Private Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy

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Private Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy
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Navy Board Flag
Navy Office
Reports toDeputy Comptroller of the Navy
NominatorFirst Secretary to the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (usually for life)
Inaugural holderJ. R. Clark
Formation1829–1832

The Private Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy was a senior appointment to the Navy Office created in 1794 and existed until 1832.[1]

History

In 1794 one of the Clerks in the Navy Office was appointed to attend Office the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy to manage their private office, his mail and to reply on his behalf in the fulfilment of his public duties.[2] He was to be titled as Private Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy or Private Clerk to the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy. The office existed until 1832 when the Navy Board was abolished.[3]

Office Holders

Included:[4]

  1. J. R. Clark. (1829-1832).

References

  1. Collinge, J. M. (1978). "Private Secretaries to Principal Officers and Commissioners 1829-32 British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London, England.: University of London. pp. 77–78. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  2. Collinge. pp.77-78.
  3. Collinge. pp.77-78.
  4. Collinge. pp.77-78.

Source

'Private Secretaries to Principal Officers and Commissioners 1829-32', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978), pp. 77-78. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol7/pp77-78 [accessed 23 January 2020].