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Treasurer of the Navy

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Treasurer of the Navy

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.

Treasurers of the Navy: 1546–1835

Service Name Notes
25 Apr 1546–8 Jul 1549 Robert Legge
8 Jul 1549–18 Nov 1577 Benjamin Gonson
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
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


  • Office-Holders: Navy Treasurer
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