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. Patrick McLoughlin has been Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster since 14 July 2016.

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster (1361–1644)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Sir Henry de Haydock 1361 1373
Ralph de Ergham
Bishop of Sarum
(–1400)
[Note 1]
1373 16 April
1377
Thomas de Thelwall
(–1382)
16 April
1377
1378
Sir John De Yerborough 1378 10 November
1382
Sir Thomas Stanley
pro temp.
10 November
1382
29 November
1382
Sir Thomas Scarle 29 November
1382
October
1383
Sir William Okey October
1383
1400
John de Wakering 1400 1400
William Burgoyne 1400 15 May
1404
Sir Thomas Stanley 15 May
1404
30 March
1410
John Springthorpe 30 March
1410
4 April
1413
John Wodehouse 4 April
1413
10 June
1424
William Troutbecke 10 June
1424
16 February
1431
Walter Sherington 16 February
1431
3 July
1442
William Tresham
MP for Northamptonshire
(1404–1450)
3 July
1442
10 June
1449
John Say
MP for Cambridgeshire
(–1478)
10 June
1449
10 June
1462
Sir Richard Fowler
Chancellor of the Exchequer
(c. 1425–1477)
[Note 2]
10 June
1462
3 November
1477
Sir John Say
MP for Cambridgeshire
(–1478)
3 November
1477
2 April
1478
Thomas Thwaites
Chancellor of the Exchequer
(c. 1435–1503)
2 April
1478
7 July
1483
Thomas Metcalfe
(–c. 1504)
7 July
1483
13 September
1486
Sir Reginald Bray
(c. 1440–1503)
13 September
1486
24 June
1503
Sir John Mordaunt
(–c. 1505)
24 June
1503
3 October
1505
Sir Richard Empson
(c. 1450–1510)
3 October
1505
14 May
1509
Sir Henry Marney
(c. 1447–1523)
14 May
1509
14 April
1523
Sir Richard Wingfield
(c. 1469–1525)
14 April
1523
31 December
1525
Sir Thomas More
(1478–1535)
31 December
1525
3 November
1529
Sir William Fitzwilliam
(c. 1490–1542)
3 November
1529
10 May
1533
Sir John Gage
(1479–1556)
10 May
1533
1 July
1547
William Paget
1st Baron Paget

Secretary of State
(1506–1563)
[Note 3]
1 July
1547
7 July
1552
Sir John Gates
MP for Essex
(1504–1553)
7 July
1552
1553
Sir Robert Rochester
MP for Essex
(c. 1516–1561)
1553 1557
Sir Edward Waldegrave
MP for Essex
(c. 1516–1561)
22 June
1558
1559
Sir Ambrose Cave
MP for Warwickshire
(–1568)
1559 16 May
1568
Sir Ralph Sadler
MP for Hertfordshire
(1507–1587)
16 May
1568
15 June
1587
Sir Francis Walsingham
Secretary of State
(c. 1532–1590)
15 June
1587
1590
Sir Thomas Heneage
MP for Essex
(1532–1595)
1590 7 October
1595
Seal in commission 1595 1597
Sir Robert Cecil
Secretary of State
Lord Privy Seal
(1563–1612)
[Note 4]
8 October
1597
1599
Seal in commission 1599 16 September
1601
Sir John Fortescue
Chancellor of the Exchequer
MP for Middlesex
(c. 1531–1607)
[Note 5]
16 September
1601
23 December
1607
Sir Thomas Parry
MP for Berkshire
(1541–1616)
[Note 6]
December
1607
May
1616
Sir John Dacombe
(1570–1618)
27 May
1616
January
1618
Sir Humphrey May
MP for Leicester
(1573–1630)
[Note 7]
23 March
1618
16 April
1629
Edward Barrett
1st Baron Barrett of Newburgh

(1581–1645)
16 April
1629
10 February
1644
Francis Seymour
1st Baron Seymour of Trowbridge

(c. 1590–1664) [Note 8]
1644 1645

Chancellors serving Parliament and the Commonwealth[edit]

