Master Shipwright - British

Last used : 1875
Date fromDate toHolderSource
15501589/09/09Peter Pett (d.1589) (Deptford Dockyard)ref:650
15721613Matthew Baker (1530-1613) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
15891605Joseph Pett (d.1605) (Deptford Dockyard)ref:650
16051629Phineus Pett (1570-1647) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
16131626Edward Stevens (d.1626) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
16191623William Burrell (c.1570-1630) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1626/09/16 Henry Goddard (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
16291638Edward Boate (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
16301652Peter Pett (1592-1652) (Woolwich Dockyard)ref:650
16301652/06Peter Pett (1592-1652) (Deptford Dockyard)ref:650
1638/01/301650Edward Boate (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1647/081668/03Christopher Pett (1620-1667/68) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1647/09/171651John Bright (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1650/04/201668John Tippetts (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1651/12/291660John Taylor (Chatham Dockyard)

Dismissed at the Restoration

BWAS-1603
1652/081668/03Christopher Pett (1620-1667/68) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1664/10/101668/04Anthony Deane (1638-1721) (Harwich Dockyard)ref:1174
1668/04/011675/01/01Jonas Shish (d.1674/75) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1668/04/011675/01/01Jonas Shish (d.1674/75) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1668/04/241672/09/28Anthony Deane (1638-1721) (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1672/09/281680/10Daniel Furzer (d.1715) (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1672/09/281680/10J Batt (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1673/01/01 Jonas Shish (d.1674/75) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1675/01/01 John Shish (d.1686) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1675/12/081678/02/25Phineus Pett (1628-1678) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1677/05/261680Isaac Betts (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1678/021685/12Thomas Shish (d.1685) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1678/03/11 Joseph Lawrence (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1680/10/041689Isaac Betts (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
16811698Robert Lee (d.1698) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1686/01/01 Joseph Lawrence (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1686/10/301705/11/12Fisher Harding (d.1705) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1687/07/01 J Batt (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1687/07/011692/08Daniel Furzer (d.1715) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1689/10/011695/06William Stigant (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1692/08/061694Zachariah Modbury (d.1694) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1693/01/011698/02/24Elias Waffe (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1694/02/241695William Bagwell (d.bef.1697/98) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1694/03/131695/06Robert Shortis (d.1705) (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1695/06/271699Robert Shortis (d.1705) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1695/06/28c.1698/02William Bagwell (d.bef.1697/98) (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1695/06/281698/02/23Thomas Podd (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1697/11/08 Samuel Miller (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1698/02/241702/06Thomas Podd (Plymouth Dockyard)ADM 6/5
1698/02/241702Elias Waffe (Portsmouth Dockyard)ADM 6/5
1698/05/04 J Batt (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1698/05/041699/08Daniel Furzer (d.1715) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1699/08/11 Robert Shortis (d.1705) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1699/08/151700/12Robert Lee (d.1698) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
17001700/12/12William Lee (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/6
1700/12/131701William Lee (Woolwich Dockyard)ADM 6/6
1700/12/131701William Bond (d.1701) (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/6
1701/10/211705Joseph Allin (d.1716) (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/6
1702/01/011702/09Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742) (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1702/01/141705/04/17Richard Stacey (Kinsale Dockyard)ADM 6/6
1702/021705/06Philip Perry (1678-1742) (Kinsale)ref:655
1702/07/011705/03Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742) (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1702/09/111705/02/21John Lock (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1702/09/231709Thomas Podd (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/02/22 John Philips (Kinsale Dockyard) ADM 6/8/155ADM 6/8
1705/02/221705/11Jacob Ackworth (d.1748/49) (Harwich Dockyard) ADM 6/8/155ADM 6/8
1705/02/221711/07John Lock (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/8/155BWAS-1603
1705/03/011727/08/24Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/03/11 Joseph Allin (d.1716) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/04/181705/11Richard Stacey (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/11/12 Joseph Allin (d.1716) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/11/121709Jacob Ackworth (d.1748/49) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/11/121709/08/13Richard Stacey (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1705/11/141706/03Fisher Harding (d.1705) (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1706/04/011709/08John Poulter (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1709/011709/08Paul Stigant (d.1717) (Port Mahon)ref:1338
1709/08/141715/07/21Richard Stacey (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1709/08/231711John Poulter (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1709/08/231715/04Jacob Ackworth (d.1748/49) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1709/08/231711/12/13John Naish (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1711/04/20 John Philips (Kinsale Dockyard)ADM 6/11
1711/05/28 Cornelius Purnell (Port Mahon)ADM 6/11
1711/07/101720John Phillips (d.1720) (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1711/12/111712Benjamin Wakefield (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1711/12/141714Paul Stigant (d.1717) (Harwich Dockyard)ADM 6/11
1711/12/141714/11/17John Naish (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/11
17141714/11/16John Hayward (Kinsale Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1714/11/171715/07/21John Naish (Woolwich Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1714/11/171715/07/21John Hayward (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1715/07/221717/10/15Paul Stigant (d.1717) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1715/07/221726/12John Naish (Portsmouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1715/07/221727/08/24Richard Stacey (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1715/07/221727/08/24John Hayward (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1717/10/251727/08/24John Ward (d.1752) (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1720/09/011722/12/02Israel Pownoll (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/12/212ADM 6/18
1722/12/031726/10/27William Rosewell (d.1726) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/47ADM 6/13
1726/10/271726/12/12Joseph Allin (d.1759) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/122BWAS-1714
1726/12/131727/08/24Joseph Allin (d.1759) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/128BWAS-1714
1726/12/131727/08/24Peirson Lock (d.1755) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/128BWAS-1714
1727/08/25 John Hayward (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/13/157

