Master Attendant - British


An officer in the royal dock-yards, appointed to hasten, and. assist at, the fitting-out or dismantling, removing or securing vessels of war, &c. at the port where he resides. He is particularly to observe, that his Majesty's ships are securely moored; and for this purpose he is expected frequently to review the moorings which are sunk in the harbour, and observe that they are kept in proper repair to be always ready when occasion requires. It is also his duty to visit all the ships in ordinary, and see that they are frequently cleaned and kept in order; and to attend at the general musters in the dock-yards, taking care that all the officers, artificers, and labourers, registered in the navy-books, are present at their duty.


 

Date fromDate toHolderSource
1679/08/12  Richard Vittles (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 106/342/455ADM 106
1694/111700/06 Bartholomew Clements (d.1712) (Kinsale Dockyard)ADM 106
1701/11/141701/11/25 Thomas Jennings (d.1723) (Chatham Dockyard)ADM 6/6
1701/11/141704/01/08 John Caulk (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 106
17021702/02/05 William Wright (d.1735) (Deptford Dockyard)ADM 6/7
1702/02/091703/05/13 Thomas Jennings (d.1723) (Deptford Dockyard)ADM 6/7
1703/01/20  David Greenhill (d.1716) (Woolwich Dockyard)ADM 6/7
1703/041705/02/07 Thomas Harlow (d.1741) (Deptford Dockyard)ref:1059
1704/01/08  Barrak Pitts (Chatham Dockyard)ADM 6/8
1704/01/08  Daniel Garratt (Plymouth Dockyard)ADM 6/8
1704/01/08  John Caulk (Chatham Dockyard)ADM 6/8
1705/01/22  Richard Clarke (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/8/145ADM 6/8
1706/12/181707 John Knapp (Deptford Dockyard)ADM 6/9
1712/05/131720/02/19 Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) (Port Mahon)ADM 6/11
1712/05/211720/02 Thomas Harlow (d.1741) (Deptford Dockyard)

Resigned about February 1720.

ADM 6/11
17161716/08/02 David Bartlett (Lisbon)ADM 6/12
17161716/08/02 Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28) (Plymouth Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1716/08/03  David Bartlett (Portsmouth Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1716/08/031720/02/19 Ambrose Wareham (d.bef.1722) (Plymouth Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1716/08/031727/08/24 Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28) (Chatham Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1717/03/061719/10/19 James Young (d.bef.1740) (Sheerness Dockyard)ADM 6/12
1718/11/111720/02/16 Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/12/143ADM 6/12
1719/10/201720 Edmund Oxley (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/12/181ADM 6/12
1719/10/201727/08/24 James Young (d.bef.1740) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/12/180ADM 6/12
1720/02/171727/08/24 Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/12/195ADM 6/12
1720/02/20  Ambrose Wareham (d.bef.1722) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/12/196ADM 6/12
1720/02/201727/08/24 Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/12/196ADM 6/12
1722/04/041722/06/18 William Faulknor (d.1724/25) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/13/33ADM 6/13
1722/06/191727/08/24 John Chilley (d.bef.1734) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/13/40ADM 6/13
1722/11/031727/05/24 Caleb Wade (d.1732) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/45ADM 6/13
1727/08/251728/02/07 Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

A renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251732 Caleb Wade (d.1732) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251734/09/30 Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251734/10/01 John Chilley (d.bef.1734) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/13/157

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251739/01/06 Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/13/157ADM 6/13
1727/08/251740/04/28 James Young (d.bef.1740) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251744/11/30 Richard Dennis (d.bef.1747) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
17281728/02/06 Francis Davis (d.bef.1733) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1728/02/071733/07/26 Robert Aggar (d.1751/52) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1728/02/071733/07/27 Francis Davis (d.bef.1733) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1728/02/24  James Patterson (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/13/195ADM 6/13
1731/01/08  John Cock (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/14/94

