This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire . Since 1703, all Lord Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire.
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Duke of Rutland is a title in the Peerage of England, named for Rutland, a county in the East Midlands of England. Earldoms named after Rutland have been created three times; the ninth earl of the third creation was made duke in 1703, in whose family's line the title continues. The heir apparent to the dukedom has the privilege of using the courtesy style/title of the Marquis/Marquess of Granby.
Earl of Huntingdon is a title which has been created several times in the Peerage of England. The medieval title was associated with the ruling house of Scotland.
Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland, 12th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, KG, of Belvoir Castle, Rutland, was created Earl of Rutland by King Henry VIII in 1525.
Henry Hastings, 1st Baron Loughborough was an English Royalist army commander in the Midlands during the English Civil War.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire. Since 1689, all the Lord Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of Derbyshire.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. Since 1689, all Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Berkshire.
John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland and 9th Earl of Rutland was a British MP, and Whig politician. His divorce from his first wife caused much comment, partly because it was thought to have political implications.
John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland KG, styled Lord Roos from 1679 to 1703 and Marquess of Granby from 1703 to 1711, was a British Whig politician sat in the English and British House of Commons from 1701 until 1711, when he succeeded to the peerage as Duke of Rutland.
John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland KG, styled Lord Roos from 1778 until 1779 and Marquess of Granby from 1779 until 1787, was a British landowner as well as an owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses.
Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland,, styled Marquess of Granby until 1940, was a British peer and landowner.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire is the British monarch's personal representative in the county of Lincolnshire. Historically, the lord-lieutenant was responsible for organising the county's militia. In 1871, the lord-lieutenant's responsibility over the local militia was removed. However, it was not until 1921 that they formally lost the right to call upon able-bodied men to fight when needed. Since 1660, all lord-lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of Lincolnshire.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland. Since 1802, all Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Northumberland.
The ancient position of Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland was abolished on 31 March 1974.
This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire.
Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon, was a prominent English nobleman and literary patron in England during the first half of the seventeenth century.
Bennet Sherard, 1st Earl of Harborough was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
Bennet Sherard, 2nd Baron Sherard DL was a British politician and Irish peer. An influential landowner in Leicestershire and Rutland, he was returned to Parliament by the former county from 1679 through 1695, although his Parliamentary activity was minimal. He entered Parliament as a supporter of the Exclusion Bill, and was one of the Whigs purged from county offices in 1688 over James' policy of religious tolerance. He supported James' overthrow in the Glorious Revolution, and was appointed Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Rutland, offices he held until his death in 1700.
William Sherard, 1st Baron Sherard of Leitrim was an English official who was created Baron Sherard in the peerage of Ireland by King Charles I in 1627.
Lucy Manners, Duchess of Rutland, was a British heiress who married John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland.