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Encyclopedia > Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip

Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip (15 December 17132 February 1802) was a British statesman. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... --69. ...


In 1741, he was elected MP for Cricklade, then moved to Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (1747-1754), Aylesbury (1761-1768), Petersfield (1768-1774), Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (1774-1790) and Petersfield (1791-1794). In 1762, he succeeded Charles Townshend as Secretary at War, and in 1763, he proposed the appropriation of twenty army regiments to the colonies of America. In Parliament, with many others, he opposed the reception of papers from the American Congress. He became Treasurer of the Navy on 1777, then succeeded to the Colonial Secretaryship in 1782, which he held for a matter of months, before the American colonies were lost. In 1784, he became the longest-serving member of the House of Commons (having served for 34 years noncontinuously), becoming the honorary Father of the House. He was created Baron Mendip in 1794 in recognition of his governmental service. // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Cricklade is a small town in north Wiltshire in the UK, midway between Swindon and Cirencester. ... Weymouth Promenade in 1993 Weymouth is a coastal town in Dorset, England. ... Melcombe Regis is an area of central Weymouth in Dorset, England. ... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... St Marys Church, Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Petersfield can refer to any of the following places: Petersfield, Hampshire, a market town in England Petersfield, Manitoba, in Canada Petersfield, South Carolina in the United States of America Petersfield, an area of Cambridge, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1774 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1774 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This page is on the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. ... The Secretary at War was a position with some responsibility over the administration of the British military. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A regiment is a military unit, larger than a company and smaller than a division. ... Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 colonies. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... A notable office in British government between the 16th and early 19th centuries, the Treasurer of the Navy was responsible for the financial maintenance of the Royal Navy. ... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet official in charge of managing the various British colonies. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ... Father of the House is a term that has by tradition been unofficially bestowed on certain members of some national legislatures, most notably the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. ... Baron Mendip was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain given to Welbore Ellis on 13 August 1794. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Preceded by:
Charles Townshend
Secretary at War
1762–1765
Succeeded by:
The Viscount Barrington
Preceded by:
Sir Gilbert Elliot, Bt
Treasurer of the Navy
1777–1782
Succeeded by:
Isaac Barré
Preceded by:
The Lord George Germain
Secretary of State for the Colonies
1782
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Charles Frederick
Father of the House
1784–1790
Succeeded by:
William Drake
Preceded by:
New Creation
Baron Mendip Succeeded by:
Henry Welbore Ellis

This page is on the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. ... The Secretary at War was a position with some responsibility over the administration of the British military. ... William Wildman Shute Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington (January 5, 1717 — February 1, 1793), eldest son of the 1st Viscount Barrington. ... A notable office in British government between the 16th and early 19th centuries, the Treasurer of the Navy was responsible for the financial maintenance of the Royal Navy. ... Isaac Barré (1726—1802), British soldier and politician, was born at Dublin in 1726, the son of a French refugee. ... George Sackville, 1st Viscount Sackville (January 26, 1716 - August 26, 1785) was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord Norths cabinet during the American Revolution. ... The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet official in charge of managing the various British colonies. ... Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (2 Feb 1783 – 1853) succeeded his famous father Carl August, in 1824. ... Father of the House is a term that has by tradition been unofficially bestowed on certain members of some national legislatures, most notably the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. ... Baron Mendip was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain given to Welbore Ellis on 13 August 1794. ...

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Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip - WikiLeasing.com (218 words)
'Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip' (15 December 1713 - 2 February 1802) was a British statesman.
In 1784, he became the longest-serving member of the House of Commons (having served for 34 years noncontinuously), becoming the honorary Father of the House.
He was created Baron Mendip in 1794 in recognition of his governmental service.
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