This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire .
| Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon |
son of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon and Katherine Pole
|14 December 1595|
| Thomas Cecil, 2nd Baron Burghley |
|5 May 1542|
son of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Mary Cheke
|8 February 1623|
| Edmund Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield |
|7 December 1565|
son of John Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield of Butterwick and Douglas Howard
|20 October 1646|
| Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland |
|1 August 1584|
son of Thomas Scrope, 10th Baron Scrope of Bolton and Philadelphia Carey
|30 May 1630|
| Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford |
|13 April 1593|
son of William Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse and Anne Atkins
|12 May 1641|
| Thomas Savile, 1st Viscount Savile |
|14 September 1591||1658|
| Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex |
|11 January 1591|
son of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and Frances Walsingham
|14 September 1646|
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.
Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, also known as Sir Thomas Fairfax, was an English nobleman, peer, politician, general, and Parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War. An adept and talented commander, Fairfax led Parliament to many victories, notably the crucial Battle of Naseby, becoming effectively military ruler of England, but was eventually overshadowed by his subordinate Oliver Cromwell, who was more politically adept and radical in action against Charles I. Fairfax became unhappy with Cromwell's policy and publicly refused to take part in Charles's show trial. Eventually he resigned, leaving Cromwell to control the country. Because of this, and also his honourable battlefield conduct and his active role in the Restoration of the monarchy after Cromwell's death, he was exempted from the retribution exacted on many other leaders of the revolution. His dark hair and eyes and a swarthy complexion earned him the nickname "Black Tom".
Marmaduke Langdale, 1st Baron Langdale was a leading Yorkshire Royalist during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms; although he was a talented commander of cavalry, his troops had a reputation for poor discipline.
George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon,, styled Viscount Goderich from 1833 to 1859 and known as The Earl of Ripon in 1859 and as The Earl de Grey and Ripon from 1859 to 1871, was a British politician who served in every Liberal cabinet from 1861 until the year before his death, which took place forty-eight years later in 1909.
The counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England and informally known as ceremonial counties, are areas of England to which lords-lieutenant are appointed. Legally, the areas in England, as well as in Wales and Scotland, are defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as "counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain", in contrast to the areas used for local government. They are also informally known as "geographic counties", to distinguish them from other types of counties of England.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding of Yorkshire. The office was established after the English Restoration in 1660, when a Lord Lieutenant was appointed for each Riding of Yorkshire. Since 1721, all Lord Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of the East Riding of Yorkshire, and for part of the period also Lieutenants of the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull. It was abolished on 31 March 1974 with the creation of the county of Humberside, but was re-created upon the abolition of Humberside on 1 April 1996.
Sir William Constable, 1st Baronet was an English soldier, politician and regicide, who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War and interregnum.
The position of Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974.
The Lord Lieutenants of Humberside.
Yorkshire was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England from 1290, then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two Members of Parliament, traditionally known as Knights of the Shire, until 1826, when the county benefited from the disfranchisement of Grampound by taking an additional two members.
This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Viscount of Irvine was a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created on 23 May 1661 for Henry Ingram, of Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, and Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire. He was made Lord Ingram at the same time, also in the Peerage of Scotland.
The Battle of Seacroft Moor took place in Whinmoor moor near the village of Seacroft, north-east of Leeds in West Riding on 30 March 1643 during the First English Civil War. In the battle, a Parliamentarian force commanded by Lieutenant-General Thomas Fairfax was decisively beaten by a Royalist cavalry force commanded by George Goring.
Sir William Pennyman was an English landowner, soldier and politician.
Sir Thomas Ingram was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1640 and 1672. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
Sir Henry Cholmley (1609–1666) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1641 and 1666. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.
The Battle of Leeds took place during the First English Civil War on 23 January 1643, when a Parliamentarian force attacked the Royalist garrison of Leeds, Yorkshire. The attack was partly dictated by the need to maintain local support for the Parliamentarian cause; the Earl of Newcastle had recently shifted the balance of power in Yorkshire in the Royalists' favour with the addition of his 8,000-strong army, and sent one of his commanders, Sir William Savile to capture Leeds. The West Riding of Yorkshire relied on the cloth trade, and Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax sent his son, Sir Thomas Fairfax to bolster the defences of nearby Bradford, before agreeing to his request to attack Leeds.
The Honourable Dame Elizabeth Susan Cunliffe-Lister, DCVO, commonly known by her middle name Susan, served as the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire from 2005 until her retirement in 2019.
The Battle of Tadcaster took place during the First English Civil War on 7 December 1642, when a Royalist force attacked the Parliamentarian garrison of Tadcaster, Yorkshire, which was held by between 900 and 1,500 soldiers under the command of Ferdinando Fairfax, Lord Fairfax. Newcastle marched out of York on 6 December, and split his force of 6,000 into two; he took 4,000 infantry down the main York–Tadcaster road to attack the town from the east, while sending a deputy, the Earl of Newport, with a further 1,500 to circle around and trap the Parliamentarians by attacking from the north-west.
The Battle of Piercebridge was fought on 1 December 1642 in County Durham, England, during the First English Civil War. The Earl of Newcastle was advancing with an army of 6,000 from Newcastle upon Tyne to York to reinforce the local Royalists. Aware of his approach, the Parliamentarians defended the main crossing over the River Tees, at Piercebridge. Under the command of Captain John Hotham, around 580 troops had barricaded the bridge.
The East York Militia was a part time home defence force in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Militia and its predecessors had always been important in Yorkshire, and from its formal creation in 1759 the regiment served in home defence in all Britain's major wars until 1919. It became a battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, and its role during World War I was to train thousands of reinforcements for the regiment's battalions serving overseas.
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