List of Lord High Commissioners of the Ionian Islands

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Map of the Ionian Islands.

The Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands was the local representative of the British government in the United States of the Ionian Islands between 1816 and 1864, succeeding the earlier office of the Civil Commissioner of the Ionian Islands. At the time, the United States of the Ionian Islands was a federal republic under the amical protection of the United Kingdom, as established under the 1815 Treaty of Paris. Governors were based in Corfu, northernmost of the seven Ionian Islands, which are off the western coast of mainland Greece.

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Civil Commissioners (1809–1816)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Oswald
(1771–1840)[1]
16 October
1809
February
1811
Richard Church.png Richard Church
(1784–1873)
February
1811
December
1811
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Airey
(1761–1833)
December
1811
1813
JamesCampbellofInverneill2.png Sir James Campbell
(1763–1819)
30 April
1813
17 February
1816
Maitland and Louverture.jpg Sir Thomas Maitland
(1759–1824)
17 February
1816
31 March
1816

Lord High Commissioners (1816–1864)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Maitland and Louverture.jpg Sir Thomas Maitland
(1759–1824)
31 March
1816
17 January
1824
Sir Frederick Adam by William Salter.jpg Sir Frederick Adam
(1781–1853)[2]
7 January
1824
2 June
1832
Alexander Woodford.png Sir Alexander George Woodford
(1782–1870)[3]
28 April
1832
1 December
1832
Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands.svg George Nugent-Grenville
2nd Baron Nugent

(1788–1850)
1 December
1832
23 February
1835
Alexander Woodford.png Sir Alexander George Woodford
(1782–1870)
(acting)
23 February
1835
29 April
1835
Sir Howard Douglas.JPG Sir Howard Douglas
(1776–1861)
29 April
1835
8 June
1841
Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands.svg James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie
(1784–1843)
8 June
1841
17 February
1843
Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands.svg Sir George Berkeley
(1785–1857)[4]
15 September
1842
1 April
1843
John Colborne.jpg John Colborne
1st Baron Seaton

(1778–1863)
1 April
1843
2 June
1849
Henry George Ward.jpg Sir Henry George Ward
(1797–1860)
2 June
1849
13 April
1855
John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar.png Sir George Young
(1807–1876)
13 April
1855
25 January
1859
Gladstone.jpg William Ewart Gladstone
(1809–1898)
25 January
1859
17 February
1859
Henry Knight Storks, Vanity Fair, 1870-12-24.jpg Sir Henry Knight Storks
(1811–1874)
17 February
1859
2 June
1864

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Commander to 1810
  2. ^ Acting to 10 April 1824 (for absent Maitland to 17 January 1824)
  3. ^ Acting (for absent Adam to 2 June 1832)
  4. ^ Acting (for absent Mackenzie to 17 February 1843)

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