25/06/2022 · John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, son of the 1st Earl and elder brother of William Pitt the younger, was born in 1756. He entered the army, and served as a subaltern during the siege of Gibraltar in 1779–83. In 1788 he joined his brother's ministry as first lord of the admiralty, and held office until the end of 1794.
hace 6 días · Major-General Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874—1957), Head of British Mission Belgian, Grand Quartier Général. Brigadier-General John Stewart-Murray, 8th Duke of Atholl (1871—1942), Scottish Horse Mounted Brigade. Brigadier Robert Ringrose Gelston Atkins  (1891—1969), Royal Army Medical Corps.
Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland (1745–1774), eldest son and heir, of delicate health in his early childhood.  Like his younger brother he was a notorious gambler. His father bequeathed him his Wiltshire estate, £5,000 per annum and £20,000 cash.  Henry Charles Fox (1746–1746), second son, died in infancy. 
hace 3 días · Before the Kingdom of Great Britain. Before the Union of England and Scotland in 1707, the Treasury of England was led by the Lord High Treasurer. By the late Tudor period, the Lord High Treasurer was regarded as one of the Great Officers of State, and was often (though not always) the dominant figure in government: Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (Lord High Treasurer, 1547–1549 ...
27/06/2022 · Thomas Trevor, Baron Trevor, was the second son of Sir John Trevor, secretary of state under Charles II., and grandson of John Hampden. He was born in 1658, and was called to the Bar in 1680. In 1692 he was appointed solicitor-general and knighted, and in the same year entered Parliament as member for Plympton.