10. INCUMBENTS

 

a. Governors and Deputy Governors

The title ascribed to the positions of Governor and Deputy Governor has altered over time. A list of incumbents, and their respective titles, from 1219 to 1926 can be found here.

In 1926 the Royal Warrant was altered to provide for someone to deputise in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor. It states:

AND We do hereby ordain that Our First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls, or in the event of his inability to act, Our Second Deemster, shall, after taking the oath, discharge the duties of Lieutenant-Governor whenever owing to your absence from the Island or any other cause you are unable to discharge the duties of your office, until such time as you shall resume the duties or until We signify Our further Pleasure in that behalf;

The holders of the positions of Governor, full title Lieutenant Governor and Captain General, from 1926 to date are listed below.

1926

1933

1937

1945

1952

1959

1966

1974

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000

2005

2011

2016

Sir Claude Hamilton Archer Hill, KCSI, CIE

Sir Montagu Sherard Dawes Butler, KCSI, CB, CIE, CVO, CBE

Vice-Admiral the Rt Hon Sir William Spencer Leveson-Gower, Fourth Earl Granville, KG, KCVO, CB, DSO

Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet, KBE, CB, DSO

Sir Ambrose Dundas Flux Dundas, KCIE, CSI

Sir Ronald Herbert Garvey, KCMG, KCVO, MBE

Sir Peter Hyla Gawne Stallard, KCMG, CVO, MBE

Sir John Warburton Paul, GCMG, OBE, MC

Rear-Admiral Sir Oswald Nigel Amherst Cecil, KBE, CB

Major-General Sir Laurence Anthony Wallis New, CB, CBE

Air Marshal Sir Laurence Alfred Jones, KCB, AFC

Sir Timothy Lewis Achilles Daunt, KCMG

Air Marshal Ian David Macfadyen, CB, OBE

Vice-Admiral Sir Paul Kenneth Haddacks, KCB

Mr Adam Wood

Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney KCMG CVO

 

b. Presiding Officers

i. Presidents of Tynwald

When the Constitution Act 1990 came into force in July 1990, the Lieutenant Governor ceased to be the ex officio President of Tynwald[1] and a President was elected from the Members of Tynwald.[2]

1990

2000

2011

2016

Sir Henry Charles Kerruish OBE LLD(hc) CP

Noel Quayle Cringle OBE

Clare Christian

Stephen Charles Rodan BSc (Hons) MRPharmS

 

ii. Deputy Presidents of Tynwald

The Constitution Act 1990 provided for the election of a Deputy President of Tynwald.

“Tynwald shall from time to time by resolution elect a member of the Keys or an elected member of the Legislative Council to be Deputy President of Tynwald”. [3]

Following the election of Sir Charles Kerruish in 1990, the position of Deputy President of Tynwald was not filled until 7th July 1992.[4]

1992

1997

2000

2002

2006

James Crookall Cain FCA SHK

Noel Quayle Cringle SHK

John David Qualtrough Cannan SHK

James Anthony Brown SHK

Stephen Charles Rodan BSc (Hons) MRPharmS SHK

 

iii. Presidents of the Legislative Council

Prior to the Constitution (Legislative Council)(Amendment) Act 1980, the Lieutenant Governor was ex officio President of the Legislative Council. This legislation came into force in 1980 and remained in force until the Constitution Act 1990. The President of the Legislative Council was elected from within the Legislative Council.

1980

1987

John Allen Cowell Kennedy Nivision CBE JP CP

Robert John Gurney Anderson

 

By virtue of the Constitution Act 1990 the role was amalgamated with that of the President of Tynwald.

 

iv. Chairmen and Speakers of the House of Keys

Until 1867 the Speaker of the House of Keys was a role which only became vacant upon the death of the incumbent. Edward Moore Gawne became the first Speaker of the House of Keys to retire from the position in 1867.

c.1649

c.1660-63

1673

1697

1704

1738

1758

1780

1799

1823

1831

1844

1847

1854

1867

1898

1909

1919

1919

1937

1960

1962

1990

1991

1996

2000

2001

2006

Major Richard Stevenson

Edward Christian

Charles Christian

Captain Thomas Stevenson

Captain John Stevenson

Captain Thomas Heywood

Sir George Moore

John Taubman

Major John Taubman

Colonel Mark Wilkes FRS

General Alexander John Goldie

Colonel John Taubman Goldie-Taubman

John Moore

Edward Moore Gawne

Sir John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman JP

Arthur William Moore CVO MA JP

Dalrymple Maitland

John Robert Kerruish

Sir George Frederick Clucas CBE JP

Sir Joseph Davidson Qualtrough CBE

Henry Knowles Corlett OBE JP

Sir Henry Charles Kerruish OBE CP

George Victor Harris Kneale CBE MA(hc)

James Crookall Cain FCA

Noel Quayle Cringle OBE

John David Qualtrough Cannan

James Anthony Brown

Stephen Charles Rodan BSc(Hons) MRPharmS

 

v. Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys

The Deputy (or Acting) Speaker of the House of Keys did not become a post until the adoption of the 1964 House of Keys Standing Orders.[5] Prior to this date if it was necessary to appoint an Acting Speaker for an absence for the Speaker it was done on an ad-hoc basis.

