Surveyor of Marine Victuals 1550-c. 1679

Provsional list compiled by J C Sainty, January 2003

Introduction

This office was created in 1550. Appointments were made by the crown by letters patent under the great seal. Tenure was for life until 1635 and during pleasure subsequently. The patent salary, originally £50, was raised to £250 in 1679. The existence of the office has not been traced after that year.

Chronological list of Surveyors

  • 1550 Bashe, Edward
    Gt. 18 June 1550 (CPR 1549-51, p. 309); surr. 23 Dec. 1560 (ibid.).
  • 1560 Bashe, Edward; Holstock, William
    Gt. in surv. 24 Dec. 1560 (CPR 1560-63, p. 63); surr. 29 Oct. 1563 (ibid.).
  • 1563 Bashe, Edward; Elyot, John
    Gt. in surv. 30 Oct. 1563 (CPR 1560-63, p. 487); Bashe, sole survivor, surr. 26 Nov. 1582 (ibid.).
  • 1582 Bashe, Edward; Quarles, James
    Gt. in surv. 27 Nov. 1582 (C 66/1227); Bashe d. 2 May 1587 (History of Parliament 1558-1603, I, 401); Quarles surr. 7 Nov. 1595 (ibid.).
  • 1595 Quarles, Charles; Darrell, Marmaduke (ktd. 24 July 1603)
    Gt. in surv. 8 Nov. 1595 (C 66/1433).
    Quarles d. 25 Sept. 1599 (Visitations of Essex, pt. 1 (Harleian Society, 1878), xiii, 273); Darrell surr. by 15 Aug. 1603 (C 66/1629, gt. to Darrell and Bludder).
  • 1603 Darrell, Sir Marmaduke, Kt.; Bludder, Thomas (ktd. 4 July 1604)
    Gt. in surv. 15 Aug. 1603 (C 66/1629); surr. by 31 Jan. 1612 (C 66/1906 no. 4).
  • 1612 Darrell, Sir Marmaduke, Kt.; Apsley, Sir Allen, Kt.
    Gt. in surv. 31 Jan. 1612 (C 66/1906 no. 4); surr. by 8 Jan. 1623 (C 66/2269 no. 20).
  • 1623 Apsley, Sir Allen, Kt.; Darrell, Sir Sampson, Kt.
    Gt. in surv. 8 Jan. 1623 (C 66/2269 no. 20); Apsley d. 24 May 1630 (DNB); Darrell d. 23 May 1635 (C 142/526/151).
  • 1635 Crane, John
    Gt. 28 Nov. 1635 (C 66/2693 no. 14).
  • 1660 Gauden, Denis (ktd. 23 Oct. 1667)
    Gt. during pleasure 24 Oct. 1660 (C 66/2939 no. 20 or 22); rev. 10 Feb. 1679 (C 66/3211 no. 7).
  • 1679 Godwin, John
    Gt. 10 Feb. 1679 (C 66/3211 no. 7); no further occurrence.
    [D. Mar. 1688 (History of Parliament 1660-90, ii, 409)]

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References

C 66
Chancery patent rolls
C 142
Chancery inquisitions post mortem: series II
CPR
Calendar of Patent Rolls

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