Resident Commissioner Plymouth

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Office of the Resident Commissioner, Plymouth
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Navy Board Flag
Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board (1691–1822)
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 holderCaptain Henry Greenhill
Formation1691–1822

The Resident Commissioner at Plymouth was the chief representative of the Navy Board based at Plymouth Dockyard. He was the senior official of the yard responsible for the supervision of the principle officers of the yard from 1691 until 1822.[1]

Office Holders

Included:[2]

  1. Captain Henry Greenhill, appointed 25 December 1691
  2. Captain George St Lo, appointed 26 March 1695
  3. Captain William Wright, appointed 1 May 1703
  4. Captain Henry Greenhill, appointed February 1704
  5. Captain William Wright, appointed 1 July 1708
  6. Captain Richard Edwards, appointed 19 June 1711
  7. Captain Sir William Jumper Kt., appointed 12 November 1714
  8. Captain Thomas Swanton, appointed 30 March 1715
  9. Captain Francis Dove, appointed 23 July 1716
  10. Captain Sir Nicholas Trevanion, appointed 22 April 1726
  11. Captain Matthew Morris, appointed 9 December 1737
  12. Captain Philip Vanbrugh, appointed 8 January 1738
  13. Captain Sir Frederick Rogers, Bart., appointed 3 October 1753
  14. Captain Paul Henry Ourry, appointed 30 January 1775
  15. Mr Edward Le Cras, appointed December 1782
  16. Captain Sir John Laforey, Bart., appointed 6 May 1784
  17. Captain Robert Fanshawe, appointed 13 November 1789
  18. Captain William Shield, appointed 12 December 1815 – 1822 (reappointed Resident Commissioner Devonport from 1823 until 1828.

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, England: G. G. J. & J. Robinson. pp. 352–353.