Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British monarch's personal representative in the counties of the United Kingdom. The Lord Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants which he or she appoints. Since 1715, all Lord Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of Cambridgeshire.

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Lord Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire to 1965

Incorporating the liberty of Isle of Ely, a county palatine from 1107 to 1535/6, declared a division of Cambridgeshire in 1837 when the secular powers of the Bishop of Ely ended. For the Soke of Peterborough to 1965, see Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and for Huntingdonshire during this period, Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire.

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Lord Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely

The Lieutenancy became that of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely on 1 April 1965, when that administrative county was formed. For Huntingdon and Peterborough, see the separate Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough.

Lord Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire from 1974

On 1 April 1974, the new non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire was formed from Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely and Huntingdon and Peterborough. On 1 April 1998, the city of Peterborough ceded from Cambridgeshire as a unitary authority, but it continues to form part of that county for ceremonial purposes.

Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants traditionally supported the Lord-Lieutenant. There could be several deputy lieutenants at any time, depending on the population of the county. Their appointment did not terminate with the changing of the Lord-Lieutenant, but they often retired at age 75.

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See also


  • J.C. Sainty (1970). "Lieutenancies of Counties, 15851642". Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research (Special Supplement No. 8). 
  • J.C. Sainty (1979). List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660-1974. London: Swift Printers (Sales) Ltd. 
  1. London Gazette, issue no. 6664, 9 April 1728
  2. London Gazette, issue no.27984,8 January 1907
  3. London Gazette, issue no.46532, 1 April 1975
  4. London Gazette, issue no.48551, 12 March 1981
  5. Who's Who (online ed.). A & C Black. 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. (subscription required (help)).
  6. London Gazette, issue no.52985, 8 July 1992
  7. London Gazette, issue no.57038, 26 August 2003
  8. 1 2 3 4 The London Gazette: no. 27301. p. 2300. 2 April 1901.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27312. p. 3202. 10 May 1901.
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