Gathorne Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook
Gathorne Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

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Gathorne Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook 
Third son of John Hardy, of Bradford
Date (from)(Date to)Event
1 October 1814 Born (Bradford, Yorkshire)
29 March 1838 Married Jane, daughter of James Orr
15 February 185618 July 1865M.P. (Conservative) for Leominster
18581859Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
18 July 186517 May 1878M.P. for Oxford University (defeating Gladstone)
18661867President of the Poor Law Board in Lord Derby's cabinet
6 July 1866 Privy Counsellor
17 May 18673 December 1868Home Secretary in Derby's and then Disraeli's cabinets
21 February 18742 April 1878Secretary of State for War in Disraeli's second administration
2 April 187821 April 1880Secretary of State for India
4 May 1878 Created Viscount Cranbrook, of Hemsted in the County of Kent
11 May 1878 Changed his name to Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy by Royal Licence
24 June 18856 February 1886Lord President of the (Privy) Council
21 January 18866 February 1886Secretary of State for War (for two weeks, until Salisbury's minority cabinet fell)
3 August 188616 August 1886Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
3 August 188618 August 1892Lord President of the Council
20 April 1888 G.C.S.I. (Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India)
22 August 1892 Created 1st Earl of Cranbrook and 1st Baron Medway of Hemsted Park
30 October 1906 Died (Hemsted Park, Kent)

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