Treasurer of the Navy

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Navy Treasury, Broad Street, where the Treasurer had his official residence and offices from 1664-1789

The Treasurer of the Navy was an office in the British government between the mid-16th and early 19th century. The office-holder was responsible for the financial maintenance of the Royal Navy. The office was a political appointment, and frequently was held by up-and-coming young politicians who would later go on to hold more important positions. The post was abolished in 1836 and its functions incorporated into those of the Paymaster-General.[1]

Treasurers of the Navy: 1546–1835[edit]

Service Name Notes
25 Apr 1546–8 Jul 1549 Robert Legge
8 Jul 1549–18 Nov 1577 Benjamin Gonson[2]
18 Nov 1577–26 Nov 1577 Benjamin Gonson and John Hawkins
26 Nov 1577–12 Nov 1595 John Hawkins Knighted 26 July 1588
22 Dec 1598–26 Apr 1604 Fulk Greville [3]
26 Apr 1604–11 May 1618 Sir Robert Mansell
11 May 1618–5 Apr 1627 Sir William Russell created baronet 12 March 1627
5 Apr 1627–21 Jan 1630 Sackville Crowe created baronet 8 July 1627
1630–1639 Sir William Russell
1639-1642 Sir William Russell and Henry Vane
1642-1646 Sir William Russell and Sir John Penington (Royalist)
1646-1654 Sir William Russell (Royalist)
1645-1650 Sir Henry Vane (Parliamentary)
1651-1660 Richard Hutchinson (Parliamentary)
1660-1667 Sir George Carteret
1667-1668 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey
1668-1671 Sir Thomas Osborne and Sir Thomas de Littelton, Bt
1671-1673 Sir Thomas Osborne
1673-1681 Edward Seymour
1681-1689 Anthony Carey, 5th Viscount Falkland
1689-1699 Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford
1699-1710 Sir Thomas de Littleton
1710-1711 Robert Walpole
1711-1714 Charles Caesar
1714-1718 John Aislabie
1718-1720 Richard Hampden
1720-1724 George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington
1724-1734 Pattee Byng, 2nd Viscount Torrington
1734-1742 Arthur Onslow
1742 Thomas Clutterbuck
1742-1743 Sir Charles Wager
1743-1744 Sir John Rushout, 4th Baronet
1744-1749 George Bubb Dodington
1749-1754 Henry Legge
1754-1756 George Grenville
1756 George Bubb Dodington
1756-1762 George Grenville
1762-1765 William Wildman Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington
1765-1770 Richard Howe, 4th Viscount Howe
1770-1777 Sir Gilbert Elliot, Bt
1777-1782 Welbore Ellis
1782 Isaac Barré
1782-1783 Henry Dundas
1783-1784 Charles Townshend
1784-1800 Henry Dundas
1800-1801 Dudley Ryder
1801-1803 Charles Bragge
1803-1804 George Tierney
1804-1806 George Canning
1806-1807 Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1807-1818 George Rose
1818-1823 Frederick John Robinson
1823-1827 William Huskisson
1827-1828 Charles Grant
1828-1830 William Vesey Fitzgerald
1830 Thomas Frankland Lewis
1830-1834 Charles Poulett Thomson
1834-1835 William Lowther, Viscount Lowther
1835-1836 Sir Henry Parnell

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.history.ac.uk/publications/office/navy
  2. ^ Bennell, John (2004). "Gonson, William (d. 1544)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/47400. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "Greville, Fulke (GRVL568F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ http://www.history.ac.uk/publications/office/navy