Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall

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This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall . Since 1742, all the Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Cornwall.


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References

  1. London Gazette, issue no.53849, 15 November 1994
  2. "Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall". Number10.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2018.