List of senior members of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom

This is a list of the most senior Privy Counsellors in length of service of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom since 1708.

Privy CounsellorAppointedBecame seniorDied
Henry Compton167917081713
Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham168017131730
Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough168917301735
Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle170117351738
Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset170117381748
William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth170217481750
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke171017501751
Henry Hyde, 4th Earl of Clarendon171017511753
Sir James Lowther, 4th Baronet171417531755
Sir Paul Methuen171417551757
Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset171417571765
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle171717651768
Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea172517681769
Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry172617691778
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich174817781792
Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire175417921793
Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford175517931803
George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend176018031807
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough176218071817
Lord Charles Spencer176318171820
Henry Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret177018201826
Lord Robert Spencer178218261831
Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby178318311834
John Villiers, 3rd Earl of Clarendon178718341838
Alleyne FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St Helens178718381839
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth178918391844
Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby179018441847
Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale179918471851
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne180618511863
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston180918631865
Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden181218651870
Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe182018701880
George Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall183018801883
Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury183018831893
Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey183518931894
William Ewart Gladstone184118941898
Spencer Horatio Walpole & John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland (jointly)185218981898
John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland 185218981906
John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer & Henry Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Earl of Ducie (jointly)185919061910
Henry Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Earl of Ducie185919101921
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn187119211942
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland188619421943
Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe189219431945
James Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater189819451949
Sir Winston Churchill190719491965
Philip Cunliffe-Lister, 1st Earl of Swinton192219651972
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester192519721974
Sir Henry Slesser192919741979
Malcolm MacDonald193519791981
Henry Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort193619811984
Harold Balfour, 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye194119841988
William Hare, 5th Earl of Listowel & Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross (jointly)194619881997
Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross 194619972003
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh19512003Living

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