List of Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is, in modern times, a sinecure office in the government of the United Kingdom.

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 14th century[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office
Sir Henry de Haydock No image.svg 1361 1373
Ralph de Ergham No image.svg 1373 16 April 1377
Thomas de Thelwall No image.svg 16 April 1377 1378
Sir John De Yerborough No image.svg 1378 10 November 1382
Sir Thomas Stanley
(pro term)
No image.svg 10 November 1382 29 November 1382
Sir Thomas Scarle No image.svg 29 November 1382 October 1383
Sir William Okey No image.svg October 1383 1400

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 15th century[edit]

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 16th century[edit]

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 17th century[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office
Sir John Fortescue No image.svg 16 September 1601 1601
In Commission No image.svg 1601 1601
Sir John Fortescue No image.svg 1601 1607
Sir Thomas Parry No image.svg 1607 5 June 1616
Sir John Dacombe
and Sir Thomas Parry
No image.svg 27 May 1615 5 June 1616
Sir John Dacombe No image.svg 5 June 1616 1618
In commission No image.svg 1618 23 March 1618
Sir Humphrey May No image.svg 23 March 1618 16 April 1629
The Lord Barrett of Newburgh No image.svg 16 April 1629 10 February 1644
The Lord Seymour of Trowbridge No image.svg 1644 1645

Chancellors serving Parliament and the Commonwealth[edit]

The Lord Grey of Warke
and William Lenthall
(commission)
WilliamLenthall.jpg 10 February 1644 1648
Sir Gilbert Gerard No image.svg 1648 1 August 1649
John Bradshaw JohnBradshaw.jpg 1 August 1649 1653
John Bradshaw
and Thomas Fell
(commissioners)
JohnBradshaw.jpg 1653 1654
Thomas Fell No image.svg 1654 1658
John Bradshaw JohnBradshaw.jpg 1658 1659
William Lenthall WilliamLenthall.jpg 1659 1659
Sir Gilbert Gerard No image.svg 14 May 1659 9 July 1659

Restoration of the Monarchy[edit]

The Lord Seymour of Trowbridge No image.svg 9 July 1660 21 July 1664
Sir Thomas Ingram No image.svg 21 July 1664 22 February 1672
Sir Robert Carr, Bt No image.svg 22 February 1672 21 November 1682
Sir Thomas Chicheley SirThomasChicheley.jpg 21 November 1682 1682
Vacant
1682 1687
In commission No image.svg 1687 1687
Robert Phelips No image.svg 1687 21 March 1689
The Lord Willoughby of Eresby No image.svg 21 March 1689 4 May 1697
The Earl of Stamford No image.svg 4 May 1697 12 May 1702

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 18th century[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Sir John Leveson-Gower, Bt [1] No image.svg 12 May 1702 10 June 1706 Tory
The Earl of Derby 10thEarlOfDerby.jpg 10 June 1706 21 September 1710
The Lord Berkeley of Stratton No image.svg 21 September 1710 6 November 1714
The Earl of Aylesford No image.svg 6 November 1714 12 March 1716 Tory
The Earl of Scarborough Richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarbrough.jpg 12 March 1716 19 June 1717
The Lord Lechmere No image.svg 19 June 1717 17 July 1727
The Duke of Rutland John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland.JPG 17 July 1727 21 May 1735 Whig
The Earl of Cholmondeley No image.svg 21 May 1735 22 December 1742 Whig
The Lord Edgcumbe 1stBaronEdgcumbe.jpg 22 December 1742 25 December 1758 (due to death)
The Earl of Kinnoull Thomas Hay 9th Earl of Kinnoull.jpg 27 February 1759 13 December 1762 Whig
Lord Strange James Stanley lord Strange.JPG 13 December 1762 14 June 1771
The Earl of Clarendon ThomasVilliersEarlClarendon.jpg 14 June 1771 17 April 1782 Whig
The Lord Ashburton 1stLordAshburton.jpg 17 April 1782 29 August 1783 Whig
The Earl of Derby 12thEarlOfDerby.jpg 29 August 1783 31 December 1783 Whig
The Earl of Clarendon ThomasVilliersEarlClarendon.jpg 31 December 1783 6 September 1786 Whig
The Lord Hawkesbury [2] Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool by George Romney.jpg 6 September 1786 11 November 1803

