Pay Records including the Bengal Pilot Service

 

 

Source: BL: IOR: L/AG/20/13/1 - Catalogued as Bombay Marine. Leave and Duty Pay 1797-1814

This single volume is alphabetically indexed at the front. Some care needs taking with this, but is explained in a note written there. These relate to line officers only down to and including volunteers/midshipmen (with one pilot). However, apart from pay scales and that drawn, for most entries there is no other information. The entry below would appear to be the only one relating to Bengal.

 

p.20

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Dr

Acting Lieut Josh Balcette

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...£...s...d

1807 Novr 4th

1808 Jany 6th

To Cash....................................

....” .................................

35...”...”

21...”...”

.

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Per Contra

............Cr

...£...s...d

1807 Octr 18th

..”....Decr 31

By Pay from 19th June 1807............

.........”.......20th Octr...”...............

35...”...”

21...”...”

 

In pencil under the credit entries is ‘Cadet Bengal’

 

  

Source: BL: IOR: L/AG/20/13/6 - Indian Navy and Pilot Services. (Catalogued as) Leave and Duty Pay 1854-1860

Seemingly as part of a series of eight volumes also covering the Bombay Marine from 1814-1876. This particular volume relates to the Indian Navy and Bengal Pilot service. There are alphabetical indexes at the front under various headings showing which service, whether officers were on furlough (leave), or on the retired list.

Basically these only relate to aspects of pay and unless one has an interest in percentages going to the Indian Navy Fund (as far as I understand the Bengal Marine were not contributors), or income tax, overwhelmingly there is nothing of note. Nevertheless, the long periods of furlough can be logged and occasionally deaths are shown. In this particular volume, at least, there is no element of ‘duty’ pay as far as I can determine.

 

 

 

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