William Grey, 1st Baron Grey of Werke
& William Lenthall
(commission)
WilliamLenthall.jpg (Lenthall) 10 February 1644 1648
Gilbert Gerard 1648 1 August 1649
John Bradshaw JohnBradshaw.jpg 1 August 1649 1653
John Bradshaw
& Thomas Fell
(commissioners)
JohnBradshaw.jpg (Bradshaw) 1653 1654
Thomas Fell 1654 1658
John Bradshaw JohnBradshaw.jpg 1658 1659
William Lenthall WilliamLenthall.jpg 1659 1659
Gilbert Gerard 14 May 1659 9 July 1659

Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster (1660–present)[edit]

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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
FrancisSeymour 1stBaronSeymour OfTrowbridge Died 1664 PetworthHouse.jpg Francis Seymour
1st Baron Seymour of Trowbridge

(c. 1590–1664)
9 July
1660
21 July
1664
No image.svg Sir Thomas Ingram
MP for Thirsk
(1614–1672)
21 July
1664
22 February
1672
No image.svg Sir Robert Carr
MP for Lincolnshire
(c. 1637–1682)
22 February
1672
21 November
1682
SirThomasChicheley.jpg Sir Thomas Chicheley
(1614–1699)
21 November
1682
1687
No image.svg Robert Phelips
(1619–1707)
May
1687
March
1689
No image.svg Robert Bertie
Baron Willoughby de Eresby

(1660–1723)
21 March
1689
4 May
1697
Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford.jpg Thomas Grey
2nd Earl of Stamford

(c. 1654–1720)
4 May
1697
12 May
1702

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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party
No image.svg John Leveson-Gower
1st Baron Gower

(1675–1709) [Note 9]
12 May
1702
10 June
1706
Tory
Mw12646.jpg James Stanley
10th Earl of Derby

(1664–1736)
10 June
1706
21 September
1710
No image.svg William Berkeley
4th Baron Berkeley of Stratton

(c. 1692–1741)
21 September
1710
6 November
1714
No image.svg Heneage Finch
1st Earl of Aylesford

(c. 1649–1719)
6 November
1714
12 March
1716
Tory
Richard lumley.jpg Richard Lumley
1st Earl of Scarbrough

(1650–1721)
12 March
1716
19 June
1717
No image.svg Nicholas Lechmere
1st Baron Lechmere

(1675–1727) [Note 10]
19 June
1717
17 July
1727
John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland2.jpg John Manners
3rd Duke of Rutland

(1696–1779)
17 July
1727
21 May
1735
Whig
No image.svg George Cholmondeley
3rd Earl of Cholmondeley

(1703–1770)
21 May
1735
22 December
1742
Whig
Lordedgcumbe.jpg Richard Edgcumbe
1st Baron Edgcumbe

(1680–1758)
22 December
1742
5 December
1758
Thomas Hay 9th Earl of Kinnoull.jpg Thomas Hay
9th Earl of Kinnoull

(1710–1787)
27 February
1759
13 December
1762
Whig
James Stanley lord Strange.JPG James Smith-Stanley
MP for Lancashire
(1716–1771)
[Note 11]
13 December
1762
14 June
1771
ThomasVilliersEarlClarendon.jpg Thomas Villiers
1st Earl of Clarendon

(1709–1786) [Note 12]
14 June
1771
17 April
1782
Whig
1stLordAshburton.jpg John Dunning
1st Baron Ashburton

(1731–1783)
17 April
1782
29 August
1783
Whig
Lord-derby.jpg Edward Smith-Stanley
12th Earl of Derby

(1752–1834)
29 August
1783
31 December
1783
Whig
ThomasVilliersEarlClarendon.jpg Thomas Villiers
1st Earl of Clarendon

(1709–1786)
31 December
1783
6 September
1786
Whig
Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool by George Romney.jpg Charles Jenkinson
1st Earl of Liverpool

(1752–1834) [Note 13]
6 September
1786
11 November
1803

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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Concurrent office(s) Party Prime Minister
2ndEarlOfChichester.jpg Thomas Pelham
Baron Pelham

