Custodes Rotulorum 1544-1646

A provisional list compiled by J C Sainty, February 2004

Introduction

The following lists are designed to make available such information as exists relating to the succession of custodes rotulorum of the counties of England and Wales, except Durham and Lancashire, from about 1544 to the fall of royal government in 1646.

In principle custodes were appointed for each county. However, separate custodes were appointed to each of the three ridings of Yorkshire throughout and for the three parts of Lincolnshire until 1549.

In 1545 provision was made for custodes to be appointed by the crown by letters patent under the great seal but this provision was repealed in 1549 (Statutes of the Realm, iii, 985; ibid. iv, 100). During this period the instruments of appointment were enrolled on the chancery patent rolls. At other times appointments were made by the lord chancellor by inserting the name of the custos in the relevant commission of the peace. For the periods 1595-1603 and 1615-46 such appointments are recorded in the docquet books of the clerk of the crown in chancery.

This information has been supplemented by that derived from the surviving lists of justices of the peace which are seldom precisely dated. Details of these lists are to be found in B.H. Putnam, 'Justices of the Peace from 1558 to 1688,' Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, iv (1926-7), 144-56 and Thomas G. Barnes & A. Hassell Smith, 'Justices of the Peace from 1558 to 1688 - a Revised List of Sources,' ibid. xxxii (1959), pp. 221-42.

List of Appointments

Bedford

  • By 1544 Mordaunt, John (Mordaunt) 1st Baron
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 2).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 80).
    [D. 18 Aug. 1562]
  • By 1558 St. John of Bletso, Oliver (St. John) 1st Baron
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 4).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 21 Apr. 1582 (HP 1509-58, iii, 258)]
  • By 1584 St. John of Bletso, John (St. John) 2nd Baron
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 1).
    D., probably in office, 12 Oct. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11; HP 1558-1603, iii, 322).
  • 1596 St. John of Bletso, Oliver (St. John) 3rd Baron
    App. 16 Oct. 1596 (C 231/1 p. 40).
    D., probably in office, 2 Sept. 1618 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 324).
  • 1618 Wentworth, Thomas (Wentworth) 4th Baron (cr. Earl of Cleveland 5 Feb. 1626)
    App. 20 Sept. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 72).
    Occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [Reapp. 20 Aug. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 29]
    [D. 25 Mar. 1667]

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Berkshire

  • By 1544 Essex, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 3).
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1647-8, p. 81).
    [D. 13 Apr. 1548 (HP 1509-58, ii, 106)]
  • 1549 Keilway, Robert
    App. 17 Feb. 1549 (CPR 1548-9, p. 225).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 21 Feb. 1581 (DNB)]
  • By 1584 Neville, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 3).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 13 Jan. 1593 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 124)]
  • 1601 Norris, Sir Edward, Kt.
    App. 5 Mar. 1601 (C 231/1 p. 208).
    [D. 8 Sept 1603 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 136)]
  • By 1605 Neville, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    D., probably in office, 10 July 1615 (DNB)]
  • 1615 Moore, Sir Francis, Kt.
    App. 12 July 1615 (C 231/4 f. 6v).
    D., probably in office, 21 Sept. 1621 (C 193/13/1; HP 1558-1603, iii, 74).
  • 1621 Lovelace, Sir Richard, Kt. (cr. Baron Lovelace 30 May 1627)
    App. 25 Sept. 1621 (C 231/4 f. 129).
    Last occ. c. 1632 (SP 16/212).
    D., probably in office, 22 Apr. 1634.
  • 1634 Craven, William (Craven) 1st Baron
    App. May 1634 (C 231/5 p. 134).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    Reapp. 30 June 1660 (C 231/7 p. 9).
    [D. 9 Apr. 1697]

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Buckingham

  • By 1544 Bryan, Sir Francis, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 2v).
    [D. 2 Feb. 1550 (DNB)]
  • By 1547 Russell, Sir Francis, Kt. (styled Lord Russell 19 Jan. 1550; succ. as 2nd Earl of Bedford 14 Mar. 1555)
    First occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 81).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 28 July 1585]
  • By 1579 Grey of Wilton, Arthur (Grey) 14th Baron
    First occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 1v).
    [D. 14 Oct. 1593]
  • By 1594 Fortescue, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Removed 3 May 1600 (C 231/1 p. 171).
  • 1600 Fortescue, Francis (ktd. 1603)
    App. 3 May 1600 (C 231/1 p. 171).
    Removed 27 Mar. 1617 (C 231/4 p. 76).
  • 1617 Buckingham, George (Villiers) 1st Earl of; cr. Marquess of Buckingham 1 Jan. 1618; Duke of Buckingham 18 May 1623)
    App. 27 Mar. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 38v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 5v).
    D., probably in office, 23 Aug. 1628.
  • 1628 Bridgewater, John (Egerton) 1st Earl of
    App. 12 Sept. 1628 (C 231/4 f. 255v).
    Last occ. c. 1634 (C 193/13/2). [D. 4 Dec. 1649]

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Cambridge

  • By 1544 Hynde, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 5v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 81).
    [D. 17 Oct. 1550 (HP 1509-58, ii, 434)]
  • By 1558 Dyer, Sir James, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 7v).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 20(113).
    [D. 24 Mar. 1582 (DNB)]
  • By 1573 North, Roger (North) 2nd Baron
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 3 Dec. 1600.
  • 1600 Cotton, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 10 Dec. 1600 (C 231/1 p. 195).
    Removed 23 Dec. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 54).
    [Reapp. 5 Feb. 1618]
  • 1617 Peyton, Sir Edward, 2nd Bt.
    App. 23 Dec. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 54).
    Removed 5 Feb. 1618 (ibid. f. 56v).
  • 1618 Cotton, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 5 Feb. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 56v).
    D., probably in office, 5 Mar. 1621 (CB, ii, 100).
  • 1621 Cutts, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 5 Mar. 1621 (C 231/4 f. 120v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 1646 (CB, iii, 45)]
  • 1642 Chicheley, Thomas
    App. 19 July 1642 (C 231/5 p. 541).
    Reapp. 16 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 14).
    [D. 1694 (DNB)]

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Cheshire

  • By 1544 Coventry & Lichfield, Richard (Sampson) Bishop of
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 38v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 81).
    [D. 25 Sept. 1554 (DNB)]
  • 1548 Holcroft, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    App. 6 Mar. 1548 (CPR 1548-9, p. 134).
    [D. 31 July 1558 (HP 1509-58, ii, 375)]
  • By 1558 Harpour, Richard
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 34).
  • By 1564 Gerard, William
    Occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 28(148).
    [D. 1 May 1581 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 187)]
  • By 1573` Fitton, Sir Edward, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. C. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 3 July 1579 (DNB)]
  • By 1579 Cholmondeley, Sir Hugh, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 6 Jan. 1597 (DNB).
  • 1597 Cholmondeley, Sir Hugh, Kt.
    App. 14 Jan. 1597 (C 231/1 p. 49).
    D., probably in office, 23 July 1601 (Complete Peerage, iii, 200).
  • 1601 Egerton, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 26 July 1601 (C 231/1 p. 230).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 28 Apr. 1614 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 80)]
  • By 1621 Booth, Sir George, 1st Bt.
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (struck through) (C 193/13/1).
    [Reapp. 1 Dec. 1626]
  • 1621 Booth, William
    App. 21 Nov. 1621 (C 231/4 f. 130v).
    Occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 10v).
    [D. 26 Apr. 1636 (CB, i, 14)]
  • 1626 Booth, Sir George, 1st Bt.
    App. 1 Dec. 1626 (C 231/4 f. 212).
    Removed 1 Mar. 1644 (Docquets, p. 152).
  • 1644 Bridgeman, Sir Orlando, Kt.
    App. 1 Mar. 1644 (Docquets, p. 152).
    [D. 25 June 1674 (DNB)]

