Comptroller of Storekeepers Accounts

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Office of the Controller of Storekeepers Accounts
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Department of the Admiralty
Member ofNavy Board (1671-1796)
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (usually for life)
Inaugural holderSir John Ernle
Formation1671-1796

The Controller of Storekeepers Accounts also known as the Comptroller of Storekeepers Accounts [1] was a principle member of the Navy Board who was responsible for managing and processing all naval store-keeping accounts and deliveries to naval yards from 1671 to 1796 he was based in the Navy Office he superintended the Office for Examining Storekeepers Accounts.

History

The post was created in 1671, the Controller of Storekeeper Accounts department was responsible for examining all Naval Stores delivered to various storekeepers at all naval yards, in addition to auditing all their accounts. From 1796 the post was abolished and the work of this office was co-ordinated to some extent by the Navy Board's Committee of Accounts, which itself was replaced for the last few years of the Board's existence in 1832 by the Accountant-General who was one of the principal officers of the Board. In 1796 a new stores department was created from the responsibilities of the former controller of storekeepers.

List of controllers

Included:[2][3]

  • Sir John Ernle, 23 June 1671 - 29 April 1680
  • Sir Anthony Deane, 30 April 1680 - 30 July 1680.
  • Phineas. Pett,[4] 31 July 1680 - 11 October 1688. (father was Phineas Pett the shipwright)
  • Sir William. Booth,[5] 12 October 1688 - 21 April 1689
  • Henry Priestman, 22 April 1689 - 10 July 1690
  • Sir John Ashby, 11 July 1690 - 25 June 1693
  • Thomas. Wilshaw, 26 June 1693 - 26 October 1702
  • Henry. Greenhill,[6] 27 October 1702 - 1 February 1705
  • Thomas. Jennings, 2 February 1705 - 15 November 1714
  • Charles Cornewall, 16 November 1714 - 7 August 1716
  • Thomas. Swanton, 8 August 1716 - 22 April 1718
  • William Clevland,[7] 23 April 1718 - 23 May 1732
  • Hon. Robert. Byng, 24 May 1732 - 28 May 1739
  • John. Phillipson, 29 May 1739 - 20 March 1741
  • George. Crowle, 21 March 1741 - 17 March 1752
  • Richard. Hall 18 March 1752 - 9 November 1753
  • George. Adams,[8] 10 November 1753 - 19 March 1761
  • Hon. William. H. Bateman, 20 March 1761 - 6 July 1783
  • William. Campbell,[9] 7 July 1783 - 20 January 1790
  • Sir William Bellingham,[10] 21 January 1790 - 1792
  • Sir Frederick Rogers,[11] 1793-1796

References

  1. Ehrman, John (2012). The Navy in the War of William III 1689-1697: Its State and Direction. Cambridge University Press. p. 289. ISBN 9781107645110.
  2. Collinge, J.M. "Principal officers and commissioners Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832. Originally published by University of London, London, 1978, British History Online". british-history.ac.uk. University of London, 1978, pp.18-25. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. Beatson, Robert (1788). A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain and Ireland: Or, A Complete Register of the Hereditary Honours, Public Offices, and Persons in Office, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time. G. G. J. & J. Robinson. p. 349.
  4. Collinge, J. M. (1978). Navy Board officials, 1660-1832. University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 130.
  5. Ehrman, John (2012). The Navy in the War of William III 1689-1697: Its State and Direction. Cambridge University Press. p. 289. ISBN 9781107645110.
  6. "LISTING OF DOCUMENT FILE FOR DATABASE ARCHIVE, Record No. 3233, commissioners and principal officers of the navy". nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives, GB1070 85-823. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  7. The present state of the British court, or, An account of the civil and military establishment of England. 1720. p. 79.
  8. A Companion to the Almanac M.DCC.LIX. The Eighth Edition. ... To which is Added, a Map of the World, Neatly Engraved by Thomas Jefferys . 1759. p. 146.
  9. Mennons, John (1787). The Glasgow Almanack, for the Year M, DCC, LXXXVIII: Being Leap Year is Most Respectfully Inscribed to the Honourable John Riddell, Esq; Lord Provost, John Laurie, Esq; Gilbert Hamilton, Esq; Robert Mann, Esq; Bailies, William Coats, Esq; Dean of Guild, John Tennant, Esq; Deacon Convener, David Dale, Esq; Treasurer; and the Other Very Respectable Members of the Town Council of Glasgow, by Their Most Obedient and Very Humble Servant, J. Mennons. J. Mennons, Editor of the Glasgow Advertiser; and sold at his shop, Saltmarket, and by all the booksellers. p. 110.
  10. Blumenthal, Richard W. (2004). The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals and Logs from Six Expeditions, 1786–1792. McFarland. p. 192. ISBN 9780786427130.
  11. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ... J. Dodsley. 1793. p. 165.

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