Sick and Hurt Board
|Jurisdiction|| Kingdom of England|
Kingdom of Great Britain
|Headquarters||Sick and Hurt Office|
|Parent department||Navy Office|
The Sick and Hurt Board or formally known as the Commissioners for the care of Sick and Wounded Seamen and for the care of Prisoners of War were first appointed during the Dutch Wars. The board existed from 1692 until 1806, it was headquartered at the Sick and Hurt Office. London, England
The Sick and Hurt Board or formally known as the Commissioners for the care of Sick and Wounded Seamen and for the care of Prisoners of War were first appointed during the Dutch wars. Between 1692 and 1702 and between 1713 and 1715 their duties were performed by the Commissioners of the Register Office and from 1715 until 1717 by two Commissioners of the Navy Board. One Commissioner each from the Sick and Hurt Board and the Navy Board then conducted the business from the Navy Office until 1740, when at least two Commissioners of the Sick and Hurt Board were appointed during peace and up to five in wartime. This Board appointed ships' surgeons and their assistants, ensured that they were equipped and supplied with medicines, superintended the dispensers who issued medicines, supervised the furnishing and equipment of hospitals and hospital ships, examined and cleared accounts and made returns of the sick and wounded to the Board of Admiralty and Navy Board. In 1743 the Board was also made responsible for the care of prisoners of war. In 1796 this duty was transferred to the Transport Board which in 1806 also became responsible for caring for the sick and wounded seamen.
Commissioners of the Sick and Hurt Board
- 1664, John Evelyn
- 1664, Sir Thomas Clifford
- 1664, Sir William D'Oyly
- Samuel Pepys. ?
- 1735-1736, Kendrick Edisbury.
- 1736-1741, Francis Gashry.
- 1740-1741, Nathaniel Hill.
- 1741, William Bell.
- 1741, Charles Allix.
- 1745-1747, Tyrwit Cyley.
- 1747-1755, Esquire Carey.
- 1755,1756, Charles Allix.
- 1756-1771, Henry Tom.
- 1771-1779, John Home.
- 1779-1795, Robert Lulman.
- Harrison, Simon (2010–2018). "Commissioner of the Sick and Hurt board". threedecks.org. S. Harrison. Retrieved 9 July 2019.