell, J.
1796 29 Feb. Black, J.
1798 24 Aug. Douglas, A.
1799 4 Oct. Millman, J.
1799 4 Oct. Hooker, J. S.
1799 22 Nov. Rains, J.
1801 29 Sept. Rule, W. N.
1801 14 Dec. Jenkins, W.
1801 30 Dec. Lee, J.
1803 27 Oct. Polhill, D. R.
1804 21 Aug. Rutland, J.
1805 6 Aug. Ford, A.
1805 15 Oct. Mardon, J. H.
1807 29 Sept. Guillod, G.
1808 25 Feb. Ridley, J.
1809 18 Sept. Gardner, H.
1810 1 March Carter, C.
1810 13 March Cuming, S.
1810 16 Aug. Mardon, E. R.
1814 14 Jan. Gandy, E.
1814 29 June Crosby, J.
1815 18 July Griffiths, P. W.
1816 29 Oct. Clark, J. R.
1822 25 Jan. Loft, W.
1822 25 Jan. Harrison, E. S.
1824 31 Dec. Aubrey, C. W.

Petition Clerks 1695-1832

In 1695 following the prohibition of the practice whereby clerks in the Navy Office acted as agents for the receipt of seamen's wages, a salary of £50 was made available to Harcourt Masters to prepare petitions from seamen for the Board's consideration. (fn. 177) The salary was discontinued in August 1698, but revived in the following November. At the same time a salary of £30 was made available to James Graves to assist Masters. (fn. 178) Graves was appointed sole Petition Clerk at a salary of £50 following Masters's resignation in 1708. (fn. 179) On Graves's death in January 1727, Thomas Pearse, a Clerk to the Clerk of the Acts, was awarded an allowance of £50 in addition to his salary for his service as Petition Clerk, (fn. 180) but following his discharge in October 1727 the office was invariably filled by a Clerk who held no other position in the Navy Office. From then until 1796 appointments to the office appear to have been made by the Clerk of the Acts. (fn. 181) In 1796 the office was made a stationary appointment at a salary of £150 and was loosely attached to the Secretary's Office. (fn. 182) In 1807 the salary was increased to £200 and the duties extended to cover the reception of all individuals making inquiries at the Navy Office. (fn. 183) On the introduction of a progressive salary scale in 1816 it was provided that the holder of the office should be a third class Clerk. (fn. 184)

1695 24 May Masters, H.
1698 18 Nov. Masters, H.
1698 30 Nov. Graves, J.
1727 11 Jan. Pearse, T.
1727 7 Oct. Graves, C.
1729 14 April Lee, J.
1734 11 April Randall, W.
1736 1 Sept. Burley, C.
1739 10 July Price, B.
1741 11 June Stevens, W.
1744 22 June Younghusband, J.
1760 29 Sept. Harris, J.
1795 18 Jan. Paterson, G.
1795 12 Aug. Harris, T.
1817 25 July Nixon, E. H.
1818 6 Jan. Harrison, E. S.
1818 30 June Rawnsley, J.
1820 14 March Ray, S. F.

Clerks (Allotment Office) 1795-1822

Eight Clerks were appointed during 1795 and 1796 to conduct the business arising from the provision allowing seamen to allot part of their pay for the maintenance of their wives and families. Two of the Clerks had formerly served as Clerks to the Clerk of the Acts, two in the Ticket Office and two as Clerks to Extra Commissioners. The remaining two were recruited from outside the Navy Office. (fn. 185) In 1797 a distinct Allotment Office was formally established, when provision was made for the eight Clerks plus the Remittance Clerk from the Secretary's Office to serve under a Chief Clerk. A salary of £250 was made available to the second Clerk, of £200 to the third, of £150 to the fourth, of £120 to the fifth and sixth, of £100 to the seventh, and of £80 to the remainder. (fn. 186) In 1807 the salary of the second Clerk was increased to £350, of the third to £250, and of the fourth to £200. The remaining six Clerks were paid salaries ranging from £150 to £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 187) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816, three of the Clerks were placed in the second class, and six in the third. (fn. 188) The Office was abolished in 1822 when four of the Clerks were transferred to the Ticket Office, two to the Office for Seamen's Wages and one to the Secretary's Office. The remaining two were superannuated. (fn. 189)

