Governors

1525 Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

1672 Battle of Solebay

Governors is in Crown.

Governor of Bamburgh Castle

Governor of Berwick on Tweed

In 1539 William Eure 1st Baron Eure 1483-1548 (56) was appointed Governor of Berwick on Tweed.

On 25 Aug 1568 Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon 1526-1596 (42) was appointed Governor of Berwick on Tweed.

John Conyers 3rd Baron Conyers 1524-1557 was appointed Governor of Berwick on Tweed.

Governor of Brest

In 1388 Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey 11th Earl Arundel 1346-1397 (42) was appointed Governor of Brest. He was buried at Church of Augustin Friars Bread Street.

Governor of Bristol Castle

In 1307 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (31) was appointed Governor of Bristol Castle.

Governor of Calais

In 1377 William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby 1330-1381 (46) was appointed Governor of Calais.

Governor of Carlisle Castle

In Oct 1265 Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (50) was appointed Governor of Carlisle Castle and High Sheriff of Cumberland.

After 1296 Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 was appointed Governor of Carlisle Castle.

In 1484 Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (60) was appointed Governor of Carlisle Castle.

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy (6) was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset by Henry VIII (33) at Bridewell Palace.

Henry Percy 5th Earl of Northumberland 1478-1527 (47) carried the Sword of State. Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 (47) read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (41), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (47),

Henry Counrtenay (29) was created 1st Marquess Exeter 1C 1525. Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (22) by marriage Marchioness Exeter.

Henry Clifford (32) was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor of Carlisle Castle.

Thomas Manners (33) was created 1st Earl Rutland 3C 1525. Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland 1495-1551 (30) by marriage Countess Rutland.

Henry Brandon (2) was created 1st Earl Lincoln 7C 1525. Given the Earldom of Rutland to reflect his descent from Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 (85) sister of the previous Earl of Rutland (82). At the same time his arms Manners were augmented with the Manners Augmented

Robert Radclyffe (42) was created 1st Viscount Fitzwalter.

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. 1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with Beaufort Portcullis and Tudor Rose Pendant. Around 1543 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545. Around 1538 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of the wife of Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex 1483-1542. He had three wives. The sitter is believed to his third wife.

After 1643 Philip Musgrave 2nd Baronet Musgrave of Eden Hall 1607-1678 was appointed Governor of Carlisle Castle.

John Conyers 3rd Baron Conyers 1524-1557 was appointed Governor of Carlisle Castle.

Governor of Chester

In Feb 1645 John Owen 1600-1666 (45) was appointed Sergeant Major General of foot under the Governor of Chester, John Byron 1st Baron Byron 1599-1652 (46).

Before 1652. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of John Byron 1st Baron Byron 1599-1652.

Governor of Conwy Castle

Around Dec 1644 John Owen 1600-1666 (44) was appointed Governor of Conwy Castle.

Governor of the Channel Isles

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Governor of the Channel Isles.

Richard Grey 1202-1271 was appointed Governor of the Channel Isles.

Governor of Dover Castle

John Evelyn's Diary 02 April 1686. 02 Apr 1686. Sir Edward Hales (41), a papist, made Governor of Dover Castle .

Around 1685. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Believed to be a portrait of Frances Windebank wife of Edward Hales 3rd Baronet Hales Woodchurch and Tunstall 1645-1695.

Governor of Framlingham Castle

In 1314 John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (49) was appointed Governor of Framlingham Castle.

Governor of Gravesend

In 1667 John Griffith was appointed Governor of Gravesend.

Governor of the Isle of Wight

On 14 Aug 1649 William Sydenham Soldier 1615-1661 (34) and Colonel Fleetwood were appointed Governor of the Isle of Wight.

In 1791 Thomas Orde Powlett 1st Baron Bolton 1740-1807 (50) was appointed Governor of the Isle of Wight.

