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
1695/01/25  Henry Morgan ADM 6/3/31ADM 6/3
1701/11/141704/01/08 John CaulkADM 106
1717/03/061719/10/19 James Young (d.bef.1740)ADM 6/12
1719/10/201720 Edmund Oxley ADM 6/12/181ADM 6/12
17281728/02/06 Francis Davis (d.bef.1733) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1728/02/071733/07/26 Robert Aggar (d.1751/52) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1733/07/271739/01/05 Richard Jenkins ADM 6/14/150ADM 6/14
1739/01/061740/04/28 Piercy Brett (d.1752) ADM 6/15/157ADM 6/15
1740/05/021744/11/23 John Cock ADM 6/15/285ADM 6/15
1744/11/241747/08/11 John Towers ADM 6/16/386ADM 6/16
1747/08/111752/01/21 John Broome (d.bef.1755) ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1752/01/211755/03/31 Michael Goden (d.1771) ADM 6/18/22ADM 6/18
1755/03/311756/05/19 Mathew Moriarty ADM 6/18/151ADM 6/18
1756/06/161760/08/11 Charles Bowes (d.1766) ADM 6/18/282ADM 6/18
1760/08/111761/05/28 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) ADM 6/19/188ADM 6/19
1761/05/281761/09/25 Joseph Ballvaird (d.1761) ADM 6/19/320ADM 6/19
1761/09/261766/10/21 Philip Poulglass (d.1768) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1766/10/211767/04/29 Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1767/04/291768/06/01 William Hammond ADM 6/20/167ADM 6/20
1768/06/011769/12/20 John Delamott ADM 6/20/205ADM 6/20
1769/12/201770/11/16 William Nichelson ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1775/08/091776/02/29 Joseph Gilbert ADM 6/21/112ADM 6/21
1776/02/291776/10/09 Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) ADM 6/21/165ADM 6/21
1776/10/09  John Westcott ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
17851785/09/21 Richard Prowse ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1785/09/211786/12/12 John Madgshon ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1786/12/121794/04/14 Samuel Hemmans ADM 6/23/368ADM 6/23
1790/04/19  John Crane ADM 6/24/25ADM 6/24

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