Great Britain. Board of Trade. (1696-1779)

Great Britain. Board of Trade. (1696-1779)



  • Existence: 1696 - 1779


Board of Trade, also called Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, was an English governmental advisory body established by William III in May 1696 to replace the Lords of Trade (1675) in the supervision of colonial affairs. The board was to examine colonial legislation and to recommend disallowance of those laws that conflicted with imperial trade policies, to nominate governors and and other high officials for royal colonies and to write the instructions for appointed governors, to recommend laws affecting the colonies to Parliament and the Privy Council, and to hear and to make reports on complaints from the colonies regarding imperial administration.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Great Britain. Board of Trade letter

Mss 707113
Identifier: Mss 707113
Date(s): 1707-01-13
Scope and Contents

Letter to the Earl of Sunderland as Secretary of State for the Southern Department acknowledging that any business relating to his areas or responsibility will be discusses with him prior to action by the board.

Great Britain. Board of Trade receipt

Mss 709476
Identifier: Mss 709476
Date(s): 1709-08-26
Scope and Contents

Portion of a receipt signed by two members of the Board ot Trade.