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Secretary of State for the Northern Department

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Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Sir William Morice 27 June 1660 29 September 1668
Sir John Trevor 29 September 1668 8 July 1672
Henry Coventry 8 July 1672 11 September 1674
Sir Joseph Williamson 11 September 1674 20 February 1679
The Earl of Sunderland 20 February 1679 26 April 1680 Tory
Sir Leoline Jenkins 26 April 1680 2 February 1681 Tory
The Earl of Conway 2 February 1681 31 January 1683 Tory
The Earl of Sunderland 31 January 1683 14 April 1684 Tory
The Lord Godolphin 14 April 1684 24 August 1684 Tory
The Earl of Middleton 24 August 1684 28 October 1688 Tory
The Viscount Preston 28 October 1688 2 December 1688 Tory
The Earl of Nottingham 5 March 1689 26 December 1690 Tory
The Viscount Sydney 26 December 1690 3 March 1692 Whig
The Earl of Nottingham 3 March 1692 23 March 1693 Tory
Sir John Trenchard 23 March 1693 2 March 1694 Whig
The Earl of Shrewsbury later The Duke of Shrewsbury 2 March 1694 3 May 1695 Whig
Sir William Trumbull 3 May 1695 2 December 1697 Tory
James Vernon 2 December 1697 5 November 1700 Whig
Sir Charles Hedges 5 November 1700 29 December 1701 Tory
James Vernon 4 January 1702 1 May 1702 Whig
Sir Charles Hedges 2 May 1702 18 May 1704 Tory
Robert Harley 18 May 1704 13 February 1708 Whig
Henry Boyle 13 February 1708 21 September 1710 Whig
Henry St John later The Viscount Bolingbroke 21 September 1710 17 August 1713 Tory
William Bromley 17 August 1713 17 September 1714 Tory
The Viscount Townshend 17 September 1714 12 December 1716 Whig
James Stanhope 12 December 1716 12 April 1717 Whig
The Earl of Sunderland 12 April 1717 2 March 1718 Whig
The Viscount Stanhope of Mahon later The Earl Stanhope 16 March 1718 4 February 1721 Whig
The Lord Carteret 5 February 1721 21 February 1721 Whig
The Viscount Townshend 21 February 1721 16 May 1730 Whig
The Lord Harrington 19 June 1730 12 February 1742 Whig
The Lord Carteret later The Earl Granville 12 February 1742 24 November 1744 Whig
The Earl of Harrington 24 November 1744 28 October 1746 Whig
The Earl of Chesterfield 29 October 1746 6 February 1748 Whig
The Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 6 February 1748 23 March 1754 Whig
The Earl of Holderness 23 March 1754 25 March 1761 Whig
The Earl of Bute 25 March 1761 27 May 1762 Tory
George Grenville 27 May 1762 9 October 1762 Whig
The Earl of Halifax 14 October 1762 9 September 1763 Whig
The Earl of Sandwich 9 September 1763 10 July 1765 Bedford Whig
The Duke of Grafton 12 July 1765 14 May 1766 Whig
Henry Seymour Conway 23 May 1766 20 January 1768 Whig
The Viscount Weymouth 20 January 1768 21 October 1768 Bedford Whig
The Earl of Rochford 21 October 1768 19 December 1770
The Earl of Sandwich 19 December 1770 12 January 1771 Tory
The Earl of Halifax 19 January 1771 6 June 1771 Tory
The Earl of Suffolk 12 June 1771 7 March 1779 Tory
The Viscount Weymouth 7 March 1779 27 October 1779 Tory
The Viscount Stormont 27 October 1779 27 March 1782 Tory

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