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marshall of admiralty
« on: Tuesday 31 January 12 15:49 GMT (UK) »
I have an ancestor in about 1560 who was a Marshall of the Admiralty. Does anyone know what that really means- I think he worked in London, and I guess held some sort of position in the Admiralty there, but what did he do?
Thackwell, Weinberg, Pointon, Pringle, Staniforth, Dennis, Fitzgerald, Lilley,Bush, Ramus, Weber, Coatup-Liddiard, Hart, Collins

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Re: marshall of admiralty
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 January 12 16:02 GMT (UK) »
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: marshall of admiralty
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 January 12 16:06 GMT (UK) »
From the OED Marshal of the (Court of) Admiralty ; also admiralty marshal. Originally: a principal officer of the Court of Admiralty under the authority of the Lord High Admiral of England. Subsequently: the holder of an equivalent post in the modern court system; in wider use: an officer empowered to carry out the orders of a maritime court, including the arrest of vessels.

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Re: marshall of admiralty
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 January 12 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Stan and genechaser, I'll take a good look at these sites.
Thackwell, Weinberg, Pointon, Pringle, Staniforth, Dennis, Fitzgerald, Lilley,Bush, Ramus, Weber, Coatup-Liddiard, Hart, Collins