Admiralty Advocate

The Admiralty Advocate was one of the Law Officers of the Crown. He represented the Crown in the High Court of Admiralty from 1661 to 1867. He was also known as the Advocate for the Affairs of the Admiralty.[1]

Office of the Admiralty Advocate
Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of the Admiralty
Reports toFirst lord of the Admiralty
NominatorFirst lord of the Admiralty
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderWilliam Turner
Formation1661-1867

History

The post was first established in 1661 with the post holder representing the Crown in the High Court of Admiralty. After 1875, when the Admiralty Court became part of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the new High Court of Justice, the office became obsolete.

Admiralty Advocates after 1660

Included:[2]

  • 29 October 1661: William Turner
  • date unknown: Sir Walter Walker
  • 19 May 1674: Richard Lloyd
  • 13 September 1685: Thomas Pinfold
  • 17 July 1686: William Oldiss
  • 17 September 1693: Fisher Littleton
  • 26 January 1694: Henry Newton (temporarily during the illness of Littleton)
  • 16 March 1697: Henry Newton (permanently)
  • 15 November 1704: Nathaniel Lloyd (deputy during the absence of Newton)
  • 28 October 1714: Henry Penrice
  • 15 August 1715: Richard Fuller
  • 30 March 1727: Exton Sayer
  • 1 October 1731: Edmund Ishan
  • 20 March 1741: William Strahan
  • 9 August 1748: Thomas Salusbury
  • 14 November 1751: Charles Pinfold, junior
  • 15 February 1756: John Bettesworth
  • 14 June 1764: George Harris
  • 1 May 1782: William Scott
  • 4 September 1788: Thomas Bever
  • 12 November 1791: William Battine
  • 1 March 1801: Sir Christopher Robinson
  • 25 November 1811: James Henry Arnold
  • 11 March 1829: John Dodson
  • 25 October 1834: Joseph Phillimore
  • 1855: Robert Joseph Phillimore
  • 1862: Travers Twiss
  • 1867: James Parker Deane

Citations

  1. Office, Admiralty (March 1828). "Judicial Department". The Navy List. London, England: John Murray. p. 118.
  2. Haydn, Joseph; Ockerby, Horace (1969). The Book of Dignities (1894) (Reprint ed.). London, England: W. H. Allen & Co. p. 423.

Sources

  • Office, Admiralty (March 1828). "Judicial Department". The Navy List. London, England: John Murray.
  • Haydn, Joseph; Ockerby, Horace (1969). The Book of Dignities (1894) (Reprint ed.). London, England: W. H. Allen & Co.
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