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 19th century[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Lord Pelham 2ndEarlOfChichester.jpg 11 November 1803 6 June 1804 Whig
The Lord Mulgrave Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave by Sir William Beechey.jpg 6 June 1804 14 January 1805 Tory
The Earl of Buckinghamshire 4thEarlOfBuckinghamshire.jpg 14 January 1805 10 July 1805 Tory
The Lord Harrowby 1stEarlOfHarrowby.jpg 10 July 1805 12 February 1806 Tory
The Earl of Derby 12thEarlOfDerby.jpg 12 February 1806 30 March 1807 Whig
Hon. Spencer Perceval Spencerperceval.jpg 30 March 1807 11 May 1812 Tory
The Earl of Buckinghamshire 4thEarlOfBuckinghamshire.jpg 23 May 1812 23 June 1812 Tory
Charles Bathurst No image.svg 23 June 1812 13 February 1823
The Lord Bexley Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley.jpg 13 February 1823 26 January 1828 Tory
The Earl of Aberdeen 4th Earl of Aberdeen.jpg 26 January 1828 2 June 1828 Tory
Charles Arbuthnot Rt Hon Charles Arbuthnot 2.jpg 2 June 1828 25 November 1830 Tory
The Lord Holland Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland (1795).jpg 25 November 1830 14 November 1834 Whig
Vacant
14 November 1834 26 December 1834
Charles Williams-Wynn Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn.JPG 26 December 1834 8 April 1835 Conservative
The Lord Holland Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland (1795).jpg 23 April 1835 31 October 1840 Whig
The Earl of Clarendon 4thEarlOfClarendon.jpg 31 October 1840 23 June 1841 Whig
Sir George Grey, Bt Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg 23 June 1841 30 August 1841 Whig
Lord Granville Somerset Lord Granville Somerset.JPG 3 September 1841 27 June 1846 Conservative
The Lord Campbell John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews by Thomas Woolnoth.jpg 6 July 1846 6 March 1850 Whig
The Earl of Carlisle 7th Earl of Carlisle.jpg 6 March 1850 21 February 1852 Whig
Robert Adam Christopher No image.svg 1 March 1852 17 December 1852 Conservative
Edward Strutt No image.svg 3 January 1853 21 June 1854 Whig / Radical
The Earl Granville Second Earl Granville.jpg 21 June 1854 30 January 1855 Whig
The Earl of Harrowby Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby.jpg 31 March 1855 7 December 1855
Matthew Talbot Baines Matthew Talbot Baines.jpg 7 December 1855 21 February 1858 Whig
The Duke of Montrose No image.svg 26 February 1858 11 June 1859 Conservative
Sir George Grey, Bt Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg 22 June 1859 25 July 1861 Whig / Liberal
Edward Cardwell 1stViscountCardwell.jpg 25 July 1861 7 April 1864 Conservative
The Earl of Clarendon 4thEarlOfClarendon.jpg 7 April 1864 3 November 1865 Liberal
Vacant
3 November 1865 26 January 1866
George Goschen George Goschen, Viscount Goschen.jpg 26 January 1866 26 June 1866 Liberal
The Earl of Devon WilliamCourtenay 11thEarlOfDevon.png 10 July 1866 26 June 1867 Conservative
John Wilson-Patten John Wilson-Patten.jpg 26 June 1867 7 November 1868 Conservative
Thomas Edward Taylor Taylor dublin UniMag1875.JPG 7 November 1868 1 December 1868 Conservative
The Lord Dufferin and Claneboye [3] Lord Dufferin.jpg 12 December 1868 9 August 1872 Liberal
Hugh Childers Hugh Childers, Lock & Whitfield woodburytype, 1876-83.jpg 9 August 1872 30 September 1873 Liberal
John Bright John Bright 1882.jpg 30 September 1873 17 February 1874 Liberal
Thomas Edward Taylor Taylor dublin UniMag1875.JPG 2 March 1874 21 April 1880 Conservative
John Bright John Bright 1882.jpg 28 April 1880 25 July 1882 Liberal
The Earl of Kimberley 1st Earl of Kimberley 1868.jpg 25 July 1882 28 December 1882 Liberal
John George Dodson John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton.jpg 28 December 1882 29 October 1884 Liberal
George Trevelyan George Otto Trevelyan portrait early career.jpg 29 October 1884 9 June 1885 Liberal
Henry Chaplin Young1stViscountChaplin.jpg 24 June 1885 28 January 1886 Conservative
Edward Heneage Edward Heneage Vanity Fair 17 December 1887.JPG 6 February 1886 16 April 1886 Liberal
Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth, Bt Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth Vanity Fair 18 August 1904.jpg 16 April 1886 20 July 1886 Liberal
The Viscount Cranbrook 1st Earl of Cranbrook.jpg 3 August 1886 16 August 1886 Conservative
Lord John Manners Lord John Manners.jpg 16 August 1886 11 August 1892 Conservative
James Bryce 1895 James Bryce.jpg 18 August 1892 28 May 1894 Liberal
The Lord Tweedmouth Tweedmouth2.JPG 28 May 1894 21 June 1895 Liberal
The Viscount Cross Richard Assheton Cross Vanity Fair 16 May 1874.jpg 29 June 1895 4 July 1895 Conservative
Sir Henry James
(Baron James of Hereford from August 1895)
BaronJames Bassano1882.jpg 4 July 1895 8 August 1902 Liberal Unionist

