Counsel to the Navy Board

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Office of the Counsel to the Navy Board
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Navy Office (1673-1696)
Reports toNavy Board
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–5 years)
Inaugural holderRobert Wright
Formation1673-1696

The Counsel to the Navy Board was an appointed legal adviser to the Navy Board from 1673 to 1696. In 1696 his work responsibilities were widened to also include advising the Board of Admiralty resulting in a new office being created the Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy. [1]

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

History

The office was originally established in 1673 when the post holder was assigned to the Navy Board only. 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]

Office Holders

  1. 1673-1686, Robert Wright.[1]
  2. 1685-1686, Charles Porter.[1]
  3. 1686-1696, William Killingworth.[1]

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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: 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].
  2. 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].