(1756–1826)
11 November
1803
6 June
1804
Whig Henry Addington
Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave by Sir William Beechey.jpg Henry Phipps
3rd Baron Mulgrave

(1744–1792)
6 June
1804
14 January
1805
Tory William Pitt the Younger
4thEarlOfBuckinghamshire.jpg Robert Hobart
4th Earl of Buckinghamshire

(1760–1816)
14 January
1805
10 July
1805
Tory
1stEarlOfHarrowby.jpg Dudley Ryder
2nd Baron Harrowby

(1762–1847)
10 July
1805
12 February
1806
Tory
Lord-derby.jpg Edward Smith-Stanley
12th Earl of Derby

(1752–1834)
12 February
1806
30 March
1807
Whig William Grenville
(Ministry of All the Talents)
Spencerperceval.jpg Spencer Perceval
MP for Northampton
(1762–1812)
30 March
1807
11 May
1812
Chancellor of the Exchequer Tory William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Prime Minister
Leader of the House of Commons
(from October 1809)
Himself
4thEarlOfBuckinghamshire.jpg Robert Hobart
4th Earl of Buckinghamshire

(1760–1816)
23 May
1812
23 June
1812
President of the Board of Control Tory Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
No image.svg Charles Bathurst
MP for Harwich
(1754–1831)
[Note 14]
23 June
1812
13 February
1823
President of the Board of Control (January 1821–February 1822)
Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley.jpg Nicholas Vansittart
1st Baron Bexley

(1766–1851)
13 February
1823
26 January
1828
Tory
George Canning
(April–August 1827)
F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
4th Earl of Aberdeen.jpg George Hamilton-Gordon
4th Earl of Aberdeen

(1784–1860)
26 January
1828
2 June
1828
Tory Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Rt Hon Charles Arbuthnot 2.jpg Charles Arbuthnot
MP for St Ives
(1767–1850)
2 June
1828
25 November
1830
Tory
Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland (1795).jpg Henry Vassall-Fox
3rd Baron Holland

(1773–1840)
25 November
1830
14 November
1834
Whig Charles Grey
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
vacant 14 November
1834
26 December
1834
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
(Caretaker)
Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn.JPG Charles Williams-Wynn
MP for Montgomeryshire
(1775–1850)
26 December
1834
8 April
1835
Conservative Robert Peel
Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland (1795).jpg Henry Vassall-Fox
3rd Baron Holland

(1773–1840)
23 April
1835
31 October
1840
Whig William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
4thEarlOfClarendon.jpg George Villiers
4th Earl of Clarendon

(1800–1870)
31 October
1840
23 June
1841
Lord Privy Seal Whig
Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg Sir George Grey
MP for Devonport
(1799–1882)
23 June
1841
30 August
1841
Whig
Lord Granville Somerset.JPG Lord Granville Somerset
MP for Monmouthshire
(1792–1848)
3 September
1841
27 June
1846
Conservative Robert Peel
John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews by Thomas Woolnoth.jpg John Campbell
1st Baron Campbell

(1779–1861)
6 July
1846
6 March
1850
Whig John Russell
7th Earl of Carlisle.jpg George Howard
7th Earl of Carlisle

(1802–1864)
6 March
1850
21 February
1852
First Commissioner of Woods and Forests (until July 1850) Whig
No image.svg Robert Christopher
MP for North Lincolnshire
(1804–1887)
1 March
1852
17 December
1852
Conservative Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
No image.svg Edward Strutt
MP for Nottingham
(1801–1880)
3 January
1853
21 June
1854
Whig / Radical George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
(Coalition)
Second Earl Granville.jpg Granville Leveson-Gower
2nd Earl Granville

(1815–1891)
21 June
1854
30 January
1855
Whig
vacant February
1855
March
1855
Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby.jpg Dudley Ryder
2nd Earl of Harrowby

(1798–1882)
31 March
1855
7 December
1855
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
Matthew Talbot Baines.jpg Matthew Talbot Baines
MP for Leeds
(1799–1860)
7 December
1855
21 February
1858
Whig
No image.svg James Graham
4th Duke of Montrose