1964

1971

1981

1990

1992

1995

1997

2000

2002

2002

2004-06

2008

2010

2011

A S Kelly

E Clifford Irving

George Victor Harris Kneale CBE MA(hc)

James Crookall Cain FCA

Dr Edgar J Mann

Noel Quayle Cringle OBE

John David Qualtrough Cannan

James Anthony Brown

Donald James Gelling CBE CP CInstSMM

Richard Edgar Quine

Hazel Hannan

Robert Philip Braidwood BEng

Quintin Gill

Leonard Ian Singer

 

Following the General Election in 2006 it was noted in a statement made by the Speaker of the House of Keys[6] that a technical issue with the interpretation of the Council of Ministers Act 1990[7] and the Interpretation Act 1976[8] had arisen and a Deputy Speaker, once elected to that position, would automatically vacate their departmental office.

The Presiding Officers Act 2008 which received Royal Assent on 11th March 2008 allowed for the appointment of an Acting/Deputy Speaker to be a member of a department and/or Statutory Board.

 

1909

1929

1938

1964

1976

1987

2001

2001

2008

Richard Daniel Gelling CP

Ramsey Gelling Johnson OBE CP

Frank Barnes Johnson MBE MA

Thomas Edward Kermeen ISO FCIS

Robert Brisco MacGregor Quayle MA

Professor Thomas StJohn Neville Bates MA LLM

Robert Brisco MacGregor Quayle MA

Malachy Cornwell-Kelly LLB(Hons) AKC MCMI

Roger Ian Sexton Phillips LLB

 

1965

1970

1977

2001

2007

Norman Leslie Clague

Rodney George Greggor Caley

Thomas Arthur Bawden

Marilyn Cullen

Jonathan King LLB MA DPhil LRSM

 

1977

1980

1993

2001

2008

2015

Geraldine E Collister

June E M Brown

Marilyn Cullen

Philip Lo Bao BA MA PGCE

Marie Lambden ACIS

Joann Corkish MCMI

 

iv. Clerks of the Legislative Council

Before the Revestment the Clerk of the Rolls acted as Clerk of the Council without special appointment.

1765

1794

1797

1804

1822

1830

1848

1851

1864

1910

1943

1954

1967

1969

1972

1976

1977

2001

2007

John Quayle

Robert Heywood CR

Mark Hildesley Quayle CR

Thomas Stowell CR

John Bell

George Quirk

William Watson Christian

James Burman

John Thomas Clucas

Bertram Edward Sargeant OBE MVO FSA

John Nelson Panes MA

Eric Reginald St Aubrey Davies MBE JP

Gerald Jackson Bryan CMG CVO OBE MC

William Bramwell Kennaugh

Peter Joseph Hulme

John Raymond Cannan

Thomas Arthur Bawden

Marilyn Cullen

Jonathan King LLB MA DPhil LRSM

 

1793

1813

1824

1841

1858

1884

1898

1898

1929

1938

1964

1976

1987

2001

2001

2008

Thomas Gawne MHK

John Llewellyn MHK

-

George William Dumbell MHK

Robert John Moore MHK

John Corlett Lamothe

George Cookson

Richard Daniel Gelling CP

Ramsey Gelling Johnson OBE CP

Frank Barnes Johnson MBE MA

Thomas Edward Kermeen ISO FCIS

Robert Brisco MacGregor Quayle MA

Professor Thomas St John Neville Bates MA LLM

Robert Brisco MacGregor Quayle MA

Malachy Cornwell-Kelly LLB(Hons) AKC MCMI

Roger Ian Sexton Phillips LLB

 

1863

1896

1906

1924

1924

1929

1940

1944

1955

1968

1984

1991

1996

1998

2005

2007

2016

Rev. Edward Ferrier

Rev. Robert B Baron

Canon John Quine MA

Rev. Martin C Taylor

Canon Charles A Cannan MA

Rev. Joseph Quayle Callister

Canon James Hampton Cain MA

Rev. John Kinrade Elliot

Canon Henry Maddrell MA

Rev. Joseph Wilson

Rev. Robert Edward Cubbon

Rev. Rex Kissack MA BD

Ven. David Albert Willoughby BA

Canon Denis Baggaley MA

Rev. George Quinn MBE

Rev William Martin

Ven. Andrew Brown MA


[1] Constitution Act 1990, section 1(2)

[2] Constitution Act 1990, section 2

[3] Constitution Act 1990, section 5(1)

[4] Debates of the Legislature, v108, T464

[5] The Standing Orders of the House of Keys, 14th January 1964, SO11

[6] Debates of the Legislature, v124, K21

[7] section 7

[8] section 3