Governor of the Leeward Islands

John Evelyn's Diary 14 November 1671. 14 Nov 1671. To Council, where Sir Charles Wheeler (51), late Governor of the Leeward Islands, having been complained of for many indiscreet managements, it was resolved, on scanning many of the particulars, to advise his Majesty (41) to remove him; and consult what was to be done, to prevent these inconveniences he had brought things to. This business staid me in London almost a week, being in Council, or Committee, every morning till the 25th.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

Governor of Newark Castle

Governor of Pendennis Castle

In 1629 William Killigrew 1606-1695 (23) was appointed Governor of Pendennis Castle.

Around 1638 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of William Killigrew 1606-1695.

Governor of Portsmouth

In 1547 Anthony Knyvet 1517-1554 (30) was appointed Governor of Portsmouth and oversaw the construction of Southsea Castle.

Governor of Queenborough Castle

Francis Cheney 1481-1513 was appointed Governor of Queenborough Castle.

Governor of Rochester Castle

Governor of Sheerness

John Evelyn's Diary 02 June 1672. 02 Jun 1672. Trinity Sunday, I passed at Rochester; and, on the 5th, there was buried in the Cathedral Monsieur Rabiniére, Rear Admiral of the French squadron, a gallant person, who died of the wounds he received in the fight. This ceremony lay on me, which I performed with all the decency I could, inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to come in their formalities. Sir Jonas Atkins was there with his guards; and the Dean and Prebendaries: one of his countrymen pronouncing a funeral oration at the brink of his grave, which I caused to be dug in the choir. This is more at large described in the "Gazette" of that day; Colonel Reymes (58), my colleague in commission, assisting, who was so kind as to accompany me from London, though it was not his district; for indeed the stress of both these wars lay more on me by far than on any of my brethren, who had little to do in theirs. I went to see Upnor Castle, which I found pretty well defended, but of no great moment.

Next day I sailed to the fleet, now riding at the buoy of the "Nore", where I met his Majesty (42), the Duke (38), Lord Arlington (54), and all the great men, in the "Charles", lying miserably shattered; but the miss of Lord Sandwich (46) redoubled the loss to me, and showed the folly of hazarding so brave a fleet, and losing so many good men, for no provocation but that the Hollanders exceeded us in industry, and in all things but envy.

At Sheerness, I gave his Majesty (42) and his Royal Highness (38) an account of my charge, and returned to Queenborough; next day dined at Major Dorel's, Governor of Sheerness; thence, to Rochester; and the following day, home.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King James II when Duke of York. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of King James II. Around 1676 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685 wearing his Garter Robes. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685. Around 1650 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672.

Governor of St Briavels Castle

In 1291 John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (26) was appointed Governor of St Briavels Castle.

Governor of Scarborough Castle

In 1273 John Vesci -1289 was appointed Governor of Scarborough Castle.

Governor of the Scilly Isles

In 1608 William Godolphin 1567-1613 (41) was appointed Governor of the Scilly Isles.

Before 1636 William Godolphin Governor of the Scilly Isles -1636 was appointed Governor of the Scilly Isles.

On 18 Apr 1733 Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766 (54) was appointed Governor of the Scilly Isles.

1730. Joseph Highmore Painter 1692-1780. Portrait of Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766. Around 1725 Johnathan

In 1766 Francis Godolphin 2nd Baron Goldolphin 1706-1785 (59) was appointed Governor of the Scilly Isles.

Thomas Godolphin was appointed Governor of the Scilly Isles.

Lieutenant Governor of the Scilly Isles

In 1597 William Godolphin 1567-1613 (30) was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Scilly Isles.

In 1739 Francis Godolphin 2nd Baron Goldolphin 1706-1785 (32) was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Scilly Isles.

Governor of Wallingford Castle

In 1642 Thomas Blagge 1613-1660 (29) was appointed Governor of Wallingford Castle.

Governor of Winchester Castle

In 1307 Robert Fitzpayn 1st Baron Fitzpayn 1254-1315 (53) was appointed Governor of Winchester Castle.

Governor of Weymouth

On 17 Jun 1644 William Sydenham Soldier 1615-1661 (29) was appointed Governor of Weymouth by Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex 1591-1646 (53).