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

Renewed warrant

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



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


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

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