Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 442 (V.5.12)
Title: List of His Maiesties Royal Navy
Date of Creation: 1714
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: A List of His Maiesties Royal Navy, 4th August, 1714.
Navy List of King George I.:
Begins (2, 1 verso and 2 recto lines 1-7): A LIST of His MAIESTIES | ROYAL NAVY [rubricated] with their Rates Burthens [last two words in Gothic characters, rubricated] When and Where Built [Gothic, rubricated] or Rebuilt, [Gothic, rubricated] | Complement of Men [Gothic, rubricated] and Guns, [Gothic, rubricated] and Condition of each SHIP, [rubricated] According | to the Best Account that can be had there of Prepared [rubric] in Pursuance of an Order [rubric] | from the Right Honourable [rubric] the LORDS of the ADMIRALTY [rubric] | Dated the 4th of August 1714
Ends (9, 2 verso line 15): TOTAL 248 209 39
Remarks: On the margin of 9, 2 verso are the signatures of the following Lords of the Admiralty: J. Leake. William Drake. Geo: Clarke. Geo Beaumont. For Sir John Leake (1656-1720), Admiral of the Fleet, see Dict. Nat. Biog. xxxii. 317, and for George Clarke (1660-1736), politician and virtuoso, see Dict. Nat. Biog. x. 424.
William Drake is Sir William Drake, Baronet, and Geo. Beaumont is Sir George Beaumont, Baronet.
[Formerly Q.4.11; Q.4.59].
Rebacked March 1977
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10 x 6 3/4, ff. 20, well written in tabular form across two pages, on the left, in four columns with headings: Rate [rubricated] || NAMES || BUILT [rubricated] or last | REBUILT [rubricated] | When || Where || on the right, in nine columns with headings: Burthen | in | Tuns || Complements [rubricated] of | MEN | GUNS | Highest || Middle || Lowest || | Highest || Lowest || Condition | of the Hulls. | Good or | Want but | Smal | Repair || Want Great Repair | or | Rebuilding || in 18 lines (exclusive of the headlines), margins and columns marked in red ink, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation, no marginalia, clean, and in perfect order. Early Cent. XVIII. (4th Aug., 1714).
Binding: Original, millboards, covered crimson morocco, entirely covered with elaborate gilt-tooling, gilt edges. Early Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 365.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: List
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 364-365.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Great Britain. Navy
signatory: Sir George Beaumont fl.1714
signatory: George Clarke 1661-1736
Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford.
signatory: Sir William Drake fl.1714
signatory: Sir John Leake 1656-1720
Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy.
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