(1799–1874)
26 February
1858
11 June
1859
Conservative Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg Sir George Grey
MP for Morpeth
(1799–1882)
22 June
1859
25 July
1861
Whig / Liberal Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
1stViscountCardwell.jpg Edward Cardwell
MP for Oxford
(1813–1886)
25 July
1861
7 April
1864
Liberal
4thEarlOfClarendon.jpg George Villiers
4th Earl of Clarendon

(1800–1870)
7 April
1864
3 November
1865
Liberal
vacant 3 November
1865
26 January
1866
John Russell
George Goschen by Bassano.jpg George Goschen
MP for City of London
(1831–1907)
26 January
1866
26 June
1866
Vice-President of the Board of Trade (until March 1866) Liberal
WilliamCourtenay 11thEarlOfDevon.png William Courtenay
11th Earl of Devon

(1807–1888)
10 July
1866
26 June
1867
President of the Poor Law Board (from May 1867) Conservative Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
John Wilson-Patten.jpg John Wilson-Patten
MP for North Lancashire
(1802–1892)
26 June
1867
7 November
1868
Conservative
Chief Secretary for Ireland (from September 1868) Benjamin Disraeli
(from February 1868)
Taylor dublin UniMag1875.JPG Thomas Edward Taylor
MP for Dublin County
(1811–1883)
7 November
1868
1 December
1868
Conservative
Lord Dufferin.jpg Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood
1st Earl of Dufferin

(1826–1902) [Note 15]
12 December
1868
9 August
1872
Paymaster-General Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
Hugh Childers, Lock & Whitfield woodburytype, 1876-83 crop.jpg Hugh Childers
MP for Pontefract
(1827–1896)
9 August
1872
30 September
1873
Liberal
John Bright 1882.jpg John Bright
MP for Birmingham
(1811–1889)
30 September
1873
17 February
1874
Liberal
Taylor dublin UniMag1875.JPG Thomas Edward Taylor
MP for Dublin County
(1811–1883)
2 March
1874
21 April
1880
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli
(Earl of Beaconsfield from 1876)
John Bright 1882.jpg John Bright
MP for Birmingham
(1811–1889)
28 April
1880
25 July
1882
Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
1st Earl of Kimberley 1868.jpg John Wodehouse
1st Earl of Kimberley

(1826–1902)
25 July
1882
28 December
1882
Colonial Secretary Liberal
John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton.jpg John George Dodson
MP for Scarborough
(1825–1897)
28 December
1882
29 October
1884
Liberal
George Otto Trevelyan portrait early career.jpg George Trevelyan
MP for Hawick Burghs
(1838–1928)
29 October
1884
9 June
1885
Liberal
Young1stViscountChaplin.jpg Henry Chaplin
MP for Sleaford
(1840–1923)
24 June
1885
28 January
1886
Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
Edward Heneage Vanity Fair 17 December 1887.JPG Edward Heneage
MP for Great Grimsby
(1840–1922)
6 February
1886
16 April
1886
Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth Vanity Fair 18 August 1904.jpg Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth
MP for Clitheroe
(1844–1939)
16 April
1886
20 July
1886
Liberal
1st Earl of Cranbrook.jpg Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy
1st Viscount Cranbrook

(1814–1906)
3 August
1886
16 August
1886
Lord President of the Council Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
Lord John Manners.jpg John Manners
7th Duke of Rutland

(1818–1906) [Note 16]
16 August
1886
11 August
1892
Conservative
1st Viscount Bryce 1902b.jpg James Bryce
MP for Aberdeen South
(1838–1922)
18 August
1892
28 May
1894
Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
(until March 1894)
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
Lord Tweedmouth, Naval Secretary, portrait bust.jpg Edward Marjoribanks
2nd Baron Tweedmouth

(1849–1909)
28 May
1894
21 June
1895
Lord Privy Seal Liberal
Portrait of Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross.jpg R. A. Cross
1st Viscount Cross

(1823–1914)
29 June
1895
4 July
1895
Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
BaronJames Bassano1882.jpg Henry James
1st Baron James of Hereford

