Second Derby–Disraeli ministry

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Second Derby–Disraeli ministry
1858–1859
14th Earl of Derby (cropped).jpg Disraeli.jpg
Date formed 20 February 1858 (1858-02-20)
Date dissolved 11 June 1859 (1859-06-11)
People and organisations
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Lord Derby
Chancellor of the Exchequer Benjamin Disraeli
Total no. of ministers 78 appointments
Member party Conservative Party
Status in legislature Minority
Opposition party Liberal Party
Opposition leaders
History
Outgoing election 1859 general election
Legislature term(s) 17th UK Parliament
Predecessor First Palmerston ministry
Successor Second Palmerston ministry

The Conservative government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland that began in 1858 and ended in 1859 was led by Lord Derby in the House of Lords and Benjamin Disraeli in the House of Commons.

History[edit]

After the collapse of Lord Palmerston's first government, the Conservative leader Lord Derby again formed a minority government, with Benjamin Disraeli as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The government oversaw the establishment of Crown rule in India, but was still not strong enough to retain power, falling in June 1859. Lord Palmerston then returned, forming his second ministry.

Cabinet[edit]

February 1858 – June 1859[edit]

Office Name Term
First Lord of the Treasury
Leader of the House of Lords
The Earl of Derby February 1858 – June 1859
Lord Chancellor The Lord Chelmsford February 1858 – June 1859
Lord President of the Council The Marquess of Salisbury February 1858 – June 1859
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Hardwicke February 1858 – June 1859
Home Secretary Spencer H. Walpole February 1858 – March 1859
  T.H.S. Sotheron Estcourt March–June 1859
Foreign Secretary The Earl of Malmesbury February 1858 – June 1859
Secretary of State for the Colonies Lord Stanley February–June 1858
  Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton June 1858 – June 1859
Secretary of State for War General Jonathan Peel February 1858 – June 1859
Secretary of State for India Lord Stanley September 1858 – June 1859
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir John Pakington, Bt February 1858 – June 1859
President of the Board of Control The Earl of Ellenborough February–June 1858
  Lord Stanley June–September 1858
  replaced by the India Office
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Leader of the House of Commons
Benjamin Disraeli February 1858 – June 1859
President of the Board of Trade J.W. Henley February 1858 – June 1859
First Commissioner of Works Lord John Manners February 1858 – June 1859

List of Ministers[edit]

Cabinet members are listed in bold face.

Office Name Date
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Leader of the House of Lords
The Earl of Derby 21 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Leader of the House of Commons
Benjamin Disraeli 26 February 1858
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Sir William Jolliffe 2 March 1858
Financial Secretary to the Treasury George Alexander Hamilton 2 March 1858
Sir Stafford Northcote 21 January 1859
Junior Lords of the Treasury Lord Henry Gordon-Lennox 1 March 1858 –
 14 March 1859
Thomas Edward Taylor 1 March 1858 –
 11 June 1859
Henry Whitmore 1 March 1858 –
 11 June 1859
Peter Blackburn 15 March 1859 –
 11 June 1859
Lord Chancellor The Lord Chelmsford 26 February 1858
Lord President of the Council The Marquess of Salisbury 26 February 1858
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Hardwicke 26 February 1858
Secretary of State for the Home Department Spencer Walpole 26 February 1858
T. H. S. Sotheron Estcourt 3 March 1859
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Gathorne Hardy 26 February 1858
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs The Earl of Malmesbury 26 February 1858
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Vesey Fitzgerald 26 February 1858
Secretary of State for War Jonathan Peel 26 February 1858
Under-Secretary of State for War The Viscount Hardinge 8 March 1858
The Earl of Rosslyn 3 March 1859
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance vacant
Secretary of State for the Colonies Lord Stanley 26 February 1858
Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton 5 June 1858
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies The Earl of Carnarvon 26 February 1858
Secretary of State for India Lord Stanley 2 September 1858
Under-Secretary of State for India Henry James Baillie 30 September 1858
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir John Pakington 8 March 1858
First Secretary of the Admiralty Henry Thomas Lowry Corry 9 March 1858
Civil Lord of the Admiralty Lord Lovaine 8 March 1858
Frederick Lygon 9 March 1859
President of the Board of Control The Earl of Ellenborough 6 March 1858
Lord Stanley[a] 5 June 1858
Joint Secretary to the Board of Control Henry James Baillie 6 March 1858[a]
President of the Board of Trade Joseph Warner Henley 26 February 1858
The Earl of Donoughmore 3 March 1859
Vice-President of the Board of Trade The Earl of Donoughmore 6 April 1858
Lord Lovaine 3 March 1859
First Commissioner of Works Lord John Manners 26 February 1858
Vice-President of the Committee on Education Charles Bowyer Adderley 12 March 1858
President of the Board of Health Charles Bowyer Adderley 8 March 1858[b]
Chief Secretary for Ireland Lord Naas 4 March 1858
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Earl of Eglinton 8 March 1858
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Duke of Montrose 26 February 1858
Paymaster-General The Earl of Donoughmore 6 April 1858
Lord Lovaine 3 March 1859
President of the Poor Law Board T.H.S. Sotheron Estcourt 6 March 1858
Earl of March 7 March 1859
Parliamentary Secretary to the Poor Law Board Frederick Winn Knight 12 March 1858
Postmaster-General The Lord Colchester 13 March 1858
Attorney General Sir Fitzroy Kelly 26 February 1858
Solicitor General Sir Hugh Cairns 26 February 1858
Judge Advocate General John Mowbray 13 March 1858
Lord Advocate John Inglis 1 March 1858
Charles Baillie 10 July 1858
David Mure 15 April 1859
Solicitor General for Scotland Charles Baillie 17 March 1858
David Mure 12 July 1858
George Patton 3 May 1859
Attorney General for Ireland James Whiteside February 1858
Solicitor General for Ireland Henry George Hughes February 1858
Edmund Hayes 1859
Lord Steward of the Household The Marquess of Exeter 26 February 1858
Lord Chamberlain of the Household The Earl De La Warr 26 February 1858
Master of the Horse The Duke of Beaufort 26 February 1858
Treasurer of the Household Lord Claud Hamilton 26 February 1858
Comptroller of the Household George Weld-Forester 26 February 1858
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms The Earl Talbot 26 February 1858
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Lord de Ros 17 March 1858
Master of the Buckhounds The Earl of Sandwich 26 February 1858
Chief Equerry and Clerk Marshal The Lord Colville of Culross 26 February 1858
Mistress of the Robes The Duchess of Manchester 26 February 1858
Lords in Waiting The Earl of Verulam 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
The Earl of Sheffield 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
The Viscount Strathallan 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
The Lord Polwarth 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
The Lord Crofton 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
The Lord Bateman 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
The Lord Raglan 26 February 1858 –
 11 June 1859
Notes
  1. ^ a b Board of Control abolished 2 August 1858.
  2. ^ Office abolished in 1858.

References[edit]

  • British Historical Facts 1830–1900, by Chris Cook and Brendon Keith (The Macmillan Press 1975) pp. 21–22 SBN 333 13220 3
Preceded by
First Palmerston ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
1858–1859
Succeeded by
Second Palmerston ministry