Governor of Landguard Fort

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The Governor of Landguard Fort was a British military officer who commanded the fortifications at Landguard Fort, protecting the port of Harwich. Landguard successfully held off a Dutch raid in 1667 and continued to be used for military purposes through the 1950s. The office of Governor was abolished in 1833, and of Lieutenant-Governor in 1854.

Governors of Landguard Fort[edit]

Lieutenant-Governors of Landguard Fort[edit]

  • 1687–1711: Francis Hammond
  • 1711–1717: Matthew Draper
  • 1717–1718: Gwyn Vaughan
  • 1718–1719: Bacon Morris
  • 1719–172x: Hugh Plunknet
  • 172x–1753: Edward Hayes
  • 1753–1766: Philip Thicknesse
  • 1766–1804: Anketell Singleton
  • 1804–1806: John Blake[9]
  • 1806–1811: Alexander Mair[10]
  • 1811–1854: Charles Augustus West[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 9325. p. 2. 1 December 1753.
  2. ^ Robert Beatson, A political index to the histories of Great Britain and Ireland, volume 2 (London, 1806), page 159
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 11038. p. 2. 1 May 1770.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 11865. p. 1. 14 April 1778.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 13040. p. 529. 4 November 1788.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15230. p. 141. 11 February 1800.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15366. p. 550. 16 May 1801.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17908. p. 483. 25 March 1823.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15728. p. 1002. 14 August 1804.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15912. p. 512. 22 April 1806.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 16498. p. 1153. 22 June 1811.

Leslie, John Henry (1898). The history of Landguard fort, in Suffolk. Eyre and Spottiswoode. pp. 90–119.