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List of the Lord Wardens of the Stannaries
 

The Lord Warden of the Stannaries used to exercise judicial and military functions in Cornwall, and is still the official who, upon the commission of the monarch or Duke of Cornwall for the time being, has the function of calling a Stannary Parliament of tinners. The last Stannary Parliament convened by a Lord Warden of the Stannaries sat in 1753.

The first Lord Warden of the Stannaries of Cornwall (and Devon) was William de Wrotham, who was appointed during the reign of Richard I on 20 November 1197.

  • 1197–?: William de Wrotham

  • 1215–1220 or 1222: Henry Fitz-Count, 1st Earl of Cornwall

  • 1413–1422: John Wilcotes

  • 1523–1538: Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter

  • 1539–1554: John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford

  • 1553–1580: Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford

  • 1585–1603: Sir Walter Raleigh

  • 1604–1630: William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke

  • 1630–1642: Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

  • Interregnum

  • 1646–1648: Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Chirbury (Parliamentary)

  • 1660–1701: John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath

  • 1701–1702: Charles Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor

  • 1702–1705: John Granville, 1st Baron Granville

  • 1705–1708: Francis Godolphin, Viscount Rialton

  • 1708–1734: Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth

  • 1734–1737: Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe

  • 1737–1742: vacant

  • 1742–1751: Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc, Esq.

  • 1751–1762: James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave

  • 1763–1783: Humphry Morice

  • 1783–1798: Viscount Lewisham

  • 1798–1800: Sir John Morshead, 1st Baronet

  • 1800–1803: John Willett Payne

  • 1803–1812: Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt

  • 1812–1842: Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford

  • 1842–1861: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  • 1862–1864: Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

  • 1865–1888: Edward Portman, 1st Viscount Portman

  • 1888–1908: Henry Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Earl of Ducie

  • 1908–1921: Alexander Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh

  • 1921–1933: Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 21st Baron Clinton

  • 1933–1965: William Pleydell-Bouverie, 7th Earl of Radnor

  • 1965–1976: Geoffrey Waldegrave, 12th Earl Waldegrave

  • 1977–1983: Peter Kerr, 12th Marquess of Lothian

  • 1985–1990: Sir Nicholas Henderson

  • 1990–1994: John Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton

  • 1994–2006: William Peel, 3rd Earl Peel

  • 2006–present: Sir Nicholas Bacon, 14th Baronet

 

       

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