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Cornwall

  • By 1544 Chamond, Sir John, Kt.
    D., probably in office, 13 Jan. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 4v; HP 1509-58, i, 619).
  • By 1547 Grenville, Sir Richard, Kt.
    Probably replaced Chamond (C 193/12/1 f. 4v).
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 82).
    [D. 18 Mar. 1550 (HP 1509-58, ii, 248)]
  • By 1558 Arundell, Sir John, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f.6).
  • By 1562 Godolphin, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 435).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 20(11)).
    [Buried 30 July 1570 (HP 1509-58, ii, 220)]
  • By 1573 Edgcumbe, Peter
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 4 Jan. 1608 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 74)]
  • 1597 Godolphin, Sir Francis, Kt.
    App. 5 Aug. 1597 (C 231/1 p. 73).
    [Buried 23 Apr. 1608 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 198)]
  • By 1605 Pembroke, William (Herbert) 4th Earl of
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 11v).
    D., probably in office, 10 Apr. 1630.
  • 1630 Pembroke, Philip (Herbert) 5th Earl of
    App. 23 Dec. 1630 (C 231/5 p. 45).
    Removed 23 Apr. 1642 (ibid. p. 519).
  • 1642 Robartes, John (Robartes) 2nd Baron
    App. 23 Apr. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 519).
    Reapp. 9 Aug. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 25).
    [D. (Earl of Radnor) 17 July 1685]
  • 1642 Bath, Henry (Bourchier) 5th Earl of
    App. 15 June 1642 (C 231/5 p. 529).
    [D. 16 Aug. 1654]

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Cumberland

  • By 1544 Barwys, Anthony
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 82).
  • By 1558 Salkeld, Thomas
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 7).
    Last occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 435).
  • By 1564 Dacre, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 20(112)).
    [D. 1 July 1566 (HP 1509-58, ii, 3)]
  • By 1577 Scrope, Henry (Scrope) 9th Baron
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 67).
    [D. 13 June 1592]
  • By 1594 Scrope, Thomas (Scrope) 10th Baron
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 2 Sept. 1609]
  • By 1605 Cumberland, Francis (Clifford) 4th Earl of
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 21 Jan. 1641]
  • 1643 Mautravers, Henry Frederick (Howard) Lord
    App. 21 Dec. 1643 (Docquets, p. 115).
    [D. (Earl of Arundel) 17 Apr. 1652]

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Derby

  • By 1544 Vernon, Sir John, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 6v).
  • 1547 Leke, Sir Francis, Kt.
    First occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 82).
    D. in office by 11 Aug. 1580 (HMC Rutland, i, 120; HP 1509-58, ii, 520).
  • 1580 Manners, John (ktd. 20 Apr. 1603)
    App. Aug. 1580 (HMC Rutland, i, 120-23).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 4 June 1611 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 7)]
  • By 1617 Manners, George (ktd. 23 Apr. 1603)
    Occ. June 1617 (HMC Rutland, i, 452).
    Removed 14 June 1617 (C 231/4 f. 43).
  • 1617 Cavendish, Sir William, Kt. (styled Lord Cavendish 7 Aug. 1618; succ. as 2nd Earl of Devonshire 3 Mar. 1625)
    App. 14 June 1617 (C 231/4 f. 43).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 14v).
    D., probably in office, 20 June 1628.
  • 1628 Dorset, Edward (Sackville) 4th Earl of
    App. 30 June 1628 (C 231/4 f. 248).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 18 July 1652]

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Devon

  • By 1544 Denys, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 7).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 82).
    [D. 18 Feb. 1561 (HP 1509-58, ii, 36)]
  • By 1558 Carew, Sir Peter, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 8v).
    Last occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 27 Nov. 1575 (DNB)]
  • By 1577 Carew, Sir Gawain, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [Will proved 30 June 1585 (HP 1558-1603, i, 538)]
  • By 1584 Gilbert, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 6).
    D. in office 8 Sept. 1596 ((SP 13 Case F no. 11; C 142/249 no. 80).
  • 1596 Bedford, Edward (Russell) 3rd Earl of
    App. 17 Sept. 1596 (C 231/1 p. 38).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 3 May 1627]
  • 1619 Russell of Thornhaugh, Francis (Russell) 2nd Baron (succ. as 4th Earl of Bedford 3 May 1627)
    App. 19 Mar. 1619 (C 231/4 f. 81v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 9 May 1641.
  • 1641 Bedford, William (Russell) 5th Earl of
    App. 6 July 1641 (C 231/5 p. 457).
    [D. (Duke of Bedford) 7 Sept. 1700]
  • 1642 Bath, Henry (Bourchier) 5th Earl of
    App. 15 June 1642 (C 231/5 p. 530).
    [D. 16 Aug. 1654]

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Dorset

  • By 1547 Arundell, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 83).
    [D. 26 Feb. 1552 (HP 1509-58, i, 338)]
  • By 1558 Howard of Bindon, Thomas (Howard) 1st Viscount
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 9).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 28 Jan. 1582]
  • By 1584 Arundell, Sir Matthew, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 8).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 24 Dec. 1598 (HP 1558-1603, i, 352).
  • 1599 Ralegh, Sir Walter, Kt.
    App. 2 Jan. 1599 (C 231/1 p. 120).
    [D. 29 Oct. 1618 (DNB)]
  • By 1605 Howard of Bindon, Thomas (Howard) 3rd Viscount
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 1 Mar. 1611]
  • By 1621 Howard of Walden, Theophilus (Howard) Lord (succ. as 2nd Earl of Suffolk 28 May 1626)
    First occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    Last occ. c. 1634 (C 193/13/2 f. 16).
    D., probably in office, 3 June 1640.
  • 1640 Cottington, Francis (Cottington) 1st Baron
    App. 18 June 1640 (C 231/5 p. 390).
    [D. 19 June 1652]
  • 1641 Holles, Denzil
    App. 20 Aug. 1641 (C 231/5 p. 478).
    Probably reapp. 1660; occ. 1660-61 (C 66/2986 dorse).
    [D. (Baron Holles) 17 Feb. 1680]
  • 1642 Bristol, John (Digby) 1st Earl of
    App. 15 June 1642 (C 231/5 p. 530).
    [D. 21 Jan. 1653]

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Essex

  • By 1544 Petre, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 8v).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 22(120)]
    [D. 13 Jan. 1572 (DNB)]
  • By 1573 Cooke, Sir Anthony, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 11 June 1576 (DNB)]
  • By 1577 Mildmay, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    D., probably in office, 21 July 1608 (SP 14/33; HP 1558-1603, iii, 52)]
  • By 1621 Suffolk, Thomas (Howard) 1st Earl of
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    [D. 8 May 1626]
  • 1624 Howard of Walden, Theophilus (Howard) Lord (succ. as 2nd Earl of Suffolk 28 May 1626)
    App. 5 Apr. 1624 (C 231/4 f. 163v).
    Occ. c. 1634 (C 193/13/2 f. 25v).
    D., probably in office, 3 June 1640.
  • 1640 Maynard, William (Maynard) 1st Baron
    App. 18 June 1640 (C 231/5 p. 389).
    D. in office 17 Dec. 1640 (ibid. p. 419).
  • 1640 Warwick, Robert (Rich) 2nd Earl of
    App. 20 Dec. 1640 (C 231/5 p. 419).
    [D. 19 Apr. 1658]
  • 1642 Carlisle, James (Hay) 2nd Earl of
    App. 15 June 1642 (C 231/5 p. 530).
    Reapp. 9 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 12).
    [D. 30 Oct. 1660]

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Gloucester

  • By 1544 Tame, Sir Edmund, Kt.
    Vac. c. 1544 (struck through) (C 193/12/1 f. 14v).
  • By 1547 Kingston, Sir Anthony, Kt.
    Probably replaced Tame (C 193/12/1 f. 14v).
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 83).
    [D. 14 Apr. 1556 (HP 1509-58, ii, 469)]
  • By 1558 Arnold, Sir Nicholas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 14).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 10 Apr./13 May 1580 (HP 1558-1603, i, 351)]
  • By 1584 Throckmorton, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 12).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 30 Jan. 1607 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 242)]
  • 1602 Poyntz, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 15 Jan. 1602 (C 231/1 p. 247).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [Buried 29 Nov. 1633 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 242)]
  • By 1621 Chandos, Grey (Brydges) 5th Baron
    D. in office 10 Aug. 1621 (C 231/4 f. 128).
  • 1621 Bridgeman, John (ktd. 7 Dec. 1623)
    App. 22 Aug. 1621 (C 231/4 f. 128).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 5 Feb. 1638 (W.R. Williams, History of the Great Sessions in Wales (Brecknock, 1899),, p. 35).
  • 1638 Coventry, Thomas
    App. 12 Feb. 1638 (C 231/5 p. 277).

