North ministry

Lord North, First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer, 17701782

The North Ministry governed the Kingdom of Great Britain from 1770 until 1782. Overseeing in this time the Falklands Crisis, the Gordon Riots and much of the American War of Independence.[1] It was headed by the Tory Lord North and served under George III.


Office Name Term
First Lord of the Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord North 17701782
Lord Chancellor Commission 17701771
The Earl Bathurst 17711778
The Lord Thurlow 17781782
Lord President of the Council The Earl Gower 17701779
The Earl Bathurst 17791782
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Halifax 17701771
The Earl of Suffolk 1771
The Duke of Grafton 17711775
The Earl of Dartmouth 17751782
Lord Steward The Earl Talbot 17701782
Lord Chamberlain The Earl of Hertford 17701782
Southern Secretary The Viscount Weymouth 1770
The Earl of Rochford 17701775
The Viscount Weymouth 17751779
The Earl of Hillsborough 17791782
Northern Secretary The Earl of Rochford 1770
The Earl of Sandwich 17701771
The Earl of Halifax 1771
The Earl of Suffolk 17711779
The Viscount Weymouth 1779
The Viscount Stormont 17791782
Colonial Secretary The Earl of Hillsborough 17701772
The Earl of Dartmouth 17721775
Lord George Germain 17751782
Welbore Ellis 1782
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lord Strange 17701771
The Earl of Clarendon 17711782
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir Edward Hawke 17701771
The Earl of Sandwich 17711782
Master-General of the Ordnance Vacant 17701772
The Viscount Townshend 17721782
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Viscount Townshend 17701772
The Earl Harcourt 17721776
The Earl of Buckinghamshire 17761780
The Earl of Carlisle 17801782
Preceded by
Grafton Ministry
British ministries
Succeeded by
Second Rockingham Ministry


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