Ticket Office

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Ticket Office
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Office overview
Formed1660
Preceding Office
  • None
Dissolved1829
Superseding department
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersAdmiralty
London
Office executive
  • Manager of Ticket Office (1673-1674)
    Chief Clerk, Ticket Office (1674-1829)
Parent departmentComptroller of Treasurer Accounts

The Ticket Office was established in 1660 as part of the Navy Office. It administered the payment of naval wages in conjunction with the Navy Pay Office until 1829, when it was merged with the Office for Seamen's Wages where it became the Ticket and Wages Branch.[1]

The office was first administered by the Manager of Ticket Office, later by the Chief Clerk, Ticket Office.[1]

History

The Ticket Office was established in 1660 and was part of the the office of Comptroller of the Navy's department until 1668. It then became part of the office of Comptroller of Treasurer Accounts until 1672 when it became part of the office of Extra Commissioners of the Navy. In 1673 the distinct office of Manager of the Ticket Office was established until 1674. In 1682 it was transferred back under the Comptrollers department until 1691. In 1691 it again became part of the Comptroller of Treasurer Accounts department. In 1829 the office was amalgamated with the Office for Seamen's Wages and was renamed the Ticket and Wages Branch. [1]

Head of office

Manager Ticket Office

Included:[2]

  1. 1673-1674, T. Lewis

Chief Clerk Ticket Office

Included:

  1. 1674-1682, W Whitfield[1]
  2. 1682 Jan-Nov, T. [1]
  3. 1682-1686, M. Hale[1]
  4. 1686-1689, D. Lyddell [1]
  5. 1689-1692, W. Whitfield [1]
  6. 1692-1727, M. Howen [1]
  7. 1727-1732, W. Burton [1]
  8. 1732-1739, J. Phillipson [1]
  9. 1739-1750, J. Rossington [1]
  10. 1750-1774, E. Bentham [1]
  11. 1774-1789, W. Paynter [1]
  12. 1789-1808, J. Hunter [1]
  13. 1808-1821, G. Daysh [1]
  14. 1821-1826, S. Inman [1]
  15. 1826-1829, J. Lance [1]

Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Collinge, John Michael (December 1978). Navy Board officials, 1660-1832. London, England: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. pp. 34–45. ISBN 9780901179531.
  2. Collinge, John Michael (December 1978). Navy Board officials, 1660-1832. London, England: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 26. ISBN 9780901179531.

Bibliography

  1. 'Chief Clerks and Clerks: Chief Clerks', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978), pp. 34-45. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol7/pp34-45 [accessed 6 January 2019].
  2. 'Manager of Ticket Office 1673-4', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978), p. 26. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol7/p26 [accessed 6 January 2019].