Appendix VI: First ministers and leaders of the House

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
Available from Boydell and Brewer

First Ministers and leaders of the House of Commons






First Lord of the Treasury                                                        
Leader of the House of Commons
Sept. 1714TownshendEarl of Halifax from Oct.Robert Walpole (paymaster general) 1714
Earl of Carlisle from May 1715
Robert Walpole from Oct. 1715
Dec. 1716SunderlandRobert WalpoleRobert Walpole
James Stanhope, afterwards Visct. Stanhope, from Apr. 1717Joseph Addison (secretary of state, wardssouthern department) from Apr. 1717
Earl of Sunderland from Mar. 1718James Craggs (secretary of state, southern department) from Mar. 1718
Feb. 1721Sunderland-Townshend-WalpoleEarl of SunderlandRobert Walpole (paymaster general)
Robert Walpole from Apr. 1721
Apr. 1722Townshend-WalpoleRobert WalpoleRobert Walpole
May 1730WalpoleSir Robert WalpoleSir Robert Walpole
Feb. 1742CarteretEarl of WilmingtonHenry Pelham (paymaster general)
Henry Pelham from Aug.1743
Dec. 1744PelhamHenry PelhamHenry Pelham

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick

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