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Comptroller of the Navy - British

Extant from : 1660 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
1544/01/201546/04/24
Robert LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1545-1546
NRS157
1546/04/241562
Richard BrokeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1544-1549
NRS157
15801598
William BuroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1553-1598
E-WIKI
1598/12/201611/11/20
Henry PalmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1611
E-WIKI
16321641
Henry PalmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1641
E-WIKI
16411642
George CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1629-1679
HPO
1660/081661/10/26
Sir Robert Slingsby (1st Baronet Slingsby of Newcells)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1642
ODNB
1661/11/281671
John MennesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1628-1662
W025
1671/05/151680
Sir Thomas AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1648-1678
W025
16801682
Thomas HayterBritish
Administrator
Service 1673-1680
W022
1682/02/021686
Sir Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
W025
1688/10/121715/01/26
Sir Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
W025
1715/03/161718/03/16
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
W025
1718/04/231723/01/17
Thomas SwantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1716
OHMB7
1723/02/091734/03/12
James MighellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1719
OHMB7
1734/04/271749/03
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1749
OHMB7
1749/03/271755/02
Savage MostynBritish
Naval Sailor
OHMB7
1755/02/281755/11/25
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
OHMB7
1755/11/251756/06/24
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
OHMB7
1756/06/241756/12/29
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1758
OHMB7
1756/12/291770/08/06
George CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1756
OHMB7
1770/08/061775/04/12
Hugh PalliserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
OHMB7
1775/04/121778/07/17
Maurice SucklingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1778
OHMB7
1778/08/071790/03/29
Charles MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1806
OHMB7
1790/03/291794/08/01
Henry MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
OHMB7
1794/09/251806/03/03
Sir Andrew Snape Hamond (1st Baronet of Holly Grove)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
OHMB7
1806/03/031806/06/20
Henry NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
OHMB7
1806/06/201816/02/24
Sir Thomas Boulden ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
OHMB7
1816/02/241831/11/02
Sir Thomas Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1849
OHMB7
1831/11/021832
George Heneage Laurence DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1801
ODNB
1861/02/071871/02/14
Robert Spencer RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1866
W025