Short-lived Ministry

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The Short-lived Ministry, also known as the Bath-Granville Ministry or derisively as the Silly Little Ministry, was a British government that existed briefly. On 10 February 1746, following the resignation of the Broad Bottom government of Henry Pelham, the Earl of Bath undertook the formation of a ministry. However, it only lasted two days, ending on 12 February even before all the members could be appointed, and Pelham resumed the government.

First Lord of the Treasury The Earl of Bath 1746
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Carlisle 1746
First Lord of the Admiralty The Earl of Winchilsea 1746
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
Secretary of State for the Northern Department
The Earl Granville 1746

The above were Bath's appointments before he abandoned the attempt to form a ministry; it does not appear that either Carlisle or Winchilsea actually received the seals of office. Other appointments which had been determined upon but not made, according to contemporary rumour, were:

Preceded by
Broad Bottom Ministry (I)
British ministries
Succeeded by
Broad Bottom Ministry (II)