Confirmed 11.12.1731

ADM 6/14
1733/07/271739/01/05 Richard Jenkins (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/14/150ADM 6/14
1733/07/271752/01/01 Robert Aggar (d.1751/52) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/14/149ADM 6/14
1734/10/011735/07/07 George Rosbee (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/14/195ADM 6/14
1734/10/011744/04/25 Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/14/195

 

 

ADM 6/14
1735/07/08  George Rosbee (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/14/215ADM 6/14
1735/07/081743/02/01 Philip Parris (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/14/216ADM 6/14
1736/10/051739/01/05 John Goodwin (d.1755) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/15/37ADM 6/15
1739/01/061740/04/28 Piercy Brett (d.1752) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/15/157ADM 6/15
1739/01/061744/11/24 John Goodwin (d.1755) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/15/156ADM 6/15
1739/01/061747/08/06 Richard Jenkins (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/15/157ADM 6/15
1740/04/281744/11/23 Piercy Brett (d.1752) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/15/282ADM 6/15
1740/05/021744/11/23 John Cock (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/15/285ADM 6/15
1742/04/081744/01/19 Michael Pinfold (Port Mahon) ADM 6/16/42ADM 6/16
1743/02/021744/04/25 Curtis King (d.1745) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/16/144ADM 6/16
1744/01/201746/03/27 William Cumby (d.bef.1746) (Port Mahon) ADM 6/16/261ADM 6/16
1744/04/261745/04/05 Curtis King (d.1745) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/16/301ADM 6/16
1744/05/261747/01/01 Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/16/302ADM 6/16
1744/11/24  Piercy Brett (d.1752) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/16/392ADM 6/16
1744/11/241747/01/01 John Cock (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/16/392

Superannuated bef. 1.1.1747

ADM 6/16
1744/11/241747/08/11 John Towers (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/16/386ADM 6/16
1744/11/241748/10/25 Thomas Martin (Kinsale Dockyard) ADM 6/16/392ADM 6/16
1744/12/011747/08/05 Richard Dennis (d.bef.1747) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/16/396ADM 6/16
1745/04/151747/08/05 John Goodwin (d.1755) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/16/464ref:567
1745/07/12  Robert Haswell (Gibraltar) ADM 6/16/509ADM 6/16
1746/03/271755/03/31 Mathew Moriarty (Port Mahon) ADM 6/17/81ADM 6/17
1747/01/011747/08/11 John Broome (d.bef.1755) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/185ADM 6/17
1747/01/011748/10/18 Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/185ADM 6/17
1747/08/05  John Goodwin (d.1755) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/17/255ADM 6/17
1747/08/06  Richard Jenkins (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/17/255ADM 6/17
1747/08/11  John Towers (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1747/08/111748/09/20 Thomas Barnard (d.bef.1748) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1747/08/111752/01/21 John Broome (d.bef.1755) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1748/09/201755/04/11 John Robins (d.1755) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/384

11.4.1755 Dismissed for neglect of duty.

ADM 6/17
1748/10/181755/04/19 Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/17/391ADM 6/17
1748/10/251756/05/19 Thomas Martin (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/17/393

Superannuated bef.19.5.1756

ADM 6/17
1749/07/131755/04/19 Roger Gastrill (d.1783) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/17/475ADM 6/17
1752/01/211755/03/31 Michael Goden (d.1771) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/22ADM 6/18
1752/01/211755/03/31 John Broome (d.bef.1755) (Chatham Dockyard)ADM 6/18
1755/03/311756/05/19 Mathew Moriarty (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/151ADM 6/18
1755/03/311769/12/20 Michael Goden (d.1771) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/18/151

Superannuated

ADM 6/18
1755/04/11  Benjamin Hall (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/154ADM 6/18
1755/04/191760/08/11 Walter Taylor (d.1760) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/18/157ADM 6/18
1755/04/191770/11/16 Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/18/157

Superannuated c.16.11.1770

ADM 6/18
1755/04/191776/02/29 John Towers (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/18/157