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Hampshire

  • By 1544 St. John, William (Paulet) 1st Baron (cr. Earl of Wiltshire 19 Jan. 1550; Marquess of Winchester 11 Oct. 1551)
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 31).
    Last occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 26v).
    [D. 10 Mar. 1572]
  • By 1562 St. John, John (Paulet) Lord (succ. as 2nd Marquess of Winchester 10 Mar. 1572)
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1547-8, p. 442).
    Last occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 4 Nov. 1576]
  • By 1577 Walsingham, Sir Francis, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 33v).
    [D. 6 Apr. 1590 (DNB)]
  • By 1594 Carey, Sir George, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    [D. (Baron Hunsdon) 8 Sept. 1603]
  • By 1605 Southampton, Henry (Wriothesley) 3rd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1605 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    D., probably in office, 10 Nov. 1624.
  • 1624 Wallop, Henry
    App. 18 Dec. 1624 (C 231/4 f. 173v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 14 Nov. 1642 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 567)]
  • 1642 Southampton, Thomas (Wriothesley) 4th Earl of
    App. 10 June 1642 (C 231/5 p. 528).
    Reapp. 3 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 13).
    [D. 16 May 1667]

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Hereford

  • By 1544 Scudamore, John
    Vac. by c. 1544 (struck through) (C 193/12/1 f. 17v).
    [Reapp. by 26 May 1547]
  • By 1544 Warnecombe, Richard
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 18).
    [D. 17 Nov. 1547 (HP 1509-58, iii, 549)]
  • By 1547 Scudamore, John
    First occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 84).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, 23(124).
    [D. 20 July/17 Nov. 1571 (HP 1509-58, iii, 285)]
  • By 1573 Croft, Sir James, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1590 (HP 1558-1603, I, 674)]
  • By 1577 Scudamore, John (ktd. by 1593)
    Occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Removed 20 Dec. 1616 (C 231/4 f. 30v).
    [Reapp. 20 Dec. 1619]
  • 1616 Scudamore, Sir James, Kt.
    App. 20 Dec. 1616 (C 231/4 f. 30v).
    D., probably in office, 14 Apr. 1619 (CB, i, 417).
  • 1619 Scudamore, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 26 Apr. 1619 (C 231/4 f. 83).
    Removed 4 May 1622 (ibid. f. 138v).
  • 1622 Scudamore, Sir John, 1st Bt. (cr. Viscount Scudamore 1 July 1628)
    App. 4 May 1622 (C 231/4 f. 138v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    Reapp. 11 Dec. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 12).
    [D. 19 May 1671]

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Hertford

  • By 1544 Parker, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 84)
    [D. 6 Jan. 1552 (HP 1509-58, iii, 58)]
  • By 1558 Parry, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 15).
    [D. 15 Dec. 1560 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 179)]
  • By 1562 Sadler, Sir Ralph, Kt.
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 438).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 30 Mar. 1587 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 321)]
  • By 1583 Brograve, John (ktd. 1603)
    App. c. 1583 (R. Clutterbuck, History and Antiquities of County of Hertford (1815-27), iii, 158).
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 13v).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    D., probably in office, 11 Sept. 1613 (Clutterbuck, Hertford, iii, 158).
  • By 1619 Caesar, Sir Julius, Kt.
    Res. by 22 May 1619 (HMC Salisbury, xxii, 86; C 231/4 f. 84).
  • 1619 Salisbury, William (Cecil) 2nd Earl of
    App. 22 May 1619 (C 231/4 f. 84).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 3 Dec. 1668]
  • 1642 Boteler, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 15 June 1642 (C 231/5 p. 530).
    [Buried 10 Feb. 1653 (R. Clutterbuck, History and Antiquities of County of Hertford (1815-27), ii, 477)]

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Huntingdon

  • By 1544 Cromwell, Sir Richard, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1547 (C 193/12/1 f. 16).
    [D. 20 Oct. 1544 (HP 1509-58, i, 735)]
  • By 1547 Cooke, William
    Probably replaced Cromwell (C 193/12/1 f. 16).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 85).
    [D. 25 Aug. 1553 (HP 1509-58, i, 693)]
  • By 1558 Tyrwhitt, Sir Robert, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 14v).
    [D. 10 May 1572 (HP 1509-58, iii, 502)]
  • By 1562 Lawrence, William
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 438).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 23(122)).
  • By 1573 Dyer, Sir James, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 24 Mar. 1582 (DNB)]
  • By 1579 Wray, Sir Christopher, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 7 May 1592 (DNB)]
  • By 1584 Cromwell, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 12v).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 6 Jan. 1604 (HP 1558-1603, i, 685)]
  • By 1605 Cromwell, Sir Oliver, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [Buried 28 Aug. 1655 (HP 1558-1603, i, 682)]

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Kent

  • By 1544 Baker, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 18v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 85).
    [D. 23 Dec. 1558 (DNB; HP 1509-58, i, 369)]
  • By 1562 Wotton, Thomas
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 438).
    D., probably in office, 11 Jan. 1587 (E 163/14/8 f. 16v; HP 1509-58, iii, 660).
  • 1587 Cobham, Sir Henry, Kt.
    Probably app. 1587 in place of Wotton (E 163/14/8 f. 16v).
    [D. 13 Jan. 1592 (HP 1558-1603, i, 495)]
  • By 1594 Hoby, Sir Edward, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 1 Mar. 1617 (DNB)]
  • 1617 Lennox, Ludovic (Stuart) 2nd Duke of
    App. 8 Mar. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 36).
    D., probably in office, 16 Feb. 1624.
  • 1624 Montgomery, Philip (Herbert) 1st Earl of (succ. as 4th Earl of Pembroke 10 Apr. 1630)
    App. 28 Feb. 1624 (C 231/4 f. 162).
    Removed 16 Feb. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 506).
  • 1642 Leicester, Robert (Sydney) 2nd Earl of
    App. 16 Feb. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 506).
    [D. 2 Nov. 1677]

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Leicester

  • By 1544 Beaumont, John
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 22v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 85).
    [D. 5 Mar. 1558/17 July 1564 (HP 1509-58, i, 406)]
  • By 1558 Cave, Francis
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 20).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 CPR 1563-6, p. 24(129)).
    [D. Mar./Nov. 1583 (HP 1558-1603, i, 564)]
  • By 1573 Huntingdon, Henry (Hastings) 3rd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    [D. 14 Dec. 1595]
  • 1596 Huntingdon, George (Hastings) 4th Earl of
    App. 8 Jan. 1596 (C 231/1 p. 16).
    [D. 31 Dec. 1604]
  • By 1605 Beaumont, Sir Henry, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    [D. 31 Mar. 1607 (HP 1558-1603, i, 416)]
  • By 1608 Huntingdon, Henry (Hastings) 5th Earl of
    First occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 14 Nov. 1643.
  • 1643 Huntingdon, Ferdinando (Hastings) 6th Earl of
    App. 28 Dec. 1643 (Docquets, p. 117).
    [D. 13 Feb. 1656]

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Lincoln (all parts)

  • 1549 Cecil, William (ktd. 11 Oct. 1551; cr. Baron Burghley 25 Feb. 1571)
    App. 6 July 1549 (CPR 1548-9, p. 174).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 ff. 18, 19, 21).
    [D. 4 Aug. 1598]
  • By 1594 Cecil, Sir Thomas, Kt. (succ. as 2nd Baron Burghley 4 Aug. 1598; cr. Earl of Exeter 4 May 1605)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 8 Feb. 1623]
  • By 1621 Burghley, William (Cecil) Lord (succ. as 2nd Earl of Exeter 8 Feb. 1623)
    First occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 6 July 1640.
  • 1640 Willoughby de Eresby, Montagu (Bertie) Lord
    App. 17 July 1640 (C 231/5 p. 397).
    Reapp. (Earl of Lindsey) 30 June 1660 (C 231/7 p. 9).
    [D. 25 July 1666]

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Lincoln (Holland)

  • By 1544 Ogle, Richard
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 21v).
    Last occ. May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p.

