List of Governors of Edinburgh Castle

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The Governor of Edinburgh Castle, also sometimes known as the Keeper or Captain, had overall control of the Royal castle of Edinburgh, Scotland.wikipedia
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Walter de Huntercombe, 1st Baron Huntercombe

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1296–1298: Sir Walter de Huntercombe, English governor
Walter de Huntercombe, 1st Baron Huntercombe (1247–1313) was an English military commander during the Wars of Scottish Independence and a Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

Bartolf Leslie

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After 1067 (d. 1121): Bartolf Leslie
Bartolf is known for being the first governor of Edinburgh Castle in the 11th century, he moved to Scotland in 1067 and married king Malcolm III's sister Beatrix (of whom he founded the Leslie family with).

Ralph Basset, 1st Lord Basset of Drayton

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1291–1296: Sir Ralph Basset de Drayton, English governor
In 1291, he was granted the governorship of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

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The Governor of Edinburgh Castle, also sometimes known as the Keeper or Captain, had overall control of the Royal castle of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The position of Governor of Edinburgh Castle, vacant since 1876, was revived in 1935 as an honorary title for the General Officer Commanding in Scotland, the first holder being Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Cameron of Lochiel.

Henry Dundas, 3rd Viscount Melville

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Although the post was never formally abolished, Governors ceased to be appointed after the death in 1876 of Henry Dundas, 3rd Viscount Melville.
He became Commander-in-Chief, Scotland in 1854 remaining in that post until 1860, in which year he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

John de Kingston

1298-?: Sir John de Kingston, English governor - Captain and Constable
As one of King Edward I's leading commanders, he was Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1298 to 1300 and from 1301 to at least 1305 (possibly as late as 1310).

John Lyon, Lord of Glamis

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*c.1375–1382 Sir John Lyon
He was appointed Keeper of the Privy Seal upon the accession of Robert II; from c. 1375 he was the Keeper of Edinburgh Castle, and was appointed Lord Chamberlain in 1377, both positions he was to hold till his death.

Lord Mark Kerr (British Army officer)

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1745–1752: General Lord Mark Kerr
He reached the rank of General in the British Army, and held a number of important administration posts, including Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney

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1714–1737: General George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney
In later life he became a Lord of the Bedchamber to George I and was installed as Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven

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1689–1702: David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven
He also served as Keeper of Edinburgh Castle between 1689 and 1702, and again between 1704 and 1712.

George Ross, 13th Lord Ross

1738: George Ross, 13th Lord Ross
He was elected Lord Rector of Glasgow University in 1727 and 1728 and was appointed Governor of Edinburgh Castle in June 1739.

James Campbell (British Army officer, died 1745)

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1738–1745: Lieutenant-General Sir James Campbell of Lawers
He was made Groom of the Bedchamber to King George II in 1727 and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1738, serving in both cases until his death in 1745.

Patrick Stuart (British Army general)

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1836–1837: General Hon. Patrick Stuart
He went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Scotland in 1830 (and from 1836, Governor of Edinburgh Castle) and Governor of Malta in 1843 before retiring in 1847.

Michael Riddell-Webster

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20 October 2015 – Present: Major General Michael Riddell-Webster
Major-General Michael Lawrence Riddell-Webster was a British Army officer who currently serves as Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

Andrew Thorne

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1941–1945 Lieutenant-General Andrew Thorne
He then became GOC XII Corps before being appointed GOC Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1941 to 1945.

John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun

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1763–1782: General John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun
Back in Scotland, in 1763 Loudoun was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle, a post he held for the rest of his life.

Thomas Napier (British Army officer)

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1852–1854: General Sir Thomas Napier
He went on to be assistant adjutant-general in Belfast and then served as Commander-in-Chief, Scotland and also as Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1852 to 1854.

Henry Riddell

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1847–1852: General Sir Henry Riddell
Riddell served as Commander-in-Chief, Scotland and also as Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1847 to 1852.

Charles Grant (British Army officer)

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1937–1940 General Sir Charles Grant
In 1937 he was appointed General Officer Commanding in Chief of Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, retiring from that posting in 1940.

Colin Muir Barber

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1952–1955 Lieutenant-General Sir Colin Barber
Barber was promoted to lieutenant general on 27 February 1952 and made General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

Charles Cathcart, 2nd Earl Cathcart

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1837–1842: General Lord Greenock
On 17 February 1837 he was made Commander-in-Chief, Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

Lord Adam Gordon (British Army officer)

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1796–1801: General Lord Adam Gordon
Gordon was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Scotland in 1789, promoted general in 1793, and resigned Tynemouth for the governorship of Edinburgh Castle in 1796.

Neil Douglas

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1842–1847: Lieutenant-General Sir Neil Douglas
He served as Commander-in-Chief, Scotland and also as Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1842 to 1847.

Archibald Cameron (British Army officer)

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1936–1937 General Sir Archibald Cameron of Lochiel
He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Scottish Command in 1933 and in 1936 also became Governor of Edinburgh Castle; he retired in 1937.

George Gordon-Lennox

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1964–1966 Lieutenant-General Sir George Gordon-Lennox
A year later, he was knighted and transferred to Scotland where he was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle until 1966.