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List of Lord Chancellors and Lord Keepers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following is a list of Lord Chancellors and Lord Keepers of the Great Seal of England and Great Britain. It also includes a list of Commissioners of Parliament's Great Seal during the English Civil War and Interregnum.

Lord Chancellors and Lord Keepers of England, 1068–1707

11th century

12th century

13th century

14th century

15th century

1500–1654

Image Name Term of office Monarch
(Reign)
Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper 1500 1502 Henry VII
Coat of Arms of England (1509-1554).svg

(1485–1509)
Hans Holbein d. J. 066.jpg
William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper to 1504 1502 1515
Henry VIII
Coat of Arms of England (1509-1554).svg

(1509–1547)
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.jpg
Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York 1515 1529
Hans Holbein, the Younger - Sir Thomas More - Google Art Project.jpg
Sir Thomas More [nb 2] 1529 1532
Thomas Audley (c.1488–1544), Lord Audley, 1569.jpg
Sir Thomas Audley
(Lord Audley of Walden from 1538) [nb 3]
1532 1544
Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton by Hans Holbein the Younger.jpg
Lord Wriothesley 1544 1547
Edward VI
Coat of Arms of England (1509-1554).svg

(1547–1553)
William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester from NPG.jpg
Lord St John, Keeper 1547 1547
Hans Holbein the Younger - Sir Richard Rich, later 1st Baron Rich RL 12238.jpg
Lord Rich [nb 4] 1547 1551
ThomasGoodrich.jpg
Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely 1552 1553
Stephen Gardiner.jpg
Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester 1553 1555 Mary I
Coat of Arms of England (1554-1558).svg

(1553–1558)
Nicholas Heath by Hans Eworth.jpg
Nicholas Heath, Archbishop of York 1555 1558
Sir Nicholas Bacon.jpeg
Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper 1558 1579 Elizabeth I
Coat of Arms of England (1558-1603).svg

(1558–1603)
ThomasBromley.jpg
Sir Thomas Bromley 1579 1587
Sir Christopher Hatton from NPG (2) cropped.jpg
Sir Christopher Hatton 1587 1591
Coat of Arms of England (1558-1603).svg
In Commission: 1591 1592
Sir John Puckering.jpg
Sir John Puckering, Lord Keeper [nb 5] 1592 1596
Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley from NPG.jpg
Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Keeper to 19 July 1603
(Lord Ellesmere from 1603
Viscount Brackley from 1616)
6 May
1596
5 March
1617
James I
Coat of Arms of England (1603-1649).svg

(1603–1625)
William Larkin Francis Bacon.jpg
Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Keeper to 1618
(Lord Verulam from 1618
Viscount St Alban from 1621)
7 March
1617
1621
Coat of Arms of England (1603-1649).svg
In Commission: 1621 1621
Abp John Williams by Gilbert Jackson.jpg
John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Keeper 1621 1625
1stLordCoventry.jpg
Sir Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper
(Lord Coventry from 1628)
1625 1640 Charles I
Coat of Arms of England (1603-1649).svg

(1625–1649)
John Finch, 1st Baron Finch by Sir Anthony Van Dyck lowres color.jpg
Lord Finch, Lord Keeper [nb 6] 1640 1641
Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton by Sir Anthony Van Dyck.jpg
Lord Lyttleton of Mounslow, Lord Keeper
(Took Great Seal to the King in 1642)
1641 1645
Sir Richard Lane, Lord Keeper 1645 1650
Charles II
Coat of Arms of England (1660-1689).svg

Court in exile
from 1649
Vacant 1650 1653
Sir Edward Herbert, Lord Keeper 1653 1654

The Great Seal was captured and destroyed by Parliament on 11 August 1646

Commissioners of Parliament's Great Seal 1643–1660

Image Name[2] Term (From – To)
No image.svg
In Commission: Nov 1643–Oct 1646
No image.svg
In Commission: 1646–1648
No image.svg
In Commission: 1648–1649
No image.svg
In Commission: 1649–1654
No image.svg
In Commission: 1654–1656
No image.svg
In Commission: 1656–1659
No image.svg
In Commission: January–June 1659
No image.svg
In Commission: June 1659–1660
No image.svg
In Commission: 1660–1660

From the Restoration, 1660, to the Act of Union, 1707

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Other Peerage(s) Monarch
(Reign)
WH 1st Earl of Clarendon.png
The Right Honourable
Sir Edward Hyde

PC FRS
(1609–1674)
13 January
1658
30 August
1667
Baron Hyde in 1660
Earl of Clarendon in 1661
Charles II
Coat of Arms of England (1660-1689).svg

(1660–1685)
SirOrlandoBridgemanLC.jpg
The Right Honourable
Sir Orlando Bridgeman, Bt.

