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Liverpool ministry

This is a list of members of the Tory government of the United Kingdom in office under the leadership of Lord Liverpool from 1812 to 1827.

The Cabinet



  • Late 1812 - Lord Camden leaves the Cabinet
  • September 1814 - William Wellesley-Pole (Lord Maryborough from 1821), the Master of the Mint, enters the Cabinet
  • February 1816 - George Canning succeeds Lord Buckinghamshire at the Board of Control
  • January 1818 - Frederick John Robinson, the President of the Board of Trade, enters the Cabinet
  • January 1819 - The Duke of Wellington succeeds Lord Mulgrave as Master-General of the Ordnance. Lord Mulgrave becomes minister without portfolio
  • 1820 - Lord Mulgrave leaves the cabinet
  • January 1821 - Charles Bathurst succeeds Canning as President of the Board of Control, remaining also at the Duchy of Lancaster
  • January 1822 - Robert Peel succeeds Lord Sidmouth as Home Secretary
  • February 1822 - Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn succeeds Charles Bathurst at the Board of Control. Bathurst remains at the Duchy of Lancaster and in the Cabinet
  • September 1822 - Following the suicide of Lord Londonderry, George Canning becomes Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons
  • January 1823 - Vansittart, elevated to the peerage as Lord Bexley, succeeds Charles Bathurst as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. F.J. Robinson succeeds Vansittart as Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is succeeded at the Board of Trade by William Huskisson
  • 1823 - Lord Maryborough, the Master of the Mint, leaves the Cabinet. His successor in the office is not a Cabinet member

Full List of Ministers

Members of the Cabinet are in bold face.

