Secretary to the Board of Control


Secretary to the Board of Control

The Secretary to the Board of Control was a British government office in the late 18th and early 19th century, supporting the President of the Board of Control, who was responsible for overseeing the British East India Company and generally serving as the chief official in London responsible for Indian affairs. During part of 1834 and from 1835 the post was held by Joint Secretaries. The position was abolished in 1858 with the abolition of the East India Company. It was succeeded by the new position of Under-Secretary of State for India.

ecretaries to the Board of Control, 1784-1858

*8 September 1784: Charles William Boughton-Rouse
*10 May 1791: Henry Beaufoy
*3 July 1793: William Broderick
*19 November 1803: Benjamin Hobhouse
*22 May 1804: George Peter Holford
*14 February 1806: Thomas Creevey
*8 April 1807: George Peter Holford
*6 January 1810: Sir Patrick Murray
*14 March 1812: John Bruce
*20 August 1812: Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
*2 May 1829: George Bankes
*1830: John Stuart-Wortley
*1830: Viscount Sandon
*1831: Thomas Hyde Villiers
*1832: Thomas Babington Macaulay
*1833: Robert Gordon (to 1834)
*1834: James Alexander Stewart Mackenzie (to 1834)
*1834: Winthrop Mackworth Praed (to 1835)
*1835: Sidney Herbert (to 1835)
*1835: Robert Gordon (to 1839)
*1835: Robert Vernon Smith (to 1839)
*1839: Lord Seymour (to 1841)
*1839: William Clay (to 1841)
*1841: Charles Buller (to 1841)
*1841: James Emerson Tennent (to 1845)
*1841: William Bingham Baring (to 1845)
*1845: Viscount Jocelyn (to 1846)
*1845: Viscount Mahon (to 1846)
*1846: George Stevens Byng (to 1847)
*1846: Thomas Wyse (to 1849)
*1847: George Cornewall Lewis (to 1848)
*1848: James Wilson (to 1852)
*1849: John Edmund Elliot (to 1852)
*1852: Henry Baillie (to 1852)
*1852: Charles Bruce (to 1852)
*1852: Robert Lowe (to 1855)
*1852: Thomas Redington (permanent)
*1855: Henry Danby Seymour
*1858: Henry Baillie


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