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Lincoln (Kesteven)

  • By 1544 Hussey, Sir Richard, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (struck through) (C 193/12/1 f. 20).

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Lincoln (Lindsey)

  • By 1544 Heneage, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 20v).
    Last occ. May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p.

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Middlesex

  • By 1544 Cholmley, Sir Roger, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 23v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 86).
    [D. 21 June 1565 (HP 1558-1603, i, 606)]
  • By 1558 Hastings of Loughborough, Edward (Hastings) 1st Baron
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 20v).
    [D. 5 Mar. 1572]
  • By 1562 Goderick, Richard
    Occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 440).
  • By 1564 Wroth, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 24(130)).
    [D. 9 Oct. 1573 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 665)]
  • By 1573 Gerard, Sir Gilbert, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 23).
    [D. 4 Feb. 1593 (DNB)]
  • By 1594 Fortescue, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    [D. 23 Dec. 1607 (DNB)]
  • By 1608 Lake, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 17 Sept. 1630 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 429)]
  • 1619 Edmondes, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    App. 6 Mar. 1619 (C 231/5 f. 81).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 28 Sept. 1639 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 77).
  • 1639 Vane, Sir Henry, Kt.
    App. 2 Oct. 1639 (C 231/5 p. 355).
    [D. c. May 1655 (DNB)]
  • 1642 Wyche, Sir Peter, Kt.
    App. 4 July 1642 (C 231/5 p. 533).
    Probably d. in office; buried 7 Dec. 1643 (DNB).
  • 1643 Nicholas, Sir Edward, Kt.
    App. 6 Dec. 1643 (Docquets, p. 108).
    Reapp. 18 June 1660 (C 231/7 p. 5).
    [D. 1 Sept. 1669 (DNB)]

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Monmouth

  • By 1544 Morgan, Richard
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 40).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 86).
    [Buried 2 June 1556 (DNB)]
  • By 1558 Somerset, Thomas
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 34v).
    Last occ. c. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 444).
    [D. 6 Apr. 1586 (HP 1509-58, iii, 347)]
  • By 1564 Morgan, Rowland
    First occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 29(149)).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
  • By 1584 Herbert, William
    Occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8).
    [D. 4 Mar. 1593 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 302)]
  • By 1594 Pembroke, Henry (Herbert) 2nd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 19 Jan. 1601.
  • 1601 Worcester, Edward (Somerset) 4th Earl of
    App. 26 Feb. 1601 (C 231/1 p. 206).
    Last occ. c. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 53v).
    D., probably in office, 3 Mar. 1628.
  • 1628 Pembroke, William (Herbert) 3rd Earl of
    App. 1 Apr. 1628 (C 231/4 f. 243v).
    D., probably in office, 10 Apr. 1630.
  • 1630 Pembroke, Philip (Herbert) 4th Earl of
    App. 12 June 1630 (C 231/5 p. 33).
    Occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 23 Jan. 1650]
  • 1645 Kemeys, Sir Nicholas, 1st Bt.
    App. 10 Jan. 1645 (Docquets, p. 247).
    [D. 25 May 1648 (CB, ii, 172)]

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Norfolk

  • By 1544 Southwell, Sir Richard, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 26).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 87).
    [D. 11 Jan. 1564 (DNB)]
  • By 1558 Boleyn, Sir James, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 23).
    [Buried 6 Sept. 1561 (HP 1509-58, i, 456)]
  • By 1562 Woodhouse, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 440).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 25(133)).
    [D. 22 Nov. 1564 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 649)]
  • By 1573 Heydon, Sir Christopher, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 10 Dec. 1579 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 309)]
  • By 1584 Drury, Sir Dru, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 27).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    D., probably in office, 29 Apr. 1617 (DNB).
  • 1617 Woodhouse, Sir Philip, 1st Bt.
    App. 13 May 1617 (C 231/4 f. 41v).
    [D. 30 Oct. 1623 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 647)]
  • 1617 Arundel, Thomas (Howard) 21st Earl of
    App. 3 Nov. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 50).
    Removed 17 May 1636 (C 231/5 p. 205).
  • 1636 Mautravers, Henry Frederick (Howard) Lord
    App. 17 May 1636 (C 231/5 p. 205).
    [D. (Earl of Arundel) 17 Apr. 1652]

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Northampton

  • By 1544 Montagu, Sir Edward, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 24).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 87).
    [D. 10 Feb. 1557 (DNB)]
  • By 1564 Cecil, Sir William, Kt. (cr. Baron Burghley 25 Feb. 1571)
    First occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 24(126-128).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8).
    [D. 4 Aug. 1598]
  • By 1594 Cecil, Sir Thomas, Kt. (succ. as 2nd Baron Burghley 4 Aug. 1598; cr. Earl of Exeter 4 May 1605)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. Nov. 1621 (struck through) (C 193/13/1).
    D., probably in office, 8 Feb. 1623.
  • 1623 Rutland, Francis (Manners) 6th Earl of
    App. 17 Feb. 1623 (C 231/4 f. 149v).
    [D. 17 Dec. 1632]
  • 1625 Westmorland, Francis (Fane) 1st Earl of
    App. 14 Aug. 1625 (C 231/4 f. 192v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 55v).
    D., probably in office, 23 Mar. 1629.
  • 1629 Spencer, William (Spencer) 2nd Baron
    App. 27 Mar. 1629 (C 231/4 f. 266v).
    Last occ. c. 1632 (SP 16/212).
    D., probably in office, 19 Dec. 1636.
  • 1636 Hatton, Sir Christopher, Kt.
    App. 22 Dec. 1636 (C 231/5 p. 223).
    [D. (Baron Hatton) 4 July 1670]

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Northumberland

In 1676 the 2nd Duke of Newcastle, who had been appointed custos 1675, was appointed lieutenant. The offices were held concurrently until 1798 when the 2nd Duke of Northumberland resigned that of lieutenant which remained vacant until 1802. He retained that of custos until 1800 when he was replaced by the 3rd Duke of Portland. In 1802 the 2nd Duke of Northumberland was reappointed to both offices which were held concurrently thereafter.

  • By 1547 Horsley, Robert
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 87).
    [Last occ. Sept. 1565 (HP 1509-58, ii, 395)]
  • By 1558 Brandling, Sir Robert, Kt.
    Occ. C. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 24).
    [D. June 1568 (HP 1558-1603, i, 480)]
  • By 1573 Forster, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
  • 1596 Eure, Ralph (Eure) 4th Baron
    App. 6 Jan. 1596 (C 231/1 p. 16).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13/13 Case F no., 11).
    [D. 1 Apr. 1617]
  • 1598 Carey, Sir Robert, Kt.
    App. 14 June 1598 (C 231/1 p. 99).
    [D. (Earl of Monmouth) 12 Apr. 1639]
  • By 1605 Talbot, Edward (succ. as 8th Earl of Shrewsbury 8 May 1616)
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    D., probably in office, 8 Feb. 1618.
  • 1618 Delaval, Sir Ralph, Kt.
    App. 26 Feb. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 58v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/2 f. 61).
    D., probably in office, 24 Nov. 1628 (CB, iii, 68).
  • 1628 Newcastle, William (Cavendish) 1st Earl of
    App. 19 Dec. 1628 (C 231/4 f. 261v).
    Last occ. c. 1632 (SP 16/212).
    [D. (Duke of Newcastle) 25 Dec. 1676]
  • 1632 Widdrington, Sir William, Kt.
    App. 14 Dec. 1632 (C 231/5 p. 95).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. (Baron Widdrington) 26 Aug. 1651]

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Nottingham

  • By 1544 Stanhope, Michael (ktd. 1545-6)
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 88)
    [D. 26 Feb. 1552 (HP 1509-58, iii, 369)]
  • By 1558 Byron, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 22v).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 25(132)).
    [D. 5 May 1567 (HP 1558-1603, i, 563)]
  • By 1573 Rutland, Edward (Manners) 3rd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    D., probably in office, 14 Apr. 1587 (E 163/14/8).
  • 1587 Rutland, John (Manners) 4th Earl of
    Probably app. 1587 in place of 3rd Earl of Rutland (E 163/14/8).
    [D. 24 Feb. 1588]
  • By 1594 Stanhope, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    [D. 3 Aug. 1596 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 442)]
  • 1597 Sutton, William
    App. 7 Jan. 1597 (C 231/1 p. 48).
    D., probably in office, 23 May 1600 (C 142/692 no. 206).
  • 1600 Cecil, William (styled Lord Burghley 4 May 1605; succ. as 2nd Earl of Exeter 8 Feb. 1623)
    App. 20 June 1600 (C 231/1 p. 180).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 6 July 1640.
  • 1640 Newcastle, William (Cavendish) 1st Earl of
    App. 17 July 1640 (C 231/5 p. 397).
    Reapp. 8 Aug. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 24).
    [D. (Duke of Newcastle) 25 Dec. 1676]

