Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy

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Office of the Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy
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Board of Admiralty Flag 19th to early 20th Century
Navy Office (1673-1696)
Reports toNavy Board
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–5 years)
Inaugural holderRobert Wright
Formation1696-1832

The Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy created in 1696 was the appointed legal adviser to both the Navy Board and Board of Admiralty. In 1828 his responsibilities were merged with the office of the office Judge Advocate of the Fleet. In 1832 the Navy Board was abolished and a new office was created the Counsel to the Admiralty.[1]

His deputy was the Solicitor for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy and later changed to Solicitor to the Admiralty and Navy.

History

The office was originally established in 1673 when the post holder was assigned to the Navy Board then called the Counsel to the Navy Board.[1] In 1696 the office holders duties were expanded and he was authorized to act on behalf of the Board of Admiralty when his title changed to Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy.[1] In 1824 the office was expanded to included the duties the office of the Judge Advocate of the Fleet all office holders after this date subsequently held both titles.[1] In 1832 the Navy Board was abolished and its previous functions were absorbed into the Admiralty the office holders title then changed to Counsel to the Admiralty until 1964.[1]

Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy

  1. 1696-1702, Thomas. Lechmere.[1]
  2. 1703-1708, William. Ettrick.[1]
  3. 1708-1709 Constantine. Phipps.[1]
  4. 1709-1711, George. Townsend.[1]
  5. 1711-1715, William. Ettrick.[1]
  6. 1715-1726, George. Townsend.[1]
  7. 1726-1737, John. Baynes.[1]
  8. 1737-1742, James. Hunter.[1]
  9. 1742-1742, Charles. Clarke.[1]
  10. 1743-1747, Hon. Heneage. Legge.[1]
  11. 1747-1757, Swynfen. Jervis.[1]
  12. 1757-1770, Richard. Hussey.[1]
  13. 1770-1791, Francis. Cust.[1]
  14. 1791-1795 Hon. Thomas. Brodrick.[1]
  15. 1795-1801, Hon. Spencer. Perceval.[1]
  16. 1801-1824, Thomas Jervis.[1]
  17. 1824-1828, Horatio Twiss.[1]
  18. 1828-1832, Henry. John. Shepherd.[1]

Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Sainty, J.C. (1975). Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870. London: University of London. p. 78.

Bibliography

  1. 'Alphabetical list of officials: A-J', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), pp. 106-135. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/pp106-135 [accessed 4 July 2019].
  2. 'Alphabetical list of officials: K-Z', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), pp. 135-159. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/pp135-159 [accessed 4 July 2019].
  3. Counsel 1673-1870', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 78. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p78 [accessed 4 July 2019].