Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire

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This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire .

List of Lord Lieutenants

Lord LieutenantPortraitBirthDeath
Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon
Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon from NPG.jpg 1536
Ashby-de-la-Zouch [1]
son of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon and Katherine Pole
14 December 1595
aged 59
Thomas Cecil, 2nd Baron Burghley
Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter from NPG.jpg 5 May 1542
son of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Mary Cheke
8 February 1623
aged 81
Edmund Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield
Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave.jpg 7 December 1565
son of John Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield of Butterwick and Douglas Howard
20 October 1646
aged 83
Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland
Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland.jpg 1 August 1584
son of Thomas Scrope, 10th Baron Scrope of Bolton and Philadelphia Carey
30 May 1630
aged 46
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
Thomas Wentworth by van Dyck.jpg 13 April 1593
son of William Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse and Anne Atkins
12 May 1641
Tower Hill
aged 48
Thomas Savile, 1st Viscount Savile
Thomas Savile, 1st Earl of Sussex.jpg 14 September 15911658
aged 67
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex.jpg 11 January 1591
son of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and Frances Walsingham
14 September 1646
aged 55

From 1642 until 1660 the position was vacant, however after the Restoration, a separate lieutenant was appointed for each of the three ridings; see Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire and Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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  1. Cross, Claire. "Hastings, Henry, third earl of Huntingdon". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/12574.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)