List of Knights Companion of the Order of the Bath

This is a list of those men who were made Knights Companion of the Order of the Bath from the date of the Order's revival by King George I of Great Britain, 18 May 1725, to its reorganisation on 2 January 1815. During this period the Order was limited to the Sovereign (the King), the Great Master and thirty-six Knights Companions. Knights Companion bore the post-nominal KB. Those Knights living at the time of the remodelling of the Order automatically became Knights Grand Cross, with the post-nominal GCB.

Founder Knights

All the founder knights were invested on 27 May 1725 (except Lords Inchiquin and Tyrconnell, who were invested on 28 May, and the Duke of Richmond, who was not invested at all) and then installed on 17 June 1725.[1]

Image Name Notes
Cumberland-Reynolds Prince William Augustus died 31 October 1765
John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu died 5 July 1749
No image William Montagu, 2nd Duke of Manchester died 21 October 1739
No image Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford died 27 July 1751
No image John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester died 27 September 1737
William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, by Charles Philips Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle died 22 December 1754
No image Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine died 25 December 1750
No image George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax died 9 May 1739
No image Talbot Yelverton, 1st Earl of Sussex died 27 October 1731
No image Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl of Pomfret died 8 July 1753
No image Lord Nassau Powlett died 24 August 1741
George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington by Jeremiah Davison Admiral George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington died 17 January 1733
No image George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas died 10 June 1770
3rdEarlOfBreadalbane John Campbell, Viscount Glenorchy died 26 January 1782
No image John West, 7th Baron De La Warr died 16 March 1766
No image Hugh Fortescue, 14th Baron Clinton died 2 May 1751
RobertWalpole2ndEarlOrfordByJohnTheodoreHeins Robert Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole died 31 March 1751
Spencer Compton 1st Earl of Wilmington Spencer Compton resigned on receiving the Garter 12 June 1733
No image William Stanhope died May 1772
No image Conyers Darcy died 1 December 1758
No image Thomas Lumley-Saunderson died 15 March 1752
SirPaulMethuen Paul Methuen died 11 April 1757
Retuched Painting of Robert Walpole Robert Walpole resigned on receiving the Garter 26 May 1726
Robert Sutton Robert Sutton died 13 August 1746
No image Lieutenant General Charles Wills died 25 December 1741
No image Sir John Hobart, 5th Baronet died 22 September 1756
No image Sir William Gage, 7th Baronet died 23 April 1744
No image Robert Clifton died 7 December 1762
Sir Michael Newton, 4th Bt Michael Newton died 6 April 1743
No image William Yonge died 10 August 1755
No image Thomas Watson-Wentworth died 14 December 1750
No image John Monson died 18 July 1748
No image William Morgan died 24 April 1731
Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (fifth creation) Thomas Coke died 20 April 1759
No image William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin died 18 July 1777
1stViscountTyrconnel John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel died 27 February 1754