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251732/11/22John Ward (d.1752) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251732/11/24Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251742Richard Stacey (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/13/157

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251742/07/22Peirson Lock (d.1755) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/159

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251742/07/22Joseph Allin (d.1759) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/09/071728/10/24Daniel Furzer (d.bef.1730) (Gibraltar) ADM 6/13/159ADM 6/13
1728/11/011731/01/27John Cook (d.bef.1730/31) (Gibraltar) ADM 6/14/5ADM 6/14
1731/01/281739/09/17Henry Hagie (d.bef.1739) (Gibraltar) ADM 6/14/65ADM 6/14
1732/11/231741/09Jeremiah Rosewell (d.1741) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/14/128BWAS-1714
1732/11/231752/06/12John Ward (d.1752) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/14/128BWAS-1714
1732/11/251741/09Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1734/12/311739/05/31James Croucher (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/14/201ADM 6/14
1739/06/01 George Wales (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/15/178ADM 6/15
1739/09/171742/08/10Christopher Robinson (d.bef.1742) (Gibraltar) ADM 6/15/223ADM 6/15
1741/09/071742/07/22John Holland (d.1752) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/15/450BWAS-1714
1742/07/231746/06/09Thomas Fellowes (d.1753) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/16/79ADM 6/16
1742/07/231746/06/09Joseph Allin (d.1759) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/16/78BWAS-1714
1742/07/231746/06/09John Holland (d.1752) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/16/78BWAS-1714
1742/07/231746/06/09John Poole (d.1751) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/16/79BWAS-1714
1742/07/231755/12/15Peirson Lock (d.1755) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/16/78BWAS-1714
1742/08/10 Thomas Sims (Gibraltar) ADM 6/16/84ADM 6/16
1742/08/25 John Varlo (d.1756) (Port Mahon) ADM 6/16/90ADM 6/16
1744/07/241747/12/29Thomas Aldersone (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/16/489

Resigned

ADM 6/16
1744/11/16 Thomas Fearne (Kinsale Dockyard) ADM 6/16/386ADM 6/16
1746/06/10 John Poole (d.1751) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/115ADM 6/17
1746/06/101750/11/15Benjamin Slade (d.1750) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/117ADM 6/14
1746/06/101752/05/27Thomas Fellowes (d.1753) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/17/115ADM 6/17
1746/06/111752John Holland (d.1752) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/17/115BWAS-1714
1747/12/29 Russel Tompkins (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/17/303ADM 6/17
1748/06/301754/01/17Jonathon Bowden (d.bef.1754) (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/18/38