Office Name Date Notes
First Lord of the Treasury
Leader of the House of Lords
The Earl of Liverpool 8 June 1812 – 9 April 1827
Chancellor of the Exchequer Nicholas Vansittart 9 June 1812  
Hon. F. J. Robinson 21 January 1823
Secretaries to the Treasury Richard Wharton continued in office–1814  
Charles Arbuthnot continued in office–1823  
Stephen Rumbold Lushington 1814–1827  
John Charles Herries 1823–1827  
Junior Lords of the Treasury William Vesey-FitzGerald 16 June 1812 – 7 January 1817  
Hon. Berkeley Paget 16 June 1812 – 13 June 1826  
Hon. F. J. Robinson 16 June 1812 – 25 November 1813  
James Brogden 16 June 1812 – 20 December 1813  
Viscount Lowther 25 November 1813 – 30 April 1827  
Charles Grant 20 December 1813 – 25 March 1819  
John Maxwell-Barry 7 January 1817 – 3 May 1823  
William Odell 7 January 1817 – 25 March 1819  
Lord Granville Somerset 25 March 1819 – 30 April 1827  
Edmond Alexander Macnaghten 25 March 1819 – 30 April 1827  
Earl of Mount Charles 13 June 1826 – 30 April 1827  
Lord Chancellor The Lord Eldon continued in office  
Lord President of the Council The Earl of Harrowby 11 June 1812  
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Westmorland continued in office  
Home Secretary The Viscount Sidmouth 11 June 1812  
Robert Peel 17 January 1822
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Henry Goulburn continued in office  
John Hiley Addington August 1812
Henry Clive April 1818
George Robert Dawson January 1822
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Leader of the House of Commons
Viscount Castlereagh continued in office succeeded as Marquess of Londonderry 6 April 1821
George Canning 16 September 1822  
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Edward Cooke continued in office  
Joseph Planta 25 July 1817  
The Earl of Clanwilliam 22 January 1822  
Lord Francis Conyngham January 1823–January 1826 known as Earl of Mount Charles after 1824
The Lord Howard de Walden July 1824–April 1827  
The Marquess of Clanricarde January 1826–April 1827  
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies The Earl Bathurst 11 June 1812  
Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies Henry Bunbury continued in office–1816  
Robert Peel continued in office–1812
Henry Goulburn 1812–1821
Robert Wilmot Horton 1821
First Lord of the Admiralty The Viscount Melville continued in office  
First Secretary to the Admiralty John Wilson Croker continued in office  
Civil Lords of the Admiralty Hon. F. J. Robinson continued in office–5 October 1812  
Lord Walpole continued in office–5 October 1812  
William Dundas continued in office–23 August 1814  
Sir George Warrender, Bt 5 October 1812 – 8 February 1822  
John Osborn 5 October 1812 – 16 February 1824 became Sir John Osborn, Bt, in 1818
The Marquess of Worcester 24 May 1816 – 15 March 1819  
Sir George Clerk, Bt 15 March 1819 – 2 May 1827  
Lord William Douglas 8 February–23 March 1822
16 February 1824 – 2 May 1827
President of the Board of Trade The Earl Bathurst continued in office  
The Earl of Clancarty 29 September 1812
Hon. F. J. Robinson 24 January 1818
William Huskisson 31 January 1823
Vice-President of the Board of Trade George Rose continued in office  
Hon. F. J. Robinson 29 September 1812
Thomas Wallace 24 January 1818
Charles Grant 3 April 1823
President of the Board of Control The Earl of Buckinghamshire continued in office  
George Canning 20 June 1816
Charles Bathurst 16 January 1821
Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn 8 February 1822
Secretary to the Board of Control John Bruce continued in office  
Thomas Courtenay 20 August 1812
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Earl of Buckinghamshire 23 June 1812
Charles Bathurst 23 August 1812  
Nicholas Vansittart 13 February 1823 created Baron Bexley 1 March 1823
Master-General of the Ordnance The Earl of Mulgrave continued in office  
The Duke of Wellington 1 January 1819
Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance Sir Thomas Trigge continued in office died 11 January 1814
Sir Hildebrand Oakes 9 March 1814 died 9 September 1822
The Viscount Beresford 18 February 1823  
Sir George Murray 22 March 1824  
Sir William Henry Clinton 30 April 1825  
Treasurer of the Ordnance Thomas Alcock continued in office  
William Holmes 20 June 1818  
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance Robert Moorsom continued in office  
Sir Ulysses Burgh 16 March 1820 became Baron Downes, 3 March 1826
Clerk of the Ordnance Robert Plumer Ward continued in office  
Sir Henry Hardinge 29 April 1823
Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance Thomas Thoroton continued in office  
Hon. Edmund Phipps 31 October 1812  
Storekeeper of the Ordnance Mark Singleton continued in office  
Treasurer of the Navy George Rose continued in office  
Hon. F. J. Robinson 12 February 1818
William Huskisson 8 February 1823
Secretary at War Viscount Palmerston continued in office  
Master of the Mint The Earl Bathurst continued in office  
The Earl of Clancarty 30 October 1812  
Hon. William Wellesley-Pole 28 September 1814 created Baron Maryborough 17 July 1821
Thomas Wallace 9 October 1823  
Paymaster of the Forces Charles Long continued in office–1826  
Lord Charles Henry Somerset continued in office–1813
Hon. F. J. Robinson 9 November 1813–1817
William Vesey-FitzGerald 1826
Postmaster General The Earl of Chichester continued in office–1826  
The Earl of Sandwich continued in office–1814
The Earl of Clancarty 1814–1816
The Marquess of Salisbury 1816–1823
Lord Frederick Montagu 1823–1827
First Commissioner of Woods and Forests The Lord Glenbervie continued in office  
William Huskisson 1814
Charles Arbuthnot 1823
Minister without Portfolio The Earl Camden June 1812 – December 1812 Marquess Camden from September 1812
The Earl of Mulgrave January 1819–May 1820
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Duke of Richmond continued in office  
The Earl Whitworth June 1813
The Earl Talbot October 1817
The Marquess Wellesley December 1821
Chief Secretary for Ireland Hon. William Wellesley-Pole continued in office  
Robert Peel August 1812
Charles Grant August 1818
Henry Goulburn December 1821
Attorney General Sir Thomas Plumer 26 June 1812  
Sir William Garrow 4 May 1813
Sir Samuel Shepherd 7 May 1817
Sir Robert Gifford 24 July 1819
Sir John Singleton Copley 9 January 1824
Sir Charles Wetherell 20 September 1826
Solicitor General Sir William Garrow 26 June 1812  
Sir Robert Dallas 4 May 1813
Sir Samuel Shepherd 22 December 1813
Sir Robert Gifford 7 May 1817
Sir John Singleton Copley 24 July 1819
Sir Charles Wetherell 9 January 1824
Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal 20 September 1826
Judge Advocate General Charles Manners-Sutton continued in office  
Sir John Beckett, Bt 25 June 1817
Lord Advocate Archibald Colquhoun continued in office  
Alexander Maconochie 1816
Sir William Rae Bt 1819
Solicitor General for Scotland David Monypenny continued in office  
Alexander Maconochie 1813
James Wedderburn 1816
John Hope 1822
Attorney General for Ireland William Conyngham Plunket 1822  
Solicitor General for Ireland Charles Kendal Bushe continued in office  
Henry Joy 20 February 1822
Lord Steward of the Household The Earl of Cholmondeley continued in office  
The Marquess Conyngham 11 December 1821  
Treasurer of the Household Viscount Jocelyn continued in office  
Lord Charles Bentinck 29 July 1812
William Henry Fremantle 27 May 1826
Comptroller of the Household Lord George Thynne continued in office  
Lord George Beresford 29 July 1812
Lord Chamberlain of the Household The Marquess of Hertford continued in office  
The Duke of Montrose 14 December 1821
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household The Earl of Yarmouth continued in office  
Viscount Jocelyn 28 July 1812
The Marquess of Graham 7 February 1821
Master of the Horse The Duke of Montrose continued in office  
The Duke of Dorset 12 December 1821
Master of the Buckhounds The Marquess Cornwallis continued in office  
The Lord Maryborough 22 August 1823
Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners The Earl of Courtown continued in office  
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
Perceval Ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Canningite Government 1827–1828

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