Porters Office

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Porters Office
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Office overview
Formed1676
Preceding Office
Dissolved1870
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersAdmiralty Building
Whitehall
London
Office executive
  • Admiralty Porter
    (1676-1870)
Parent OfficeDepartment of the Permanent Secretary

The Porters Office was established in 1676 the office was responsible moving and storing luggage and chests belonging to important personnel of the Department of Admiralty and general maintenance with the Admiralty building. The office was administered by the Admiralty Porter and it existed until 1870 when it was abolished. The office was part of the Department of the Permanent Secretary.[1]

History

A Porters Office was assigned to the Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office from 1676 and 1678 and again from 1686 and 1689. No further porter's was employed until 1694. The office was responsible moving and storing luggage and chests belonging to important personnel of the Department of Admiralty and general maintenance with the Admiralty building. It existed until 1870 when it was abolished. The office was part of the Department of the Permanent Secretary.[2]

Admiralty Porter

Included:[3]

  • 1676-1678, J. Harris
  • 1686-1687. E. Barsley
  • 1688-1689, J. Gaspy
  • 1694, M. Hartwell
  • 1694-1695, J. Baker
  • 1695-1698, W. Thompson
  • 1698-1714, R. Elliston
  • 1714-1731, G. Elliston
  • 1731-1732, R. Elliston
  • 1732-1756, J. Mears
  • 1756-1763, J. Collett
  • 1763-1768, W. Cooke
  • 1768-1786, R. Hutchinson
  • 1786-1804, G. Housen
  • 1804-1806, J. Morris
  • 1806-1817, J. Newbegin
  • 1817-1820, G. P. Fetter
  • 1820-1837, J. Nutland
  • 1837-1846, H. Cox
  • 1846-1862, J. Guy
  • 1862-1870, T. Carter

Footnotes

  1. Sainty, J. C. (1975). "Porter 1676-1870 British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London: University of London. p. 72. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. Sainty, J. C. (1975). "Porter 1676-1870 British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London: University of London. p. 72. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. Sainty, J. C. (1975). "Porter 1676-1870 British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London: University of London. p. 72. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

Bibliography

  1. 'Porter 1676-1870', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 72. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p72 [accessed 21 July 2019].