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 20th century[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Sir William Walrond, Bt WhWalrond.jpeg 8 August 1902 4 December 1905 Conservative
Sir Henry Fowler Henry Fowler.jpg 10 December 1905 13 October 1908 Liberal
The Lord FitzMaurice Lord Fitzmaurice.JPG 13 October 1908 25 June 1909 Liberal
Herbert Samuel Gws samuel 01.jpg 25 June 1909 14 February 1910 Liberal
Jack Pease 1910 Jack Pease.jpg 14 February 1910 23 October 1911 Liberal
Charles Hobhouse Charles Hobhouse.jpg 23 October 1911 11 February 1914 Liberal
Charles Masterman 1923 CFG Masterman.jpg 11 February 1914 3 February 1915 Liberal
Hon. Edwin Samuel Montagu Edwin Samuel Montagu.jpg 3 February 1915 25 May 1915 Liberal
Winston Churchill Churchill 1904 Q 42037.jpg 25 May 1915 25 November 1915 Liberal
Herbert Samuel Herbert Samuel.jpg 25 November 1915 11 January 1916 Liberal
Hon. Edwin Samuel Montagu Edwin Samuel Montagu.jpg 11 January 1916 9 July 1916 Liberal
Thomas McKinnon Wood Thomas McKinnon Wood.jpg 9 July 1916 10 December 1916 Liberal
Sir Frederick Cawley, Bt 1918 Frederick Cawley.jpg 10 December 1916 10 February 1918 Liberal
The Lord Beaverbrook Sir Max Aitken.jpg 10 February 1918 4 November 1918 Liberal Unionist
The Lord Downham William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham.jpg 4 November 1918 10 January 1919 Conservative
The Earl of Crawford Crawford27.JPG 10 January 1919 1 April 1921 Conservative
The Viscount Peel Earl Peel cropped.jpg 1 April 1921 7 April 1922 Conservative
Sir William Sutherland 1920 William Sutherland.jpg 7 April 1922 19 October 1922 Conservative
The Marquess of Salisbury James Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury.jpg 24 October 1922 25 May 1923 Conservative
J. C. C. Davidson 25 May 1923 22 January 1924 Conservative
Josiah Wedgwood Josiah Wedgwood, 1st Baron Wedgwood.jpg 22 January 1924 3 November 1924 Labour
The Viscount Cecil of Chelwood Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood - Project Gutenberg eText 15306.jpg 10 November 1924 19 October 1927 Conservative
The Lord Cushendun Ronald McNeill, 1st Baron Cushendun.jpg 19 October 1927 4 June 1929 Conservative
Sir Oswald Mosley, Bt Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt by Glyn Warren Philpot.jpg 7 June 1929 19 May 1930 Labour
Clement Attlee Attlee BW cropped.jpg 23 May 1930 13 March 1931 Labour
The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede Arthur Ponsonby.jpg 13 March 1931 24 August 1931 Labour
The Marquess of Lothian No image.svg 25 August 1931 10 November 1931 Liberal
J. C. C. Davidson 10 November 1931 28 May 1937 Conservative
The Earl Winterton Edward Turnour, Vanity Fair, 1908-09-16.jpg 28 May 1937 29 January 1939 Conservative
William Morrison WilliamMorrisonDunrossil.jpg 29 January 1939 3 April 1940 Conservative
The Lord Tryon 3 April 1940 14 May 1940 Conservative
The Lord Hankey Maurice Hankey.jpg 14 May 1940 20 July 1941
Duff Cooper Duff Cooper 1941.jpg 20 July 1941 11 November 1943 Conservative
Ernest Brown Ernest Brown MP.jpg 11 November 1943 25 May 1945 National Liberal
Sir Arthur Salter 25 May 1945 26 July 1945 Conservative
John Burns Hynd No image.svg 4 August 1945 17 April 1947 Labour
The Lord Pakenham Lord Longford 4 Allan Warren.jpg 17 April 1947 31 May 1948 Labour
Hugh Dalton Hugh Dalton HU 059487.jpg 31 May 1948 28 February 1950 Labour
The Viscount Alexander of Hillsborough INF3-62 A V Alexander Artist's signature E A B.jpg 28 February 1950 26 October 1951 Labour Co-operative
The Viscount Swinton 31 October 1951 24 November 1952 Conservative
The Lord Woolton