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Oxford

  • By 1544 Fermor, William
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 27v).
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 87).
    [D. 29 Sept. 1552 (HP 1509-58, ii, 128)]
  • By 1558 Williams of Thame, John (Williams) 1st Baron
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 24v).
    [D. 14 Oct. 1559]
  • By 1562 Knollys, Sir Francis, Kt.
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 441).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 28).
    [D. 19 July 1596 (DNB)]
  • By 1594 Knollys, Sir William, Kt. (cr. Baron Knollys 13 May 1603; Viscount Wallingford 7 Nov. 1616; Earl of Banbury 18 Aug.1626)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1632 (SP 12/212).
    D., probably in office, 25 May 1632.
  • 1632 Berkshire, Thomas (Howard) 1st Earl of
    App. 29 June 1632 (C 231/5 p. 85).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    Reapp. 10 Dec. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 4).
    [D. 16 July 1669].

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Rutland

  • By 1544 Montagu, Sir Edward, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 88).
    [D. 10 Feb. 1557 (DNB)]
  • By 1564 Digby, Kenelm
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 25).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 29).
    [D. 21 Apr. 1590 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 36)]
  • By 1594 Cecil, Thomas (succ. as 2nd Baron Burghley 4 Aug. 1598; cr. Earl of Exeter 4 May 1605)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. Nov. 1621 (struck through - deceased) (C 193/13/1).
    D., probably in office, 8 Feb. 1623.
  • 1623 Buckingham, George (Villiers) 1st Marquess of (cr. Duke of Buckingham 18 May 1623)
    App. 15 Feb. 1623 (C 231/4 f. 149).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 65v).
    D., probably in office, 23 Aug. 1628.
  • 1628 Noel, Edward (Noel) 1st Baron (succ. as 2nd Viscount Campden 18 Oct. 1629)
    App. 12 Sept. 1628 (C 231/4 f. 255v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 8 Mar. 1643]

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Shropshire

  • By 1544 Holte, Thomas
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 30v).
    D., probably in office, 23 Mar. 1546 (HP 1509-58, ii, 382).
  • 1546 Bromley, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    App. 17 June 1546 (Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, xxi(1), 1166(40)).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 88).
    [D. 15 May 1555 (HP 1509-58, i, 509)]
  • By 1562 Onslow, Humphrey
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 442).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 26(139)).
  • By 1573 Bromley, George
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 2 Mar. 1589 (HP 1558-1603, i, 490)]
  • By 1594 Mainwaring, Sir George, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Probably replaced by Leveson 17 Sept. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11; C 231/1 p. 38).
  • 1596 Leveson, Sir Richard, Kt.
    App. 17 Sept. 1596 (C 231/1 p. 38).
    [D. July 1605 (DNB)]
  • By 1605 Egerton, John (succ. as 2nd Viscount Brackley 15 Mar. 1617; cr. Earl of Bridgewater 27 May 1617)
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 4 Dec. 1649]

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Somerset

  • By 1544 Portman, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 33v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 89).
    [D. 5 Feb. 1557 (CPR 1509-58, iii, 139)]
  • By 1558 Paulet, Sir Hugh, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 29).
    Last occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 6 Dec. 1573 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 189)]
  • By 1577 Paulet, Sir Amias, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (struck through) (E 163/14/8 f. 36v).
    [D. 26 Sept. 1588 (DNB)]
  • By 1594 Popham, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 10 June 1607 (DNB)]
  • By 1608 Phelips, Sir Edward, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 11 Sept. 1614 (DNB)]
  • By 1621 Ley, Sir James, 1st Bt. (cr. Baron Ley 31 Dec. 1624)
    First occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    Removed 6 Aug. 1625 (C 231/4 f. 192).
  • 1625 Ley, Sir Henry, Kt. (styled Lord Ley 5 Feb. 1626; succ. as 2nd Earl of Marlborough 14 Mar. 1629)
    App. 6 Aug. 1625 (C 231/4 f. 192).
    Removed 1 July 1636 (C 193/13/2; C 231/5 p. 211).
  • 1636 Coventry, John
    App. 1 July 1636 (C 231/5 p. 211).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).

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Stafford

  • By 1544 Whorwood, William
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1).
    [D. 28 May 1545 (HP 1509-58, iii, 610)]
  • By 1547 Paget, William (Paget) 1st Baron
    First occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 89).
    Last occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 89).
    [D. 9 June 1563]
  • By 1573 Essex, Walter (Devereux) 1st Earl of
    Occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 22 Sept. 1576]
  • By 1577 Trentham, Thomas
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (struck through (E 163/14/8 f. 31).
    [D. May 1587 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 528)]
  • By 1594 Essex, Robert (Devereux) 2nd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 25 Feb. 1601.
  • 1601 Gerard, Sir Thomas, Kt. (cr. Baron Gerard 21 July 1603)
    App. 5 Mar. 1601 (C 231/1 p. 207).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 15 Jan. 1618]
  • 1617 Essex, Robert (Devereux) 3rd Earl of
    App. 16 Oct. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 49v).
    Removed July 1627 (ibid. f. 220v).
    [Reapp. 19 Dec. 1628]
  • 1627 Littleton, Sir Edward, Kt.
    App. July 1627 (C 231/4 f. 230v).
    [D. 25 Aug. 1630 (CB, ii, 27)]
  • 1628 Essex, Robert (Devereux) 3rd Earl of
    App. 19 Dec. 1628 (C 231/4 f. 261).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 14 Sept. 1646]
  • 1642 Littleton, Sir Edward, 1st Bt.
    App. 6 Aug. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 536).
    [D. 1657(?) (CB, ii, 28)]

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Suffolk

  • By 1544 Wingfield, Sir Humphrey, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 32).
    [D. 23 Oct. 1545 (HP 1509-58, iii, 641)]
  • By 1547 Gosnold, John
    Occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 89).
    [D. Aug./Nov. 1554 (HP 1509-58, ii, 238)]
  • By 1558 Cordell, Sir William, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 27v).
    [D. 17 May 1581 (HP 1558-1603, i, 658)]
  • By 1562 Heigham, Sir Clement, Kt.
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 442).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 27(141)).
    [D. 9 Mar. 1571 (HP 1509-58, ii, 331)]
  • By 1573 Rivett, James
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 35).
  • By 1594 Jermyn, Sir Robert, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 1614 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 377)]
  • By 1621 Suffolk, Thomas (Howard) 1st Earl of
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    [D. 28 May 1626]
  • 1624 Howard of Walden, Theophilus (Howard) Lord (succ. as 2nd Earl of Suffolk 28 May 1626)
    App. 5 Apr. 1624 (C 231/4 f. 163v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    D., probably in office, 3 June 1640.
  • 1640 Suffolk, James (Howard) 3rd Earl of
    App. 30 June 1640 (C 231/5 p. 392).
    Reapp. 17 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 14).
    [D. 7 Jan. 1689]

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Surrey

  • By 1544 Pope, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 28v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 90).
    [D. 29 Jan. 1559 (HP 1509-58, iii, 133)]
  • By 1562 Howard of Effingham, William (Howard) 1st Baron
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 441).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 26(137)).
    [D. 11/12 Mar. 1573]
  • By 1573 Lincoln, Edward (Clinton) 1st Earl of
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    D., probably in office, 16 Jan. 1585 (E 163/14/8 f. 29).
  • 1585 Howard of Effingham, Charles (Howard) 2nd Baron (cr. Earl of Nottingham 22 Oct. 1597)
    Probably app. 1585 in place of Lincoln (E 163/14/8 f. 29v).
    Removed 30 Apr. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 63v).
  • 1618 Howard, Sir Edward, Kt.
    App. 30 Apr. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 63v).
    D., probably in office, 1620 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 346).
  • 1620 Howard, Sir Francis, Kt.
    App. 21 Aug. 1620 (C 231/4 f. 112).
    Last occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
  • 1624 Arundel, Thomas (Howard) 21st Earl of
    App. 10 May 1624 (C 231/4 f. 164v).
    Removed 17 May 1636 (C 231/5 p. 205).
    [D. 4 Oct. 1646]
  • 1636 Mautravers, Henry Frederick (Howard) Lord
    App. 17 May 1636 (C 231/5 p. 205).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. (Earl of Arundel) 17 Apr. 1652]