PC SL [nb 7]
(1606–1674)
31 August
1667
17 November
1672
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury.jpg
The Right Honourable
Anthony Ashley Cooper
1st Earl of Shaftesbury

PC FRS
(1621–1683)
17 November
1672
9 November
1673
Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.jpg
Sir Heneage Finch (Lord Keeper until 1675)
(Lord Finch from 10 January 1673,
Earl of Nottingham from 12 May 1681)
9 November
1673
18 December
1682
Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford by John Riley lowres color.jpg
Sir Francis North
PC [nb 8]
20 December
1682
5 September
1685
Baron Guilford in 1683
James II
Coat of Arms of England (1660-1689).svg

(1685–1688)
George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem by William Wolfgang Claret.jpg
Lord Jeffreys 28 September
1685
December
1688
Coat of Arms of England (1694-1702).svg
In Commission: 4 March
1689
14 May
1690
Mary II
Coat of Arms of England (1689-1694).svg

(1689–1694)
&
William III
Coat of Arms of England (1694-1702).svg

(1689–1702)
Coat of Arms of England (1694-1702).svg
In Commission: 14 May
1690
22 March
1693
John Somers, Baron Somers by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt lowres color.jpg
Sir John Somers (Lord Keeper until 1697)
(Lord Somers from 1697)
23 March
1693
27 April
1700
Coat of Arms of England (1694-1702).svg
In Commission: 27 April
1700
31 May
1700
Sir Nathan Wright LC by JB Closterman.jpg
Sir Nathan Wright [nb 9]
(1654–1721)
31 May
1700
11 October
1705
Anne
Coat of Arms of England (1702-1707).svg

(1702–1714)
William Earl Cowper LC by Jonathan Richardson.jpg
William Cowper [nb 10] 11 October
1705
4 May
1707
Baron Cowper in 1706

Lord High Chancellors and Lord Keepers of Great Britain (1707–present)

  Tory       Whig       Conservative       Liberal       Labour       National Labour       National Liberal
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Other Peerage(s) Monarch
(Reign)
William Earl Cowper LC by Jonathan Richardson.jpg
The Right Honourable
William Cowper
1st Baron Cowper

PC FRS
(c. 1665–1723)
4 May
1707
23 September
1710[3]
 
Godolphin–Marlborough
 
see below Anne
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1707-1714).svg

(1702–1714)
Oxford–Bolingbroke
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1707-1714).svg
In Commission: 26 September
1710
19 October
1710
Simon Viscount Harcourt LC by Godfrey Kneller.jpg
The Right Honourable
Simon Harcourt
1st Baron Harcourt

PC [nb 11]
(1661–1727)
19 October
1710
21 September
1714
Tory Viscount Harcourt in 1721
William Earl Cowper LC by Jonathan Richardson.jpg
The Right Honourable
William Cowper
1st Baron Cowper

PC FRS
(c. 1665–1723)
21 September
1714
15 April
1718
Townshend Earl Cowper in 1718 George I
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg

(1714–1727)
Stanhope–Sunderland I
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg
In Commission: 18 April
1718
12 May
1718
Stanhope–Sunderland II
The Rt. Honble. Thomas Ld. Parker Barn. of Macclesfield and Ld. High Chancelor of Great Britain etc NYPL Hades-286750-1253707) crop.jpg
The Right Honourable
Thomas Parker
1st Baron Parker

PC FRS
(1666–1732)
12 May
1718
7 January
1725
Whig Earl of Macclesfield in 1721
Walpole–Townshend
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg
In Commission: 7 January
1725
1 June
1725
Lord King LC.jpg
The Right Honourable
Peter King
1st Baron King

PC FRS
(c. 1669–1734)
1 June
1725
29 November
1733
George II
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg

(1727–1760)
Walpole
Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol by John Vanderbank.jpg
The Right Honourable
Charles Talbot
1st Baron Talbot

PC
(1685–1737)
29 November
1733
14 February
1737
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764) by William Hoare of Bath.jpg
The Right Honourable
Philip Yorke
1st Baron Hadwicke

PC
(1690–1764)
21 February
1737
19 November
1756
Whig Earl of Hardwicke in 1754
Carteret
Broad Bottom
(I & II)
Newcastle I
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg
In Commission: 19 November
1756
30 June
1757
Pitt–Devonshire
1757 Caretaker
Robert Henley, 1st Earl of Northington by Thomas Hudson.jpg
The Right Honourable
Robert Henley
1st Baron Henley

