Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire

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This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire.

List of Lord Lieutenants[edit]

Lord Lieutenant Portrait Birth Death
Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon
Henry Hastings 1536
son of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon and Katherine Pole
14 December 1595
aged 59
Thomas Cecil, 2nd Baron Burghley
Thomas Cecil 5 May 1542
son of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Mary Cheke
8 February 1623
aged 81
Edmund Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield
Edmund Sheffield 7 December 1565
son of John Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield of Butterwick and Douglas Howard
20 October 1646
aged 83
Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland
Emanuel Scrope 1 August 1584
son of Thomas Scrope, 10th Baron Scrope of Bolton and Philadelphia Carey
30 May 1630
aged 46
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
Thomas Wentworth 13 April 1593
son of William Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse and Anne Atkins
12 May 1641
Tower Hill
aged 48
Thomas Savile, 1st Viscount Savile
Thomas Savile 14 September 1591 1658
aged 67
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex
Robert Devereux 11 January 1591
son of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and Frances Walsingham
14 September 1646
aged 55

From 1642 until 1660 the position was vacant, however after the Restoration, a separate lieutenant was appointed for each of the three ridings; see Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire and Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire.


  1. ^ "Hastings, Henry of Huntington, Earl of Huntington 3rd". Directory of Royal Genealogical Data: University of Hull. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  • J.C. Sainty (1970). "Lieutenancies of Counties, 1585–1642". Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research (Special Supplement No. 8).