(1828–1911)
4 July
1895
11 August
1902
Liberal Unionist
Arthur Balfour
(from 12 July 1902)

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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Concurrent office(s) Party Prime Minister
WhWalrond.jpeg Sir William Hood Walrond
Bt PC
MP for Tiverton
(1849–1925)
11 August
1902
4 December
1905
Conservative Arthur Balfour
Coalition
Henry Fowler.jpg Sir Henry Fowler
GCSI
MP for Wolverhampton East
(1830–1911)
10 December
1905
13 October
1908
Liberal Henry Campbell-Bannerman
H. H. Asquith
Lord Fitzmaurice.JPG Edmond Fitzmaurice
1st Baron Fitzmaurice

(1846–1935)
13 October
1908
25 June
1909
Gws samuel 01.jpg Herbert Samuel
MP for Cleveland
(1870–1963)
25 June
1909
14 February
1910
1910 Jack Pease.jpg Jack Pease
MP for Rotherham
(1860–1943)
14 February
1910
23 October
1911
Charles Hobhouse 2.jpg Charles Hobhouse
TD
MP for Bristol East
(1862–1941)
23 October
1911
11 February
1914
1923 CFG Masterman.jpg Charles Masterman
(1873–1927) [Note 17]
11 February
1914
3 February
1915
Edwin Samuel Montagu.jpg Edwin Samuel Montagu
MP for Chesterton
(1879–1924)
3 February
1915
25 May
1915
Churchill 1904 Q 42037.jpg Winston Churchill
MP for Dundee
(1874–1965)
25 May
1915
25 November
1915
H. H. Asquith
(War coalition)
Herbert Samuel.jpg Herbert Samuel
MP for Cleveland
(1870–1963)
25 November
1915
11 January
1916
Postmaster-General
Edwin Samuel Montagu.jpg Edwin Samuel Montagu
MP for Chesterton
(1879–1924)
11 January
1916
9 July
1916
Thomas McKinnon Wood.jpg Thomas McKinnon Wood
MP for Glasgow St Rollox
(1855–1927)
9 July
1916
10 December
1916
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1918 Frederick Cawley.jpg Frederick Cawley
MP for Prestwich
(1850–1937)
10 December
1916
10 February
1918
David Lloyd George
(Coalition)
Lord Beaverbrook 1947b.jpg Max Aitken
1st Baron Beaverbrook

(1879–1964)
10 February
1918
4 November
1918
Minister of Information Conservative
William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham.jpg William Hayes Fisher
1st Baron Downham

(1853–1920)
4 November
1918
10 January
1919
Conservative
Crawford27.JPG David Lindsay
27th Earl of Crawford

KT PC
(1871–1940)
10 January
1919
1 April
1921
Earl Peel cropped.jpg William Peel
2nd Viscount Peel

GCSI TD PC
(1867–1937)
1 April
1921
7 April
1922
Minister of Transport
1920 William Sutherland.jpg Sir William Sutherland
KCB
MP for Argyllshire
(1880–1949)
7 April
1922
9 October
1922
Liberal
James Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury.jpg James Gascoyne-Cecil
4th Marquess of Salisbury

KG GCVO CB PC DL
(1861–1947)
24 October
1922
25 May
1923
Lord President of the Council Conservative Bonar Law
John Davidson
CH CB
MP for Hemel Hempstead
(1889–1970)
25 May
1923
22 January
1924
Stanley Baldwin
1915 Josiah Wedgwood.jpg Josiah Wedgwood
DSO PC DL
MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme
(1872–1943)
22 January
1924
3 November
1924
Labour Ramsay MacDonald
Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood looking right circa 1915.jpg Robert Cecil
1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

KC PC
(1864–1958)
10 November
1924
19 October
1927
Conservative Stanley Baldwin
Ronald McNeill, 1st Baron Cushendun.jpg Ronald McNeill
1st Baron Cushendun

