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Chief Justices of the Court of King's (Queen's) Bench, 1268-1875Edit

Name Entered office Left office Notes
Robert de Brus 1268 1274
Ralph de Hengham 1274 1290
Gilbert de Thornton 1290 1296
Roger Le Brabazon 1296 March 1316
William Inge March 1316 15 June 1317
Henry Le Scrope 15 June 1317 September 1323
Hervey de Staunton September 1323 21 March 1324
Geoffrey Le Scrope 21 March 1324 1 May 1329
Robert de Malberthorp 1 May 1329 28 October 1329
Henry Le Scrope 28 October 1329 19 December 1330
Geoffrey Le Scrope 19 December 1330 28 March 1332
Richard de Wyllughby 28 March 1332 20 September 1332
Geoffrey Le Scrope 20 September 1332 10 September 1333
Richard de Wyllughby 10 September 1333 1337
Geoffrey Le Scrope 1337 October 1338
Richard de Wyllughby October 1338 21 July 1340
Sir Robert Parning 21 July 1340 8 January 1341
Sir William Scot 8 January 1341 26 November 1346
Sir William de Thorpe 26 November 1346 26 October 1350
Sir William de Shareshull 26 October 1350 5 July 1357
Sir Thomas de Seton 5 July 1357 24 May 1361
Sir Henry Greene 24 May 1361 29 October 1365
Sir John Knivet 29 October 1365 15 July 1372
John de Cavendish 15 July 1372 14 June 1381 murdered in Peasants' Revolt
Sir Robert Tresylian 22 June 1381 13 January 1388
Sir Walter de Clontone 31 January 1388 15 November 1400
Sir William Gascoigne 15 November 1400 29 March 1413
Sir William Hankford 29 March 1413 21 January 1424
Sir William Cheyne 21 January 1424 20 January 1439
Sir John Ivyn 20 January 1439 13 April 1440
Sir John Hody 13 April 1440 25 January 1442
Sir John Fortescue 25 January 1442 13 May 1461
Sir John Markham 13 May 1461 23 January 1469
Sir Thomas Billing 23 January 1469 7 May 1481
Sir William Huse 7 May 1481 24 November 1495
Sir John Fineux 24 November 1495 23 January 1526
Sir John FitzJames 23 January 1526 21 January 1539
Sir Edward Montagu 21 January 1539 9 November 1545
Sir Richard Lyster 9 November 1545 21 March 1552
Sir Roger Chomeley 21 March 1552 4 October 1553
Sir Thomas Bromley 4 October 1553 11 June 1555
Sir William Portman 11 June 1555 8 May 1557
Sir Edward Saunders 8 May 1557 22 January 1559
Sir Robert Catlyn 22 January 1559 8 November 1574
Sir Christopher Wray 8 November 1574 2 June 1592
Sir John Popham 2 June 1592 25 June 1607
Sir Thomas Fleming 25 June 1607 25 October 1613
Sir Edward Coke 25 October 1613 16 November 1616
Sir Henry Montagu
from 1620, the Viscount Mandeville
16 November 1616 29 January 1621
Sir James Ley 29 January 1621 26 January 1625
Sir Ranulph Crewe 26 January 1625 5 February 1627
Sir Nicholas Hyde 5 February 1627 August 1631
Sir Thomas Richardson 24 October 1631 14 April 1635
Sir John Brampston 14 April 1635 31 October 1642
Sir Robert Heath 31 October 1642 October 1645
Henry Rolle 12 October 1648 15 June 1655 parliamentary Lord Chief Justice
John Glyn 15 June 1655 17 January 1660 parliamentary Lord Chief Justice
Sir Richard Newdigate 17 January 1660 1 October 1660
Sir Robert Foster 1 October 1660 19 October 1663
Sir Robert Hyde 19 October 1663 21 November 1665
Sir John Kelynge 21 Novmeber 1665 18 May 1671
Sir Matthew Hale 18 May 1671 12 April 1676
Sir Richard Raynsford 12 April 1676 31 May 1678
Sir William Scroggs 31 May 1678 11 April 1681
Sir Fraser Pemberton 11 April 1681 28 September 1683
Sir George Jeffreys
from 1685, the Lord Jeffreys
28 September 1683 23 October 1685
Sir Edward Herbert 23 October 1685 22 April 1687
Sir Robert Wright 22 April 1687 17 April 1689
Sir John Holt 17 April 1689 11 March 1710
Sir John Parker
from 1716, the Lord Parker
11 March 1710 15 May 1718
Sir John Pratt 15 May 1718 2 March 1725
Sir Robert Raymond 2 March 1725 31 October 1733
Sir Philip Yorke 31 October 1733 8 June 1737
Sir William Lee 8 June 1737 2 May 1754
Sir Dudley Ryder 2 May 1754 8 November 1756
The Lord Mansfield
from 1776, the Earl of Mansfield
8 November 1756 4 June 1788
The Lord Kenyon 4 June 1788 11 April 1802
The Lord Ellenborough 11 April 1802 2 November 1818
Sir Charles Abbot
from 1827, the Lord Tenterden
2 November 1818 4 November 1832
Sir Thomas Denman
from 1834, the Lord Denman
4 November 1832 5 March 1850
The Lord Campbell of St Andrews 5 March 1850 24 June 1859
Sir Alexander Cockburn 24 June 1859 1 November 1875

Lord Chief Justices of England, 1875-1967Edit

Name Entered office Left office Notes
Sir Alexander Cockburn 1 November 1875 20 November 1880
The Lord Coleridge 29 November 1880 14 June 1894
The Lord Russell of Killowen 11 July 1894 10 August 1900
The Lord Alverstone 10 August 1900 21 October 1913
Sir Rufus Isaacs
from 1914, the Lord Reading; from 1916, the Viscount Reading; from 1917, the Earl of Reading
21 October 1913 8 March 1921
Alfred Lawrence
from August 1921, the Lord Trevethin
15 April 1921 2 March 1922
The Lord Hewart 8 March 1922 12 October 1940
The Viscount Caldecote 14 October 1940 23 January 1946
The Lord Goddard 23 January 1946 29 September 1958
The Lord Parker of Waddington 29 September 1958 20 April 1971
The Lord Widgery 20 April 1971 15 April 1980
The Lord Lane 15 April 1980 27 April 1992
The Lord Taylor of Gosforth 27 April 1992 4 June 1996
The Lord Bingham of Cornhill 4 June 1996 6 June 2000
The Lord Woolf 6 June 2000 30 September 2005
The Lord Phillips of Worth Maltravers 30 September 2005 current incumbent

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