Lieutenant Governor of Jersey

representative of the British monarch in the Bailiwick of Jersey

The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (French: Lieutenant-Gouverneur de Jersey, Jèrriais: Gouvèrneux d'Jèrri) is the representative of the British monarch in the Bailiwick of Jersey, a Crown dependency of the British Crown.

Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, GCB, ADC

since 13 March 2017
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceGovernment House
AppointerMonarchy of the United Kingdom
Term lengthFive years[1]
First holderSir Hugh Vaughan
(as Governor of Jersey)

List of lieutenant governors of JerseyEdit

Lieutenant Governors of Jersey have been:

Title Appointed Name
  1634 Sir Philippe de Carteret (Royalist)
  26 August 1643 Major Lydcott (Parliament)
  24 November 1643 Sir George Carteret (Royalist)
at least by 1689 Edward Harris[2]:164
  3 March 1695[3] Col. Thomas Collier[4]
  29 July 1715 Robert Wilson[5]
  1723 Magnus Kempenfelt [6]
  23 October 1727 Col. George Howard[7]
  1732 Peter Bettesworth[6]
  1738 Maj-Gen. Jean Cavalier
  1741 Francis Best[6]
  1747 Gregory Beake[6]
  12 August 1749 William Deane[8]
  26 June 1753 George Colingwood[9]
Lieutenant Governor and Colonel on Staff: 7 July 1770 Lt-Col. Rudolph Bentinck (acting)
  4 April 1771 Major Moses Corbet
  6 January 1781 Major Francis Peirson
  5 October 1797 Lt-Gen. Andrew Gordon
  21 June 1806 Gen. Sir George Don, GCB, GCH[10]
  8 October 1814 Gen. Sir Tomkyns Hilgrove Turner, GCH
  9 May 1816 Lt-Gen. Hugh Mackay Gordon
  23 July 1821 Gen. Sir Colin Halkett, GCB, GCH, GCTE
  26 November 1830 Lt-Gen. Sir William Thornton, KCB
  22 April 1835 Maj-Gen. Archibald Campbell, CB
  14 September 1838 Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Gibbs, KCB
  16 January 1847 Maj-Gen. Sir James Henry Reynett, KCB, KCH
  30 April 1852 Gen. Sir James Frederick Love, GCB, KH
  30 January 1857 Maj-Gen. Godfrey Charles Mundy
  18 September 1860 Maj-Gen. Sir Robert Percy Douglas
  5 October 1862 B. Loch (acting)
  23 October 1863 Lt-Gen. Sir Burke Douglas Cuppage, KCB
  1 October 1868 Maj-Gen. Philip Melmoth Nelson Guy, CB
  1 October 1873 Lt-Gen. Sir William Sherbrooke Ramsay Norcott, KCB
  1 October 1878 Lt-Gen. Lothian Nicholson, CB
  1 October 1883 Maj-Gen. Henry Wray, CMG
  1 November 1887 Lt-Gen. Charles Brisbane Ewart, CB
Lieutenant Governor and Commanding the Troops: 1 November 1892 Lt-Gen. Sir Edwin Markham, KCB
  10 May 1895 Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Hopton, KCB
  1 November 1900 Maj-Gen. Henry Richard Abadie, CB
  1904 Maj-Gen. Hugh Sutlej Gough, CB, CMG
  16 June 1910 Maj-Gen. Sir Alexander Nelson Rochfort, KCB, CMG
  7 October 1916 Maj-Gen. Sir Alexander Wilson, KCB
  29 October 1920 Maj-Gen. Sir William Douglas Smith, KCB, KCVO
  1924 Maj-Gen. Sir Francis Richard Bingham, KCB, KCMG, JP
  28 May 1929 Maj-Gen. Edward Henry Willis, CB, CMG
  28 May 1934 Maj-Gen. Sir Horace de Courcy Martelli, KBE, CB, DSO
  1939 Maj-Gen. James Murray Robert Harrison, CB DSO
(German Occupation 1940–1945)    
Head of the British Military Government: 12 May 1945 L.A. Freeman
Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief: 25 August 1945 Lt-Gen. Sir Arthur Edward Grasett, KBE, CB, DSO, MC
  16 October 1953 Adm. Sir Randolph Stewart Gresham Nicholson, KBE, CB, DSO, DSC
  15 November 1958 Gen. Sir George Erskine, GCB, KBE, DSO
  15 January 1964 Vice-Adm. Sir John Michael Villiers, KCB, OBE
  30 June 1969 Air Chf Mshl Sir John Gilbert Davis, GCB, OBE, MA
  2 September 1974 Gen. Sir Geoffrey Richard Desmond Fitzpatrick, GCB, DSO, MBE, MC
  26 November 1979 Gen. Sir Peter John Frederick Whiteley, GCB, OBE
  9 January 1985 Adm. Sir William Thomas Pillar, GBE, KCB
  1990 Air Mshl Sir John Matthias Dobson Sutton, KCB
  September 1995 Gen. Sir Michael John Wilkes, KCB, OBE
  24 January 2001 Air Chf Mshl Sir John Cheshire, KBE, CB
  1 April 2006 Lt-Gen Sir Andrew Ridgway, KBE, CB
  26 September 2011 Gen. Sir John McColl, KCB, CBE, DSO
  13 March 2017 Air Chf Mshl Sir Stephen Dalton, GCB


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  2. Syvret, Marguerite (2011). Balleine's History of Jersey. The History Press. ISBN 978-1860776502.
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  4. Bertrand, J (1859) Armorial of Jersey : being an account, heraldic and antiquarian, of its chief native families, with pedigrees, biographical notices, and illustrative data; to which are added, a brief history of heraldry, and remarks on the mediæval antiquities of the island. Boston Public Library. p. 19
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Jersey". World Statesmen.
  7. "No. 6617". The London Gazette. 21 October 1727. p. 1.a.
  8. "No. 8874". The London Gazette. 8 August 1749. p. 1.
  9. "No. 9279". The London Gazette. 23 June 1753. p. 2.
  10. "No. 15912". The London Gazette. 22 April 1806. p. 512.