List of Ambassadors from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands


List of Ambassadors from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands

The Ambassador from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Netherlands, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in the Netherlands. The official title is "Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands".

List of Heads of Mission

Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary

*1625: George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

*1644: Henry Jermyn, 1st Baron Jermyn

*1668–1670: Sir William Temple, Bt.

*1674: Sir William Temple, Bt.

*1686–1688: Sir Ignatius Vitus, Bt.

*1695: Edward Villiers, 1st Viscount Villiers

*1697–1698: Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey

*1702: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

*1707-1709: William Cadogan
*1709–1711: Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend

*1711-1714: Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
*1714-1720 William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan

*Jan-Apr 1715: Horatio Walpole

*Oct 1715-1716: Horatio Walpole

*1717–1721: Charles Whitworth

*May-Jul 1722: Horatio Walpole (acting)
*1724-1728 William Finch
*1728-1732 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
*1733-1734 William Finch [http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/BrievenAnthonieHeinsius1702-1720/Index/f]
*1734-1739: Horatio Walpole
*1739-1746: Robert Trevor (Envoy-Extraordinary to 1741, then Minister-Plenipotentiary) [William Carr, ‘Trevor, Robert Hampden-, first Viscount Hampden (1706–1783)’, rev. Martyn J. Powell, "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008) [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27733] , accessed 10 Aug 2008. ]

*1749-1751: Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness (as a minister)
*1751-"1761": Joseph Yorke (minister)
*"1761"-1780: Sir Joseph Yorke (ambassador)

*1784-"1788": Sir James Harris (as a minister, later Earl of Malmesbury)
*"1788"-1789: James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury (as an ambassador)
*1789: Alleyne Fitzherbert (Envoy-extraordinary and plenipotentiary)J. Haydn, "Book of Dignities", 79 ]
*1789-1790: William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland (ambassador)
*1790-1793: Lord Henry John Spencer (plenipotentiary)
*1793-1794: Hon. William Eliot
*1794–1795: Alleyne FitzHerbert

*1813–1815: Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty
*1815: Sir Charles Stuart

*1816–1823: Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty
*1823: Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Viscount Granville
*1823: Andrew Snape Douglas ("ad int.")
*1823–1829: Sir Charles Bagot
*1829–1832: Thomas Cartwright ("ad int.")
*1832–1833: The Hon. John Duncan Bligh ("ad int.")
*1833–1835: The Hon. George Sulyarde Stafford Jerningham (chargé d'affaires)
*1835–1851: Sir Edward Cromwell Disbrowe
*1851–1858: The Hon. Sir Ralph Abercromby
*1858–1860: Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier
*1860–1862: Sir Andrew Buchanan
*1862–1867: Sir John Ralph Milbanke, 8th Baronet
*1867–1877: Vice-Admiral the Hon. Edward Alfred John Harris
*1877–1888: The Hon. William Stuart
*1888-1896: Sir Horace Rumbold, Bt.

*1908-1910: Sir George Buchanan

*1928-1933: Hon. Sir Odo Russell
*1933-?: Sir Charles Montgomery

*1938-"1942": Sir Nevile Bland

Ambassadors to the Netherlands

*"1942"–1948: Sir Nevile Bland
*1960–1964: Sir Andrew Noble
*1964-?: Sir Isham Garran

*1970–1972: Sir Edward Tomkins
*1972–1977: Sir Ernest John Ward Barnes
*1977–1979: Sir Richard Sykes. [ Sir Richard Sykes was murdered by IRA gunmen whilst ambassador] .
*1979–1981: Sir John Taylor
*1981–1984: Sir Philip Mansfield
*1984–1988: Sir John Margetson
*1988–1993: Sir Michael Jenkins
*1993–1996: Sir David Miers
*1996–2001: Dame Rosemary Spencer
*2001–2005: Sir Colin Budd
*2005–Present: Mr. Lyn Parker

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