House Keepers Office

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House Keepers Office
Board of Admiralty Flag 19th to early 20th Century.gif
Cleaning Office overview
Formed1697
Dissolved1882
Superseding department
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersAdmiralty Building
Whitehall
London
Cleaning Office executive
  • Admiralty Housekeeper
    (1697-1800)
Parent Cleaning OfficeAdmiralty Secretariat
(1697-1800)

The Housekeepers Office was established in 1697 the office was responsible for house keeping duties within the Department of Admiralty building. The office was administered by the Admiralty Housekeeper until 1786 when this office was merged with the Necessary Woman's Office. The office was part of the Admiralty Secretariat until 1800 when it was abolished.[1]

History

A separate housekeepers office was first established in 1697 responsible for house keeping duties within the Department of Admiralty building. The office was administered by the Admiralty Housekeeper until 1786 when this office was merged with the Necessary Woman's Office. The last housekeeper E. Bell retained a salary paid by admiralty though her duties transferred to the former necessary woman's office until her office was formally abolished in 1800.[2]

Head of the Housekeeping Department

Admiralty Housekeeper

Included:[3]

  • 1697-1708, M. Baker
  • 1708-1713, S. Halsey
  • 1713-1727, A. Bennet
  • 1727, Jan-Sept, E. Head
  • 1727, Sept- 1739, E. Holland
  • 1739-1740, Fisher
  • 1740-1752, R. Perchard
  • 1752-1800, E. Bell

Footnotes

  1. Sainty, J. C. (1975). "Housekeeper c. 1697-1800, British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London: University of London. p. 74. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. Sainty. p.74.
  3. Sainty. p.74.

Bibliography

  1. 'Housekeeper c. 1697-1800', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 74. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p74 [accessed 25 July 2019].