First Lord’s of the Treasury Prior to and Including Robert Walpole

Prior to these gentlemen becoming First Lord of the Treasury (equivalent to, but not known as Prime Minister), the post was reffered to as Lord High Treasurer.

1. Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax

Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle

2. Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle

3. (& 6) Robert Walpole, The Earl of Orford

4. James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope

5. Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland

 

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