Surveyor of the Navy - British

Extant from : 1546/04/24 until 1832

A member of the Navy Board

Throughout the period 1660-1832 the members of the Navy Board were known both singly and collectively as Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy. Until 1796 the Board was usually composed of officials of theoretically equal standing, some of whom supervised the conduct of specific areas of business, and some of whom, known as Extra Commissioners or Commissioners at Large, performed general duties. In 1660 the Board was composed of a Controller, a Surveyor, a Clerk of the Acts and two Extra Commissioners.  From then until 1686 its composition changed regularly and the number of its members fluctuated between five and ten. The Controller, Surveyor and Clerk of the Acts were permanent members.

'Principal officers and commissioners', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978), pp. 18-25. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol7/pp18-25 [accessed 14 July 2016].


 

Date fromDate toHolderSource
1546/04/241549/06Benjamin Gonson (1525-1577)EWIKI
1549/06/281589/02/20William Wynter (1525-1589)NRS157
1589/07/111598/12/20Henry Palmer (c.1550-1611)EWIKI
1598/12/201611John Trevor (1563-1629/30)HPO
16111619Sir Richard Bingley (d.1626)EWIKI
16191625Thomas Norreys (d.1625)EWIKI
16251628Joshua Downing (c.1580-c.1629)EWIKI
16281632Sir Thomas Aylesbury (1st Baronet) (1576-1657)EWIKI
1632/12/191638/09/26Kenrick Edisbury (d.1638)EWIKI
1638/09/261649/02/16William Batten (c.1600-1667)EWIKI
1649/02/161652John HollondW022
1660/06/201667/10/05Sir William Batten (c.1600-1667)EWIKI
1699/09/221715Daniel Furzer (d.1715)ref:628
1715/04/061749/03Jacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
1745/07/111755/08Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
1755/081765/06William Bately (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1755/08/061771/02/22Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
1765/061784/12John Williams (1700-?) (Deptford Dockyard)BWAS-1714
1778/04/111786/12Edward Hunt (d.bef.1787)BWAS-1714
1784/121806John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
1793/02/111813William Rule (d.1816)EWIKI
1806/06/181813Henry Peake (1753-1825)EWIKI
1813/06/141831/03/01Joseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)EWIKI
1813/06/141832/06/09Robert Seppings (1767-1840)EWIKI