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Chetwynd-Talbot, Charles Henry John (1860 - 1921), Hereditary Great Seneschal or Lord High Steward of Ireland; Lord High Steward of Stafford since 1892

WHITAKER, Albert Edward (1860 - 1945), DL, JP; Lord High Steward of East Retford; Chairman Retford Hospital

VII. The Lord Robert Dudley, lord high steward of the university of Cambridge, his arrival & reception there on Saturday 5. August 1564

Inskip, Thomas Walker Hobart (1876 - 1947), Lord Chief Justice of England, 1940–46; High Steward of Kingston-on-Thames since 1943

Chetwynd-Talbot, John George Charles Henry Alton Alexander Chetwynd (1914 - 1980), Hereditary Great Seneschal or Lord High Steward of Ireland

NEVILE, Henry (Nicholas) (1920 - 1996), Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, 1975–95; High Steward, Lincoln Cathedral, since 1985

HAMILTON, Lord Claud (John) (1843 - 1925), PC 1917; High Steward, Borough of Great Yarmouth, and of the Borough of Harwich

Luce, Richard Napier (born 1936), DL; Lord Chamberlain of HM Household, 2000–06; a Permanent Lord in Waiting to the Queen, since 2007; High Steward of Westminster Abbey, since 2011

Assheton, Ralph (1901 - 1984), JP; DL; Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, 1971–76 (Vice-Lieutenant, 1956–71); High Steward of Westminster since 1962

Hervey, Frederick William John (1834 - 1907), Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk from 1886; Hereditary High Steward of Liberty of St Edmund; Hon. Col 3rd Batt. Suffolk Regiment (Militia)

Robinson, George Frederick Samuel (1827 - 1909), Lord Privy Seal, 1905–08; Lord-Lieutenant North Riding of Yorkshire, 1873–1906; High Steward of Hull; Hon. Colonel 1st Battalion West York Rifles from 1860; became a Roman Catholic, 1874

Cavendish, Edward William Spencer (1895 - 1950), High Steward of Cambridge University since 1938; Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire since 1938; Chancellor of Leeds University since 1938; Chairman of Oversea Settlement Board, 1936; President Zoological Society of London, 1948

Fitzherbert-Stafford, Francis Edward (1859 - 1932), DL and JP Staffordshire; Lord High Steward of the Borough of Stafford, late 3rd Batt. The King’s Own Regt; late Hon. Major Staffordshire Yeomanry

HILL, Alexander Staveley (1825 - 1905), JP, DL; KC; Counsel to Admiralty and Judge-Advocate of the Fleet in Lord Beaconsfield’s administration and from 1895; Recorder of Banbury 1866–1903; Deputy High Steward of Oxford University from 1874

Grosvenor, Hugh-Lupus (1825 - 1899), High Steward of Westminster; Lord-Lieutenant of London from 1889, and of Cheshire from 1883; Hon. Colonel 13th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers; Hon. Colonel Earl of Chester Yeomanry Cavalry; Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria


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Originally purely a household officer, the task of the steward, or seneschal, was to place dishes on the royal table, but like many comparable offices it gathered other duties and rose in prestige. Eventually, as lord high steward, he performed at coronations and presided over the trial of peers. In Scotland, the office became hereditary in the 12th cent. in the Stewart family, who became monarchs in the 14th cent.

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