Second Stanhope–Sunderland ministry

The second Stanhope–Sunderland ministry (1718–1721) was a continuation of the British Whig government headed by The Earl of Sunderland and The Earl Stanhope. These had taken power in 1717 to form the First Stanhope–Sunderland ministry, and in 1718 they interchanged positions, with Sunderland becoming First Lord of the Treasury. The ministry terminated upon Stanhope's death in February 1721.


Office Name Term
First Lord of the Treasury The Earl of Sunderland 1718–1721
Northern Secretary The Earl Stanhope 1718–1721
Lord Chancellor The Earl of Macclesfield 1718–1721
Lord President of the Council The Earl of Sunderland 1718–1719
The Duke of Kingston 1719–1720
The Viscount Townshend 1720–1721
Lord Privy Seal The Duke of Kingston 1718–1719
The Duke of Kent 1719–1720
The Duke of Kingston 1720–1721
Southern Secretary James Craggs the Younger 1718–1721
The Lord Carteret 1721
First Lord of the Admiralty The Earl of Berkeley 1718–1721
Chancellor of the Exchequer John Aislabie 1718–1721
Master-General of the Ordnance The Duke of Marlborough 1718–1721
Paymaster of the Forces The Earl of Lincoln 1718–1720
Robert Walpole 1720–1721
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Duke of Bolton 1718–1720
The Duke of Grafton 1720–1721
Lord Steward The Duke of Argyll 1718–1721
Lord Chamberlain The Duke of Newcastle 1718–1721
Secretary of State for Scotland The Duke of Roxburghe 1718–1721
Preceded by
First Stanhope–Sunderland ministry
Government of Great Britain
Succeeded by
Walpole–Townshend ministry