Subsequent appointments

Date Image Name Notes
12 January 1732 Chandos-family-by-kneller-1713 Henry Brydges, Marquess of Carnarvon died 28 November 1771
No image William Bateman, 1st Viscount Bateman died December 1744
Sir George Downing 3rd Bt Sir George Downing, 3rd Baronet died 10 June 1749
17 January 1732 No image Charles Gunter Nicoll died 24 November 1733
26 June 1742 Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham Thomas Robinson died 20 September 1770
12 July 1743 No image Lieutenant-General Philip Honywood died 1752
No image Lieutenant-General James Campbell died 1745
Iain cope Lieutenant-General John Cope died 1760
1st Earl Ligonier Field Marshal Sir John Ligonier died 28 April 1770
28 May 1744 No image Richard FitzWilliam, 6th Viscount FitzWilliam died 25 April 1776
Sir Charles Hanbury Williams by John Giles Eccardt Sir Charles Hanbury Williams died 2 November 1759
No image Henry Calthorpe
No image Thomas Whitmore
No image Sir William Morden Harbord, 1st Baronet died 17 February 1770
29 May 1747 Admiral Sir Peter Warren Rear-Admiral Sir Peter Warren died 29 July 1752
14 November 1747 Edward Hawke 1 Vice-Admiral Edward Hawke died 17 October 1781
2 May 1749 No image Lieutenant-General Charles Howard died 26 August 1765
No image General Sir John Mordaunt died 23 October 1780
No image Major-General Charles Armand Powlett died 14 November 1751
EarlAndCountessOfMexboroughWithSon John Savile died 17 February 1778
12 March 1752 No image Richard Onslow, 3rd Baron Onslow died 8 October 1776
27 August 1753 SirEdwardWalpole Edward Walpole died 1784
No image Lieutenant-General Charles Powlett died 5 July 1765
No image Edward Hussey-Montagu died 25 November 1802
No image Lieutenant-General Richard Lyttelton died 1 October 1770
12 December 1753 Williamrowley Admiral Sir William Rowley died 1768
23 September 1754 Benjamin Keene Benjamin Keene died 1757
27 November 1756 1stBaronBlakeney Lieutenant-General William Blakeney died 20 September 1761
23 March 1761 No image John Proby, 1st Baron Carysfort died 18 October 1772
No image Lieutenant-General Joseph Yorke died 2 December 1792
Sir James Gray, Second Baronet by Rosalba Carriera, Getty Center Sir James Gray, 2nd Baronet died 9 January 1773
No image Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 1st Baronet died 13 September 1773
No image Sir John Gibbons, 2nd Baronet died 9 July 1776
Sir George Pocock by Thomas Hudson Admiral George Pocock died 1792
Amherst Major-General Sir Jeffery Amherst died 3 August 1797
John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden Major-General John Griffin Griffin died 25 May 1797
Francis Blake Delaval (1727-1771), after Joshua Reynolds Francis Blake Delaval died 1771
Sir Charles Frederick Charles Frederick died 18 December 1785
26 March 1761 No image George Warren died 31 August 1801
16 May 1761 Admiral Sir Charles Saunders by Richard Brompton Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders died 7 December 1775
16 January 1764 Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont Charles Coote died 20 October 1800
24 April 1764 Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive by Nathaniel Dance, (later Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt) Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive died 22 November 1774
13 December 1765 Sir Andrew Mitchell by Allan Ramsay Andrew Mitchell died 28 January 1771
27 December 1765 Sir William Draper KB Lieutenant-General William Draper died 1787
30 December 1767 Frederick, Duke of York in Garter Robes Prince Frederick, Bishop of Osnabrück made GCB 2 January 1815
25 October 1768 No image Sir Horace Mann, 1st Baronet died 6 November 1786
18 May 1770 BaronLuxboroughByGeoKnapton Robert Knight, 1st Earl of Catherlough died 30 March 1772
Admiral Sir John Moore Vice-Admiral Sir John Moore, 1st Baronet died 2 February 1779
28 June 1770 Sir John Lindsay Rear-Admiral Sir John Lindsay died 1778
Eyre Coote Major-General Eyre Coote died 28 April 1783
18 February 1771 No image Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Montagu died 1777
No image Ralph Payne died 1 August 1807
No image William Lynch died 25 August 1785
15 January 1772 No image Major-General Sir Charles Hotham, 8th Baronet died 25 January 1794
William Hamilton (1730-1803) by William Beechey William Hamilton died 6 April 1803
29 February 1772 Sir Robert Murray Keith (1730-1795) Diplomat Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Murray Keith died 1795
29 May 1772 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney by Lemuel Francis Abbott George Macartney died 31 May 1806
22 February 1773 No image Lieutenant-General James Adolphus Oughton died 2 May 1780
2 June 1773 No image Robert Gunning made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
3 August 1774 Sir George Howard Lieutenant-General Sir George Howard died 16 July 1796
1stLordDeBlaquiere Lieutenant-Colonel John de Blaquiere died 27 August 1812
3 February 1775 No image William Gordon died 26 January 1798
15 December 1775 No image Lieutenant-General John Irwin died May 1788
6 July 1776 General-Sir-Guy-Carleton 2 General Guy Carleton died 10 November 1808
13 October 1776 Gen. Sir William Howe Major-General William Howe died 12 July 1814
9 November 1776 No image Lieutenant-General John Clavering died 1778
11 April 1777 Sirhenryclinton2 Major-General Sir Henry Clinton died 1795
9 December 1778 Captain Sir Edward Hughes Rear-Admiral Edward Hughes died 1795
24 February 1779 1stEarlOfMalmesbury James Harris made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
23 March 1779 Sir Hector Munro by David Martin Major-General Hector Munro died 1806
5 May 1779 No image Randal William Macdonnell, 6th Earl of Antrim died 29 July 1791
13 November 1780 No image Lieutenant-General Richard Pierson died 1781
No image Thomas Wroughton
14 November 1780 Admiral of the White by Thomas Gainsborough Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baronet died 24 May 1792
17 December 1781 1stEarlLigonier Lieutenant-General Edward Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier died 14 June 1782
29 May 1782 John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent by Francis Cotes Captain John Jervis made GCB 2 January 1815
8 January 1783 George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield - by Joshua Reynolds - Project Gutenberg eText 19009 General George Augustus Eliott died 6 July 1790
1stEarlGrey General Charles Grey died 14 November 1807
28 January 1785 No image Lieutenant-General Robert Boyd died 1794
30 September 1785 Sir Frederick Haldimand by Sir Joshua Reynolds Lieutenant-General Frederick Haldimand died 5 June 1791
ArchibaldCampbell Major-General Archibald Campbell died 31 March 1791
20 December 1786 Sir William Fawcett Lieutenant-General William Fawcett died 1809
Lord Galway Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway died 23 July 1810
7 May 1788 George Yonge01 Sir George Yonge, 5th Baronet died 25 September 1812
Alexander Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport by Lemuel Francis Abbott Vice-Admiral Alexander Hood died 2 May 1814
6 June 1788 No image Lieutenant-General Robert Sloper died 1802
