List of Lord High Commissioners of the Ionian Islands

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Map of the Ionian Islands.

The Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands was the local representative of the British government in the United States of the Ionian Islands between 1816 and 1864, succeeding the earlier office of the Civil Commissioner. At the time, the United States of the Ionian Islands was a federal republic under the amical protection of the United Kingdom, as established under the 1815 Treaty of Paris. Governors were based in Corfu, northernmost of the seven Ionian Islands, which are off the western coast of mainland Greece.

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Civil Commissioners (1809–1816)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait From To
John Oswald
(1771–1840)[1]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 16 October 1809 February 1811
Richard Church
(1784–1873)
Richard Church.png February 1811 December 1811
George Airey
(1761–1833)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg December 1811 1813
Sir James Campbell
(1763–1819)
JamesCampbellofInverneill2.png 30 April 1813 17 February 1816
Sir Thomas Maitland
(1759–1824)
Maitland and Louverture.jpg 17 February 1816 31 March 1816

Lord High Commissioners (1816–1864)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait From To
Sir Thomas Maitland
(1759–1824)
Maitland and Louverture.jpg 31 March 1816 17 January 1824
Sir Frederick Adam
(1781–1853)[2]
Sir Frederick Adam by William Salter.jpg 7 January 1824 2 June 1832
Sir Alexander George Woodford
(1782–1870)[3]
Alexander Woodford.png 28 April 1832 1 December 1832
George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent
(1788–1850)
Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands.svg 1 December 1832 23 February 1835
Sir Alexander George Woodford
(1782–1870)
(acting)
Alexander Woodford.png 23 February 1835 29 April 1835
Sir Howard Douglas
(1776–1861)
Sir Howard Douglas.JPG 29 April 1835 8 June 1841
James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie
(1784–1843)
Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands.svg 8 June 1841 17 February 1843
Sir George Berkeley
(1785–1857)[4]
Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands.svg 15 September 1842 1 April 1843
John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton
(1778–1863)
John Colborne.jpg 1 April 1843 2 June 1849
Sir Henry George Ward
(1797–1860)
Henry George Ward.jpg 2 June 1849 13 April 1855
John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar
(1759–1824)
John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar.png 13 April 1855 25 January 1859
William Ewart Gladstone
(1809–1898)
Gladstone.jpg 25 January 1859 17 February 1859
Sir Henry Knight Storks
(1811–1874)
Henry Knight Storks, Vanity Fair, 1870-12-24.jpg 17 February 1859 2 June 1864

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Commander to 1810
  2. ^ Acting to 10 April 1824 (for absent Maitland to 17 January 1824)
  3. ^ Acting (for absent Adam to 2 June 1832)
  4. ^ Acting (for absent Mackenzie to 17 February 1843)

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