PC
(1861–1934)
19 October
1927
4 June
1929
Oswald mosley MP.jpg Sir Oswald Mosley
Bt
MP for Smethwick
(1896–1980)
7 June
1929
19 May
1930
responsibility for unemployment Labour Ramsay MacDonald
Attlee BW cropped.jpg Clement Attlee
MP for Limehouse
(1883–1967)
23 May
1930
13 March
1931
Arthur Ponsonby
1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

(1871–1946
13 March
1931
24 August
1931
No image.svg Philip Kerr
11th Marquess of Lothian

CH
(1882–1940
25 August
1931
10 November
1931
Liberal Ramsay MacDonald
(1st Nat. coalition)
No image.svg Sir John Davidson
GCVO CH CB PC
MP for Hemel Hempstead
(1889–1970)
10 November
1931
28 May
1937
sometime chairman of the Indian States inquiry Conservative Ramsay MacDonald
(2nd Nat. coalition)
Stanley Baldwin
(3rd Nat. coalition)
Edward Turnour
6th Earl Winterton

PC
(1883–1962)
28 May
1937
29 January
1939
Air Ministry spokesperson in the Commons (March – May 1938) Neville Chamberlain
(4th Nat. coalition)
William Morrison
MC PC QC
MP for Cirencester and Tewkesbury
(1893–1961)
29 January
1939
3 April
1940
Minister of Food (from 4 September 1939) Neville Chamberlain
(War coalition)
George Tryon
1st Baron Tryon

PC
(1871–1940)
3 April
1940
14 May
1940
Maurice Hankey
1st Baron Hankey

GCB GCMG GCVO PC
(1877–1963
14 May
1940
20 July
1941
National Winston Churchill
(War coalition)
Duff Cooper
DSO
MP for Westminster St George's
(1890–1954)
20 July
1941
11 November
1943
Conservative
Ernest Brown
CH MC
MP for Leith
(1881–1962)
11 November
1943
25 May
1945
National Liberal
Arthur Salter
GBE KCB PC
MP for Oxford University
(1881–1975)
25 May
1945
26 July
1945
Conservative Winston Churchill
(Caretaker coalition)
No image.svg John Hynd
MP for Sheffield Attercliffe
(1902–1971)
4 August
1945
17 April
1947
Minister for Germany and Austria Labour Clement Attlee
Lord Longford 4 Allan Warren.jpg Frank Pakenham
1st Baron Pakenham

PC
(1905–2001)
17 April
1947
31 May
1948
deputy Foreign Secretary
(responsibility for the British zone, Germany)
Hugh Dalton HU 059487 crop.jpg Hugh Dalton
MP for Bishop Auckland
(1887–1962)
31 May
1948
28 February
1950
INF3-62 A V Alexander Artist's signature E A B.jpg A. V. Alexander
1st Viscount Alexander of Hillsborough

CH PC
(1885–1965)
28 February
1950
26 October
1951
Labour Co-operative
Lord Swinton.jpg Philip Cunliffe-Lister
1st Viscount Swinton

GBE CH MC PC
(1884–1972)
31 October
1951
24 November
1952
Minister of Materials Conservative Winston Churchill
1st Earl of Woolton 1947.jpg Frederick Marquis
1st Viscount Woolton

CH PC
(1883–1965) [Note 18]
24 November
1952
20 December
1955
Minister of Materials (1 September 1953 – August 1954)
Anthony Eden
10thEarl of Selkirk.jpg George Douglas-Hamilton
10th Earl of Selkirk

AFC AE PC
(1906–1994)
20 December
1955
13 January
1957
No image.svg Charles Hill
MP for Luton
(1904–1989)
13 January
1957
9 October
1961
Harold Macmillan
Iain Macleod crop.jpg Iain Macleod
MP for Enfield West
(1913–1970)
9 October
1961
20 October
1963
Leader of the House of Commons
No image.svg John Hare
1st Viscount Blakenham