16 December 1788 No image Morton Eden made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
15 August 1792 No image Lieutenant-General William Augustus Pitt died 1809
No image Lieutenant-General John Vaughan died 8 June 1795
Pict0016WilliamMedows Major-General William Medows died 1813
George Romney - Colonel Robert Abercrombie - Google Art Project Major-General Robert Abercromby made GCB 2 January 1815
27 September 1793 Charles-Whitworth-Earl-Whitworth Charles Whitworth made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
30 May 1794 Admiral George Keith Elphinstone 1st Viscount Keith by George Sanders Rear-Admiral George Keith Elphinstone made GCB 2 January 1815
SirJohnBorlaseWarrenPU3335 Captain Sir John Borlase Warren, 1st Baronet made GCB 2 January 1815
18 November 1794 No image Major-General Adam Williamson
1 July 1795 Joseph Banks 1773 Reynolds Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
22 July 1795 Sir Ralph Abercromby by John Hoppner Major-General Ralph Abercromby died 28 March 1801
17 February 1796 Sir Hugh Cloberry Christian Rear-Admiral Hugh Cloberry Christian died 1799
14 January 1797 Alured Clarke Major-General Alured Clarke made GCB 2 January 1815
James Henry Craig 2 Major-General James Henry Craig died 12 January 1812
27 May 1797 HoratioNelson1 Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson died 21 October 1805
14 February 1798 Sir John Colpoys Vice-Admiral John Colpoys made GCB 2 January 1815
1799 No image Lieutenant-General Charles Stuart died 25 May 1801
8 January 1800 Henry Harvey Vice-Admiral Henry Harvey died 1811
Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Mitchell, 1757-1806 Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Mitchell died 1806
14 May 1801 ThomasGravesBHC2722 700 Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves died 1814
28 May 1801 No image Major-General John Hely-Hutchinson made GCB 2 January 1815
6 June 1801 No image Lieutenant-General Thomas Trigge died 1814
Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) Rear-Admiral John Thomas Duckworth made GCB 2 January 1815
5 September 1801 Vice-Admiral James Saumarez Rear-Admiral Sir James Saumarez, 1st Baronet made GCB 2 January 1815
19 May 1802 No image Major-General Eyre Coote made GCB 2 January 1815
16 February 1803 John Cradock, 1st Baron Howden Major-General John Francis Cradock made GCB 2 January 1815
28 April 1803 Daviddundas Lieutenant-General Sir David Dundas made GCB 2 January 1815
21 May 1804 No image Arthur Paget made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
28 August 1804 Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Major-General Arthur Wellesley made GCB 2 January 1815
26 September 1804 No image Major-General George James Ludlow made GCB 2 January 1815
Sir John Moore by Sir Thomas Lawrence Major-General John Moore died 16 January 1809
Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Hood 1st Baronet Commodore Samuel Hood died 24 December 1814
26 September 1806 7th Earl of Northesk Admiral Rear-Admiral William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk made GCB 2 January 1815
No image Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Strachan, 6th Baronet made GCB 2 January 1815
29 March 1806 Alexander Cochrane Rear-Admiral Alexander Cochrane made GCB 2 January 1815
13 September 1806 No image Major-General Sir John Stuart made GCB 2 January 1815
29 October 1806 SirPhilipFrancis Philip Francis made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
Sir George Barlow, 1st Bt from NPG crop Sir George Barlow, 1st Baronet made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
March 1808 6th Viscount Strangford Percy Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
15 October 1808 Richard Goodwin Keats 2 Rear-Admiral Richard Goodwin Keats made GCB 2 January 1815
21 April 1809 Sir David Baird, 1st Bt by Sir John Watson-Gordon Lieutenant-General Sir David Baird, 1st Baronet made GCB 2 January 1815
Georgebeckwith Lieutenant-General George Beckwith made GCB 2 January 1815
John Hope the 4th Earl of Hopetoun statue, Edinburgh Lieutenant-General John Hope made GCB 2 January 1815
No image Major-General Brent Spencer made GCB 2 January 1815
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald Captain Thomas Cochrane, Lord Cochrane expelled 15 July 1814
16 September 1809 John Coape Sherbrooke Major-General John Coape Sherbrooke made GCB 2 January 1815
16 October 1810 William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford by Sir William Beechey Lieutenant-General William Carr Beresford made GCB 2 January 1815
22 February 1812 Thomas Graham Lord Lynedoch Lieutenant-General Thomas Graham made GCB 2 January 1815
Rowlandhill Lieutenant-General Rowland Hill made GCB 2 January 1815
Sir Samuel Auchmuty images nypl org Major-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty made GCB 2 January 1815
10 March 1812 Lords Cowley and Clarendon Henry Wellesley made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
12 June 1812 No image Lieutenant-General Edward Paget made GCB 2 January 1815
21 August 1812 Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere by Mary Martha Pearson (née Dutton) Lieutenant-General Sir Stapleton Cotton, 6th Baronet made GCB 2 January 1815
26 September 1812 1stLordStuart de Rothesay Charles Stuart made GCB (civil) 2 January 1815
10 October 1812 Isaac Brock portrait 1, from The Story of Isaac Brock (1908)-2 Major-General Isaac Brock died 13 October 1812
1 February 1813 No image Admiral George Cranfield Berkeley[2] made GCB 2 January 1815
Georgenugent Lieutenant-General Sir George Nugent, 1st Baronet made GCB 2 January 1815
No image Lieutenant-General William Keppel made GCB 2 January 1815
Sirjohndoyle Lieutenant-General John Doyle made GCB 2 January 1815
Lord-william-bentinck Lieutenant-General Lord William Bentinck made GCB 2 January 1815
James Leith, by Charles Picart (1780-1837) Major-General James Leith[2] made GCB 2 January 1815
Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton A17581 Major-General Thomas Picton made GCB 2 January 1815
Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole by William Dyce Major-General Lowry Cole made GCB 2 January 1815
Thomas Lawrence, Charles William (Vane-)Stewart, Later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, 1812, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, London Major-General Charles Stewart made GCB 2 January 1815
29 June 1813 No image Lieutenant-General the Hon. Alexander Hope[3] made GCB 2 January 1815
No image Major-General Henry Clinton made GCB 2 January 1815
11 September 1813 GG-George Ramsay Lieutenant-General George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie made GCB 2 January 1815
No image Lieutenant-General William Stewart made GCB 2 January 1815
George Murray Portrait Major-General George Murray made GCB 2 January 1815
Edward Pakenham Major-General The Hon. Sir Edward Pakenham made GCB 2 January 1815
12 July 1814 Sir William Young caricature Admiral William Young made GCB 2 January 1815
16 August 1814 Willem I in kroningsmantel Colonel William Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange made GCB 2 January 1815