Superannuated 29.2.1776

ADM 6/18
1755/04/191776/10/09 Roger Gastrill (d.1783) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/157ADM 6/18
1756/04/061767/04/29 Amos Hatcher (d.bef.1767) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/251ADM 6/18
1756/05/19  Mathew Moriarty (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/18/268ADM 6/18
1756/06/10  Robert Haswell (Gibraltar) ADM 6/18/278ADM 6/18
1756/06/161760/08/11 Charles Bowes (d.1766) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/18/282ADM 6/18
1758/10/10  Benjamin Lyon (Antigua) ADM 6/18/545ADM 6/18
1758/11/20  Richard Hamilton (Halifax Dockyard) ADM 6/19/6ADM 6/19
1759/08/08  David Patterson (Gibraltar) ADM 6/19/101ADM 6/19
1760/08/11  Charles Bowes (d.1766) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/19/188ADM 6/19
1760/08/111761/05/28 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/19/188ADM 6/19
1761/05/281761/09/25 Joseph Ballvaird (d.1761) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/19/320ADM 6/19
1761/05/281769/12/20 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/19/320ADM 6/19
1761/09/261766/10/21 Philip Poulglass (d.1768) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1766/10/211767/04/29 Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1766/10/211768/05/26 Philip Poulglass (d.1768) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1767/04/291768/06/01 William Hammond (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/167ADM 6/20
1767/04/291776/02/29 Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/20/167ADM 6/20
1768/06/011769/12/20 William Hammond (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/20/205ADM 6/20
1768/06/011769/12/20 John Delamott (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/205ADM 6/20
1769/12/201770/11/16 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1769/12/201770/11/16 William Hammond (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1769/12/201770/11/16 William Nichelson (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1769/12/201772/11/10 John Delamott (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/20/265

Superannuated

ADM 6/20
1770/11/16  William Hammond (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1770/11/16  William Nichelson (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1770/11/16  John Covey (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1770/11/161776/10/06 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1772/11/101776/02/29 Peter Robinson (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/20/464ADM 6/20
1775/08/091776/02/29 Joseph Gilbert (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/21/112ADM 6/21
1775/08/12  Richard Prowse (Halifax) ADM 6/21/114ADM 6/21
1776/02/29  Peter Robinson (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/21/164ADM 6/21
1776/02/291776/10/09 Joseph Gilbert (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/21/165ADM 6/21
1776/02/291776/10/09 Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/21/165ADM 6/21
1776/02/291785/09/21 Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/21/164ADM 6/21
1776/10/09  Roger Gastrill (d.1783) (Deptford Dockyard) ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
1776/10/09  Joseph Gilbert (Portsmouth Dockyard) ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
1776/10/09  Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
1776/10/09  John Westcott (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
17791783 Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) (Woolwich Dockyard)ref:567
1779/08/19  William Forfar (Jamaica Dockyard) ADM 6/22/18ADM 6/22
1780/02/22  Alexander Mackay (Antigua Dockyard) ADM 6/22/92ADM 6/22
1781/01/01  John Holman (New York Dockyard) ADM 6/22/220ADM 6/22
1781/01/29  John Madgshon (Harwich Dockyard) ADM 6/22/240ADM 6/22
17841784/01/28 Samuel Hemmans (New York Dockyard) ADM 6/23/188ADM 6/23
1784/01/281786/12/12 Samuel Hemmans (Halifax Dockyard) ADM 6/23/188ADM 6/23
17851785/09/21 Richard Prowse (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1785/09/21  John Westcott (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1785/09/211786/12/12 John Madgshon (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1785/09/211810/12/31 Richard Prowse (Woolwich Dockyard) ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
17861791 Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) (Deptford Dockyard)ref:567
1786/12/12  John Madgshon (Chatham Dockyard) ADM 6/23/368ADM 6/23
1786/12/12  Thomas Read (Halifax Dockyard) ADM 6/23/368ADM 6/23
1786/12/121794/04/14 Samuel Hemmans (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/23/368ADM 6/23
1790/04/14  James Smith (Plymouth Dockyard) ADM 6/24/23ADM 6/24
1790/04/19  John Crane (Sheerness Dockyard) ADM 6/24/25ADM 6/24