1795 25 June Stow, J.
1795 25 June Balston, G.
1795 25 June Collett, J.
1795 25 June Wild, J. S.
1795 5 Aug. Sherwood, C. S.
1795 22 Sept. Aubrey, C. W.
1796 25 March Hill, J.
1796 c. June Williams, M.
1796 1 Sept. Collins, J.
1797 21 March Anderson, J.
1797 15 Dec. Ongley, W.
1799 21 Dec. Banner, H.
1799 26 Dec. Walcott, T. K.
1801 10 March Smith, J.
1802 22 June West, W. J.
1802 11 Oct. Drawbridge, W.
1803 27 April Bathurst, L.
1803 25 June Knight, T.
1805 22 Oct. Balston, G. F.
1809 20 Jan. Turner, J.
1810 15 Nov. Perring, W.
1812 28 Jan. Knight, T.
1814 5 July Rankin, A. W.
1816 21 May Decharms, J.
1817 3 Jan. Loft, W.
1818 30 June Harrison, E. S.
1820 14 March Scott, T. E.

Clerks (Secretary's Office) 1796-1832

In 1796 provision was made for thirteen Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Secretary's Office. A salary of £300 was made available to the second Clerk, of £200 to the third, of £150 to the fourth and fifth, of £120 to the sixth and seventh, of £100 to the eighth and ninth, and of £80 to the remainder. (fn. 190) The number of Clerks was reduced to eleven in 1803 when two Clerks were removed to form a distinct Contract Office. (fn. 191) In 1806 the Commissioners of Naval Revision found that the business of the Office had nearly doubled since 1796, and that twelve Temporary Clerks were in employment. (fn. 192) In 1807, therefore, the number of Clerks was increased to eighteen, to include two Clerks from the abolished Naval Works Department. (fn. 193) A salary of £450 was made available to the second Clerk, of £350 to the third, of £300 to the fourth, of £250 to the fifth, and of £200 to the sixth. The remainder were paid salaries ranging from £180 to £80 and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 194) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816, five of the Clerks were placed in the second class, and thirteen in the third. (fn. 195) The number of second class Clerks was increased to six in 1829. (fn. 196) In 1830 one first class (second section) Clerk and two third class Clerks were transferred to the Office from the Transport Branch. (fn. 197)

1796 17 Aug. Foster, C.
1796 17 Aug. Woolhead, M.
1796 17 Aug. Berkenhead, T.
1796 17 Aug. Bates, J.
1796 17 Aug. Carter, W.
1796 17 Aug. Anderson, J.
1796 17 Aug. Belfour, E.
1796 17 Aug. Smith, G.
1796 17 Aug. Williams, J.
1796 17 Aug. Foster, C. W.
1796 17 Aug. Bond, T.
1796 17 Aug. Dent, I.
1796 17 Aug. Payne, J.
1798 29 May Briggs, J. T.
1798 16 Oct. Lloyd, J. W.
1799 8 Jan. Anderson, J.
1800 30 May Grove, J.
1801 20 Nov. Lee, J.
1801 30 Dec. Mardon, J. H.
1802 3 Nov. Wolrige, G.
1802 31 Dec. Harris, J. R.
1804 14 July Foster, J. S.
1805 15 Oct. Morton, J. W.
1805 15 Oct. Polhill, D. R.
1807 7 Dec. Herne, R. H.
1807 7 Dec. Wood, J.
1807 7 Dec. Knowles, E.
1807 7 Dec. Graham, C.
1807 7 Dec. Vinall, R.
1807 7 Dec. Kelly, J.
1807 7 Dec. Simpson, C.
1808 29 July Rogers, H.
1808 16 Aug. Mudge, T.
1809 7 Jan. Smith, H.
1809 9 Jan. Paterson, J.
1809 29 March Thomson, W.
1810 20 May Jones, J.
1810 5 Sept. Sanderson, R.
1810 22 Oct. Powell, F. S.
1811 1 July Bettell, J.
1813 1 Jan. Dutton, J.
1814 25 Feb. James, J.
1816 15 May Mirfield, S.
1817 29 July Nares, F. M.
1818 6 Jan. Nixon, E. H.
1818 8 Dec. Scott, T. E.
1820 14 March Rawnsley, J.
1822 25 Jan. Woolsey, T.
1822 25 Jan. Bathurst, L.
1822 25 Jan. Weigall, T.
1822 25 Jan. Daysh, G. W.
1822 25 Jan. Clark, J. R.
1823 28 Oct. Hill, J.
1824 3 Aug. Whiffin, J.
1829 22 May Aubrey, C. W.
1829 22 May Paynter, G. C.
1829 22 May Gandy, E.
1829 22 May Loft, W.
1829 22 May Harrison, E. S.
1829 25 July Seppings, N. L.
1830 23 March Warren, E. C.
1830 7 Dec. Baker, T.
1830 7 Dec. Smith, D. S.
1830 7 Dec. Harris, J. W.

