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The Lord High Treasurer of Ireland was the head of the Exchequer of Ireland, chief financial officer of the Kingdom of Ireland. The designation ''High'' was added in 1695. After the Acts of Union 1800 created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Consolidated Fund Act 1816 merged the Irish Inferior Exchequer into the HM Treasury, British Treasury with effect from 1817. The act also mandated that the post of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland could only be held together with the post of Tresurer of the Exchequer, with the person holding both then being Lord High Treasurer of the United Kingdom. If no person is appointed to the combined positions, then Lord High Treasurer of Ireland is placed in commission, and represented by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, as has been the case continuously since 1816. The Superior Irish Exchequer, or Court of Exchequer (Ireland), Court of Exchequer, remained, led by the Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer.


Lord Treasurers of Ireland 1217–1695

*1217–1232: John of St John, John de St John, Bishop of Ferns *1232–1233: Peter de Rivaux *1233–1235: Eustace, Canon of Chichester *1235–1250: Geoffrey de Turville, Bishop of Ossory *1251–1258: Hugh de Mapilton, Bishop of Ossory *1258–1274: Hugh de Tachmon, Bishop of Meath *1274–1277: Stephen de Fulbourn, Bishop of Waterford *1277–1278: Robert de Poer *1278–1281: Stephen de Fulbourn *1281–1289: Hugh, Bishop of Meath *1289–1294: Nicholas le Clerk *1294–1300: Sir William de Essendon *1300–1304: Richard de Beresford *1304–1305: Sir William de Essendon *1305–1307: Richard de Beresford *1307–1312: Alexander de Bicknor *1312–1315: John de Leche *1315–1316:Walter de Islip *1316–1317: John Hotham (bishop), John de Hotham *1317–1325:Walter de Islip *1325–1326: Adam de Harvington *1326:Walter de Islip *1326–1330: Robert FitzEustace *1330–1332:Robert le Poer *1332–1334: Sir Thomas de Burgh *1334–1336: William de Cogan *1336–1337: Sir John Ellitker *1337–1340: John ap Rees/Rice *1340–1344: Hugh de Burgh *1344–1348: John de Burnham, Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin *1348–1349:Robert de Emeldon *1349–1354: Hugh de Burgh *1354–1356: William de Bromley *1356–1357: John Colton (archbishop), John Colton Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin and later Archbishop of Armagh *1357–1361: Nicholas Allen, Bishop of Meath *1361–1362: William Chernels, Bishop of Ferns *1362–1364: Thomas Minot, Prior of Mulhuddart and later Archbishop of Dublin (Roman Catholic), Archbishop of Dublin *1364–1371: John de Troye *1371–1372: Stephen de Valle, Bishop of Meath *1372–1374: Alexander de Balscot, Bishop of Ossory *1374–1375: John Colton (archbishop), John Colton second term. *1375–1376: Thomas Scurlock, Abbot of St Thomas's, Dublin *1376–1385: Alexander de Balscot, Bishop of Ossory *1385–1386: William de Chambre, Archdeacon of Dublin *1386–1388: Robert Crick *1388–1392: Richard White, Prior of Kilmainham *1392–1393: Richard Mitford, Bishop of Chichester *1393–1394: John de Thorpe *1394–1395: Richard Mitford, Bishop of Chichester *1395–1396: Stephen, Abbot of St Mary's, Dublin *1396–1397: William Baltham *1397–1398: Richard Mitford, Bishop of Salisbury *1398–1399: Richard Macclesfield *1399–1400: Robert de Faryngton, or de Farrington *1400–1402: Thomas Bache (judge), Thomas Bache, Archdeacon of Meath *1402–1409: Sir Laurence Merbury *1409–1412: William Allington *1412–1413: Sir Laurence Merbury *1413–1414: Hugh de Burgh *1414–1415: John Coryngham *1415–1417: Hugh de Burgh *1417–1421: John Swift *1421: Sir Thomas Strange *1421–1424: William Tynbegh *1424–1426: Hugh Banent *1426: Edward Dantsey, Bishop of Meath *1426–1427: John Blackston *1427–1429: Sir Nicholas Plunket *1429: Thomas de Barry, Bishop of Ossory *1429: Sir Nicholas Plunket *1429–1430: Thomas Scurlock, Prior of St Peter's, near Trim *1430–1437: Sir Thomas Strange *1437–1444: Giles Thorndon *1444–1445: William Chevir or Cheevers *1445–1446: Robert Dyke, Archdeacon of Dublin *1446–1450: Giles Thorndon *1450–1452: John Blackston *1452–1454: Sir Henry Bruin *1454–1492: Rowland FitzEustace, 1st Baron Portlester, Sir Rowland FitzEustace (with Sir John Wenlock 1461–1471) *1492–1494: James Ormond (administrator), Sir James Ormond *1494–1504: Hugh Conway (Lord Treasurer), Sir Hugh Conway *1504–1514: Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, Gerald FitzGerald *1514–1517: Christopher Fleming, 8th Baron Slane *1517–1524: John Rawson, Viscount Clontarf, John Rawson, Prior of Kilmainham *1524–1530: John Barnewall, 3rd Baron Trimlestown *1530–1532: John Rawson, Viscount Clontarf, John Rawson, Prior of Kilmainham *1532–1540: James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde, James Butler, Lord Butler *1540–1542: James Butler *1542–1553: James FitzGerald, 14th Earl of Desmond, James FitzGerald, 14th/15th Earl of Desmond *1553: Sir Edmund Rouse *1553–1558: James FitzGerald, 14th Earl of Desmond, James FitzGerald, 14th/15th Earl of Desmond *1559–1614: Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormonde *1616–1625: Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron Chichester *1625–1630: Oliver St John, 1st Viscount Grandison *1631–1643: Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork *1643–1660: ''Interregnum'' *1660–1695: Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington, Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Cork


