Second Derby ministry

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The Second Derby Ministry governed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from February of 1858 until June of 1859.

History[edit]

After the collapse of Lord Palmerston's first government, the Tory leader Lord Derby again formed a minority government, with Benjamin Disraeli as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The government oversaw the establishment of Crown rule in India, but was still not strong enough to retain power, falling in June 1859. Lord Palmerston then returned, forming his second ministry.

Cabinet[edit]

February 1858 - June 1859[edit]

OFFICE NAME TERM
First Lord of the Treasury
Leader of the House of Lords
The Earl of Derby February 1858–June 1859
Lord Chancellor The Lord Chelmsford February 1858–June 1859
Lord President of the Council The Marquess of Salisbury February 1858–June 1859
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Hardwicke February 1858–June 1859
Home Secretary Spencer H. Walpole February 1858–March 1859
  T.H.S. Sotheron Estcourt March–June 1859
Foreign Secretary The Earl of Malmesbury February 1858–June 1859
Secretary of State for the Colonies Lord Stanley February–June 1858
  Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton June 1858–June 1859
Secretary of State for War General Jonathan Peel February 1858–June 1859
Secretary of State for India Lord Stanley September 1858–June 1859
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir John Pakington, Bt February 1858–June 1859
President of the Board of Control The Earl of Ellenborough February–June 1858
  Lord Stanley June–September 1858
  replaced by the India Office
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Leader of the House of Commons
Benjamin Disraeli February 1858–June 1859
President of the Board of Trade J.W. Henley February 1858–June 1859
First Commissioner of Works Lord John Manners February 1858–June 1859


List of Ministers[edit]

Cabinet members are listed in bold face.

Office Name Date Notes
Prime Minister,
First Lord of the Treasury
and Leader of the House of Lords
The Earl of Derby 21 February 1858 – 11 June 1859  
Chancellor of the Exchequer
and Leader of the House of Commons
Benjamin Disraeli 26 February 1858  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Sir William Jolliffe, Bt 2 March 1858  
Financial Secretary to the Treasury George Alexander Hamilton 2 March 1858  
Sir Stafford Northcote 21 January 1859
Junior Lords of the Treasury Lord Henry Gordon-Lennox 1 March 1858 – 14 March 1859  
Thomas Edward Taylor 1 March 1858 – 11 June 1859
Henry Whitmore 1 March 1858 – 11 June 1859
Peter Blackburn 15 March 1859 – 11 June 1859
Lord Chancellor The Lord Chelmsford 26 February 1858  
Lord President of the Council The Marquess of Salisbury 26 February 1858  
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Hardwicke 26 February 1858  
Secretary of State for the Home Department Spencer Walpole 26 February 1858  
T. H. S. Sotheron Estcourt 3 March 1859
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Gathorne Hardy 26 February 1858  
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs The Earl of Malmesbury 26 February 1858  
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Vesey Fitzgerald 26 February 1858  
Secretary of State for War Jonathan Peel 26 February 1858  
Under-Secretary of State for War The Viscount Hardinge 8 March 1858  
The Earl of Rosslyn 3 March 1859
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance vacant  
Secretary of State for the Colonies Lord Stanley 26 February 1858  
Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton 5 June 1858
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies The Earl of Carnarvon 26 February 1858  
Secretary of State for India Lord Stanley 2 September 1858  
Under-Secretary of State for India Henry James Baillie 30 September 1858  
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir John Pakington 8 March 1858  
First Secretary of the Admiralty Henry Thomas Lowry Corry 9 March 1858  
Civil Lord of the Admiralty Lord Lovaine 8 March 1858  
Frederick Lygon 9 March 1859
President of the Board of Control The Earl of Ellenborough 6 March 1858 Board of Control abolished 2 August 1858
Lord Stanley 5 June 1858
Joint Secretary to the Board of Control Henry James Baillie 6 March 1858
President of the Board of Trade Joseph Warner Henley 26 February 1858  
The Earl of Donoughmore 3 March 1859
Vice-President of the Board of Trade The Earl of Donoughmore 6 April 1858  
Lord Lovaine 3 March 1859
First Commissioner of Works Lord John Manners 26 February 1858  
Vice-President of the Committee on Education Charles Bowyer Adderley 12 March 1858  
President of the Board of Health Charles Bowyer Adderley 8 March 1858 office abolished 1858
Chief Secretary for Ireland Lord Naas 4 March 1858  
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Earl of Eglinton 8 March 1858  
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Duke of Montrose 26 February 1858  
Paymaster-General The Earl of Donoughmore 6 April 1858  
Lord Lovaine 3 March 1859
President of the Poor Law Board T.H.S. Sotheron Estcourt 6 March 1858  
Earl of March 7 March 1859
Parliamentary Secretary to the Poor Law Board Frederick Winn Knight 12 March 1858  
Postmaster-General The Lord Colchester 13 March 1858  
Attorney General Sir Fitzroy Kelly 26 February 1858  
Solicitor General Sir Hugh Cairns 26 February 1858  
Judge Advocate General John Mowbray 13 March 1858  
Lord Advocate John Inglis 1 March 1858  
Charles Baillie 10 July 1858
David Mure 15 April 1859
Solicitor General for Scotland Charles Baillie 17 March 1858  
David Mure 12 July 1858
George Patton 3 May 1859
Attorney General for Ireland James Whiteside February 1858  
Solicitor General for Ireland Henry George Hughes February 1858  
Edmund Hayes 1859
Lord Steward of the Household The Marquess of Exeter 26 February 1858  
Lord Chamberlain of the Household The Earl De La Warr 26 February 1858  
Master of the Horse The Duke of Beaufort 26 February 1858  
Treasurer of the Household Lord Claud Hamilton 26 February 1858  
Comptroller of the Household George Weld-Forester 26 February 1858  
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms The Earl Talbot 26 February 1858  
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Lord de Ros 17 March 1858  
Master of the Buckhounds The Earl of Sandwich 26 February 1858  
Chief Equerry and Clerk Marshal The Lord Colville of Culross 26 February 1858  
Mistress of the Robes The Duchess of Manchester 26 February 1858  
Lords in Waiting The Earl of Verulam 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859  
The Earl of Sheffield 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
The Viscount Strathallan 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
The Lord Polwarth 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
The Lord Crofton 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
The Lord Bateman 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
The Lord Raglan 26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859

References[edit]

  • British Historical Facts 1830-1900, by Chris Cook and Brendon Keith (The Macmillan Press 1975) pp. 21-22 SBN 333 13220 3
Preceded by
First Palmerston Ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
1858–1859
Succeeded by
Second Palmerston Ministry