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Sussex

  • By 1544 Shelley, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/121/1 f. 34v).
    D. in office 4 Jan. 1549 (CPR 1548-9, p. 181; HP 1509-58, iii, 312)]
  • 1549 Sackville, Sir Richard, Kt.
    App. 17 Feb. 1549 (CPR 1548-9, p. 181).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 27(143)).).
    [D. 21 Apr. 1566 (DNB)]
  • By 1573 Buckhurst, Thomas (Sackville) 1st Baron (cr. Earl of Dorset 13 Mar. 1604)
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    [D. 19 Apr. 1608]
  • By 1608 Arundel, Thomas (Howard) 21st Earl of
    First occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    Removed 17 May 1636 (C 231/5 p. 205).
  • 1636 Mautravers, Henry Frederick (Howard) Lord
    App. 17 May 1636 (C 231/5 p. 205).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 14/405).
    [D. (Earl of Arundel) 17 Apr. 1652]

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Warwick

  • By 1544 Throckmorton, Sir George, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 38).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 90).
    [D. 6 Aug. 1552 (HP 1509-58, iii, 454)]
  • By 1558 Cave, Sir Ambrose, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 32v).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 28(147)).
    [D. 2 Apr. 1568 (HP 1558-1603, I, 564)]
  • By 1573 Leicester, Robert (Dudley) 1st Earl of
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1588]
  • By 1594 Greville, Sir Fulke, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [Reapp. (Baron Brooke) 22 Feb. 1626]
  • By 1605 Leigh, Sir Thomas, Kt. (cr. Bt. 29 June 1611)
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    D., probably in office, 1 Feb. 1626 (CB, i, 45).
  • 1626 Brooke, Fulke (Greville) 1st Baron
    App. 22 Feb. 1626 (C 231/4 f. 196v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 82).
    D., probably in office, 30 Sept. 1628.
  • 1628 Denbigh, William (Feilding) 1st Earl of
    App. 5 Dec. 1628 (C 231/4 f. 260).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 8 Apr. 1643]
  • 1643 Dunsmore, Francis (Leigh) 1st Baron
    App. 1 Apr. 1643 (C 231/5 p. 549).
    [D. (Earl of Chichester) 21 Dec. 1653]

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Westmorland

  • By 1544 Middleton, Ambrose
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 35v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 91).
  • By 1558 Bellingham, Alan
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 30v).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 7 May 1578 (HP 1558-1603, i, 425)]
  • By 1579 Boynton, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 5 Jan. 1582 (HP 1558-1603, i, 476(]
  • By 1584 Bragge, Robert
    Occ. c. 1584 (struck through) (E 163/14/8 f. 69v).
  • By 1584 Strickland, Thomas (ktd. 1603)
    First occ. c. 1584 (inserted) (E 163/14/8 f. 69v).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 1612 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 456)]
  • 1621 Clifford, Henry (Clifford) Lord
    App. 26 Feb. 1621 (C 231/4 f. 120).
    Last occ. c. 1634 (C 193/13/2 f. 70).
    [D. (Earl of Cumberland) 11 Dec. 1643]
  • 1641 Musgrave, Sir Philip, 2nd Bt.
    App. 19 Mar. 1641 (C 231/5 p. 435).
    Reapp. 20 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 17).
    [D. 7 Feb. 1678]

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Wiltshire

  • By 1544 Lyster, Sir Richard, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 36).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 91).
    [D. 16 Mar. 1553 (The Judges of England, comp. J.C. Sainty (1993), p. 9)]
  • By 1558 Thynne, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 31).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 21 May 1580 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 507)]
  • By 1584 Pembroke, Henry (Herbert) 2nd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 38v).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 19 Jan. 1601.
  • 1601 Hertford, Edward (Seymour) 1st Earl of
    App. 25 Apr. 1601 (C 231/1 p. 214).
    [D. 6 Apr. 1621]
  • 1621 Seymour, Sir Francis, Kt.
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    [D. (Baron Seymour of Troubridge) 12 July 1664]
  • By 1626 Hertford, William (Seymour) 2nd Earl of
    First occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 86v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    Reapp. 20 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 17).
    [D. 24 Oct. 1660]

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Worcester

  • By 1544 Pakington, John (later ktd.)
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 37).
    [D. 21 Aug. 1551 (HP 1509-58, iii, 48)]
  • By 1558 Sheldon, William
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 32).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 28(146)).
    [D. 24 Dec. 1570 (HP 1509-58, iii, 306)]
  • By 1573 Russell, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 9 Apr. 1574 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 310)]
  • By 1577 Lyttelton, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8).
    [D. 15 Feb. 1590 (HP 1509-58, ii, 559)]
  • By 1594 Pakington, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Probably replaced by Sir John Pakington, Bt. 18 Jan. 1623 (C 193/13/1; C 231/4 f. 147v).
  • 1623 Pakington, Sir John, 1st Bt.
    App. 18 Jan. 1623 (C 231/4 f. 147v).
    Probably d. in office; buried 29 Oct. 1624 (CB, i, 148).
  • 1624 Coventry, Sir Thomas, Kt. (cr. Baron Coventry 10 Apr. 1628)
    App. 6 Nov. 1624 (C 231/4 f. 172).
    [D. 14 Jan. 1640]
  • 1628 Coventry, Thomas (succ. as 2nd Baron Coventry 14 Jan. 1640)
    App. 18 July 1628 (C 231/4 f. 251).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    Reapp. 5 July 1660 (C 231/7 p. 10).
    [D. 27 Oct. 1661]

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York East Riding

  • By 1544 Babthorpe, Sir William, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 10v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 91).
    [D. 27 Feb. 1555 (HP 1509-58, i 358)]
  • By 1558 Estoft, Christopher
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 11v).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 21(117)).
    [D. 14 May 1566 (CPR 1558-1603, ii, 90)]
  • By 1573 Vaughan, John
    Occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    [D. 25 June 1577 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 549)]
  • By 1577 Rokeby, Ralph
    First occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 59v).
    [D. 12 Mar. 1595 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 303)]
  • By 1594 Knyvett, Thomas (Knyvett) (cr. Baron Knyvett 3 July 1607)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 27 Apr. 1622]
  • By 1621 Constable, Sir William, 1st Bt.
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    [D. 15 June 1655 (CB, i, 44)]
  • 1626 Alford, Sir William, Kt.
    App. 15 Sept. 1626 (C 231/4 f. 209v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
  • 1642 Strickland, Sir William), 1st Bt.
    App. 5 Aug. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 534 - Sir Robert (sic) Strickland).
    [D. 1673 (CB, ii, 115)]

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York North Riding

  • By 1544 Beckwith, Sir Leonard, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 10v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 92).
  • By 1562 Gates, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. 11 Feb. 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 437).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 7 Apr. 1589 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 175)]
  • By 1594 Stanhope, John (cr. Baron Stanhope 4 May 1605)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 9 Mar. 1621]
  • By 1621 Hoby, Sir Thomas Posthumous. Kt.
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
    [Reapp. 6 Mar. 1629]
  • 1626 Foulis, Sir David, 1st Bt.
    App. 12 July 1626 (C 231/4 f. 206v).
    [Buried 24 Aug. 1642 (CB, I, 135)]
  • 1629 Hoby, Sir Thomas Posthumous, Kt.
    App. 6 Mar. 1629 (C 231/4 f. 265v).
    Last occ. c. 1634 (C 193/13/2 f. 23v).
    D., probably in office, 30 Dec. 1640 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 324).
  • 1640 Belasyse, Henry
    App. 30 Jan. 1641 (C 231/5 p. 426).

