Office of Works: Departmental Appointments

The Surveyor-General of the Office of Works was appointed by the King, but lesser departmental appointments, such as Joshua Kirby’s to Clerk of the Works at Richmond and Kew, were ordered by the Surveyor-General. The official record of these appointments or warrants in the period concerning Kirby is in the volume Warrants and Correspondence. Appointments. Surveyor General’s Warrants. 1733—1780. Departmental Appointments (WORK 6/9). While the names, dates and positions are all noted in Colvin’s History of the King’s Works, Volume 5, Appendix D, I thought it might be useful to list the contents of the book of Warrants. Most warrants are on separate pages, but occasionally there are two on a page. They proceed chronologically, except for occasional lapses. The pages have been lightly numbered in pencil, and I am following that pagination.

Seeing how the appointments group helps illustrate the ripple effect of promotions.

 


08 Feb 1732/3: Isaac Ware to Clerk to Board of Works & Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich (p. -1)

23 Mar 1733: Joseph Phillips to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse (p. 1)

01 Apr 1733: Abraham Curtis to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Windsor Castle (p. 3)

10 Jul 1735: William Kent to Deputy to Surveyor General (p. 5)

25 May 1736: Isaac Ware resigns as Clerk of Works at Greenwich (p. 7)

24 May 1736: Isaac Ware to Secretary to Board of Works (p. 9)

24 May 1736: John Vardy to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich (p. 11)

01 Jul 1737: William Kent to Deputy to Surveyor General (p. 13)

01 Aug 1738: John Kent to Grounds at Windsor Castle (p. 15)

10 Mar 1742/3: Orders for Hampton Court House & Garden to be put in order (p. 16)

31 Jan 1743/4: William Kent to Deputy Surveyor General (p. 17)

22 May 1744: John Vardy to take possession of Greenwich House (p. 19)

15 Jan 1744/5: John Vardy to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Hampton Court (p. 20)

15 Jan 1744/5: Ambrose Payne to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Newmarket (p. 21)

15 Jan 17444/5: James Payne to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich (p. 22)

09 May 1745: Richard Biggs to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Windsor Castle (p. 23)

01 Dec 1746: Henry Flitcroft resigns as Clerk of the Works & Storekeeper at Whitehall St. James’s & Westminster (p. 24)

01 Dec 1746: John Vardy resigns as Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Hampton Court (p. 24)

01 Dec 1746: John Vardy to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Whitehall St. James’s & Westminster (p. 25)

01 Dec 1746: Stephen Wright to Clerk of the Works & Storekeeper at Hampton Court (p. 25)

01 Dec 1746: Henry Stallard to Clerk of Works and Storekeeper at Richmond and Kew (p. 26)

01 Dec 1746: James Paine resigns as Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich (p. 26)

01 Dec 1746: William Robinson to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich House (p. 27)

01 Dec 1746: James Paine to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse, Charing Cross (p. 28)

26 Apr 1748: Henry Flitcroft to Deputy to Surveyor General (p. 29)

01 Feb 1749: Francis Bickerton to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at New Park Lodge (p. 30)

12 Jun 1750: Kenton Couse to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Newmarket (p. 31)

10 Jul 1750: Kenton Couse to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse Charing Cross (p. 32)

10 Jul 1750: James Paine to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Newmarket (p. 33)

29 Jan 1751: William Rice to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Richmond & Kew (p. 34)

01 Jul 1754: John Vardy to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Kensington Palace (p. 35)

01 Jul 1754: William Robinson to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Whitehall St. James’s & Westminster (p. 36)

01 Jul 1754: Francis Bickerton to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich House (p. 37)

01 Jul 1754: Stephen Wright to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at New Park Lodge (p. 38)

21 Mar 1758: William Rice to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Hampton Court (p. 39)

21 Mar 1758: James Paine to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at New Park Lodge (p. 40)

21 Mar 1758: John Smith to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Richmond & Kew (p. 41)

02 May 1758: Stephen Wright to Deputy to Surveyor General (p. 42)

03 Mar 1761: John Smith to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Kensington Palace (p. 43)

03 Mar 1761: Joshua and William Kirby to Clerk of Works and Storekeeper at Richmond and Kew (p. 44)

03 Mar 1761: John Smith resigns as Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Richmond and Kew (p. 45)

17 Feb 1762: Stephen Wright to Deputy to Surveyor General (p. 46)

17 Feb 1762: Thomas Kynaston to Clerk of the Works & Storekeeper at the Tower and Denmark House (p. 47)

17 Feb 1762: Thomas DuBisson to Clerk of the Works & Storekeeper at Winchester (p.48)

17 Feb 1762: William Rice to Clerk of the Works & Storekeeper at Hampton Court (p. 49)

17 Feb 1762: Richard Biggs to Clerk of the Works & Storekeeper at Windsor Castle (p. 50)

17 Feb 1762: Francis Bickerton to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich House (p.51)

17 Feb 1762: Isaac Ware to Secretary, Clerk and Clerk Itinerant to Board of Works (p. 52)

17 Feb 1762: William Robinson to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Whitehall St. James’s and Westminster (p. 53)

17 Feb 1762: James Paine to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Newmarket and New Park Lodge (p. 54)

17 Feb 1762: Kenton Couse to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse, Charing Cross (p. 55)

22 Jul 1762: Kenton Couse to Comptroller’s Clerk (p. 56)

10 Jan 1766: William Robinson to Secretary, Clerk and Clerk Itinerant to Board of Works (p. 60)

10 Jan 1766: Kenton Couse to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Whitehall St. James’s and Westminster (p. 61)

10 Jan 1766: Thomas Fülling to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse, Charing Cross (p. 62)

10 Jan 1766: Thomas Fülling to Comptroller’s Clerk (p. 63)

20 May 1774: William Leach to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich House (p. 64)

16 Dec 1768: John Robinson to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Greenwich House (p. 65)

22 Jun 1774: Thomas Fülling to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Richmond and Kew (p. 66)

22 Jun 1774: John Woolfe to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse, Charing Cross (p. 67)

10 Oct 1775: Kenton Couse to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Her Majesty’s Royal Palace, St. James’s Park (p. 68)

10 Oct 1775: Kenton Couse to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Carlton House, Pall Mall (p. 69)

10 Oct 1775: Kenton Couse to Secretary, Clerk and Clerk Itinerant to Board of Works (p. 70)

11 Oct 1775: John Woolfe to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Whitehall St. James’s and Westminster (p. 71)

11 Oct 1775: Henry Holland to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Mewse, Charing Cross (p. 72)

01 Jan 1777: Thomas Tildesley to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Windsor Castle (p. 73)

10 Nov 1780: John Yenn to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at New Park Lodge (p. 74)

17 Nov 1780: Samuel Pepys Cockerell to Clerk of Works & Storekeeper at Newmarket (p. 75)

For related posts, see the Office of Works and Kew category.

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