OBE PC DL
(1911–1982)
20 October
1963
16 October
1964
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Alec Douglas-Home
No image.svg Douglas Houghton
CH
MP for Sowerby
(1898–1996)
18 October
1964
5 October
1969
special responsibility for Social Services Labour Harold Wilson
No image.svg George Thomson
MP for Dundee East
(1921–2008)
6 April
1969
24 June
1970
No image.svg Anthony Barber
TD
MP for Altrincham and Sale
(1920–2005)
20 June
1970
25 July
1970
responsibility for UK—EEC relations
(chiefly, until 1973, negotiating entry)
Conservative Edward Heath
Geoffrey Rippon (1970).jpg Geoffrey Rippon
QC
MP for Hexham
(1924–1997)
28 July
1970
5 November
1972
No image.svg John Davies
MBE
MP for Knutsford
(1916–1979)
5 November
1972
4 March
1974
No image.svg Harold Lever
MP for Manchester Central
(1914–1995)
5 March
1974
4 May
1979
Labour Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
No image.svg Norman St John-Stevas
MP for Cambridgeshire
(1929–2012)
5 May
1979
5 January
1981
Leader of the House of Commons
Minister for the Arts
Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Zconcam61.jpg Francis Pym
MC
MP for Cambridgeshire
(1922–2008)
5 January
1981
14 September
1981
Leader of the House of Commons
Paymaster-General
No image.svg Janet Young
Baroness Young

PC DL
(1926–2002)
14 September
1981
6 April
1982
Leader of the House of Lords
No image.svg Cecil Parkinson
MP for South Hertfordshire
(1931–2016)
6 April
1982
11 June
1983
Paymaster-General
No image.svg Arthur Cockfield
Baron Cockfield

PC
(1916–2007)
11 June
1983
11 September
1984
No image.svg Grey Ruthven
2nd Earl of Gowrie

PC
(1939–)
11 September
1984
3 September
1985
Minister for the Arts
Official portrait of Lord Tebbit crop 2.jpg Norman Tebbit
CH
MP for Chingford
(1931–)
3 September
1985
13 June
1987
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Official portrait of Mr Kenneth Clarke crop 2.jpg Kenneth Clarke
CH QC
MP for Rushcliffe
(1940–)
13 June
1987
25 July
1988
Minister for Inner Cities (DTI)
No image.svg Tony Newton
OBE
MP for Braintree
(1937–2012)
25 July
1988
24 July
1989
Minister of State at DTI
Official portrait of Lord Baker of Dorking crop 2.jpg Kenneth Baker
CH
MP for Mole Valley
(1934–)
24 July
1989
28 November
1990
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chris Patten -2008-10-31-.jpg Chris Patten
CH
MP for Bath
(1944–)
28 November
1990
10 April
1992
William Waldegrave visiting University of Salford 1981 cropped.jpg William Waldegrave
MP for Bristol West
(1946–)
10 April
1992
20 July
1994
responsibility for public services and science John Major
Lord David Hunt of Wirral.jpg David Hunt
MBE
MP for Wirral West
(1942–)
20 July
1994
5 July
1995
Minister for Public Services
Official portrait of Lord Freeman crop 2.jpg Roger Freeman
MP for Kettering
(1942–)
5 July
1995
2 May
1997
No image.svg David Clark
MP for South Shields
(1939–)
3 May
1997
27 July
1998
Labour Tony Blair
No image.svg Jack Cunningham
MP for Copeland
(1939–)
27 July
1998
11 October
1999
Cabinet Office Minister Labour
No image.svg Mo Mowlam
MP for Redcar
(1949–2005)
11 October
1999
11 June
2001
Labour

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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Concurrent office(s) Party Prime Minister
No image.svg Gus Macdonald
Baron Macdonald of Tradeston

