Lord Lieutenant of Rutland

This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland. The post was abolished on 31 March 1974, with the area coming under the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, but revived in 1997. Since 1690, all Lord Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of Rutland.

Lord Lieutenants of Rutland until 1974

*Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland 1559–1563
*Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon ? – 14 December 1595
*George Hastings, 4th Earl of Huntingdon 2 October 159630 December 1604
*John Harington, 1st Baron Harington of Exton 16 May 160723 August 1613
*John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington of Exton 8 October 161327 February 1614
*Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon 1614–1642 "jointly with"
*Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon 27 December 1638 – 1642
*Edward Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden 9 August 166029 October 1682
*Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough 17 November 168223 January 1688 "jointly with"
*Wriothesley Noel, Viscount Campden 24 March 168523 January 1688
*Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough 23 January 168828 August 1690
*Bennet Sherard, 2nd Baron Sherard 28 August 169015 January 1700
*Bennet Sherard, 3rd Baron Sherard 11 March 170014 November 1712
*John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter 14 November 171212 September 1715
*Bennet Sherard, 1st Earl of Harborough 12 September 171516 October 1732
*Philip Sherard, 2nd Earl of Harborough 17 July 173320 July 1750cite book | last=Doyle | first=James William Edmund | title=The Official Baronage of England | place=London | publisher=Longmans, Green | year=1885 | page=109 | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=xEEEAAAAIAAJ | accessdate=2007-10-19]
*Brownlow Cecil, 9th Earl of Exeter 6 June 175112 April 1779
*George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea 12 April 17792 August 1826
*Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter 7 October 182616 January 1867
*Charles Noel, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough 22 February 186713 August 1881
*William Tollemache, 9th Earl of Dysart 3 November 188129 March 1906
*John Brocklehurst, 1st Baron Ranksborough 29 March 190628 February 1921
*Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 2nd Earl of Ancaster 6 January 192129 September 1951
*William Melville Codrington 5 February 195129 April 1963
*Thomas Charles Stanley Haywood 12 August 196331 March 1974 (subsequently Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire)

Lord Lieutenants of Rutland since 1997

*Sir Thomas Lawrie (Jock) Kennedy 1 April 199714 July 2003 ["London Gazette", issue no.54728, April 8 1997]
* Laurence Howard 14 July 2003 – present ["London Gazette", issue no.57004, 18 July 2003]


*cite book | author=J.C. Sainty | authorlink=John Sainty | title=List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660-1974 | publisher=Swift Printers (Sales) Ltd | location=London | year=1979

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