King's Proctor 1660-1876

A provisional list compiled by J C Sainty, February 2003

Appointments to this office were made by the crown by warrant under signet and sign manual. Since 1876 it has been held concurrently with that of treasury solicitor.

Chronological list of appointments

  • 1660 Cheeke, Alexander
    App. 13 June 1660 (CSPD 1660-61, p. 50); d. by 19 Feb. 1669 (CSPD 1668-9, p. 202).
  • 1669 Franklyn, Samuel
    App. 19 Feb. 1669 (CSPD 1668-9, p. 202), 13 Feb.1685 (CSPD 1685, p. 14), 1 Apr. 1689 (CSPD 1689-90, p. 48).; d. by 13 May 1700 (CSPD 1700-02, p.37).
  • 1700 Smith, Thomas
    App. 13 May 1700 (CSPD 1700-02, p. 37), 28 May 1702 (CSPD 1702-03, p. 503); d. by 2 Nov. 1710 (SP 44/357 pp. 41-2).
  • 1710 Smith, George
    App. 2 Nov. 1710 (SP 44/357 pp. 41-2); vacated by 6 Nov. 1714 (SP 44/385 pp. 95-7).
  • 1714 Farrant, Henry
    App. 6 Nov. 1714 (SP 44/358 pp. 95-7), 8 Aug. 1727 (SP 44/363 pp. 105-07); d. 30 Oct. 1727 (Historical Register (Chronological Diary) (1727), xii, 49).
  • <br> 1727 Greenly, Edward
    App. 26 Nov. 1727 (SP 44/362 pp. 83-4); d. 8 July 1750 (GM (1750), xx, 332).
  • 1750 Tindal, Thomas
    App. 31 July 1750 (SP 44/372 pp. 91-2); d. 7 Sept. 1766 (GM (1766), xxxvi, 439).
  • 1766 Crespigny, Philip Champion
    App. 26 Sept. 1766 (Calendar of Home Office Papers 1766-9, p. 105); resigned by 17 May 1783 (HO 38/1 pp. 358-9).
  • 1783 Heseltine, James
    App. 17 May 1783 (HO 38/1 pp. 358-9); d. 5 June 1804 (GM (1804), lxxiv(1), 600).
  • 1804 Bishop, Charles
    App. 15 June 1804 (HO 38/10 pp. 171-3); d. 13 Oct. 1815 (GM (1815), lxxxv(2), 382).
  • 1815 Nicholl, Iltyd
    App. 27 Nov. 1815 (HO 38/17 pp. 171-3), 31 Dec. 1830 (HO 38/28 pp. 450-51), 22 Nov. 1837 (HO 38/36 pp. 443-6); d. by 24 Jan. 1845 (HO 38/45 p. 65).
  • 1845 Hart Dyke, Francis
    App. 24 Jan. 1845 (HO 38/45 pp. 64-7); d. 17 July 1876 (Modern English Biography, ed. F. Boase (1892-1921), I, 947).

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References

CSPD
Calendar of State Papers Domestic Gentlemen's Magazine
GM
Gentlemen's Magazine
HO 38/1-45
Home Office: warrant books, general series 1782-1845
SP 44/357-372
Secretaries of State: warrant books and passes 1710-55

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