CBE PC
(1940–)
11 June
2001
13 June
2003
Cabinet Office Minister Labour Tony Blair
Douglas Alexander at the India Economic Summit 2008.jpg Douglas Alexander
MP for Paisley South
(1967–)
13 June
2003
8 September
2004
Labour
Alan Milburn.JPG Alan Milburn
MP for Darlington
(1958–)
8 September
2004
6 May
2005
Labour
Msc 2009-Sunday, 11.00 - 12.30 Uhr-Zwez 005 Hutton detail.jpg John Hutton
MP for Barrow and Furness
(1955–)
6 May
2005
2 November
2005
Labour
Vacant 2 November
2005
5 May
2006
Official portrait of Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top crop 2.jpg Hilary Armstrong
MP for North West Durham
(1945–)
5 May
2006
27 June
2007
Cabinet Office Minister
Minister for Social Exclusion
Labour
Official portrait of Edward Miliband crop 2.jpg Ed Miliband
MP for Doncaster North
(1969–)
28 June
2007
3 October
2008
Cabinet Office Minister Labour Gordon Brown
Official portrait of Liam Byrne crop 2.jpg Liam Byrne
MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill
(1970–)
3 October
2008
5 June
2009
Labour
BaronessRoyallPortrait.jpg Janet Royall
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

PC
(1955–)
5 June
2009
11 May
2010
Leader of the House of Lords Labour
Official portrait of Lord Strathclyde crop 2.jpg Thomas Galbraith
2nd Baron Strathclyde

CH PC
(1960–)
12 May
2010
7 January
2013
Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)
Jonathan Hopkin Hill, Baron Hill of Oareford.jpg Jonathan Hill
Baron Hill of Oareford

CBE PC
(1960–)
7 January
2013
14 July
2014
Conservative
Oliver Letwin Official.jpg Oliver Letwin
MP for West Dorset
(1956–)
14 July
2014
14 July
2016
Minister of State for Government Policy Conservative
in charge of the Cabinet Office David Cameron
(II)
Official portrait of Sir Patrick McLoughlin crop 2.jpg Sir Patrick McLoughlin
MP for Derbyshire Dales
(1957–)
14 July
2016
8 January
2018
Chairman of the Conservative Party Conservative Theresa May
Official portrait of Mr David Lidington crop 2.jpg David Lidington
CBE
MP for Aylesbury
(1956–)
8 January
2018
Incumbent Minister for the Cabinet Office Conservative

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Served as Bishop of Sarum from 1375.
  2. ^ Served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1469 to c. April 1471.
  3. ^ Served as Secretary of State until 1548. Created Baron Paget in the peerage of England in 1549.
  4. ^ Served as Lord Privy Seal from 1598.
  5. ^ Served as Chancellor of the Exchequer until 1603. MP for Middlesex during 1601 Parliament.
  6. ^ MP for Berkshire during the 1614 Parliament.
  7. ^ Elected to Parliament as MP for Lancaster in 1621 and 1625, and as MP for Leicester in 1624 and 1626.
  8. ^ Royalist appointee during the Oxford Parliament, re-appointed Chancellor in 1660 after the Restoration.
  9. ^ MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme until 1703; thereafter elevated to the peerage of England as Baron Gower.
  10. ^ MP for Tewkesbury until 1721; thereafter elevated to the peerage of Great Britain as Baron Lechmere.
  11. ^ Commonly styled with the courtesy title Lord Strange, however neither James Smith-Stanley or his father has any right to it.
  12. ^ Baron Hyde since 1756; elevated in the peerage of Great Britain as Earl of Clarendon from 1776.
  13. ^ Baron Hawkesbury since August 1786; elevated in the peerage of Great Britain as Earl of Liverpool from May 1796.
  14. ^ MP for Bodmin until 1818, thereafter MP for Harwich.
  15. ^ Baron Dufferin and Claneboye since 1841. Elevated in the peerage of Great Britain as Earl of Dufferin in 1871.
  16. ^ MP for Melton until 1888, thereafter succeeded his brother as Duke of Rutland.
  17. ^ On appointment to office a ministerial by-election was triggered in the Bethnal Green South West constituency that Masterman had represented since 1911. Masterman unsuccessfully contested the seat, narrowly losing to the Conservative candidate. Masterman then unsuccessful stood in the 1914 Ipswich by-election. Masterman resigned as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster after failing to be returned to Parliament.
  18. ^ Baron Woolton since 1952, created Viscount Woolton in 1953.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Baines, Edward (1836). The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. Vol. I. London, Paris, and New York: Fisher, Son, & Co.
  • "Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  • Venning, Timothy (2005). Compendium of British Office Holders. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.