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York West Riding

  • By 1544 Lyster, Sir Richard, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 11v).
    Last occ. 26 May 1547 (CPR 1547-8, p. 92).
    [D. 16 Mar. 1553 (The Judges of England 1272-1990, comp. J.C. Sainty (1993), P. 9)].
  • By 1558 Gargrave, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 12)
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 28 Mar. 1579 (DNB)]
  • By 1579 Wortley, Francis
    Occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 26 May 1583 (C 142/208 no. 198)]
  • By 1584 Gargrave, Sir Cotton, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8).
    [D. 16 June 1588 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 166)]
  • By 1594 Savile, John (later ktd.)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Removed 9 Jan. 1616 (C 231/4 f. 13v).
    [Reapp. 12 July 1626]
  • 1616 Wentworth, Sir Thomas, 2nd Bt.
    App. 9 Jan. 1616 (C 231/4 f. 13v).
    [Reapp. 31 Dec. 1630]
  • 1626 Savile, Sir John, Kt. (cr. Baron Savile 21 July 1628)
    App. 12 July 1626 (C 231/4 f. 207).
    D., probably in office, 31 Aug. 1630.
  • 1630 Wentworth, Thomas (Wentworth) 1st Viscount
    App. 31 Dec. 1630 (C 231/5 p. 45).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. (Earl of Strafford) 12 May 1641]
  • 1641 Savile, Thomas (Savile) 1st Viscount
    App. 8 May 1641 (C 231/5 p. 446).
    [D. (Earl of Sussex) c. 1659]

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Anglesey

  • By 1544 Holte, Thomas
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 47).
    [D. 23 Mar. 1546 (HP 1509-58, ii, 382)]
  • By 1558 Bulkeley, Sir Richard, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 41v).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 7 Sept. 1572 (HP 1558-1603, I, 514)]
  • By 1577 Bulkeley, Sir Richard, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [Reapp. by 1594]
  • By 1584 Leicester, Robert (Dudley) 1st Earl of
    Occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 55v).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1588]
  • By 1594 Bulkeley, Sir Richard, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (C 193/13/1).
    D., probably in office, 28 June 1621 (HP 1558-1603, i, 513).
  • 1621 White, Rowland
    App. 3 July 1621 (C 231/4 f. 126v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
  • 1640 Tyringham, Sir Arthur, Kt.
    App. 15 Feb. 1640 (C 231/5 p. 367).
  • 1642 Owen, Sir Hugh, 1st Bt.
    App. 19 Mar. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 514).
    [D. 1670 CB, ii, 131)]
  • 1643 Bodvell, John
    App. 26 Aug. 1643 (Docquets, p. 66).

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Brecon

  • By 1544 Vaughan, Sir William, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 40v).
  • By 1558 Vaughan, Sir Roger, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 35).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 29(149)).
    [D. 16 June 1571 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 552)]
  • By 1573 Price, Richard
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (struck through) (E 163/14/8 f. 45v).
    [D. 10 Nov. 1586/16 Jan. 1587 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 250)]
  • By c. 1594 Knollys, Robert (ktd. 1603)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. Jan. 1619 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 417)]
  • 1617 Williams, Sir Henry, Kt.
    App. 22 Aug. 1617 (C 231/4 f. 48).
    D. in office 21 Oct. 1636 (C 231/5 p. 221; CB, ii, 224).
  • 1636 Williams, Henry
    App. 31 Oct. 1636 (C 231/5 p. 221).
  • 1642 Gwynne, Howell
    App. 21 May 1642 (C 231/5 p. 523).

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Cardigan

  • By 1544 Ferrers, Walter (Devereux) 3rd Baron
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 44).
    [D. (Viscount Hereford) 27 Sept. 1558]
  • By 1558 Price, John
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 38v).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 15 May 1586 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 248)]
  • By 1584 Devereux, George
    Occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 51).
  • By 1594 Price, Richard (ktd. 1602)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 7 Feb. 1623 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 250)]
  • By 1621 Lewis, Sir John, Kt.
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
  • 1623 Lewis, Sir John, Kt.
    App. 27 Feb. 1623 (C 231/4 f. 150).
    Removed 20 Mar. 1626 (ibid. p.
  • 1626 Northampton, William (Compton) 1st Earl of
    App. 20 Mar. 1626 (C 231/4 f. 199).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12).
    D., probably in office, 24 June 1630.
  • 1630 Vaughan, Richard (Vaughan) Lord (succ. as 2nd Earl of Carbery 6 May 1634)
    App. 1 July 1630 (C 231/5 p. 37).
    Occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    Reapp. 2 Mar. 1670 (C 231/7 p. 340).
    [D. 3 Dec. 1686]

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Carmarthen

  • By 1544 Devereux, Richard
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 42v).
  • By 1558 Jones, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 37).
    [D. by 26 June 1559 (HP 1509-58,, ii, 454)]
  • By 1562 Jones, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. 13 June 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 445).
    D., probably in office, 24 Sept. 1586 (E 163/14/8 f. 49; HP 1558-1603, ii, 383)]
  • 1586 Jones, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Probably app. 1586 in place of Sir Henry Jones (E 163/14/8 f. 49).
    [D. 7 Mar./18 May 1604 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 385)]
  • By 1594 Dunlee, Edward
    Occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
  • 1595 Jones, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    App. 15 Nov. 1595 (C 231/1 p. 13).
    Occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 7 Mar./7 May 1604 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 385)]
  • By 1605 Jones, Sir Henry, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    D. in office by 14 Dec. 1637 (C 231/5 p. 273).
  • 1637 Jones, Henry (ktd. 7 Sept. 1642; cr. Bt. 25 June 1643)
    App. 14 Dec. 1637 (C 231/5 p. 273).
    D., probably in office, 1644 (CB, ii, 213).
  • 1644 Carbery, Richard (Vaughan) 2nd Earl of
    App. 28 May 1644 (Docquets, p. 214).
    Reapp. 6 Sept. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 36]
    [D. 3 Dec. 1686]

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Carnarvon

  • By 1544 Bulkeley, Sir Richard, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (struck through) (C 193/12/1 f. 46v).
    [D. 7 Sept. 1572 (HP 1558-1603, i, 514)]
  • By 1558 Wyn ap Meredith, John
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 41).
  • By 1562 Wynn, Maurice
    First occ. 13 June 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 446).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 18 Aug. 1580 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 673)]
  • By 1579 Leicester, Robert (Dudley) 1st Earl of
    First occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 54v).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1588]
  • By 1594 Maurice, William
    Occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    [D. 10 Aug. 1622 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 38)]
  • 1596 Mostyn, Thomas (ktd. 1599)
    App. 2 July 1596 (C 231/1 p. 31).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    D., probably in office, 21 Feb. 1618 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 107).
  • 1618 Wynn, Sir John, 1st Bt.
    App. 12 Mar. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 60v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 93v).
    D. in office 1 Mar. 1627 (C 231/4 f. 219v; HP 1558-1603, iii, 672).
  • 1627 Wynn, Sir Richard, 2nd Bt.
    App. 5 Mar. 1627 (C 231/4 f. 219v).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 19 July 1649 (CB, i, 64)]

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Denbigh

  • By 1544 Salusbury, John (later ktd.)
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 45).
    [D. May 1547/Dec. 1549 (HP 1509-58, iii, 264)]
  • By 1564 Salusbury, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 39).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 30(158)).
    [D. 15 Mar./11 June 1568 (HP 1509-58, iii, 265)]
  • By 1573 Leicester, Robert (Dudley) 1st Earl of
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 51v).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1588]
  • By 1594 Egerton, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    [D. (Viscount Brackley) 15 Mar. 1617]
  • 1596 Puleston, Roger
    App. 27 June 1596 (C 231/1 p. 30).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    Probably d. in office; buried 17 Dec. 1618 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 262).
  • 1618 Lloyd, Evan
    App. 23 Dec. 1618 (C 231/4 f. 76).
    Last occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
  • 1626 Myddelton, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    App. 22 June 1626 (C 231/4 f. 204).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
  • 1642 Salusbury, Sir Thomas, 2nd Bt.
    App. 5 Aug. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 534).
    [D. Aug. 1643 (CB, i, 128)]
  • 1643 Wynne, William
    App. 17 July 1643 (Docquets, p. 56).
  • 1643 Price, William
    App. 26 Oct. 1643 (Docquets, p. 91).

