Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire

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This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire. The Lord Lieutenant is the Queen's personal representative in each county of the United Kingdom. Historically the Lord Lieutenant was responsible for organising the county's militia, but it is today a largely ceremonial position, usually awarded to a retired notable, military officer, nobleman, or businessman in the county.

Lancashire County of England

Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. The administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire are known as Lancastrians.

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Lords Lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant From Until
Robert Radclyffe, 1st Earl of Sussex 1537 1542
Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby 1552 1572
Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby 1572 25 September 1593
vacant
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby
jointly with James Stanley, Lord Strange
21 December 1607
12 December 1626
1642
1642
Interregnum 16491660
Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby 30 July 1660 21 December 1672
John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater 24 January 1673 11 May 1676
William Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby 11 May 1676 13 September 1687
Caryll Molyneux, 3rd Viscount Molyneux 13 September 1687 25 October 1688
William Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby 25 October 1688 13 May 1689
Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield 13 May 1689 5 November 1701
Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers 15 January 1702 18 June 1702
William Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby 18 June 1702 5 November 1702
James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby 19 December 1702 29 November 1710
James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton 29 November 1710 15 November 1712
vacant 17121714
James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby 19 August 1714 1 February 1736
vacant 17331742
Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby 13 March 1742 22 July 1757
James Stanley, Lord Strange 22 July 1757 1 June 1771
Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby 22 July 1771 22 February 1776
Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby 14 March 1776 21 October 1834
Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby 15 November 1834 30 June 1851
Charles Molyneux, 3rd Earl of Sefton 3 September 1851 2 August 1855
Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere 15 October 1855 18 February 1857
William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Burlington 28 March 1857 20 February 1858
William Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton 20 February 1858 27 June 1897
Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby 30 July 1897 14 June 1908
Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baron Shuttleworth 14 July 1908 29 March 1928
Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby 29 March 1928 4 February 1948
Arthur Peel, 2nd Earl Peel 19 April 1948 22 January 1951
Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby 22 January 1951 13 September 1968
Hervey Rhodes, Baron Rhodes 13 September 1968 13 August 1971
Ralph Assheton, 1st Baron Clitheroe 13 August 1971 March 1976
Sir Simon Towneley March 1976 13 January 1997
Charles Kay-Shuttleworth, 5th Baron Shuttleworth 13 January 1997 present [1]

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References

Sir John Christopher Sainty, KCB, FSA is a retired British civil servant who was Clerk of the Parliaments from 1983 to 1990.

  1. London Gazette, issue no. 54654, 17 January 1997
  2. "No. 27304". The London Gazette . 12 April 1901. p. 2534.