(Viscount Woolton from 1953)
Lord Woolton crop HU48187.jpg 24 November 1952 20 December 1955 Conservative
The Earl of Selkirk 10thEarl of Selkirk.jpg 20 December 1955 13 January 1957 Conservative
Charles Hill No image.svg 13 January 1957 9 October 1961 Conservative
Iain Macleod Iain Macleod crop.jpg 9 October 1961 20 October 1963 Conservative
The Viscount Blakenham No image.svg 20 October 1963 16 October 1964 Conservative
Douglas Houghton No image.svg 18 October 1964 6 April 1966 Labour
George Thomson No image.svg 6 April 1966 7 January 1967 Labour
Frederick Lee No image.svg 7 January 1967 6 October 1969 Labour
Vacant
6 October 1969 20 June 1970
Anthony Barber 20 June 1970 28 July 1970 Conservative
Geoffrey Rippon Geoffrey Rippon (1970).jpg 28 July 1970 5 November 1972 Conservative
John Davies No image.svg 5 November 1972 4 March 1974 Conservative
Harold Lever No image.svg 5 March 1974 4 May 1979 Labour
Norman St John-Stevas No image.svg 5 May 1979 5 January 1981 Conservative
Francis Pym Zconcam61.jpg 5 January 1981 14 September 1981 Conservative
The Baroness Young No image.svg 14 September 1981 6 April 1982 Conservative
Cecil Parkinson No image.svg 6 April 1982 11 June 1983 Conservative
The Lord Cockfield No image.svg 11 June 1983 11 September 1984 Conservative
The Earl of Gowrie No image.svg 11 September 1984 3 September 1985 Conservative
Norman Tebbit Norman Tebbit Edinburgh University Politics Society 2008.JPG 3 September 1985 13 June 1987 Conservative
Kenneth Clarke Ken Clarke 2010.jpg 13 June 1987 25 July 1988 Conservative
Tony Newton No image.svg 25 July 1988 24 July 1989 Conservative
Kenneth Baker No image.svg 24 July 1989 28 November 1990 Conservative
Chris Patten Chris Patten -2008-10-31-.jpg 28 November 1990 10 April 1992 Conservative
Hon. William Waldegrave William Waldegrave visiting University of Salford 1981 cropped.jpg 10 April 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative
David Hunt No image.svg 20 July 1994 5 July 1995 Conservative
Roger Freeman No image.svg 5 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative
David Clark No image.svg 3 May 1997 27 July 1998 Labour
Jack Cunningham No image.svg 27 July 1998 11 October 1999 Labour
Mo Mowlam Mo mowlem informal image.jpg 11 October 1999 11 June 2001 Labour

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, 21st century[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston No image.svg 11 June 2001 13 June 2003 Labour
Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander at the India Economic Summit 2008.jpg 13 June 2003 8 September 2004 Labour
Alan Milburn Alan Milburn.JPG 8 September 2004 6 May 2005 Labour
John Hutton Msc 2009-Sunday, 11.00 - 12.30 Uhr-Zwez 005 Hutton detail.jpg 6 May 2005 2 November 2005 Labour
Vacant
2 November 2005 5 May 2006
Hilary Armstrong Hilary armstrong a.jpg 5 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour
Ed Miliband Miliband, Ed (2007).jpg 28 June 2007 3 October 2008 Labour
Liam Byrne Liam Byrne.JPG 3 October 2008 5 June 2009 Labour
The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon BaronessRoyallPortrait.jpg 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
The Lord Strathclyde Lord Strathclyde.jpg 12 May 2010 7 January 2013 Conservative
The Lord Hill of Oareford Jonathan Hopkin Hill, Baron Hill of Oareford.jpg 7 January 2013 14 July 2014 Conservative
Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Official.jpg 14 July 2014 incumbent Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Created Baron Gower in 1703.
  2. ^ Created Earl of Liverpool in 1796.
  3. ^ Created Earl of Dufferin in 1871.