XVI.—On certain Passages in the Life of Sir John Hawkins, temp. Elizabeth. In a Letter from Captain W. H. Smyth, R.N., K.S.F., D.C.L., Director, President of the Royal Geographical Society of London, &c. to Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., Secretary

W. H. Smyth
1850 Archaeologia  
Adverting to the Letter addressed to me by John Payne Collier, Esq. V.P. recently read to the Society, which accompanies a valuable statement from Sir John Hawkins, I perceive he mentions that excellent old seaman's having been called by his biographers "Treasurer of the Navy," and also "Treasurer of Ships." To these I take occasion to add a third official designation, namely, that of "Treasurer of the Queen's Majesty's Marine Causes," as may be seen in the Cottonian MSS. Otho, E. IX. and
more » ... o, E. IX. and elsewhere. In 1573 he seems to have succeeded the brave William Holstock as Comptroller of the Navy, a high and arduous office, the duties of which he discharged so ably that Sir William Monson, a man by no means given to flatter him, assures us, that he introduced more useful inventions and better regulations into the service than any of his predecessors had done.
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