Lord High Treasurers of Ireland 1695–1793

*Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington 4 May 1695 – 9 February 1704 *Henry Boyle, 1st Baron Carleton 5 May 1704 – 25 August 1715 *Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington 25 August 1715 – 3 December 1753 *William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire 2 March 1754 – 2 October 1764 *''vacant'' *William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire 13 March 1766 – 1793


Commissioners of the Treasury for Ireland 1793–1817

*1793: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Sir John Parnell, 2nd Baronet **John Beresford (statesman), John Beresford **Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Baronet **William Burton Conyngham **Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire, Robert Hobart, Lord Hobart *1795: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Sir John Parnell, 2nd Baronet **William Burton Conyngham **Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester, Hon. Thomas Pelham **John Monck Mason *1796: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Sir John Parnell, 2nd Baronet **Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester, Hon. Thomas Pelham **John Monck Mason **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, Lodge Morris *1797: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Isaac Corry **Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester, Hon. Thomas Pelham **John Monck Mason **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, Lodge Morris **Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh *1800: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Isaac Corry **Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Baron Frankfort de Montmorency **John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, John Loftus, Lord Loftus **William Wickham (spymaster), William Wickham **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald *1801: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Isaac Corry **Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester, Charles Abbot **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency **John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, John Loftus, Viscount Loftus **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald *1803: Commission. **Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon **Isaac Corry **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency **John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, John Loftus, Viscount Loftus **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald **William Wickham (spymaster), William Wickham *1804: Commission. **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **Evan Nepean, Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency **John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, John Loftus, Viscount Loftus **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald *1804: Commission. **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency **John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, John Loftus, Viscount Loftus **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald **George Knox, Hon. George Knox **Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley, Nicholas Vansittart *1805: Commission. **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency **John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, John Loftus, Viscount Loftus **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald **George Knox, Hon. George Knox **Laurence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse, Sir Laurence Parsons, 5th Baronet **Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough, Charles Long *1806: Commission. **William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville **Sir John Newport, 1st Baronet **Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Maurice FitzGerald **Laurence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse, Sir Laurence Parsons, 5th Baronet **Charles O'Hara (politician), Charles O'Hara **Henry Parnell, 1st Baron Congleton, Henry Parnell **William Henry Burton, William Burton **William Elliot (Irish politician), William Elliot *1807: Commission **Laurence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley **Thomas Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard, Hon. Thomas Henry Foster **Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet, Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet **John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham, John Maxwell-Barry **Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort, Charles Vereker *1810: Commission. **Spencer Perceval, Hon. Spencer Perceval **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, Hon. William Wellesley-Pole **Laurence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse **Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet, Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet **John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham, John Maxwell-Barry **Thomas Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard, Hon. Thomas Henry Foster **Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort, Charles Vereker **W. W. H. Guarden *1811: Commission. **Spencer Perceval, Hon. Spencer Perceval **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, Hon. William Wellesley-Pole **Laurence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse **Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet, Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet **John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham, John Maxwell-Barry **Thomas Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard, Hon. Thomas Henry Foster **Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort, Charles Vereker **William Odell (Irish politician), William Odell *1812: Commission. **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, Hon. William Wellesley-Pole **Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet, Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet **John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham, John Maxwell-Barry **Thomas Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard, Hon. Thomas Henry Foster **Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort, Charles Vereker **William Odell (Irish politician), William Odell *1813: Commission. **John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel, John Foster **William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, Hon. William Wellesley-Pole **Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet, Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet **John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham, John Maxwell-Barry **Thomas Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard, Hon. Thomas Henry Foster **Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort, Charles Vereker **William Odell (Irish politician), William Odell **Henry John Clements **Edmund Alexander Macnaghten *1814: Commission: **Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool **William Vesey-FitzGerald, 2nd Baron FitzGerald and Vesey, William Vesey-FitzGerald **Robert Peel **Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet, Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet **John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham, John Maxwell-Barry **William Odell (Irish politician), William Odell **Henry John Clements **Edmond Alexander Macnaghten *1817: Board abolished and office of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland place into commission as Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.


