First Pitt the Younger Ministry
The First Pitt the Younger Ministry was formed in the Kingdom of Great Britain by William Pitt the Younger in 1783. In 1800, the Acts of Union between Great Britain and Ireland were accepted by their respective parliaments, creating the new United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which would be governed by the former Parliament of Great Britain, now the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Pitt governed this new state for the first month of its existence, until differences with King George III over Catholic Emancipation caused him to resign.
List of Ministers
1783 − 1801
For the first several days of the ministry, Lord Temple held both the secretaryships of state.
|First Lord of the Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer
|William Pitt the Younger||1783–1801|
|Lord Chancellor||The Lord Thurlow||1783–1792|
|Lord President of the Council||The Earl Gower||1783–1784|
|Lord Privy Seal||The Duke of Rutland||1783–1784|
|Foreign Secretary||The Marquess of Carmarthen||1783–1791|
|Home Secretary||The Lord Sydney||1783–1789|
|First Lord of the Admiralty||The Viscount Howe||1783–1788|
|Master-General of the Ordnance||The Duke of Richmond||1784–1795|
- March, 1784 - The Duke of Rutland becomes Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, remaining also Lord Privy Seal.
- December, 1784 - Lord Gower (Lord Stafford from 1786) succeeds the Duke of Rutland as Lord Privy Seal (Rutland remains Viceroy of Ireland). Lord Camden succeeds Gower as Lord President.
- November, 1787 - Lord Buckingham succeeds the Duke of Rutland as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland
- July, 1788 - Lord Chatham, Pitt's elder brother, succeeds Lord Howe as First Lord of the Admiralty
- June, 1789 - William Wyndham Grenville (Lord Grenville from 1790), succeeds Lord Sydney as Home Secretary.
- October, 1789 - Lord Westmorland succeeds Lord Buckingham as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland
- June, 1791 - Lord Grenville succeeds the Duke of Leeds (Lord Carmarthen before 1789) as Foreign Secretary. Henry Dundas succeeds Grenville as Home Secretary. Lord Hawkesbury (from 1796 the Earl of Liverpool), the President of the Board of Trade, joins the Cabinet.
- June, 1792 - Lord Thurlow resigns as Lord Chancellor. The Great Seal goes into commission.
- January, 1793 - Lord Loughborough becomes Lord Chancellor
- July, 1794 - Lord Fitzwilliam succeeds Lord Camden as Lord President. Henry Dundas takes the new Secretaryship of State for War, while the Duke of Portland succeeds Dundas as Home Secretary. Lord Spencer succeeds Stafford as Lord Privy Seal. William Windham enters the Cabinet as Secretary at War.
- December, 1794 - Lord Chatham succeeds Spencer as Lord Privy Seal. Lord Spencer succeeds Chatham as First Lord of the Admiralty. Lord Fitzwilliam succeeds Lord Westmorland as Viceroy of Ireland. Lord Mansfield succeeds Fitzwilliam as Lord President.
- February, 1795 - Lord Cornwallis succeeds the Duke of Richmond as Master-General of the Ordnance.
- March, 1795 - Lord Camden succeeds Lord Fitzwilliam as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
- September, 1796 - Lord Chatham succeeds Lord Mansfield as Lord President, remaining also Lord Privy Seal.
- February, 1798 - Lord Westmorland succeeds Lord Chatham as Lord Privy Seal. Chatham remains Lord President.
- June, 1798 - Lord Cornwallis succeeds Lord Camden as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, remaining also Master-General of the Ordnance.
- February, 1801 - Lord Grenville, Lord Spencer, and William Windham resign from the Cabinet. The first two are succeeded by Lord Hawkesbury and Lord St Vincent, while Windham's successor is not in cabinet.
- Chris Cook and John Stevenson, British Historical Facts 1760-1830
|Government of Great Britain
Acts of Union
Acts of Union
|Government of the United Kingdom