Clerks (Stores Office) 1796-1832

In 1796 provision was made for five Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk in the Office for Stores. A salary of £300 was made available to the second Clerk, of £150 to the third, of £100 to the fourth, and of £80 to the fifth and sixth. (fn. 198) In 1807 the salary of the second Clerk was increased to £350, of the third to £250, of the fourth to £150, and of the fifth to £110. (fn. 199) The fourth, fifth and sixth Clerks were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 200) On the introduction of a full progressive salary scale in 1816, two of the Clerks were placed in the second class, and three in the third. (fn. 201) In 1822 following the abolition of the Office for Examining Storekeepers' Accounts, the number of second class Clerks was increased to four, and of third class Clerks to ten. (fn. 202) One second class and one third class Clerk was reduced in 1828, and not replaced. (fn. 203) In December 1830 four third class Clerks, two from the Transport Branch and two from the Surveyor's Office, were added to the establishment. (fn. 204)

1796 17 Aug. Cook, J.
1796 17 Aug. Rolt, J. D.
1796 17 Aug. Bickerton, G.
1796 17 Aug. Sanders, S.
1796 17 Aug. Moss, W.
1805 1 Feb. Knight, G.
1807 7 Dec. Breach, C.
1809 20 Oct. Skegg, F.
1810 19 Oct. Millington, H.
1813 9 Nov. Winchester, J.
1816 15 May Graham, C.
1816 21 May Renton, J. H.
1818 6 Jan. Mudge, T.
1818 22 Dec. Jenkins, W.
1820 18 April Hunt, A.
1822 25 Jan. Taylor, J.
1822 25 Jan. Robertson, J.
1822 25 Jan. Stewart, S. F.
1822 25 Jan. Jenkins, W.
1822 25 Jan. Clark, E.
1822 25 Jan. Anderson, R.
1822 25 Jan. Jones, C.
1822 25 Jan. Pinhorn, J.
1822 25 Jan. Mirfield, S.
1823 17 Jan. Edwards, W. C.
1823 17 June Warrington, H.
1824 6 Jan. Brietzcke, E. I.
1825 8 March Kingdom, J. B.
1825 11 Nov. Seppings, N. L.
1829 22 May Crosby, J.
1829 25 July Tucker, S. C.
1830 7 Dec. Benge, F. W.
1830 7 Dec. Whiffin, T.
1830 21 Dec. Jones, J.
1830 21 Dec. Church, W.

Clerk to Second Assistant Surveyor 1801-10

A salary of £80 was made available in 1801 to a Clerk to the Second Assistant Surveyor. The salary was increased to £100 in 1806. The office was discontinued in 1810. (fn. 205)

1801 6 Feb. Barrallier, L.

Clerks (Contract Office) 1803-32

On the formation of a distinct Contract Office in 1803 provision was made for one Clerk to serve as an assistant to the Chief Clerk at a salary of £150. (fn. 206) The salary was increased to £200 in 1807, (fn. 207) and on the introduction of a progressive salary scale in 1816, the Clerk was placed in the third class. (fn. 208) In 1830 an additional third class Clerk was transferred to the Office from the Transport Branch. (fn. 209)

1803 25 Feb. Grove, J.
1822 25 Jan. James, J.
1824 28 May Fry, J.
1830 7 Dec. Doutty, J.

