Head Messengers Office
Head Messenger's Office
Type Office
Preceded by None
Country United Kingdom
Founded 1666
Abolished 1870
Headquarters London, England
Role Porterage Services
Part of Department of the Permanent Secretary
Succeeded by None

The Head Messengers Office was established in 1666 the office was responsible superintending all messengers with Department of Admiralty and general maintenance with the Admiralty building. The office was administered by the Admiralty Head Messenger who was usually appointed and it existed until 1870 when it was abolished.

1) History

A Head Messenger's Office was established within the Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office in 1666. The office was responsible moving and storing luggage and chests belonging to important personnel of the Department of Admiralty and general maintenance with the Admiralty building. It existed until 1870 when it was abolished.

2) Admiralty Head Messenger

3) Sources

  1. 'Head Messenger 1666-1870', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 69. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p69 [accessed 10 December 2018].
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