Charles Wood

Mr Charles Wood

Rush ID: 7366

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1800
Died:
8 August 1885
Birth place:
Pontefract, Yorkshire (West Riding), U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Private secretary
Election occupation:
Private secretary
Parentage:
Sir Francis Lindley Wood, Bart
Notes:
Succeeded as Baronet in 1846 or 1847.
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
7366
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333354
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WOOD, Charles (1800-1885)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton

    New hereditary

    1866

Constituencies

  1. Ripon

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: 11 July 1865
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1866*
    Date of exit: 21 February 1866
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None
  2. Halifax

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1865
    Date of exit: 11 July 1865
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: Also MP for Great Grimsby, 1826-1831; Wareham, 1831-1832

Ministerial offices

  1. Secretary to the Treasury 1832-1834

  2. Secretary to the Admiralty 1835-1839

  3. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1846-1852

  4. President of the Board of Control 1852-1855

  5. First Lord of the Admiralty 1855-1858

  6. Secretary of State for India 1859

  7. Lord Privy Seal 1870-1874

Higher education

  1. Oriel College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Grey, Lady Mary

    Year: 1829

Relationships

  1. Grandfather of Edward Wood

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Reform Club

  2. Travellers' Club

  3. Brooks's Club