Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board

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Office of the Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board
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Accounts Office overview
Formed1831
Preceding Accounts Office
Dissolved1832
Superseding department
  • None
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersNavy Pay Office
London
Accounts Office executive
  • Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board
Parent departmentNavy Pay Office

The Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board or formally the Office of the Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board was established in 1831 following the abolition of Marine Pay Department within the Admiralty that had its own paymaster for the marines. This office holder was part of the Navy Pay Office under the Treasurer of the Navy. The post holder was responsible for processing payments to the Corps of the Royal Marines until the Navy Pay Office was abolished in 1832 as part of reforms of H.M. Naval Service.[1]

History

Following the abolition of the Marine Pay Department in 1831, William Robinson, then a second class clerk in that Department, was transferred to the Navy Board with the title of the Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board. The post holder was responsible for processing payments to the Corps of the Royal Marines until the Navy Pay Office was abolished in 1832 as part of administrative reforms of the navy's civil departments by Sir James Graham, First Lord of the Admiralty. [1][2]

Duties

In conjunction with the Treasurer of the Navy he is to ensure he can make payments either at his office or at one of the offices of sub-accountants in order to.[3]

  1. Conduct payment of the Marine Forces.
  2. Make payments for recruitment and levy money.
  3. Pay barrack and infirmary expenses.
  4. Pay contingencies.
  5. Pay Half Pay
  6. Pay salaries to civil officers.
  7. Pay salaries to deputy paymasters;
  8. Pay widows pensions.
  9. Prepare annual estimates for the services provided his office.
  10. Present a monthly statement of account to the Board of Admiralty
  11. Process clothing payments
  12. Process subsistence payments
  13. Transmit a weekly statement of account to the Navy Board

Paymaster of the Marines to the Navy Board

Included:[1]

  1. 1831-1832, William Robinson

Accountants Offices under the Paymaster

The Paymaster of the Marines sub-accountants were located at major dockyards and included:[4]

  1. Deputy Paymaster of the Marines, Chatham Division [5]
  2. Deputy Paymaster of the Marines, Portsmouth Division
  3. Deputy Paymaster of the Marines, Plymouth Division
  4. Purveyor Royal Marine Infirmary Woolwich
  5. Purveyor Royal Marine Infirmary Chatham
  6. Purveyor Royal Marine Infirmary Woolwich

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Collinge, John Michael (December 1978). Navy Board officials, 1660-1832. London, England: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 33. ISBN 9780901179531.
  2. Morriss, Roger; Jr, William N. Still (1997). Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853. Columbia, South Carolina, United States: Univ of South Carolina Press. p. 198. ISBN 9781570032530.
  3. Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (1829). "Report on Public Accounts". Parliamentary Papers. London, England: H.M. Stationery Office. pp. 30–31.
  4. Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (1829). "Report on Public Accounts". Parliamentary Papers. London, England: H.M. Stationery Office. pp. 30–31.
  5. "Chatham Division". Hansard. February 1894. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

Bibliography

  1. Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (1829). "Report on Public Accounts". Parliamentary Papers. London, England: H.M. Stationery Office.
  2. Morriss, Roger; Jr, William N. Still (1997). Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853. Columbia, South Carolina, United States: Univ of South Carolina Press. ISBN 9781570032530.
  3. 'Paymaster of Marines 1831-2 ', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978), p. 33. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol7/p33 [accessed 8 January 2019].