Master Attendant, Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich - 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
1703/01/20  David Greenhill (d.1716)ADM 6/7
1718/11/111720/02/16 Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) ADM 6/12/143ADM 6/12
1720/02/20  Ambrose Wareham (d.bef.1722) ADM 6/12/196ADM 6/12
1722/04/041722/06/18 William Faulknor (d.1724/25) ADM 6/13/33ADM 6/13
1722/06/191727/08/24 John Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/40ADM 6/13
1727/08/251734/10/01 John Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/157

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1734/10/011744/04/25 Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/14/195



ADM 6/14
1744/04/261745/04/05 Curtis King (d.1745) ADM 6/16/301ADM 6/16
1745/04/151747/08/05 John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/16/464ref:567
1747/08/06  Richard Jenkins ADM 6/17/255ADM 6/17
1747/08/11  John Towers ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1749/07/131755/04/19 Roger Gastrill (d.1783) ADM 6/17/475ADM 6/17
1755/04/191760/08/11 Walter Taylor (d.1760) ADM 6/18/157ADM 6/18
1760/08/11  Charles Bowes (d.1766) ADM 6/19/188ADM 6/19
1766/10/211768/05/26 Philip Poulglass (d.1768) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/20
1768/06/011769/12/20 William Hammond ADM 6/20/205ADM 6/20
1769/12/201772/11/10 John Delamott ADM 6/20/265


ADM 6/20
1772/11/101776/02/29 Peter Robinson ADM 6/20/464ADM 6/20
1776/02/291776/10/09 Joseph Gilbert ADM 6/21/165ADM 6/21
1776/10/09  Benjamin Hunter (d.1791) ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
17791783 Benjamin Hunter (d.1791)ref:567
1785/09/211810/12/31 Richard Prowse ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23

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