Admiralty Proctor

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Office of the Admiralty Proctor
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Ensign of the Royal Navy
High Court of the Admiralty
Reports toJudge of the High Court of Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderR. Budd.
Formation1660–1870

The Admiralty Proctor was appointed on 16 July 1660 by Admiralty warrant. He received no salary but was paid fees for the work which he undertook. His office existed until 1870.[1]

History

The post was first established on 16 July 1660 with the post holder representing the Crown in the High Court of the Admiralty. He received no salary but was paid fees for the work which he undertook.[2]

The Queen's Proctor (or King's Proctor) is the historic name for an official who acted for the Crown in certain courts in England. The modern name of the office is HM Procurator-General, and this office has for many years been combined with that of the Treasury Solicitor, whose formal title is Her (or His) Majesty's Procurator-General and Treasury Solicitor.

In the admiralty courts, the King's Proctor (or Queen's Proctor) historically acted in all causes concerning the King (or Queen). A proctor or procurator was an officer who, in conjunction with the King's Proctor, acted as the attorney or solicitor in all causes concerning the Lord High Admiral's affairs in the High Court of Admiralty and other courts.

Office Holders

Included:[3][4]

  • 1660–1663 – Richard Budd.
  • 1673-1700 – Samuel Franklyn
  • 1700–1709 – Jeffrey Glasier.
  • 1709–1718 – Everard Exton.
  • 1718–1727 – George Sayer.
  • 1727–1745 – Everard Sayer
  • 1745–1763 – Philip Crespigny
  • 1763–1766 – Philip Champion Crespigny.
  • 1766–1777 – George Gostling
  • 1778–1820 – George Gostling.
  • 1820–1866 – W. Townsend.
  • 1866–1870 – Henry Graham Stokes.

Footnotes

  1. Sainty, J. C. (1975). "Admiralty court , British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. University of London. pp. 95–99. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. Sainty. pp. 95-99.
  3. Sainty, J.C. (1975). "Alphabetical list of officials: A-J British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. University of London. pp. 106–135. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. Sainty, J. C. (1975). "Alphabetical list of officials: K-Z British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. University of London. pp. 135–159. Retrieved 27 September 2019.

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