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Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall


Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall


This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. Since 1742, all the Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Cornwall.

  • John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford 1552–1554
  • John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath 1556–?
  • Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford 1584 – 28 July 1585
  • jointly held: 8 August 1586 – 7 December 1587
    • Sir Francis Godolphin
    • Sir William Mohun
    • Peter Edgcumbe
    • Richard Carew
  • Sir Walter Raleigh 7 December 1587 – 24 March 1603
  • William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke 21 May 1604 – 10 April 1630
  • Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke 17 August 1630 – 1642
  • John Robartes, 1st Earl of Radnor 1642 (Parliamentarian)
  • Interregnum
  • John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath 1 October 1660 – April 1696 jointly with
    • Charles Granville, 2nd Baron Granville 6 May 1691 – March 1693
  • Charles Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor 24 April 1696 – 1702
  • John Granville, 1st Baron Granville 18 June 1702 – 1705
  • Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin 16 April 1705 – 1710
  • Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester 15 April 1710 – 2 May 1711
  • Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Rochester 25 October 1711 – September 1714
  • Charles Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor 13 November 1714 – 3 August 1723
  • vacant
  • Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe 29 July 1742 – 22 November 1758
  • Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Baron Edgcumbe 5 March 1759 – 10 May 1761
  • George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 22 June 1761 – 4 February 1795
  • Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 17 April 1795 – 26 September 1839
  • Sir William Salusbury-Trelawny, 8th Baronet 30 December 1839 – 15 November 1856
  • Charles Vivian, 2nd Baron Vivian 17 December 1856 – 1877
  • William Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 6 November 1877 – 25 September 1917
  • John Charles Williams 24 January 1918 – 1936
  • Sir Edward Hoblyn Warren Bolitho 17 February 1936 – 1962
  • Sir John Gawen Carew Pole, 12th Baronet 29 August 1962 – 1977
  • George Boscawen, 9th Viscount Falmouth 1977–1994
  • Lady Mary Holborow 10 November 1994 – 19 September 2011
  • Colonel Sir Edward Bolitho 19 September 2011 – present


A deputy lieutenant of Cornwall is commissioned by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. Deputy lieutenants support the work of the lord-lieutenant. There can be several deputy lieutenants at any time, depending on the population of the county. Their appointment does not terminate with the changing of the lord-lieutenant, but they usually retire at age 75.

  • 11 December 1792: John Thomas
  • 11 December 1792: John Lemon
  • 11 December 1792: David Howell
  • 11 December 1792: George Bickford
  • 11 December 1792: Walter Raleigh Gilbert
  • 11 December 1792: Edward Archer
  • 11 December 1792: John Penhallow Peters
  • 11 December 1792: William Clode
  • 15 February 1793: John Trevenen
  • 15 February 1793: Thomas Bennett
  • 15 February 1793: Arthur Kempe
  • 29 March 1848: Edward Archer
  • J. C. Sainty (1970). "Lieutenancies of Counties, 1585–1642". Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research (Special Supplement No. 8): 14–15.
  • 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



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