Author Results for G.F. James

The Admiralty Buildings, 1695-1723

By G.F. James

After the Revolution of 1688 the office of the Lord High Admiral was placed under commissioners, who needed permanent and adequately equipped offices. In June 1695 they took possession of a block of newly-erected buildings in Whitehall standing on the site occupied by the Admiralty to this day. This illustrated article sets out the known […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 1695-1742

By G.F. James

Having explained why Pepys’s successors remain obscure until the advent of Burchett, the author sets out the known facts of Burchett’s life and duties during his forty –seven years in office.  He reviews the clues which may ultimately reveal Burchett’s birthplace and parentage.  He then outlines Burchett’s career, quoting extensively from contemporary documents. There follows […] Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Austrian Succession | Nine Years' War
Subjects include: Administration | Biography