Master Attendant, Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness - 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
1701/11/141704/01/08John CaulkADM 106
1717/03/061719/10/19James Young (d.bef.1740)ADM 6/12
1719/10/201720Edmund Oxley ADM 6/12/181ADM 6/12
17281728/02/06Francis Davis (d.bef.1733) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1728/02/071733/07/26Robert Aggar (d.1751/52) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1733/07/271739/01/05Richard Jenkins ADM 6/14/150ADM 6/14
1739/01/061740/04/28Piercy Brett (d.1752) ADM 6/15/157ADM 6/15
1740/05/021744/11/23John Cock ADM 6/15/285ADM 6/15
1744/11/241747/08/11John Towers ADM 6/16/386ADM 6/16
1747/08/111752/01/21John Broome (d.bef.1755) ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1752/01/211755/03/31Michael Goden (d.1771) ADM 6/18/22ADM 6/18
1755/03/311756/05/19Mathew Moriarty ADM 6/18/151ADM 6/18
1756/06/161760/08/11Charles Bowes (d.1766) ADM 6/18/282ADM 6/18
1760/08/111761/05/28Thomas Cosway (d.1776) ADM 6/19/188ADM 6/19
1761/05/281761/09/25Joseph Ballvaird (d.1761) ADM 6/19/320ADM 6/19
1761/09/261766/10/21Philip Poulglass (d.1768) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1766/10/211767/04/29Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1767/04/291768/06/01William Hammond ADM 6/20/167ADM 6/20
1768/06/011769/12/20John Delamott ADM 6/20/205ADM 6/20
1769/12/201770/11/16William Nichelson ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1775/08/091776/02/29Joseph Gilbert ADM 6/21/112ADM 6/21
1776/02/291776/10/09Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) ADM 6/21/165ADM 6/21
1776/10/09 John Westcott ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
17851785/09/21Richard Prowse ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1785/09/211786/12/12John Madgshon ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1786/12/121794/04/14Samuel Hemmans ADM 6/23/368ADM 6/23
1790/04/19 John Crane ADM 6/24/25ADM 6/24

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