Clerks (Foreign Accounts) 1807-29

On the creation of the Office for Foreign Accounts in 1807 provision was made for six Clerks to serve under the Chief Clerk. The six Clerks appointed in 1807 were all transferred from the Office for Bills and Accounts, three from clerkships and three from temporary clerkships. A salary of £350 was made available to the second Clerk, and of £250 to the third Clerk. The remainder were paid salaries ranging from £140 to £80, and were recruited into the new grade of junior clerk in 1811. (fn. 210) On the introduction of a progressive salary scale in 1816, two of the Clerks were placed in the second class and four in the third. (fn. 211) In 1822 the number of third class Clerks was increased to six. (fn. 212) On the abolition of the Office in 1829 one of the eight Clerks was superannuated, and the remaining seven were transferred to the Office for Bills and Accounts. (fn. 213)

1807 7 Dec. Unwin, G.
1807 7 Dec. Rule, W. N.
1807 7 Dec. Hill, P.
1807 7 Dec. Gilpin, G.
1807 7 Dec. Davis, O.
1807 7 Dec. Mackintosh, A. F.
1808 1 April Willoughby, R.
1809 18 March Foster, E. W.
1811 26 July Jayne, T.
1822 25 Jan. Spurrell, J.
1822 25 Jan. Kingdom, H.
1822 25 Jan. Griffiths, P. W.
1823 1 April Spurrell, G.
1828 3 Nov. Beeby, J.

Clerk to Receiver of Fees 1814-29

From 1798 to 1814 the Receiver of Fees was served by a Temporary Clerk. In 1814 provision was made for an established Clerk with a salary of £150 to replace the Temporary Clerk. (fn. 214) In 1816 on the introduction of a progressive salary scale the Clerk was placed in the third class. (fn. 215) The office was discontinued in 1829 when the Clerk was transferred to the Office for Bills and Accounts. (fn. 216)

1814 25 Jan. Wilkinson, T.

Librarian 1816-32

The office of Librarian or Library Clerk was created in 1816, when it was provided that the holder should be a third class Clerk. (fn. 217)

1816 24 Feb. Turner, T.
1817 27 June Nares, F. M.
1817 29 July Harrison, E. S.
1818 6 Jan. Rawnsley, J.
1818 30 June Ray, S. F.
1820 14 March Weigall, T.
1821 30 Jan. Wheatley, W.

Clerks (Ticket and Wages Branch) 1829-32

In 1829 provision was made for five second class and fifteen third class Clerks to serve in the newly created Ticket and Wages Branch. (fn. 218) Six additional third class Clerks were added to the Branch in June and November 1829, and in 1830 one second class Clerk was transferred from the Transport Branch. (fn. 219)

1829 22 May Millman, J.
1829 22 May Marshall, J.
1829 22 May Carter, W.
1829 22 May Walcott, T. K.
1829 22 May Warmington, W.
1829 22 May Jenkins, W.
1829 22 May Everest, G.
1829 22 May Mardon, J. H.
1829 22 May Ford, A.
1829 22 May Benson, F.
1829 22 May Jackson, G.
1829 22 May Jones, T.
1829 22 May Scott, T. E.
1829 22 May Hebden, G. W.
1829 22 May Pinhorn, J.
1829 22 May Daysh, G. W.
1829 22 May Warren, E. C.
1829 22 May Davis, O. H.
1829 22 May Stilwell, G.
1829 22 May Spence, C.
1829 26 June Slaney, G.
1829 26 June Deane, T.
1829 5 Nov. Smith, H.
1829 5 Nov. Clifton, W.
1829 5 Nov. Atkinson, R.
1829 5 Nov. Bowden, J.
1830 7 April Evans, W. F.
1830 7 Dec. Richardson, E. L.
1831 28 April Saul, J.

