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Governor of Landguard Fort

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The Governor of Landguard Fort was a British military officer who commanded the fortifications at Landguard Fort, protecting the port of Harwich. Landguard successfully held off a Dutch raid in 1667 and continued to be used for military purposes through the 1950s. The office of Governor was abolished in 1833, and of Lieutenant-Governor in 1854.

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Governors of Landguard Fort

  • 1628–1648: Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland
  • 1648–1652: Thomas Ireton
  • 1652–1655: Benjamin Gifford
  • 1655–1659: Mathew Cadwell
  • 1659–1660: Humphrey Brewster
  • 1660–1664: Charles Rich, 4th Earl of Warwick
  • 1664–1665: Henry Farr
  • 1665–1666: James Howard, 3rd Earl of Suffolk
  • 1666–1667: Henry Farr
  • 1667–1670: Nathaniel Darell
  • 1670–1680: Sir Charles Lyttelton, 3rd Baronet
  • 1680–1687: Sir Roger Manley
  • 1687–1688: William Eyton
  • 1688–1694: Henry Killigrew
  • 1694–1696: Edward Fitzpatrick
  • 1697–1711: Edward Jones
  • 1711–1719: Francis Hammond
  • 1719–1744: Bacon Morris
  • 1744–1753: Mordaunt Cracherode
  • 1753–1768: Lord George Beauclerk
  • 1768–1770: Robert Armiger
  • 1770–1777: Sir John Clavering
  • 1778–1788: Hon. Alexander Mackay
  • 1788–1800: Harry Trelawny
  • 1800–1801: David Dundas
  • 1801–1823: Cavendish Lister
  • 1823–1833: Sir Robert Brownrigg, 1st Baronet
  • Lieutenant-Governors of Landguard Fort

  • 1687–1711: Francis Hammond
  • 1711–1717: Matthew Draper
  • 1717–1718: Gwyn Vaughan
  • 1718–1719: Bacon Morris
  • 1719–172x: Hugh Plunknet
  • 1727–1753: Edward Hayes
  • 1753–1766: Philip Thicknesse
  • 1766–1804: Anketell Singleton
  • 1804–1806: John Blake
  • 1806–1811: Alexander Mair
  • 1811–1854: Charles Augustus West
  • References

    Governor of Landguard Fort Wikipedia


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