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The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British crown dependency off the coast of France.

Holders of the post of Governor of Guernsey, until the role was abolished in 1835. Since then, only Lieutenant-Governors have been appointed (see Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey).

12th Century

  • Julian de la Plaque, (Prince Pracle) (1111)
  • Walter Duncker, (1154)
  • Peter Cornet, (1167)
  • John, Count of Mortain, (1198)
  • Sir William Orseth, (1199)

13th Century

  • George Ballizon, (Gregory Balizon) (1203)
  • Peter de Preaux (1206)
  • Geoffrey de Lucy, (1225-6)
  • Richard Grey, (1226)
  • William de St John, (1227)
  • Arnauldus de St Amand and Philip de Carteret, (1232)
  • Philip de Albimar and William St John,
  • Prince Edward, in appanage, (1271)
  • Steven Wallard, (Stephen Waller) (1284)
  • Otton de Grandson, (1290)
  • Henry de Cobham, (1299)

14th Century

  • Sir Peter Cornet, (who began to build Castle Cornet) (1312)
  • Sir William Oethfinde,
  • Edmund Rose,
  • Otton de Grandson,(1323)
  • John de Roches, (1330)
  • William de Montagou and Henry de Ferrure, (1335)
  • Thomas de Ferrariis, (1339)
  • Thomas Hampton, (1342)
  • John Mantaners, (1350)
  • Thomas Holland, (1356)
  • Sir Edmund de Chene, (1360)
  • Walter Huet, (1372)
  • Edmund Rose and Hugh Calvilegh, (1374)
  • John Golafre, (1388)
  • Edmund Earl of Rutland, (1397)

15th Century

  • Edward Duke of York, in appanage (1415)
  • John Duke of Bedford, (1430)
  • Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, (1435)
  • Henry Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick, (1446)
  • William Bertram and Nicholas Hault, (1447)
  • John Nanfan, (1453)
  • Geffrey Wallifly, (1470)
  • Sir John Tichefilde,(1482)
  • Duarte Brandão, (1482-1485)
  • Edward Weston, (1486-1509)
  • John Avril, (1488)
  • Sir William Weston,

16th century

  • Sir Richard Weston, (1509–1541)
  • Sir Francis Weston, (1533–1536) (co-governor with his father, Richard Weston)
  • Sir Richard Weston, reverted to sole governor until his death, (1536 - 1541)
  • Sir Richard Long, (1541-1545)
  • Sir Peter Mewtis, (1545–1553)
  • Sir Leonard Chamberlain, (1553–1561)
  • Sir Francis Chamberlain, (1561–1570)
  • Sir Thomas Leighton, (1570–1609)

17th century

  • George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes, (1610-1621)
  • Henry Danvers, 1st Earl of Danby, (1621-1644)
  • Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, (1643-1644)
  • Sir Peter Osborne, (1644-1649)
  • Henry Percy, Baron Percy of Alnwick (1649-1650)
  • Colonel Alban Coxe, (1649-1650)
  • Colonel John Bingham, (1651-1660)
  • Major Henry Wanseye (1660)
  • Sir Hugh Pollard, (1660-1662)
  • Christopher Hatton, 1st Baron Hatton of Kirby, (1662-1665)
  • Colonel Sir Jonathan Atkins, (1665-1670)
  • Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton of Grendon, (1670-1706)
  • Colonel Mordaunt, (1697)

18th century

  • General Charles Churchill (1706–1714)
  • Giles Spencer, (1711)
  • Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey (1715–1732)
  • Lewis Dollon, (1726)
  • The Rt Hon George Cholmondeley, 2nd Earl of Cholmondeley (1732–1733)
  • Major-General Richard Sutton (1733–1737)
  • Field Marshal François de La Rochefoucauld, marquis de Montandre (1737–1739)
  • Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl of Pomfret (1739–1742)
  • Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset (1742–1750)
  • Field Marshal Sir John Ligonier (1750–1752)
  • General John West, 1st Earl De La Warr (1752–1766)
  • Sir Richard Lyttelton (1766–1770)
  • Field Marshal Sir Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1770–1797)
  • General Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey (1797–1807)

19th century

  • Lieutenant-General George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke (1807–1827)
  • Sir William Keppel (1827–1834)
  • position of Governor abolished in 1835

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