Footnotes

99 Add. 36782 f. 28; Adm. 2/1745 f. 186.
100 Adm. 106/44 no. 563. One of the two Clerks, Winchurst, has been included in the list of Clerks (Treasurer's Accounts). See p. 59.
101 Adm. 1/3555 p. 450.
102 See pp. 64 and 68.
103 Adm. 20/17 no. 3271; Adm. 1/3555 p. 450.
104 Sergison MS vol. 13, 10 July 1686.
105 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
106 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 68) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
107 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
108 Adm. 7/821 ff. 81, 90-1.
109 Adm. 2/1745 f. 186.
110 Two Clerks were allowed to each Clerk of the Acts by the terms of their patent of appointment, and the two additional Clerks allowed in 1668 were retained. The identity of the two Chief Clerks has not been positively established until 1674, although it is possible that both Gibson and Pett, who are included in this list of Clerks, served as Chief Clerks from 1672 and 1673 respectively.
111 No immediate reduction in the number of Clerks was made in 1679 when the Clerkship of the Acts was again held singly, and it is not clear on what authority the reduction of 1681 was made. In 1686 the Navy Board informed the Secretary of the Admiralty that the three Clerks serving the Clerk of the Acts were the two Clerks allowed by the terms of his patent of appointment and one additional Clerk allowed since 1668 (Adm. 1/3555 p. 450).
112 Sergison MS vol. 13, 10 July 1686.
113 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2); Adm. 7/817 ff. 4-5.
114 In the Registry Office 1696-8 and as Clerks to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded Seamen 1715-30.
115 NMM Adm. A/1855 no. 2163. An additional annual allowance of £70 had been made available to Sotherne's two Clerks in 1697 for undertaking this work (NMM Adm. A/1846 no. 1086).
116 Sergison MS vol. 129, 17 Dec. 1661; Adm. 2/1745 f. 112.
117 Adm. 2/1745 f. 186; Adm. 2/1746 f. 57.
118 Adm. 1/3555 p. 450; Sergison MS vol. 13, 10 July 1686.
119 NMM Adm. C/442, 5 April and 9 June 1731.
120 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
121 On 27 June 1665, for example, James Pugh, a Clerk to the Controller, Timothy and Theophilus Curtis, both Clerks to Extra Commissioners, and Nathaniel Whitfield, a Clerk to the Commissioner resident at Chatham, were examining tickets (Adm. 106/3520 f. 58).
122 Adm. 20/9 nos. 755, 771, 836; Adm. 20/14 p. 57; Add. 11602 f. 317.
123 Other Navy Board Clerks, such as Whitfield, who was paid during this time as a Clerk to the Commissioner resident at Chatham and as a Clerk to the Controller of Storekeepers' Accounts, assisted in the examination of tickets. Special payments were occasionally made to such Clerks (e.g. Adm. 20/12 p. 190; Adm. 20/14 p. 434; Adm. 20/16 p. 848; Adm. 20/17 p. 802). Two Clerks Assistant were again employed from July and August 1672 until March 1673 (Adm. 20/17 no. 773; Adm. 18/56 p. 94).
124 SP 29/342 no. 14.
125 Adm. 20/17 nos. 3912, 3914, 3917.
126 Adm. 2/1740 pp. 224-5.
127 Adm. 20/31 nos. 1641-7.
128 In January 1686 when the Navy Board submitted a list of its Clerks to the Admiralty, Barbour, one of the Clerks whom Haddock had taken with him to the Controller's Office in 1682, had left office. The other two, Hale and Whitfield, were employed as Chief Clerk and Clerk in the Ticket Office (Adm. 1/3555 p. 450).
129 Both Hale and Whitfield were employed from 1686 as Clerks to the Commissioners for Old Accounts who probably dealt with the bulk of Ticket Office business in the years 1686-8.
130 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
131 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 46).
132 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 67-8) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
133 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
134 Adm. 7/821 f. 71.
135 ibid. ff. 67, 71, 73A-B, 81.
136 Adm. 2/1745 f. 186. The Clerks who served Brouncker as Controller of Treasurer's Accounts 1667-79 are not named regularly in the Treasurer's Ledgers, and this list may include some Temporary Clerks who were employed in addition to the four formally allowed to him.
137 Adm. 106/44 no. 563; Adm. 1/3555 p. 450. Winchurst continued in the Controller's Office until 1691 when he was again attached to the Controller of Treasurer's Accounts (Adm. 20/56 no. 2158).
138 Until 1720 the Treasurer's records do not always clearly distinguish the Clerks employed in the Office for Examining Treasurer's Accounts from those employed in the Ticket Office. This list may therefore include some Clerks who spent short periods of their careers in the Ticket Office.
139 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
140 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 58).
141 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 69) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
142 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
143 Adm. 7/820 pp. 71-2; Adm. 7/821 ff. 68, 75-6, 95.
144 Order in council 12 Feb. 1669 (PC 2/61 p. 210).
145 Letters patent to Sir John Ernle 23 June 1671 (C 66/3125).
146 Adm. 106/44 no. 563.
