William of Wrotham (died c. 1217) was a medieval English royal
administrator and clergyman. Hubert Walter, who was the Archbishop of
Canterbury and the king's chief minister, gave William responsibility
for the royal tin mines in 1197, and the following year he was placed in
charge of tin production, an office later known as the Lord Warden of
the Stannaries. William also held ecclesiastical office, eventually
becoming Archdeacon of Taunton, and served King John of England as an
administrator of ecclesiastical lands and a collector of taxes. He was
in charge of the royal fleet in the south of England from 1206 until
1215, and was one of those responsible for the development of Portsmouth
as a naval dockyard. He is usually given the title of "keeper of ports"
or "keeper of galleys", probably a forerunner of the office of First
Lord of the Admiralty. By 1215 William had joined the First Barons' War
against John, but returned to the royalist cause after John's death in
1216. The medieval chronicler Roger of Wendover called him one of John's
"evil advisers", but modern historians say Roger's account was
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