Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard

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Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1723 to 1725.

The Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard is a UK government post usually held by the Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords.[1] The present Captain is Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown, who was appointed to the position in the May ministry in July 2016.

1485-present[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
The Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal November

1931

January

1934

Conservative National Government II

(Con.LibNat LabNat Lib)

The Lord Templemore January

1934

August

1945

National Government III

(Con.Nat LabNat Lib)

National Government IV

(Con.Nat LabNat Lib)

Chamberlain (War Ministry)

(Con.Nat LabNat Lib)

Churchill (War Ministry)

(Con.LibLab-Nat LabNat Lib)

Churchill (Caretaker)

(Con.Nat Lib-Ind)

The Lord Walkden August

1945

July

1949

Labour Attlee I
The Lord Shepherd July

1949

October

1949

The Lord Lucas of Chilworth October

1949

March

1950

The Earl of Lucan March

1950

June

1951

Attlee II
The Lord Archibald June

1951

November

1951

The Earl of Onslow November

1951

October

1960

Conservative Churchill III
Eden
Macmillan I
Macmillan II
The Lord Legh October

1960

September

1962

Macmillan II
The Viscount Goschen September

1962

December

1964

Macmillan II
Douglas-Home
The Lord Bowles December

1964

June

1970

Labour Wilson II
The Viscount Goschen June

1970

November

1971

Conservative Heath
The Lord Denham November

1971

March

1974

The Lord Strabolgi March

1974

May

1979

Labour Wilson III
Wilson IV
Callaghan
The Lord Sandys May

1979

October

1982

Conservative Thatcher I
The Earl of Swinton October

1982

September

1986

Thatcher II
Thatcher III
The Viscount Davidson September

1986

December

1991

Major I
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne December

1991

July

1994

Conservative [2]
Major II
The Earl of Arran July

1994

January

1995

[3]
The Lord Inglewood January

1995

July

1995

[4]
The Lord Chesham July

1995

May
1997
[5]
The Lord McIntosh of Haringey May
1997
June
2003
Labour Blair I [6]


21st century[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
Official portrait of Lord Davies of Oldham crop 2.jpg The Lord Davies of Oldham June
2003
May
2010
Labour Blair II [7]
Blair III
Brown
Official portrait of Lord Shutt of Greetland crop 2.jpg The Lord Shutt of Greetland May
2010
May
2012
Liberal Democrat Cameron–Clegg
(Con.L.D.)
[8]
Official portrait of Lord Newby crop 2.jpg The Lord Newby May
2012
May
2015
[9]
Official portrait of Lord Gardiner of Kimble crop 2.jpg The Lord Gardiner of Kimble May
2015
July
2016
Conservative Cameron II [10]
Official portrait of The Earl of Courtown crop 2.jpg The Earl of Courtown July
2016
Incumbent May I [11]
May II
Johnson I
Johnson II

References[edit]

  • J. Haydn, The Book of Dignities
  • C. Cook and B. Keith, British Historical Facts 1830-1900
  • D. Butler and G. Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000
  1. ^ Captains of the Yeoman of the Guard
  2. ^ "Parliamentary career for Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  3. ^ "Contact information for The Earl of Arran - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  4. ^ "Contact information for Lord Inglewood - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  5. ^ "Parliamentary career for Lord Chesham - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  6. ^ "Parliamentary career for The Lord McIntosh of Haringey - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  7. ^ "Lord Davies of Oldham". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Lord Shutt of Greetland". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Lord Newby". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Lord Gardiner of Kimble". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  11. ^ "The Earl of Courtown". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.