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Cardwell, Viscount (UK, 1874 - 1886)


Creation: let.pat. 6 Mar 1874


Extinct: 15 Feb 1886


Family name: Cardwell




Argent a Chevron Sable in base a Maiden's Head erased proper ducally crowned Or on a Chief of the second two Maidens' Heads erased proper ducally crowned Or


A Man in Armour holding in the dexter hand a War Mace all proper charged on the breast with a Cross Pattée Gules


On either side a Man in Armour holding in the exterior hand a Battle Axe all proper charged on the breast with a Cross Pattée Gules


 Agissez honnétement;  Vaillant et veillant



Edward [Cardwell], 1st Viscount Cardwell, PC

1st son and heir of John Cardwell, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster, merchant, by his wife Elizabeth Birley, dau. of Richard Birley, of Blackburn, co. Lancaster


24 Jul 1813


14 Aug 1848 Annie Parker (d. 20 Feb 1887;  bur. in Highgate Cemetery, co. Middlesex), dau. of Charles Stuart Parker, of Fairlie, co. Ayr


s.p. 15 Feb 1886 (bur. in Highgate Cemetery, co. Middlesex)


6 Mar 1874 Viscount Cardwell, of Ellerbeck in the County of Lancaster


barrister, Inner Temple 1838;  Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Clitheroe 1842-47, (Peelite) for Liverpool 1847-552, and (Liberal) for Oxford City 1853-57 and 1857-74;  Joint Secretary to the Treasury 1845-46;  Ecclesiastical Commissioner 1852-82;  President of the Board of Trade 1852-55;  Privy Councillor [GB] 1852;  Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1859-61;  Privy Councillor [I] 1859;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (with a seat in the Cabinet) 1861-64;  Secretary of State for the Colonies 1864-66;  Secretary of State for War 1868-74;  FRS 1873


On the death of the 1st Viscount Cardwell the Viscountcy of Cardwell became extinct.


 First written 7 Mar 2012




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