PC [nb 12]
(1708–1772)
30 June
1757
30 July
1766
Whig Pitt–Newcastle Earl of Northington in 1764
George III
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg

(1760–1820)
[nb 13]
Bute
Grenville
(WhigTory)
Rockingham I
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden by Nathaniel Dance, (later Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt).jpg
The Right Honourable
Charles Pratt
1st Baron Camden

PC
(1714–1794)
30 July
1766
17 January
1770
Whig Chatham
(WhigTory)
Earl Camden in 1786
Grafton
(WhigTory)
Charles Yorke by Thomas Hudson.jpg
The Right Honourable
Charles Yorke

MP for Cambridge University
(1722–1770)
17 January
1770
20 January
1770
Whig [nb 14]
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg
In Commission: 21 January
1770
23 January
1771
North
2ndEarlBathurst.jpg
The Right Honourable
Henry Bathurst
1st Baron Apsley

PC
(1714–1794)
23 January
1771
3 June
1778
Tory Succeeded as Earl Bathurst in 1775
Edward Thurlow.jpg
The Right Honourable
Edward Thurlow
1st Baron Thurlow

PC
(1731–1806)
3 June
1778
7 April
1783
Tory
Rockingham II see below
Shelburne
(WhigTory)
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg
In Commission: 9 April
1783
23 December
1783
Fox–North
(WhigTory)
Edward Thurlow.jpg
The Right Honourable
Edward Thurlow
1st Baron Thurlow

PC
(1731–1806)
23 December
1783
15 June
1792
Tory Pitt I Baron Thurlow in 1792
Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg
In Commission: 15 June
1792
28 January
1793
Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough) by William Owen.jpg
The Right Honourable
Alexander Wedderburn
1st Baron Loughborough

PC
(1733–1805)
28 January
1793
14 April
1801
Earl of Rosslyn in 1801
John Scott Lord High Chancellor of England 1801–1806 by William Cowen.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Scott
1st Baron Eldon

PC FRS FSA
(1751–1838)
14 April
1801
7 February
1806
Tory Addington see below
Pitt II
Lord Erskine LC.jpg
The Right Honourable
Thomas Erskine
1st Baron Erskine

PC
(1750–1823)
7 February
1806
1 April
1807
Whig All the Talents
(WhigTory)
John Scott Lord High Chancellor of England 1801–1806 by William Cowen.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Scott
1st Baron Eldon

PC FRS FSA
(1751–1838)
1 April
1807
12 April
1827
Tory Portland II Earl of Eldon in 1821
Perceval
Liverpool
George IV
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1816-1837).svg

(1820–1830)
Lord Lyndhurst LC by HW Pickersgill.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Copley
1st Baron Lyndhurst

PC FRS
(1772–1863)
2 May
1827
24 November
1830
Tory Canning
(CanningiteWhig)
Goderich
(CanningiteWhig)
Wellington–Peel
William IV
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1816-1837).svg

(1830–1837)
Lord Brougham & Vaux mezzotint.jpg
The Right Honourable
Henry Brougham
1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

PC FRS
(1778–1868)
24 November
1830
21 November
1834
Whig Grey Baron Brougham and Vaux in 1860
Melbourne I
Lord Lyndhurst LC by HW Pickersgill.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Copley
1st Baron Lyndhurst

PC FRS
(1772–1863)
21 November
1834
8 April
1835
Conservative Wellington Caretaker
Peel I
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1816-1837).svg
In Commission: 23 April
1835
16 January
1836
Melbourne II
Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham by Charles Robert Leslie cropped.jpg
The Right Honourable
Charles Pepys
1st Baron Cottenham

PC
(1781–1851)
16 January
1836
30 August
1841
Whig see below
Victoria
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg

(1837–1901)
Lord Lyndhurst LC by HW Pickersgill.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Copley
1st Baron Lyndhurst

PC FRS
(1772–1863)
3 September
1841
27 June
1846
Conservative Peel II
Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham by Charles Robert Leslie cropped.jpg
The Right Honourable
Charles Pepys
1st Baron Cottenham

PC
(1781–1851)
6 July
1846
19 June
1850
Whig Russell I Earl of Cottenham in 1850
Coat of arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg
In Commission: 19 June
1850
15 July
1850
Thomas Wilde, 1st Baron Truro by Thomas Youngman Gooderson.jpg
The Right Honourable
Thomas Wilde
1st Baron Truro