  1. ^ "No. 6382". The London Gazette. 19 June 1725. pp. 1–4.
  2. ^ a b "No. 16708". The London Gazette. 6 March 1813. pp. 458–459.
  3. ^ "No. 16747". The London Gazette. 3 July 1813. p. 1273.


  • William A. Shaw and G. D. Burtchaell, The Knights of England, volume I (London, 1906) pages 167-179
Edward Pakenham

Major General Sir Edward Michael Pakenham, (19 March 1778 – 8 January 1815), was a British Army officer and politician. He was the son of The Baron Longford and the brother-in-law of The Duke of Wellington, with whom he served in the Peninsular War. During the War of 1812, he was commander of British forces in North America (1814–15). On 8 January 1815, Pakenham was killed in action while leading his men at the Battle of New Orleans.

Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as "Knights of the Bath". George I "erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order". He did not (as is commonly believed) revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.The Order consists of the Sovereign (currently Queen Elizabeth II), the Great Master (currently Charles, Prince of Wales, and three Classes of members:

Knight Grand Cross (GCB) or Dame Grand Cross (GCB)

Knight Commander (KCB) or Dame Commander (DCB)

Companion (CB)Members belong to either the Civil or the Military Division. Prior to 1815, the order had only a single class, Knight Companion (KB), which no longer exists. Recipients of the Order are now usually senior military officers or senior civil servants. Commonwealth citizens who are not subjects of the Queen and foreign nationals may be made Honorary Members.The Order of the Bath is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick (dormant).

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