The Info List - Lord Lieutenant Of Lancashire

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This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant
Lord Lieutenant
of Lancashire. The Lord Lieutenant
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. Lords Lieutenant[edit] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

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


William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby jointly with James Stanley, Lord Strange 21 December 1607 12 December 1626 1642 1642

Interregnum 1649–1660

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 1712–1714

James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby 19 August 1714 1 February 1736

vacant 1733–1742

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]

Deputy Lieutenants[edit] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Charles Hesketh Bibby Hesketh 9 April 1901 (later Charles Hesketh Fleetwood-Hesketh)[2]


J.C. Sainty (1970). "Lieutenancies of Counties, 1585–1642". Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research ( Special
Supplement No. 8).  J.C. Sainty (1979). List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660-1974. London: Swift Printers (Sales) Ltd.  Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]

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

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