Office of the Comptroller of Storekeepers Accounts
Office of the Comptroller of Storekeepers Accounts
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Preceded by Comptroller of the Navy
Department Navy Office
Member of Navy Board
Reports to Comptroller of the Navy
Nominator First Lord of the Admiralty
Appointee Monarch of the England
Term Length Not fixed
First post holder Sir John Ernle
Final post holder Sir Frederick Rogers
Formation 1671–1796
Succeeded by Committee of Accounts

The Comptroller of Storekeepers Accounts was a principle member of the Navy Board who was responsible for examining all Naval Stores delivered to various storekeepers at all naval yards and managing and processing all naval store-keeping accounts and deliveries to naval yards and from 1671 to 1796 he was based in the Navy Pay Office. He administered the Office for Examining Storekeepers' Accounts.

1) History

The post was created in 1671, the Controller of Storekeeper Accounts department was responsible for examining all Naval Stores delivered to various storekeepers at all naval yards, in addition to auditing all their accounts. From 1796 the post was abolished and the work of this office was coordinated to some extent by the Navy Board's Committee of Accounts, which itself was replaced for the last few years of the Board's existence in 1832 by the Accountant-General who was one of the principal officers of the Board. In 1796 a new stores department was created from the responsibilities of the former controller of storekeepers.

2) Comptroller of Storekeepers Accounts

  1. Sir John Ernle, 23 June 1671 - 29 April 1680
  2. Sir Anthony Deane, 30 April 1680 - 30 July 1680.
  3. Phineas. Pett, 31 July 1680 - 11 October 1688. (his father was Phineas Pett the master shipwright)
  4. Sir William. Booth, 12 October 1688 - 21 April 1689
  5. Henry Priestman, 22 April 1689 - 10 July 1690
  6. Sir John Ashby, 11 July 1690 - 25 June 1693
  7. Thomas. Wilshaw, 26 June 1693 - 26 October 1702
  8. Henry. Greenhill, 27 October 1702 - 1 February 1705
  9. Thomas. Jennings, 2 February 1705 - 15 November 1714
  10. Charles Cornewall, 16 November 1714 - 7 August 1716
  11. Thomas. Swanton, 8 August 1716 - 22 April 1718
  12. William Clevland, 23 April 1718 - 23 May 1732
  13. Hon. Robert. Byng, 24 May 1732 - 28 May 1739
  14. John. Phillipson, 29 May 1739 - 20 March 1741
  15. George. Crowle, 21 March 1741 - 17 March 1752
  16. Richard. Hall 18 March 1752 - 9 November 1753
  17. George. Adams, 10 November 1753 - 19 March 1761
  18. Hon. William. H. Bateman, 20 March 1761 - 6 July 1783
  19. William. Campbell, 7 July 1783 - 20 January 1790
  20. Sir William Bellingham, 21 January 1790 - 1792
  21. Sir Frederick Rogers , 1793-1796

3) Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controller_of_Storekeepers_Accounts
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