Perceval ministry

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Perceval (1812)

This is a list of members of the Tory government of the United Kingdom in office under the leadership of Spencer Perceval from 1809 to 1812.

The Cabinet[edit]

October 1809 – May 1812[edit]


  • December 1809 – Lord Wellesley succeeds Lord Bathurst as Foreign Secretary. Bathurst continues at the Board of Trade.
  • May 1810 – Lord Mulgrave succeeds Lord Chatham as Master-General of the Ordnance. Charles Philip Yorke succeeds Mulgrave as First Lord of the Admiralty.
  • March 1812 – Lord Castlereagh succeeds Lord Wellesley as Foreign Secretary.
  • April 1812 – Lord Sidmouth succeeds Lord Camden as Lord President. Camden remains in the cabinet as a minister without portfolio.

Full List of Ministers[edit]

Members of the Cabinet are in bold face.

Office Name Date Notes
First Lord of the Treasury
Leader of the House of Commons
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Hon. Spencer Perceval 4 October 1809 – 12 May 1812
Secretaries to the Treasury Charles Arbuthnot continued in office Senior Secretary
Richard Wharton 8 December 1809 Junior Secretary
Junior Lords of the Treasury John Foster 6 December 1809 – 6 January 1812  
Hon. William Brodrick 6 December 1809 – 16 June 1812  
Hon. William Eliot 6 December 1809 – 6 January 1812  
The Earl of Desart 6 December 1809 – 23 June 1810  
Snowdon Barne 6 December 1809 – 16 June 1812  
Hon. Berkeley Paget 23 June 1810 – 16 June 1812  
Hon. William Wellesley-Pole 6 January 1812 – 16 June 1812  
Richard Wellesley 6 January 1812 – 16 June 1812  
Lord Chancellor The Lord Eldon continued in office  
Lord President of the Council The Earl Camden continued in office  
The Viscount Sidmouth 8 April 1812  
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Westmorland continued in office  
Home Secretary Hon. Richard Ryder 1 November 1809  
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Hon. Charles Jenkinson continued in office  
Henry Goulburn February 1810  
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs The Earl Bathurst 11 October 1809  
The Marquess Wellesley 6 December 1809  
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Charles Bagot continued in office – December 1809  
Culling Charles Smith December 1809 – February 1812  
Edward Cooke February 1812 – June 1812  
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies The Earl of Liverpool 1 November 1809  
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies Edward Cooke continued in office  
Hon. Charles Jenkinson 2 November 1809  
Robert Peel 10 June 1810  
Under-Secretary of State for War Hon. F. J. Robinson continued in office  
Henry Bunbury 2 November 1809  
First Lord of the Admiralty The Lord Mulgrave continued in office  
Charles Philip Yorke 4 May 1810  
The Viscount Melville 25 March 1812  
First Secretary to the Admiralty John Wilson Croker 12 October 1809  
Civil Lords of the Admiralty Robert Plumer Ward continued in office – 17 June 1811  
The Viscount Palmerston continued in office – 24 November 1809  
James Buller continued in office – 25 March 1812  
Viscount Lowther 24 November 1809 – 3 July 1810  
Hon. F. J. Robinson 3 July 1810 – 16 June 1812  
Lord Walpole 17 June 1811 – 16 June 1812  
William Dundas 25 March 1812 – 16 June 1812  
President of the Board of Trade
Master of the Mint
The Earl Bathurst continued in office  
Vice-President of the Board of Trade George Rose continued in office  
President of the Board of Control The Earl of Harrowby continued in office  
Hon. Robert Dundas 13 November 1809 Became Viscount Melville on 28 May 1811
The Earl of Buckinghamshire 7 April 1812  
Secretary to the Board of Control George Peter Holford continued in office  
Sir Patrick Murray January 1810  
John Bruce March 1812  
Master-General of the Ordnance The Earl of Chatham continued in office  
The Lord Mulgrave 5 May 1810  
Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance Sir Thomas Trigge continued in office  
Treasurer of the Ordnance Joseph Hunt continued in office  
Thomas Alcock 30 January 1810  
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance James Murray Hadden continued in office  
Robert Moorsom 20 July 1810  
Clerk of the Ordnance Hon. Cropley Ashley-Cooper continued in office  
Robert Plumer Ward 14 June 1811  
Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance Thomas Thoroton continued in office  
Storekeeper of the Ordnance Mark Singleton continued in office  
Treasurer of the Navy George Rose continued in office  
Secretary at War The Viscount Palmerston continued in office  
Paymaster of the Forces Charles Long continued in office  
Lord Charles Henry Somerset continued in office  
Postmaster General The Earl of Chichester continued in office  
The Earl of Sandwich continued in office  
Surveyor General of Woods, Forests, Parks, and Chases The Lord Glenbervie continued in office – July 1810 merged to form the Commissioners of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues
First Commissioner of Woods and Forests The Lord Glenbervie July 1810  
Ministers without Portfolio The Duke of Portland 4 October 1809 – 30 October 1809  
The Earl of Harrowby November 1809 – June 1812  
The Earl Camden 8 April 1812 – June 1812  
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Duke of Richmond continued in office  
Chief Secretary for Ireland Hon. William Wellesley-Pole October 1809  
Attorney General Sir Vicary Gibbs continued in office  
Solicitor General Sir Thomas Plumer continued in office  
Judge Advocate General Charles Manners-Sutton 8 November 1809  
Lord Advocate Archibald Colquhoun continued in office  
Solicitor General for Scotland David Boyle continued in office  
David Monypenny 22 February 1811  
Attorney General for Ireland William Saurin continued in office  
Solicitor General for Ireland Charles Kendal Bushe continued in office  
Lord Steward of the Household The Earl of Aylesford continued in office  
The Earl of Cholmondeley 19 February 1812  
Treasurer of the Household Viscount Stopford continued in office became Earl of Courtown on 30 March 1810
Viscount Jocelyn 8 May 1812  
Comptroller of the Household Lord George Thynne continued in office  
Lord Chamberlain of the Household The Earl of Dartmouth continued in office  
vacant 10 November 1810 upon death of Dartmouth
The Marquess of Hertford 7 March 1812  
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household Lord John Thynne continued in office  
Earl of Yarmouth 14 March 1812  
Master of the Horse The Duke of Montrose continued in office  
Master of the Buckhounds The Marquess Cornwallis continued in office  
Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe continued in office  
The Earl of Courtown 26 March 1812  
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Earl of Macclesfield continued in office  


  • Chris Cook and John Stevenson, British Historical Facts 1760–1830
  • Joseph Haydn and Horace Ockerby, The Book of Dignities
Preceded by
Second Portland ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Liverpool ministry