North ministry

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North ministry
1770–1782
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Date formed28 January 1770 (1770-01-28)
Date dissolved27 March 1782 (1782-03-27)
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterLord North
Total no. of members33 appointments
Member parties
Status in legislature
Opposition partyRockingham Whigs
History
Election(s)
Legislature term(s)
PredecessorGrafton ministry
SuccessorSecond Rockingham ministry

Lord North was appointed to lead the government of the Kingdom of Great Britain by George III from 1770 to 1782. His ministry oversaw the Falklands Crisis (1770), the Gordon Riots (1780) and the outbreak of the American War of Independence.[3]

Ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
*28 January 1770 (1770-01-28)27 March 1782 (1782-03-27) Tory
Lord Chancellor23 January 1771 (1771-01-23)3 June 1778 (1778-06-03) Tory
3 June 1778 (1778-06-03)7 April 1783 (1783-04-07) Tory
Lord President of the Council22 December 1767 (1767-12-22)24 November 1779 (1779-11-24) Tory
The Earl Bathurst
24 November 1779 (1779-11-24)27 March 1782 (1782-03-27) Tory
Lord Privy Seal26 February 1770 (1770-02-26)22 January 1771 (1771-01-22) Tory
22 January 1771 (1771-01-22)12 June 1771 (1771-06-12) Independent
12 June 1771 (1771-06-12)4 November 1775 (1775-11-04) Whig
4 November 1775 (1775-11-04)27 March 1782 (1782-03-27) Independent
Lord Steward1761 (1761)27 April 1782 (1782-04-27) Independent
Lord Chamberlain1766 (1766)1782 (1782) Independent
Secretary of State for the Southern Department21 October 1768 (1768-10-21)12 December 1770 (1770-12-12) Tory
19 December 1770 (1770-12-19)9 November 1775 (1775-11-09) Independent
The Viscount Weymouth
9 November 1775 (1775-11-09)24 November 1779 (1779-11-24) Tory
24 November 1779 (1779-11-24)27 March 1782 (1782-03-27) Independent
Secretary of State for the Northern Department
The Earl of Rochford
21 October 1768 (1768-10-21)19 December 1770 (1770-12-19) Independent
19 December 1770 (1770-12-19)12 January 1771 (1771-01-12) Whig
The Earl of Halifax
22 January 1771 (1771-01-22)6 June 1771 (1771-06-06) Tory
The Earl of Suffolk
12 June 1771 (1771-06-12)7 March 1779 (1779-03-07) Independent
27 October 1779 (1779-10-27)27 March 1782 (1782-03-27) Independent
Secretary of State for the Colonies
The Earl of Hillsborough
27 February 1768 (1768-02-27)27 August 1772 (1772-08-27) Independent
The Earl of Dartmouth
27 August 1772 (1772-08-27)10 November 1775 (1775-11-10) Independent
10 November 1775 (1775-11-10)February 1782 (1782-02) Independent
February 1782 (1782-02)8 March 1782 (1782-03-08) Independent
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster13 December 1762 (1762-12-13)14 June 1771 (1771-06-14) Independent
14 June 1771 (1771-06-14)17 April 1782 (1782-04-17) Whig
First Lord of the Admiralty1766 (1766)1771 (1771) Independent
The Earl of Sandwich
1771 (1771)1782 (1782) Whig
Master-General of the OrdnanceOctober 1772 (1772-10)March 1782 (1782-03) Independent
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
The Viscount Townshend
19 August 1767 (1767-08-19)29 October 1772 (1772-10-29) Independent
29 October 1772 (1772-10-29)7 December 1776 (1776-12-07) Independent
7 December 1776 (1776-12-07)29 November 1780 (1780-11-29) Independent
29 November 1780 (1780-11-29)8 April 1782 (1782-04-08) Independent

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Volo 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas 1991, pp. 2–4.
  3. ^ Whiteley 1996.

References[edit]

  • Cook, Chris; Stevenson, John (28 February 1980). British Historical Facts: 1760–1830. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-0-333-21512-8.
  • Thomas, Peter David Garner (1991). Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution, 1773–1776. Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-820142-7.
  • Volo, James M. (19 July 2012). "Tories and Whigs". The Boston Tea Party: The Foundations of Revolution: The Foundations of Revolution. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-0-313-39875-9.
  • Whiteley, Peter (1 July 1996). "Introduction". Lord North: The Prime Minister Who Lost America. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8264-3493-7.

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Preceded by Government of Great Britain
1770–1782
Succeeded by