A list of Priors and Grand Priors, Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Jurisdiction of England or the British Isles.


TABLE 1A. ENGLISH LANGUE.

Priors and Grand Priors of England,
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Walter c1144-c1150
Roger Simple c1150-1178
Richard Turk 1165-1170
Ralph of Dyve 1178-1181
Garnier de Naplouse 1185-1190
Alan 1190-1195
Gilbert de Vere 1195
Robert Fitx Richard 1197
William de Villiers 1199-1202
Robert the Treasurer 1204-1214
Henry of Arundel 1215-1216
Hugh Dawnay 1216-1221
Robert of Dynham 1223-1234
Theodore de Nussa 1235-1247
Robert of Maunby 1247-1250
Elias of Smeaton 1253-1256
Robert of Maunby 1257-1262
Roger de Vere 1265-1272
Joseph de Chauncy 1273-1280
William of Henley 1281-1290
Peter de Hakenham 1290-1297
Richard de Penley 1307-1310

TABLE 1B. ENGLISH LANGUE.

Priors and Grand Priors of England,
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem and of Rhodes.

Richard de Penley 1310
William Tothale 1310-1315
Richard de Paveley 1315-1321
Thomas Archer 1321-1329
John Buibrus 1327
Monte Leonis de Tybertis de Leonard 1329-1330
Philip Thame 1330-1358
John de Paveley 1358-1371
Robert Hales 1371-1381
John Raddington 1381-1399
Walter de Grendon 1400-1416
Thomas Sequipont 1410
William Hulles 1417-1433
Robert Mallory 1433-1440
Robert Boutil 1440
William d'Aunay 1453
Robert Long 1466
John Langstrother 1470-1471
William Tornay 1471-1473
Robert Multon 1473-1475
John Weston 1476-1489
John Quendal 1489-1501
Thomas de Newport 1500
Thomas d'Ocroy 1501
Robert Daniel 1506
N Weston 1523-1527
N Babington 1527
William Weston 1527-1530

TABLE 1C. ENGLISH LANGUE.

Priors and Grand Priors of England,
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem and of Malta.

William Weston 1530-1533
Clement West 1533
Roger Boyd 1533-1536
John de la Roche Andy 1536
Egidius Rosselet 1543
Nicholas Repton c1552
Oswald Massinbert 1553
Thomas Tresham 1557-1559
Richard Shelley 1566-1590
Francis Astorg de Segreville 1591-1593
Andrew Wyse 1593-1631
Cesare Ferretti 1612
Giovanni Battista Nari 1631-1639
Alessandro Zambeccari 1639-1648
Geronimo Alliata 1648-1654
Stefano Maria Lomellino 1654-1685
Henry Fitz-James 1687-1701
Giulio Bovio 1701-1706
Francesco Maria Ferretti 1706-1726
Sir Nicholas Geradin 1726-1733
Peter Emmanuel Fitz-James 1733-1734
Buonaventura Antonio Fitz-James 1734-1755
Commander Giovanni Battista Altieri 1755-1782
Girolama Laparelli 1806-1815

TABLE 2. FRANCO-ENGLISH LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
Council of the English Langue,
Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

An extension of the Council of the Three French Langues.

Rev'd Sir Robert Peat 1831-1832
'Count' Alexander Mortara (in Charge) 1832-1837

TABLE 3A. FRANCO-ENGLISH LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
Council of the English Langue,
Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

An independent Charitable Organisation.

Rev'd Sir Robert Peat 1832-1837
Sir Henry Dymoke 1838-1847
The Hon Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb 1847-1858

TABLE 3B. FRANCO-ENGLISH LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
Sovereign and Illustrious Order
of St. John of Jerusalem Anglia

An independent Charitable Organisation.

The Hon Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb (Burges) 1858-1860
Sir Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnot 1860-1861 (d. 1871)
Sir William Drogo Duke of Manchester 1861-1871

TABLE 3C. FRANCO-ENGLISH LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England.

An independent Charitable Organisation.

Sir William Drogo Duke of Manchester 1871-1888

TABLE 3D. FRANCO-ENGLISH LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
Grand Priory of the Order of the
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England.

As Incorporated by Royal Charter 1888
as a Charitable Organisation.

HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales 1888-1901
HRH George, Prince of Wales 1901-1910
The Duke of Connaught 1910-1926

TABLE 3E. FRANCO-ENGLISH LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
Grand Priory of the
Most Venerable Order of the
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

As Incorporated by Royal Charter 1888
as a Charitable Organisation.

The Duke of Connaught 1926-1938
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester 1939-1974
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester 1974-Present.

TABLE 4. RUSSIAN LANGUE.

Priors/Presidents of the British Isles,
Russian Grand Priory of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

John Cilia La Corte 1994-1997 Prior
Sydney J. Fogarty. 1998-2005 Prior
Alexandre Tissot Demidoff 2005-present President.

TABLE 5. ANGLO-ITALIAN LANGUE.

Grand Priors of England,
The Grand Priory of England,

Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Matthew Festing 1993-Present.


Updated 29th January 2006

Any corrections to this list will be gratefully received.

Please E.Mail osj@church.prestel.co.uk

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