147 See p. 61.
148 These Clerks have been included in this list although it is not certain that all of them were employed exclusively in controlling storekeepers' accounts.
149 Adm. 1/3555 p. 451; Sergison MS vol. 13, 10 July 1686.
150 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
151 Order in council 19 Dec. 1798 (PC 2/152 pp. 56-7).
152 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 70) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
153 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
154 Adm. 7/820 pp. 73-6.
155 ibid.; Adm. 7/821 ff. 79-80.
156 Adm. 20/38 no. 502; Adm. 20/49 no. 1060.
157 From c. 1730 the two sets of Clerks are usually listed on separate pages in the Treasurer's Salary and Pension Books. Before that date the duties of the Clerks in the Controller's Office can be established by reference to the Navy Board Minutes, occasional statements in the Salary and Pension Books, and a list of Clerks drawn up on 5 Dec. 1727 (NMM CAD/B/5 pp. 1-4).
158 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
159 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 57).
160 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 69) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
161 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
162 Adm. 7/821 f. 76.
163 ibid. ff. 57K, 75, 77.
164 ibid. ff. 75, 77.
165 Sergison MS vol. 13, 10 July 1686; Adm. 20/38 nos. 486, 510.
166 Sergison MS vol. 13, 10 July 1686. Hewer and Deane appear not to have appointed Clerks until 1687 and 1688 respectively.
167 Adm. 106/65 no. 330. Two of the Clerks (Colby and Hale) had previously served as Chief Clerks and received salaries of £80. The remainder continued to receive salaries of £30.
168 Two of the Clerks (Hale and Tippetts) died in 1688. Hale was replaced by Kirby, who had not previously served in the Navy Office.
169 Adm. 106/3532 pp. 89, 134, 137.
170 From c. 1730 the two sets of Clerks are usually listed on separate pages in the Treasurer's Salary and Pension Books. Before that date the duties of the Clerks in the Controller's Office can be established by reference to the Navy Board Minutes, occasional statements in the Salary and Pension Books, and a list of Clerks drawn up on 5 Dec. 1727 (NMM CAD/B/5 pp. 1-4).
171 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
172 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 70) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
173 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94); Adm. 7/820 pp. 47-8.
174 Adm. 7/820 pp. 47-8.
175 Adm. 7/821 ff. 83-4.
176 Adm. 7/821 ff. 67, 69, 71, 73A, 77, 81, 83-4.
177 Sergison MS vol. 32, 24 May 1695. Masters had received irregular payments for writing worksince 1692 (Adm. 20/61 no. 1192) and had presumably supplemented his income by acting as an agent for the receipt of seamen's wages.
178 Sergison MS vol. 39, 18 and 30 Nov. 1698.
179 Sergison MS vol. 58, 17 Feb. 1708.
180 Adm. 7/811 f. 18.
181 ibid. f. 23; Adm. 7/812 f. 18; 5th Rept. on Fees, 235.
182 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
183 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 44-5, 67).
184 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
185 Adm. 22/7 pp. 1-2, 32, 62, 94-5, 136.
186 Order in council 4 Jan. 1797 (PC 2/147 pp. 262-4).
187 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 68) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
188 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
189 Adm. 7/820 pp. 55-7; Adm. 7/821 ff. 68, 71-2, 84.
190 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2); Adm. 7/817 ff. 4-5.
191 Order in council 3 Feb. 1803 (PC 2/162 pp. 73-5).
192 4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 42.
193 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 21-2, 42-3). In the event only one Clerk, Rogers, was transferred from the Naval Works Department (Adm. 7/819 pp. 191-2, 195-6).
194 Orders in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 67) and 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
195 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
196 Adm. 7/821 f. 57K.
197 ibid. ff. 66, 69.
198 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2); Adm. 7/817 f. 19.
199 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 70).
200 Order in council 6 Sept. 1811 (PC 2/192 pp. 325-8).
201 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
202 Adm. 7/821 ff. 79-80.
203 ibid. f. 79.
204 ibid. f. 81.
205 Adm. 7/818 f. 116; Adm. 7/819 pp. 287-8.
206 Order in council 3 Feb. 1803 (PC 2/162 pp. 73-5).
207 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 68).
208 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
209 Adm. 7/821 f. 87.
210 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 27, 69); Adm. 7/819 pp. 247-50.
211 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
212 Adm. 7/821 f. 95.
213 ibid. ff. 74-7, 94-5.
214 Adm. 7/817 f. 21; Adm. 7/819 pp. 269-70.
215 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
216 Adm. 7/821 f. 77.
217 Order in council 30 Jan. 1816 (HC 139 pp. 1-12 (1816) xiii, 183-94).
218 Adm. 7/821 f. 57K.
219 ibid. ff. 71, 73B.