PC QS
(1782–1855)
15 July
1850
21 February
1852
Whig
1stLordStLeonards.jpg
The Right Honourable
Edward Sugden
1st Baron St Leonards

PC
(1781–1875) [nb 15]
27 February
1852
17 December
1852
Conservative Who? Who?
Robert Monsey Rolfe, Baron Cranworth by George Richmond.jpg
The Right Honourable
Robert Rolfe
1st Baron Cranworth

PC
(1790–1868)
28 December
1852
21 February
1858
Whig Aberdeen
(PeeliteWhig)
Palmerston I
Lord Chelmsford LC by EU Eddis (crop).jpg
The Right Honourable
Frederic Thesiger
1st Baron Chelmsford

PC FRS
(1794–1878)
26 February
1858
11 June
1859
Conservative Derby–Disraeli II
Lord Campbell LC by GF Watts.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Campbell
1st Baron Campbell

PC FRSE
(1779–1861) [nb 16]
18 June
1859
24 June
1861
Liberal Palmerston II
Lord Westbury LC.jpg
The Right Honourable
Richard Bethell
1st Baron Westbury

PC
(1800–1873)
26 June
1861
7 July
1865
Liberal
Robert Monsey Rolfe, Baron Cranworth by George Richmond.jpg
The Right Honourable
Robert Rolfe
1st Baron Cranworth

PC
(1790–1868)
7 July
1865
26 June
1866
Liberal
Russell II
Lord Chelmsford LC by EU Eddis (crop).jpg
The Right Honourable
Frederic Thesiger
1st Baron Chelmsford

PC FRS
(1794–1878)
6 July
1866
29 February
1868
Conservative Derby–Disraeli III
Lord Cairns LC by LC Dickinson.jpg
The Right Honourable
Hugh Cairns
1st Baron Cairns

PC
(1819–1885)
29 February
1868
1 December
1868
Conservative see below
Lord Hatherley LC by George Richmond.jpg
The Right Honourable
William Wood
1st Baron Hatherley

PC
(1801–1881)
9 December
1868
15 October
1872
Liberal Gladstone I
Lord Selborne LC by Bassano.jpg
The Right Honourable
Roundell Palmer
1st Baron Selborne

PC FRS
(1812–1895)
15 October
1872
17 February
1874
Liberal see below
Lord Cairns LC by LC Dickinson.jpg
The Right Honourable
Hugh Cairns
1st Baron Cairns

PC
(1819–1885)
21 February
1874
21 April
1880
Conservative Disraeli II Earl Cairns in 1878
Lord Selborne LC by Bassano.jpg
The Right Honourable
Roundell Palmer
1st Baron Selborne

PC FRS
(1812–1895)
28 April
1880
9 June
1885
Liberal Gladstone II Earl of Selborne in 1882
Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury.jpg
The Right Honourable
Hardinge Giffard
1st Baron Halsbury

PC
(1823–1921)
24 June
1885
28 January
1886
Conservative Salisbury I see below
Farrer Lord Herschell LC by Hubert von Herkomer.jpg
The Right Honourable
Farrer Herschell
1st Baron Herschell

PC DL
(1837–1899)
6 February
1886
20 July
1886
Liberal Gladstone III
Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury.jpg
The Right Honourable
Hardinge Giffard
1st Baron Halsbury

PC
(1823–1921)
3 August
1886
11 August
1892
Conservative Salisbury II
Farrer Lord Herschell LC by Hubert von Herkomer.jpg
The Right Honourable
Farrer Herschell
1st Baron Herschell

GCB PC DL FRS
(1837–1899)
18 August
1892
21 June
1895
Liberal Gladstone IV
Rosebery
Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury.jpg
The Right Honourable
Hardinge Giffard
1st Baron Halsbury

PC
(1823–1921)
29 June
1895
4 December
1905
Conservative Salisbury
(III & IV)

(Con.Lib.U.)
Earl of Halsbury in 1898
Edward VII
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg

(1901–1910)
Balfour
(Con.Lib.U.)
1stEarlLoreburn crop.jpg
The Right Honourable
Robert Reid
1st Baron Loreburn

GCMG PC
(1846–1923)
10 December
1905
10 June
1912
Liberal Campbell-Bannerman Earl Loreburn in 1911
Asquith
(I–III)
George V
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg

(1910–1936)
Viscount Haldane LC by Vandyk.jpg
The Right Honourable
Richard Haldane
1st Viscount Haldane

