Resident Commissioner Chatham

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Office of the Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Chatham
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Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board (1631–1829)
Reports toComptroller of the Navy
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderPhineas Pett
Formation1618–1829

The Resident Commissioner at Chatham was the chief representative of the Navy Board based at Chatham Dockyard. He was senior official of the yard responsible for the supervision of the principal officers of the yard from 1618 until 1832.[1]

Office Holders

The Commissioner of Chatham Dockyard held a seat and a vote on the Navy Board in London. The Commissioners were.[2]

  • 1618-1628, Thomas Norreys
  • 1625-1628, Joshua Dowding
  • 1631–1647 Phineas Pett[3]
  • 1647–1668 Peter Pett[4]
  • 1669–1672 Sir John Cox[5]
  • June 1672 - December 1672, Thomas Middleton.
  • 1672–1679 Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Beach[6]
  • 1679-1686, Sir John Goodwin .
  • 1686–1689 Sir Phineas Pett[7]
  • 1689–1703 Sir Edward Gregory[8]
  • 1703–1714 Captain George St Lo[9]
  • 1714–1722 Vice-Admiral of the Blue James Lyttleton[10]
  • 1722–1736 Captain Thomas Kempthorne[11]
  • 1736–1742 Captain Thomas Mathews[12]
  • 1742–1754 Captain Charles Brown[13]
  • 1754–1755 Captain Arthur Scott[14]
  • 1755–1763 Captain Thomas Cooper[15]
  • 1763–1771 Captain Thomas Hanway[16]
  • 1771–1799 Captain Charles Proby[17]
  • 1799–1801 Captain John Hartwell[18]
  • 1801–1808 Captain Charles Hope[19]
  • 1808–1823 Captain Sir Robert Barlow[20]
  • 1823–1829 Captain Charles Cunningham
  • 1929-1830, Captain John Mason

In 1832 the post of commissioner was replaced by the post of superintendent, who was invested with the same power and authority as the former commissioners, "except in matters requiring an Act of Parliament to be submitted by the Commissioner of the Navy".

Footnotes

  1. "Research guide B5: Royal Naval Dockyards". Royal Museums Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site In London. Greenwich, London: Royal Museums Greewich. 11 June 2002. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. Beatson, Robert (1788). A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain and Ireland: Or, A Complete Register of the Hereditary Honours, Public Offices, and Persons in Office, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time. London: G. G. J. & J. Robinson. pp. 351–352.
  3. Perrin, p. 146
  4. "Peter Pett (1610–1672)". History of Parliament. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  5. Sephton, p. 151
  6. Beaston 1788, p. 85
  7. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  8. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  9. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  10. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  11. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  12. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  13. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  14. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  15. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  16. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  17. Beaston 1788, pp. 351-352
  18. MacDonald, p.230
  19. "Charles Hope". More than Nelson. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  20. Marshall, p. 48

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