List of Vice-Admirals of Gloucestershire

Vice Admiral of Gloucestershire
Active 1559-1835.
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Type Naval administration
Role Admiralty court
and Naval Jurisdiction.

The Vice-Admiral of Gloucestershire [1] was responsible for the defence of the county of Gloucestershire, England.


As a Vice-Admiral, the post holder was the chief of naval administration for his district. His responsibilities included pressing men for naval service, deciding the lawfulness of prizes (captured by pirate ships), dealing with salvage claims for wrecks and acting as a judge.

The earliest record of an appointment was of Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos 15591573.

In 1863 the Registrar of the Admiralty Court stated that the offices had 'for many years been purely honorary' (HCA 50/24 pp. 235-6). Appointments were made by the Lord High Admiral when this officer existed. When the admiralty was in commission appointments were made by the crown by letters patent under the seal of the admiralty court.[2]

Vice-Admirals of Gloucestershire

This is a list of people who have served as Vice-Admiral of Gloucestershire.


  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (22 Jul 2005). The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office, 1814, Original from the University of Michigan, Digitized. p. 130.
  2. "Vice Admirals of the Coasts from 1660,". Institute of Historical Research, University of London, March 2016.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 9450. p. 1. 15 February 1755.

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