KT PC FRS
(1856–1928)
10 June
1912
25 May
1915
Liberal
1stViscountBuckmaster.jpg
The Right Honourable
Stanley Buckmaster
1st Baron Buckmaster

PC
(1861–1934)
25 May
1915
5 December
1916
Liberal Asquith Coalition
(Lib.Con.Lab.)
Viscount Buckmaster in 1933
1stViscountFinlay.jpg
The Right Honourable
Robert Finlay
1st Baron Finlay

GCMG PC
(1842–1929)
10 December
1916
10 January
1919
Conservative Lloyd George
(I & II)

(Lib.Con.Lab.)
Viscount Finlay in 1919
FE Smith Earl of Birkenhead LC.jpg
The Right Honourable
F. E. Smith
1st Baron Birkenhead

PC
(1872–1930)
10 January
1919
19 October
1922
Conservative Viscount Birkenhead in 1921
Earl of Birkenhead in 1922
1stViscountCave.jpg
The Right Honourable
George Cave
1st Viscount Cave

GCMG PC
(1856–1928)
24 October
1922
22 January
1924
Conservative Law
Baldwin I
Viscount Haldane LC by Vandyk.jpg
The Right Honourable
Richard Haldane
1st Viscount Haldane

KT OM PC FRS
(1856–1928)
22 January
1924
6 November
1924
Labour MacDonald I
1stViscountCave.jpg
The Right Honourable
George Cave
1st Viscount Cave

GCMG PC
(1856–1928)
6 November
1924
28 March
1928
Conservative Baldwin II
Hailsham1.JPG
The Right Honourable
Douglas Hogg
1st Baron Hailsham

PC
(1872–1950)
28 March
1928
4 June
1929
Conservative Viscount Hailsham in 1929
1stViscountSankey.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Sankey
1st Baron Sankey

GBE PC
(1866–1948)
7 June
1929
7 June
1935
Labour MacDonald II Viscount Sankey in 1932
National Labour National I
(N.Lab.Con.N.Lib.
Lib.
National II
(N.Lab.Con.N.Lib.
Lib. until 1932
)
Hailsham1.JPG
The Right Honourable
Douglas Hogg
1st Viscount Hailsham

PC
(1872–1950)
7 June
1935
9 March
1938
Conservative National III
(Con.N.Lab.N.Lib.)
Edward VIII
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg

(1936)
National IV
(Con.N.Lab.N.Lib.)
George VI
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg

(1936–1952)
Lord Maugham LC.jpg
The Right Honourable
Frederic Maugham
Baron Maugham

PC
(1866–1958)
9 March
1938
3 September
1939
Conservative Viscount Maugham in 1939
Viscount Caldecote LC.jpg
The Right Honourable
Thomas Inskip
1st Viscount Caldecote

OBE PC
(1876–1947)
3 September
1939
12 May
1940
Conservative Chamberlain War
(Con.N.Lab.N.Lib.)
Viscount Simon.jpg
The Right Honourable
John Simon
1st Viscount Simon

GCSI GCVO OBE PC
(1873–1954)
10 May
1940
27 July
1945
National Liberal Churchill War
(All parties)
Churchill Caretaker
(Con.N.Lib.)
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The Right Honourable
William Jowitt
1st Baron Jowitt

PC
(1885–1957)
27 July
1945
26 October
1951
Labour Attlee
(I & II)
Viscount Jowitt in 1947
Earl Jowitt in 1951
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
The Right Honourable
Gavin Simonds
Baron Simonds

PC
(1881–1971)
30 October
1951
18 October
1954
Conservative Churchill III Baron Simonds in 1952
Viscount Simonds in 1954
Elizabeth II
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg

(1952–present)
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The Right Honourable
David Maxwell Fyfe
1st Viscount Kilmuir

GCVO PC
(1900–1967)
18 October
1954
13 July
1962
Conservative Earl of Kilmuir in 1962
Eden
Macmillan
(I & II)
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
The Right Honourable
Reginald Manningham-Buller
1st Baron Dilhorne

PC
(1905–1980)
13 July
1962
16 October
1964
Conservative Viscount Dilhorne in 1962
Douglas-Home
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
The Right Honourable
Gerald Gardiner
Baron Gardiner

PC
(1900–1990)
16 October
1964
19 June
1970
Labour Wilson
(I & II)
Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham Allan Warren.jpg
The Right Honourable
Quintin Hogg
Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone