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Flint

  • By 1544 Hare, Sir Nicholas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 192/12/1 f. 46).
    [D. 31 Oct. 1557 (DNB)]
  • By 1558 Griffith, John
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 40v).
    Last occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    [D. 25 Jan. 1578/5 May 1580 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 227)]
  • By 1584 Leicester, Robert (Dudley) 1st Earl of
    Occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 53v).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1588]
  • By 1594 Egerton, Sir Thomas, Kt.
    Occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    [D. (Viscount Brackley) 15 Mar. 1617]
  • 1596 Ravenscroft, Thomas
    App. 28 June 1596 (C 231/1 p. 30).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
  • 1640 Ravenscroft, Thomas
    App. 27 Apr. 1640 (C 231/5 p. 382).
  • 1642 Hanmer, Sir Thomas, 2nd Bt.
    App. 5 Aug. 1642 (C 231/5 p. 534).
    Reapp. 16 Aug. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 28).
    [D. 6 Oct. 1678 (HP 1660-90, ii, 476-7).

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Glamorgan

  • By 1544 Herbert, Sir William, Kt. (cr. Baron Cardiff 10 Oct. 1551; Earl of Pembroke 11 Oct. 1551)
    First occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 41).
    Last occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 29(153)).
    [D. 17 Mar. 1570]
  • By 1573 Pembroke, Henry (Herbert) 2nd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1573 (SP 12/93).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 19 Jan. 1601.
  • 1601 Herbert, John
    App. 26 Feb. 1601 (C 231/1 p. 205).
    [D. 1617 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 297)]
  • By 1605 Pembroke, William (Herbert) 3rd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1605 (C 66/1682).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 97v).
    D., probably in office, 10 Apr. 1630.
  • 1630 Pembroke, Philip (Herbert) 4th Earl of
    App. 12 June 1630 (C 231/5 p. 33).
    Occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 23 Jan. 1650]
  • 1645 Aubrey, Sir John, 1st Bt.
    App. 10 Jan. 1645 (Docquets, p.
    [Buried 25 Mar. 1679 (CB, iii, 94)]

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Merioneth

  • By 1544 Wyn ap Meredith, John
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 48).
  • By 1558 Price, Ellis
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 42).
    [Reapp. by 1564]
  • By 1562 Vaughan, Owen ap John ap Howell
    Occ. 13 June 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 447).
  • By 1564 Price, Ellis
    First occ. 1 June 1564 (CPR 1563-6, p. 31(163)).
    Last occ. c. 1577 (SP 12/121).
    [D. 18 Oct. 1594 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 246)]
  • By 1579 Leicester, Robert (Dudley) 1st Earl of
    First occ. c. 1579 (SP 12/145).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 56v).
    [D. 4 Sept. 1588]
  • By 1594 Salusbury, Robert (ktd. 1593)
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 14 July 1599 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 334).
  • 1599 Myddelton, Thomas (ktd. 1603)
    App. 24 July 1599 (C 231/1 p. 147).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 14/33).
    [D. 12 Aug. 1631 (HP 1558-1603, iii, 112)]
  • 1617 Salusbury, William
    App. 30 June 1617 (C 231/4 f. 43v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 99v).
  • 1629 Nanney, Hugh
    App. 12 Feb. 1629 (C 231/4 f. 264).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).

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Montgomery

  • By 1544 Salusbury, John (later ktd.)
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 45v).
    [D. May 1547/Dec. 1549 (HP 1509-58, iii, 264)]
  • By 1558 Herbert, Edward
    First occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 39v).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 53).
    [D. 30 Apr. 1593 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 295)]
  • By 1594 Herbert, Richard
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    D. in office (SP 13 Case F no. 11); buried 15 Oct. 1596 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 299).
  • 1596 Broughton, Richard
    App. 21 Oct. 1596 (C 231/1 p. 40).
    Occ. c. 1596 (inserted) (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    [D. 1604 (HP 1558-1603, i, 498)]
  • 1602 Herbert, William (ktd. 1603; cr. Baron Powis 2 Apr. 1629)
    App. 26 Mar. 1602 (C 231/1 p. 256).
    Last occ. c. 1634 (C 193/13/2).
    [D. 7 Mar. 1656 (HP 1558-1603, ii, 301)]
  • 1641 Pembroke, Philip (Herbert) 4th Earl of
    App. 26 Nov. 1641 (C 231/5 p. 489).
    [D. 23 Jan. 1650]
  • 1643 Vaughan, Herbert
    App. 27 Oct. 1643 (Docquets, p. 91).

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Pembroke

  • By 1544 Vaughan, John
    Occ. c. 1544 (C 193/12/1 f. 43v).
  • By 1558 Cathern, Thomas
    Occ. c. 1558 (Lansdowne MS 1218 f. 37v).
    [D. c. 1565 (HP 1509-58, i, 593)]
  • By 1562 Perrot, Sir John, Kt.
    First occ. 13 June 1562 (CPR 1560-63, p. 446).
    Last occ. c. 1584 (E 163/14/8 f. 50).
    [D. Sept. 1592 (DNB)]
  • By 1594 Essex, Robert (Devereux) 2nd Earl of
    First occ. c. 1594 (C 66/1421).
    Last occ. c. 1596 (SP 13 Case F no. 11).
    D., probably in office, 25 Feb. 1601.
  • 1601 Perrot, James (ktd. 1603)
    App. 24 Mar. 1601 (C 231/1 p. 211).
    Last occ. c. 1608 (SP 13/33).
    [D. 4 Feb. 1637 (DNB)]
  • By 1621 Wogan, Sir William, Kt.
    Occ. Nov. 1621 (C 193/13/1).
  • 1625 Pembroke, William (Herbert) 3rd Earl of
    App. 11 Aug. 1625 (C 231/4 f. 192v).
    Last occ. 28 Oct. 1626 (E 163/18/12 f. 101v).
    D., probably in office, 10 Apr. 1630.
  • 1630 Pembroke, Philip (Herbert) 4th Earl of
    App. 12 June 1630 (C 231/5 p. 33).
    Last occ. 29 July 1636 (SP 16/405).
    [D. 23 Jan. 1650]
  • 1643 Carbery, Richard (Vaughan) 2nd Earl of
    App. 1 Apr. 1643 (C 231/5 p. 549).
    [D. 3 Dec. 1686]

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Radnor

In 1715 the 1st Baron Coningsby, who had been appointed custos in 1714, was appointed lieutenant. The offices were held concurrently thereafter.

  • 1660 Harley, Edward (ktd. 23 Apr. 1661)
    App. 24 Aug. 1660 (C 231/7 p. 30).
  • 1685 Worcester, Charles (Somerset) styled Marquess of
    App. 3 Mar. 1685 (C 231/8 p. 121).
  • 1689 Gwynne, Sir Rowland, Kt.
    App. 28 May 1689 (C 231/8 p. 225).
    App. 19 Feb. 1692 (ibid. p. 284; C 66/2249 no. 16); rev. 8 June 1702 (C 66/3430 no. 14).
  • 1702 Harley, Robert (cr. Earl of Oxford 23 May 1711)
    App. 8 June 1702 (C 66/3430 no. 14); rev. 16 Dec. 1714 (C 66/3510 dorse no. 4).
  • 1714 Coningsby, Thomas (Coningsby) 1st Baron (cr. Earl of Coningsby 9 May 1719)
    App. 16 Dec. 1714 (C 66/3510 dorse no. 4); rev. 1 Sept. 1721 (C 66/3545 no. 4).

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References

C66
Chancery patent rolls
C193
Chancery: Crown Office: Miscellaneous
C231
Chancery: crown office docket books
CB
Complete Baronetage
CPR
Calendar of Patent Rolls
Docquets
Docquets of Letters Patent passed under the Great Seal of Charles I 1642-1646, ed. W.H. Black (1837)
DNB
Dictionary of National Biography
E163
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Miscellanea of Exchequer
HP
History of Parliament
Lansdowne MS
British Library: Lansdowne MS
SP 12&13
Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, Elizabeth I
SP 14
Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, James I
SP 16
Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, Charles I

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