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Quarterman, Chatham Dockyard - Chatham - British

Last used : 1822

A Royal Navy dockyard officer, acting as a 'leader', or foreman, of a gang of workers. In 1696 the Navy Board directed the employment of one Quarterman for every twenty shipwrights and caulkers. In 1816 ths was increased to 30.

The term "Quarterman" was derived from the practice of dividing the work on a ship's construction into quarters-port bow, starboard bow, port quarter and starboard quarter.


 

Date fromDate toHolderSource
17171717/10/24
Anthony BryantBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1717-1727
ADM 6/12
1779/10/211784/09/27
Henry CanhamBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1767-1825

Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1781/02/161781/08/31
Anthony BroomfieldBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1820

Rated Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1781/09/011783/03/31
Anthony BroomfieldBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1820

Rated Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1783/01/171785/01/18
George ParkinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1779-1829
ADM 29/8
1783/04/011820/12/31
Anthony BroomfieldBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1820

Quarterman of Boatbuilders

ADM 29/8
1784/09/281794/03/23
Henry CanhamBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1767-1825

Established Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1790/09/081793/03/31
Wharton AmnerBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1822
ADM 29/8
1790/09/201790/11/24
William LightBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1779-1820

Rated Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1790/11/251793/01/01
William LightBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1779-1820

Rated Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1791/01/271794/03/13
Daniel CowleyBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1821

Rated Sub Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1792/08/301795/05/06
Thomas PennyBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1790-1830

Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1793/01/021820/12/31
William LightBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1779-1820
ADM 29/8
1794/03/141795/02/20
Daniel CowleyBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1821
ADM 29/8
1794/03/271795/05/14
John DentonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820

Rated Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1794/12/051797/02/24
William Daniel AdamsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1785-1825

Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1795/05/071795/07/10
Thomas PennyBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1790-1830

Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1795/05/071800/11/26
William AndrewsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1783-1820

rated Sub-quarterman

ADM 29/8
1795/05/151796/06/12
John DentonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820

Rated Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1795/06/221801/07/31
William RamageBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1822

Rated Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1796/05/251797/02/24
Henry CanhamBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1767-1825
ADM 29/8
1796/06/131796/12/31
John DentonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820

Rated Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1797/01/011797/09/13
John DentonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820

Rated Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1797/02/251798/08/31
William Daniel AdamsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1785-1825

Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1797/09/141820/12/31
John DentonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820
ADM 29/8
1798/07/011804/06/08
Wharton AmnerBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1822
ADM 29/8
1798/09/011813/06/30
William Daniel AdamsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1785-1825
ADM 29/8
1800/11/271801/11/08
John HellyerBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1795-1822
ADM 29/8
1800/11/271801/11/15
William AndrewsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1783-1820

rated Pro-quarterman

ADM 29/8
1801/07/011803/12/07
Daniel CowleyBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1821
ADM 29/8
1801/11 
James AdamsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1801-1827
ADM 29/8
1801/11/161811/03/14
William AndrewsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1783-1820
ADM 29/8
1807/02/091807/12/30
Isaac ColeBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1791-1822

Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1807/04/011807/07/03
John OrtonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1790-1808

Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1807/07/041807/12/31
John OrtonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1790-1808

Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1807/11/281811/05/20
John MooreBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1801-1816

Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1807/12/291810/11/04
William ManelarkBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1787-1827

Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1807/12/291810/11/04
William ManclarkBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1787-1827

Instructor and Sub Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1807/12/311810/12/31
Isaac ColeBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1791-1822

Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1808/01/01 
John OrtonBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1790-1808
ADM 29/8
1811/01/011816/04/09
Isaac ColeBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1791-1822
ADM 29/8
1811/05/211811/09/30
John MooreBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1801-1816

Pro Quarterman

ADM 29/8
1811/10/011811/10/20
John MooreBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1801-1816
ADM 29/8

Other Quarterman locations

Deptford Dockyard, Halifax Dockyard, Kingston Dockyard, Pater Yard, Plymouth Dockyard, Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth Ropeyard, Sheerness Dockyard, Woolwich Dockyard,