PC
(1907–2001)
20 June
1970
4 March
1974
Conservative Heath
Elwyn Jones in Romania (cropped).jpg
The Right Honourable
Frederick Elwyn Jones
Baron Elwyn-Jones

CH PC
(1909–1989)
5 March
1974
4 May
1979
Labour Wilson
(III & IV)
Callaghan
Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham Allan Warren.jpg
The Right Honourable
Quintin Hogg
Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone

CH PC
(1907–2001)
4 May
1979
13 June
1987
Conservative Thatcher I
Thatcher II
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
The Right Honourable
Michael Havers
Baron Havers

PC
(1923–1992)
13 June
1987
26 October
1987
Conservative Thatcher III
Official portrait of Lord Mackay of Clashfern crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
James Mackay
Baron Mackay of Clashfern

PC
(born 1927)
28 October
1987
2 May
1997
Conservative
Major I
Major II
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
The Right Honourable
Alexander Irvine
Baron Irvine of Lairg

PC
(born 1940)
2 May
1997
12 June
2003
Labour Blair I
Blair II
Portrait of Lord Falconer.jpg
The Right Honourable
Charles Falconer
Baron Falconer of Thoroton

PC
(born 1946)
12 June
2003
27 June
2007
Labour
Blair III
Jack Straw 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
Jack Straw
[nb 17]
MP for Blackburn
(born 1946)
28 June
2007
11 May
2010
Labour Brown
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The Right Honourable
Kenneth Clarke

QC
MP for Rushcliffe
(born 1940)
12 May
2010
4 September
2012
Conservative Cameron–Clegg
(Con.L.D.)
Baron Clarke of Nottingham for Life in 2020
Official portrait of Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
Chris Grayling

MP for Epsom and Ewell
(born 1962)
4 September
2012
9 May
2015
Conservative
Official portrait of Rt Hon Michael Gove MP crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
Michael Gove

MP for Surrey Heath
(born 1967)
9 May
2015
14 July
2016
Conservative Cameron II
Official portrait of Elizabeth Truss crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
Elizabeth Truss
[nb 18]
MP for South West Norfolk
(born 1975)
14 July
2016
11 June
2017
Conservative May I
Official portrait of Mr David Lidington crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
David Lidington

CBE
MP for Aylesbury
(born 1956)
11 June
2017
8 January
2018
Conservative May II
Official portrait of Mr David Gauke crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
David Gauke

MP for South West Hertfordshire
(born 1971)
8 January
2018
24 July
2019
Conservative
Official portrait of Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP crop 2.jpg
The Right Honourable
Robert Buckland
QC

MP for South Swindon
(born 1968)
24 July
2019
Incumbent Conservative Johnson I
Johnson II

Notes

  1. ^ First and only woman to hold the office until Liz Truss in 2016.
  2. ^ A former Speaker of the House of Commons.
  3. ^ A former Speaker of the House of Commons.
  4. ^ A former Speaker of the House of Commons.
  5. ^ A former Speaker of the House of Commons.
  6. ^ A former Speaker of the House of Commons.
  7. ^ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
  8. ^ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
  9. ^ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
  10. ^ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
  11. ^ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal until 7 April 1713.
  12. ^ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal until 16 January 1761.
  13. ^ The Prince of Wales served as Prince Regent from 5 February 1811.
  14. ^ Yorke, who had been associated with the opposition, was persuaded to accept appointment as Lord Chancellor and was to have been created Baron Morden. However on meeting with his erstwhile opposition colleagues he became ashamed of his action. He refused to sign the patent conferring the peerage on himself and then committed suicide.
  15. ^ A former Lord High Chancellor of Ireland.
  16. ^ A former Lord High Chancellor of Ireland.
  17. ^ First non-peer to serve as Lord Chancellor since Sir Robert Henley as Lord Keeper of the Seal in 1760.
  18. ^ First woman to hold the office since Eleanor of Provence in 1254.

References

  1. ^ https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/lcj-speech-swearing-in-lord-chancellor-july2016.pdf
  2. ^ Cook and Wroughton, English Historical Facts, 1603–1688, PP 8–9
  3. ^ Geoffrey Treasure, ‘Cowper, William, first Earl Cowper (1665–1723)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn, January 2009 accessed 27 March 2009
  • John Haydn and Horace Ockerby, The Book of Dignities, third edition, W.H. Allen and Co. Ltd, London 1894, reprinted Firecrest Publishing Limited, Bath 1969, p. 352–358
  • John Lord Campbell (1845) Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England. 5th ed. (1868) London: Murray, vol. 10
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

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