Lord High Admirals Council

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Lord High Admirals Council
Flag of the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.svg
Flag of the Lord High Admiral
Agency overview
Formed 1702, 1827
Preceding agency
Dissolved 1706, 1828
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Government of the United Kingdom
Headquarters Admiralty Building
Whitehall
Westminster,
London
Agency executive
Parent department Admiralty

The Lord High Admirals Council [1] was a series of councils appointed to advise and assist the Lord High Admiral of England and then later of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the direction of Naval Affairs [2] also known as Council of the Lord High Admiral [3] when the Board of Admiralty was not in commission the first series took place between 1702-1708 and second and final series of councils took place from 1827-1828.

History[edit]

For the periods the Board of Admiralty was not in commission an special council of advisers known as the Lord High Admirals Council was established on the advice of the government of the day to which the Lord High Admiral had to accept the advisers recommended by the government.[4] In 1702, Prince George was authorised to appoint a Lord Admirals Council – there were originally three naval members and one civil member usually a member of parliament. Between 1703 and spring 1704, the permitted amount of members of the council was raised to six, after spring 1704 until 1708, the upper limit of members was increased to seven. In May 1827, the Duke of Clarence was authorised to appoint a Council consisting of no more than four Members to hold office during his tenure; by July 1827, the right of the Lord High Admiral to appoint council members passed over to the Monarch. The Duke of Clarence's councils usually consisted of two naval members and two civil members, in all twelve councils would convene during the two periods.

Councils of the lord high admiral[edit]

Councils of Prince George[edit]

Senior Members of Lords Admiral Council [5] (*), Naval Member (N) and Civil Member (C)

Council of 22 May 1702

Council of 29 March 1703

Council of 30 April 1704

Council of 26 December 1704

Council of 11 June 1705

Council of 8 February 1706

Notes: 28 June 1707: Prince George, Lord High Admiral (reappointed as Lord High Admiral of Great Britain following the Union with Scotland)

Council of 28 June 1707

Council of 19 April 1708

Council of 20 June 1708

Councils of the Duke of Clarence[edit]

Senior Members of Lords Admiral Council [6] (*), Naval Member (N) and Civil Member (C)

Council of 2 May 1827

Council of 4 February 1828

Council of 12 March 1828

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ James, G.F. (4 November 1936). "The Lord High Admiral’s Council". SNR. The Society for Nautical Research. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Morriss, Roger (1997). Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853. Univ of South Carolina Press. p. 165. ISBN 9781570032530. 
  3. ^ Clarendon, Edward Hyde Earl of (1798). The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford: Containing, I. An Account of the Chancellor's Life from His Birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A Continuation of the Same, and of His History of the Grand Rebellion, from the Restoration to His Banishment in 1667. J.J. Tourneisen. p. 245. 
  4. ^ Morriss, Roger (1997). Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853. Univ of South Carolina Press. p. 165. ISBN 9781570032530. 
  5. ^ Rodger, N.A.M. (1979). The Admiralty. Lavenham: T. Dalton. p. 34. ISBN 0900963948. 
  6. ^ Rodger, N.A.M. (1979). The Admiralty. Lavenham: T. Dalton. p. 91. ISBN 0900963948. 
  7. ^ Roger NAM 1979, p. 37.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Clarendon, Edward Hyde Earl of (1798). The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford: Containing, I. An Account of the Chancellor's Life from His Birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A Continuation of the Same, and of His History of the Grand Rebellion, from the Restoration to His Banishment in 1667. J.J. Tourneisen.
  • Morriss, Roger (1997). Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853. Univ of South Carolina Press. ISBN 9781570032530.
  • Sainty J. C. ed. (1775) 'Members of the Council of the Lord High Admiral 1702-8; 1827-8', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4.
  • Rodger, N.A.M. (1979). The Admiralty. Offices of State. Lavenham: T. Dalton. ISBN 0900963948.

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