Lord High Treasurer of Ireland

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The Lord High Treasurer of Ireland was the head of the Exchequer of Ireland, chief financial officer of the Kingdom of Ireland. The designation High was added in 1695. After the Acts of Union 1800 created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Consolidated Fund Act 1816 merged the Irish Inferior Exchequer into the British Treasury with effect from 1817, and the post of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland was abolished.[1] The Superior Irish Exchequer, or Court of Exchequer, remained, led by the Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer.

Lord Treasurers of Ireland 1217–1695[edit]

Lord High Treasurers of Ireland 1695–1793[edit]

Commissioners of the Treasury for Ireland 1793–1817[edit]

The board was abolished in 1817 when the office of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland was combined with that of Lord High Treasurer.[3]


  1. ^ "Consolidated Fund Act 1816". legislation.gov.uk. UK Government. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ "BURTON, William Henry (1739-1818), of Burton Hall, co. Carlow". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ Consolidated Fund Act 1816, section 2.
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  • Haydn's Book of Dignities (1894)