Confirmed 17.6.1752

ADM 6/18
17501750Matthew Mullins (Arsenal de la Carraca)ref:1267
17501750Edward Bryant (Arsenal de Cartagena)ref:1267
c.17501757/08/31Richard Rooth (d.1761) (Arsenal de Ferrol)ADM 107/4
1750/11/221752/05/27Thomas Slade (1703-1771) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/536ADM 6/17
1751/07/081752/06/17Adam Hayes (d.1785) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/7BWAS-1714
1752/05/271752/06/17Thomas Slade (1703-1771) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/18/35ADM 6/18
1752/05/271753/03/11Thomas Fellowes (d.1753) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/18/35ADM 6/18
1752/05/271755/08/06John Lock (d.1762) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/35ADM 6/18
1752/06/171753/03/13Adam Hayes (d.1785) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/18/39ADM 6/18
1752/06/171753/03/13Edward Allin (d.1795) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/39BWAS-1714
1752/06/171753/03/13Thomas Slade (1703-1771) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/18/39ADM 6/18
17531759/08Robert Grassingham (Harwich Dockyard)BWAS-1603
1753/03/131755/05William Morland (d.1755) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/62BWAS-1714
1753/03/131755/08/06Thomas Slade (1703-1771) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/18/62BWAS-1714
1753/03/131755/08/06Adam Hayes (d.1785) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/18/62BWAS-1714
1753/03/131755/12/18Edward Allin (d.1795) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/18/62BWAS-1714
1754/01/171762/04/15William Jerney (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/18/87

Resigned due to age and infirmity

ADM 6/18
1755/05/201755/12/18Israel Pownoll (d.1779) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/168ADM 6/18
1755/08/061762/04/24John Lock (d.1762) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/18/186BWAS-1714
1755/08/061762/05/05Thomas Bucknall (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/186ADM 6/18
1755/08/061785/12Adam Hayes (d.1785) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/18/186BWAS-1714
1755/12/181762/05/05Joseph Harris (d.1773) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/220BWAS-1714
1755/12/181762/05/05Edward Allin (d.1795) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/220BWAS-1714
1755/12/191762/05/05Israel Pownoll (d.1779) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/18/220BWAS-1714
1756/05/021763/05/17Milbourne Marsh (Gibraltar) ADM 6/18/280ADM 6/18
1757/08/311761Richard Rooth (d.1761) (Guarnizo)ref:1266
1758/01/05 William Sloane (Antigua) ADM 6/18/466ADM 6/18
1759/01/171760/07/23Alexander Fall (Antigua) ADM 6/19/26

Resigned, "For the recovery of his health" 23.7.1760

ADM 6/19
1760/07/23 Andrew Anderson (d.bef.1779) (Antigua) ADM 6/19/184ADM 6/19
1762/04/151776/03/29Lionel Beal (d.bef.1776) (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/19/402ADM 6/19
1762/05/051767/07/07Joseph Harris (d.1773) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/19/406BWAS-1714
1762/05/051767/07/07Edward Allin (d.1795) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/19/406

Superannuated

BWAS-1714
1762/05/051772/10/09Thomas Bucknall (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/19/406

Superannuated

BWAS-1714
1762/05/051775/02/15Israel Pownoll (d.1779) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/19/406BWAS-1714
1762/05/14 John Williams (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/19/409ADM 6/19
1762/05/161765/07/10John Williams (1700-?) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1765/07/101767/07/07William Gray (d.1775) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/82ADM 6/20
1767/07/071772/10/09Edward Hunt (d.bef.1787) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/171BWAS-1714
1767/07/071773/03/06William Gray (d.1775) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/20/173BWAS-1714
1767/07/071773/03/06Joseph Harris (d.1773) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/20/173