Vice-Treasurers of Ireland

*1430: Christopher Bernevall *1522–: John Barnewall, 3rd Baron Trimlestown *1523: William Darcy (died 1540), William Darcy *c.1533: William Bathe *1534–1552: William Brabazon (Lord Justice of Ireland), Sir William Brabazon *1551–?1553: Andrew Wise *c.1553–?1555 Sir Edmund Rous *1556–1559: Henry Sidney *1559–1571: William FitzWilliam (Lord Deputy), William Fitzwilliam *1572–1579: Edward Fitton (the elder), Edward Fitton *1579–1582: Sir Henry Wallop *1582–1599: ? *1599–1603: George Carey (c. 1541 – 1616), Sir George Carey *1603–1606: Thomas Ridgeway, 1st Earl of Londonderry *1606–1622: ? *1622–1625: Sir Francis Blundell, 1st Baronet *1625–1636: Francis Annesley, 1st Viscount Valentia *1636–?1638: Adam Loftus, 1st Viscount Loftus (died 1643) *1649–1660: James Standish (Parliament) *1660 (August)–1667: Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey *1667–1670: George Carteret *1670–1673: Francis Aungier, 1st Earl of Longford, Francis Lord Angier *1673–1674: John Temple (judge), Sir John Temple *1676–1682: Richard Jones, 1st Earl of Ranelagh *1682–1686: John Price (also Receiver General) *1686–?1689: Thomas Keightley (official), Thomas Keightley *1689–1692: William Harbord (politician), William Harbord *1692–1710: Thomas Coningsby, 1st Earl Coningsby, Thomas Coningsby, 1st Baron Coningsby *1710–1710 (September): John Annesley, 4th Earl of Anglesey *1710 (September)–1716: Arthur Annesley, 5th Earl of Anglesey *1717 (April–May): Matthew Moreton, 1st Baron Ducie *1717–1720: Matthew Moreton, 1st Baron Ducie ''(jointly)'' *?1717–1734: Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth, Hugh Boscawen ''(jointly)'' *1720–1723: Sir William St Quintin, 3rd Baronet ''(jointly)'' *1724–1742: Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, Richard Edgcumbe ''(jointly)'' *1734–1746: Pattee Byng, 2nd Viscount Torrington ''(jointly)'' *1742–1744: Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, Henry Vane ''(jointly)'' *1744–1757: George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley ''(jointly)'' *1746–1755: Sir William Yonge, 4th Baronet, Sir William Yonge ''(jointly)'' *1755 (December)–1762 (December): Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, Welbore Ellis ''(jointly)'' *1757 (July)–1759: Thomas Potter (died 1759), Thomas Potter ''(jointly)'' *1760–1765: ''(jointly)'' Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent ''(jointly)'' *1762 (December)–1765 (July): Richard Rigby ''(jointly)'' *1763–1767: James Oswald (younger), James Oswald ''(jointly)'' *1765 (December)–1766 (July):George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, Lord George Sackville ''(jointly)'' *1766 (April)–1770 (January): James Grenville ''(jointly)'' *1766 (September)–1768 (October): Isaac Barré ''(jointly)'' *1768 (January–June): Richard Rigby ''(jointly)'' *1768 (July)–1782 (March): ''(jointly)'' Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent ''(jointly)'' *1769–1770: Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Earl Cornwallis ''(jointly)'' *1770–1772: George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Hon. George Edgcumbe ''(jointly)'' *1770–1777: Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, Welbore Ellis ''(jointly)'' *1773 (January)–1775 (October): Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool ''(jointly)'' *1775–1781: Henry Flood ''(jointly)'' *1781–1789: Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon *1782 (May–July): Lord Robert Spencer ''(jointly)'' *1782–1784: Lord Charles Spencer ''(jointly)'' *1783 (April–December) William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland ''(jointly)'' *1784–1787: Thomas de Grey, 2nd Baron Walsingham ''(jointly)'' *1784–1793: George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Hon. George Edgcumbe ''(jointly)'' *1787–1793: Lord Frederick Campbell ''(jointly)'' HoP
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References

*''A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain & Ireland'' (1806) *''Haydn's Book of Dignities'' (1894) {{DEFAULTSORT:Lord High Treasurer Of Ireland 1660 establishments in Ireland 1817 disestablishments Lord High Treasurers, Political office-holders in pre-partition Ireland