HADDOCK, Captain Richard, and others. 11412



Letter Signed by three Admiralty Commissioners, Richard Haddock, George Purvis and John Fawler, addressed to ‘The Respective Officers of his Majestys Yard at Woolwich’, acknowledging their letter and informing them that they “have written to Mr.Briggs to hasten into Store the Watch Bell demanded for the Shoreham, without a moment loss of time”. 1 page 12 x 7 inches, a few minor defects only, with the integral address leaf, address panel and docket on receipt. Navy Office, 7 May 1736. Captain Richard Haddock R.N. (1673-1751) was appointed in 1734 to be Controller of the Navy, a position held by his famous father, Captain Sir Richard Haddock (1629-1714). The other signatures are those of Captain George Purvis (Controller of the Treasurer’s Accounts), and John Fawler (Controller of the Victualling Accounts).