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Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Sir Thomas Knyvet 22 February 1510 10 August 1512
Sir Charles Brandon
from 1513, the Viscount Lisle; from 1514, the Duke of Suffolk
October 1512 6 November 1515
Sir Henry Guildford 6 November 1515 18 July 1522
Sir Nicholas Carew 18 July 1522 14 February 1539
Sir Anthony Browne 1539 28 April 1548
Sir William Herbert
from 1551, the Earl of Pembroke
1548 1552
Lord Ambrose Dudley 1552 July 1553
Sir Henry Jernyngham December 1557 November 1558
Lord Robert Dudley
from 1564, the Earl of Leicester
18 November 1558 18 June 1587
The Earl of Essex 18 June 1587 25 February 1601
The Earl of Worcester April 1601 January 1616
Sir George Villiers
from August 1616, the Viscount Villiers; from 1617, the Earl of Buckingham; from 1618, the Marquess of Buckingham; from 1623, the Duke of Buckingham
January 1616 23 August 1628
The Earl of Holland September 1628 12 November 1628
The Marquess of Hamilton
from 1643, the Duke of Hamilton
12 November 1628 16 December 1643
Prince Rupert of the Rhine April 1645 September 1645
Prince Rupert of the Rhine March 1653 June 1654 in exile
George Monck
from July 1660, the Duke of Albemarle
May 1660 Summer 1668
The Duke of Buckingham Summer 1668 January 1674
The Duke of Monmouth 14 April 1674 22 January 1682
The Duke of Richmond 22 January 1682 6 February 1685
The Lord Dartmouth 6 February 1685 11 December 1688 Tory
Sir Edward Villiers
from 1691, the Viscount Villiers
February 1689 28 December 1694 Tory Master of the Horse to Queen Mary II
The Earl of Marlborough 19 June 1698 20 July 1702 Tory
The Duke of Somerset 20 July 1702 19 January 1712 Whig
The Duke of Somerset September 1714 October 1715 Whig
in commission October 1715 1727
The Earl of Scarbrough 1727 1734 Whig
in commission 1734 1735
The Duke of Richmond 1735 12 July 1749 Whig
Marquess of Hartington 12 July 1749 29 March 1755 Whig
The Duke of Dorset 29 March 1755 July 1757 Whig
The Earl Gower July 1757 October 1760 Tory
The Duke of Rutland 1761 1766 Whig
The Earl of Hertford 1766 1766
The Duke of Ancaster 1766 12 August 1778
The Duke of Northumberland December 1778 December 1780 Whig
The Duke of Montagu December 1780 23 May 1790
The Duke of Montrose 7 December 1790 January 1795 Tory
The Earl of Westmorland January 1795 February 1798 Tory
The Earl of Chesterfield February 1798 May 1804 Tory
The Marquess of Hertford May 1804 February 1806 Tory
The Earl of Carnarvon February 1806 March 1807 Whig
The Duke of Montrose March 1807 1821 Tory
The Duke of Dorset 1821 May 1827 Tory
The Duke of Leeds May 1827 22 November 1830 Tory
The Earl of Albemarle 24 November 1830 December 1834 Whig
The Duke of Dorset 1 January 1835 8 April 1835 Conservative
The Earl of Albemarle 25 April 1835 30 July 1841 Whig
The Earl of Jersey 4 September 1841 27 June 1846 Conservative
The Duke of Norfolk 11 July 1846 21 February 1852 Whig
The Earl of Jersey 1 March 1852 17 December 1852 Conservative
The Duke of Wellington 21 January 1853 21 February 1858 Peelite
The Duke of Beaufort 26 February 1858 11 June 1859 Conservative
The Marquess of Ailesbury 24 June 1859 26 June 1866 Liberal
The Duke of Beaufort 10 July 1866 1 December 1868 Conservative
The Marquess of Ailesbury 12 December 1868 17 February 1874 Liberal
The Earl of Bradford 7 March 1874 21 April 1880 Conservative
The Duke of Westminster 3 May 1880 9 June 1885 Liberal
The Earl of Bradford 1 July 1885 28 January 1886 Conservative
The Earl of Cork 10 February 1886 20 July 1886 Liberal
The Duke of Portland 9 August 1886 11 August 1892 Conservative
The Viscount Oxenbridge 25 August 1892 19 March 1894 Liberal
The Earl of Cork 19 March 1894 21 June 1895 Liberal
The Duke of Portland 16 July 1895 4 December 1905 Conservative
The Earl of Sefton 18 December 1905 6 September 1907 Liberal
The Earl of Granard 6 September 1907 25 May 1915 Liberal
The Earl of Chesterfield 9 June 1915 19 October 1922 Liberal
The Marquess of Bath 20 November 1922 1923 Conservative
The Earl of Granard 1923 1936
The Duke of Beaufort 1936 1978
The Earl of Westmorland 1978 1991
The Lord Somerleyton 1991 1999
The Lord Vestey 1999 current incumbent

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