Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire


Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire

Below is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. Since 1735, all Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Northamptonshire. The lieutenancy included the Soke of Peterborough until 1965, when the Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire became Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough. This merged with the lieutenancy of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely in 1974, forming the jurisdiction of the present Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

*Sir Christopher Hatton 1576 – 20 November 1591
*"vacant"
*Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter 8 September 16038 February 1623
*William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter 27 February 16236 July 1640
*John Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough 16 July 164018 June 1643
*"Interregnum"
*John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter 31 July 16608 August 1673 "jointly with"
*Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland 31 July 166012 February 1666 "and"
*Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough 21 May 16668 August 1673
*divided into East and West Northamptonshire 8 August 167320 February 1678:
**John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter (East Northamptonshire)
**Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough (West Northamptonshire)
*Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough 20 February 167830 May 1689
*Charles Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Monmouth 30 May 168921 July 1715
*John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu 21 July 17155 July 1749
*George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax 2 October 17498 June 1771
*Spencer Compton, 8th Earl of Northampton 6 July 17717 April 1796
*Charles Compton, 1st Marquess of Northampton 11 June 179624 May 1828
*John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland 5 July 182815 December 1841
*Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter 22 January 184216 January 1867
*Charles FitzRoy, 3rd Baron Southampton 22 February 186716 July 1872
*John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer 12 August 187227 October 1908
*Charles Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer 27 October 190826 September 1922
*William Cecil, 5th Marquess of Exeter 14 December 192211 March 1952
*Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer 11 March 195231 July 1967
*Lt. Col. John Walkelyne Chandos-Pole, OBE 31 July 19675 March 1984
*John Luke Lowther 5 March 198418 November 1998 ["London Gazette", issue no.49667, March 5 1984]
*Juliet Townsend 18 November 1998 – present ["London Gazette", issue no.55318, 23 November 1998]

References

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*cite book | author=J.C. Sainty | authorlink=John Sainty | title=List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660-1974 | publisher=Swift Printers (Sales) Ltd | location=London | year=1979

ee also

*High Sheriff of Northamptonshire


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