John Ready

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Major General The Honourable
John Ready
6th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
Monarch William IV
Preceded by Cornelius Smelt
Succeeded by Charles Hope
Personal details
Born John Ready
c. 1777
Died 10 July 1845
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Susanna Bromley
Sarah Tobin
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1796-1845
Rank Major-General

John Ready (c. 1777 – 10 July 1845) was a British army officer, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1824 to 1831 and also as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 1832 to 1845.


Ready joined the British Army as an ensign in 1796.[1] He was appointed Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1815 and military secretary and then civil secretary to the Governor General of British North America in 1818.[1] In 1824 he was appointed lieutenant governor of Prince Edward Island: there he imported livestock at his own expense, promoted the building of roads and ensured there was a school in every town.[1] He became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in 1832 but died in office at Castletown on the Isle of Man in 1845 and was buried on the island with full military honours.[1]


In 1804 he married Susanna Bromley; they had two sons and two daughters; following the death of his first wife he married Sarah Tobin in 1836.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
Cornelius Smelt
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Charles Hope