Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms

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Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
&
Chief Whip of the House of Lords
Style The Most Honourable
Appointer Prime Minister
Formation 1509
First holder The Earl of Essex
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The Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms is a UK government post since 1945 held by the Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords. Prior to 17 March 1834, the Gentlemen-at-Arms were known as the Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.

List of Captains of the Gentlemen-at-Arms[edit]

Date of appointment Holder
1509 The Earl of Essex
1539 Sir Anthony Browne
1549 The Lord Braye
1550 The Marquess of Northampton
1553 The Earl of Sussex
1558 The Lord Hunsdon
1596 The Lord Hunsdon
May 1603 The Earl of Northumberland
1615 The Earl of Suffolk
1616 The Lord Howard de Walden
(succeeded as Earl of Suffolk 1626)
May 1635 The Earl of Salisbury
1643 The Lord Dunsmore
(created Earl of Chichester 1644)
temp Charles II The Earl of Salisbury
20 July 1660 The Earl of Cleveland
29 March 1667 The Lord Belasyse
10 March 1672 The Viscount Fauconberg
9 May 1676 The Earl of Roscommon
24 April 1677 The Earl of Scarsdale
26 June 1682 The Earl of Huntingdon
28 February 1689 The Lord Lovelace
29 November 1693 The Duke of St Albans
13 January 1712 The Duke of Beaufort
22 September 1714 The Duke of St Albans
21 May 1726 Marquess of Hartington
(succeeded as Duke of Devonshire 1729)
11 June 1731 The Earl of Burlington
11 June 1734 The Duke of Montagu
8 May 1740 The Duke of Bolton
12 July 1742 The Lord Bathurst
24 December 1744 The Lord Hobart
(created Earl of Buckinghamshire 1746)
16 November 1756 The Lord Berkeley of Stratton
12 July 1762 The Earl of Lichfield
28 December 1772 The Lord Edgcumbe
created Viscount Mount Edgcumbe
and Valletort 1781)
29 March 1782 The Lord Ferrers of Chartley
17 May 1783 The Earl of Jersey
31 December 1783 The Lord Ferrers of Chartley
5 March 1790 The Viscount Falmouth
19 February 1806 The Lord St John of Bletso
2 March 1808 The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
26 March 1812 The Earl of Courtown
1 September 1827 The Viscount Hereford
9 December 1830 The Lord Foley
16 August 1833 The Lord Foley
29 December 1834 The Viscount Hereford
6 May 1835 The Lord Foley
8 September 1841 The Lord Forester
24 July 1846 The Lord Foley
27 February 1852 The Earl of Sandwich
30 December 1852 The Lord Foley
26 February 1858 The Earl of Shrewsbury
28 June 1859 The Lord Foley
10 July 1866 The Earl of Tankerville
20 March 1867 The Marquess of Exeter
12 December 1868 The Lord Foley
27 December 1869 The Marquess of Normanby
20 April 1871 The Earl Cowper
1 January 1874 The Earl of Ilchester
2 March 1874 The Marquess of Exeter
4 February 1875 The Earl of Shrewsbury
28 May 1877 The Earl of Coventry
3 May 1880 The Earl Fife
21 January 1881 The Marquess of Huntly
27 June 1881 The Lord Carrington
6 July 1885 The Earl of Coventry
10 February 1886 The Lord Sudeley
5 August 1886 The Viscount Barrington
24 November 1886 The Earl of Rosslyn
11 August 1890 The Earl of Yarborough
25 August 1892 The Lord Vernon
13 March 1894 The Earl of Chesterfield
16 July 1895 The Lord Belper
18 December 1905 The Earl Beauchamp
31 July 1907 The Lord Denman
26 June 1911 The Lord Colebrooke
20 November 1922 The Earl of Clarendon
22 January 1924 The Earl of Dunmore
1 December 1924 The Earl of Clarendon
26 June 1925 The Earl of Plymouth
1 January 1929 The Earl of Lucan
5 June 1929 The Earl of Cavan
12 November 1931 The Earl of Lucan
31 May 1940 The Lord Snell
21 April 1944 Vacant
22 March 1945 The Earl Fortescue
4 August 1945 The Lord Ammon
18 October 1949 The Lord Shepherd
5 November 1951 The Earl Fortescue
27 June 1957 The Earl St Aldwyn
21 October 1964 The Lord Shepherd
29 July 1967 The Lord Beswick
24 June 1970 The Earl St Aldwyn
11 March 1974 The Baroness Llewelyn-Davies
6 May 1979 The Lord Denham
22 May 1991 The Lord Hesketh
16 September 1993 The Viscount Ullswater
20 July 1994 The Lord Strathclyde
6 May 1997 The Lord Carter
1 May 2002 The Lord Grocott
24 January 2008 The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
5 October 2008 The Lord Bassam of Brighton
13 May 2010 The Baroness Anelay of St John's
6 August 2014 The Lord Taylor of Holbeach