Superannuated

BWAS-1714
1770/12/13 Abraham Constable (Halifax Dockyard) ADM 6/20/324ADM 6/20
1770/12/131779/03/26Andrew Anderson (d.bef.1779) (Antigua) ADM 6/20/324ADM 6/20
1772/10/091773/03/06Nicholas Phillips (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/460ADM 6/20
1772/10/091778/04/11Edward Hunt (d.bef.1787) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/20/460BWAS-1714
1773/03/061775/02/13William Gray (d.1775) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/20/481BWAS-1714
1773/03/061778/03/24Nicholas Phillips (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/20/481ADM 6/20
1773/03/061778/03/30George White (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/481ADM 6/20
1775/02/151779/04Israel Pownoll (d.1779) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/21/72BWAS-1714
1775/02/151784/11John Henslow (1730-1815) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/21/72ADM 6/21
1776/03/291780/10/27John North (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/21/173

Superannuated

ADM 6/21
1778/03/241779/04/29Nicholas Phillips (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/21/381ADM 6/21
1778/03/301779/04/29George White (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/21/384ADM 6/21
1778/03/301779/04/29John Jenner (d.1782) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/21/384ADM 6/21
1779/03/261780/10/27Alexander Innes (Antigua) ADM 6/21/532ADM 6/21
1779/04/29 George White (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/21/547ADM 6/21
1779/04/291782/12John Jenner (d.1782) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/21/547ADM 6/21
1779/04/291782/12Henry Peake (1753-1825) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/21/547ADM 6/21
1779/04/291790/08Nicholas Phillips (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/21/547ADM 6/21
1780/10/27 Alexander Innes (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/22/188ADM 6/22
1781/01/01 Provo Wallis (New York Dockyard) ADM 6/22/220ADM 6/22
1781/01/08 Daniel Scarwell (Antigua Dockyard) ADM 6/22/225ADM 6/22
1781/01/17 Edward Mackie (Harwich Dockyard) ADM 6/22/233ADM 6/22
1782/12/231784/11/30Thomas Pollard (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1782/12/231785/12/30Henry Peake (1753-1825) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1784/09/30 John Bignall (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/23/246ADM 6/23
1784/11/301785/12/30Martin Ware (d.1801) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/23/254BWAS-1714
1784/11/301793/04/03Thomas Pollard (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/23/254BWAS-1714
1785/12/301786/03John Nelson (d.1793) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/23/309BWAS-1714
1785/12/301787Henry Peake (1753-1825) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/23/309BWAS-1714
1785/12/301787/03Martin Ware (d.1801) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/23/309BWAS-1714
1786/03/031790/08William Rule (d.1816) (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1787/03/031790/08John Nelson (d.1793) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1787/03/03 Martin Ware (d.1801) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1790/08/04 William Rule (d.1816) (Woolwich Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1790/08/04 John Nelson (d.1793) (Chatham Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1790/08/04 Edward Sison (Sheerness Dockyard)BWAS-1714
17921821Jamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia (1756-1821) (Bombay Dockyard)
1793/04/031795/06/18Edward Sison (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1793/04/171795/06/17Thomas Pollard (Chatham Dockyard)PMD
1795/06/171799Thomas Pollard (Deptford Dockyard)PMD
1795/06/181802/03/10John Marshall (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1801/07/25 Henry Canham (Woolwich Dockyard)NL1814
1802/03/101813/06/10Joseph Tucker (c.1760-1831) (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1802/11/02 Nicholas Diddams (Portsmouth Dockyard)
18041813Robert Seppings (1767-1840) (Chatham Dockyard)ODNB
1810/07/011813/06/09William Stone (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1793
1813/06/10 George Parkin (Chatham Dockyard)
1813/06/101813/08/16Henry Canham (Milford Dockyard)BWAS-1793
1813/06/101815/09/25Thomas Roberts (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1813/08/17 John Nolloth (Sheerness Dockyard)
1813/08/181815Edward Churchill (Milford Dockyard)BWAS-1793
1815/09/251830/06/25Edward Churchill (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1821/08 Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia (1808-1877) (Bombay Dockyard)
1830/06/251837/09/29Thomas Roberts (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1837/09/291843/12/09Thomas J Hawkes (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1843/12/091859/01/01W Edye (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714
18531860Henry Chatfield (Deptford Dockyard)EWIKI
1865/01/09 Alexander Moore (Plymouth Dockyard)BWAS-1714