Hugh Culling Eardley Childers
Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

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Hugh Culling Eardley Childers 
Son of Rev. Eardley Childers (d. 1831)
Date (from)(Date to)Event
25 June 1827 Born (London)
28 May 1850 Married Emily (died 1875), third daughter of G.J.A. Walker of Norton, Worcestershire
31 January 186025 November 1885M.P. (Liberal) for Potefract
22 April 186423 January 1866Civil Lord of the Admiralty in Palmerston's second ministry
August 1865June 1866Financial secretary to the Treasury
9 December 1868 Privy Councellor
18 December 18689 March 1871First Lord of the Admiralty in Gladstone's first ministry (resigning after a nervous breakdown brought about by the vituperative arguments after the loss of the Captain, and the death of his second son, Leonard, who was a midshipman in that ship)
9 August 187230 September 1873Cancellor of the duchy of Lancaster
1879 Married, in Paris, Katherine Ann (died 1895), daughter of A.T. Gilbert, bishop of Chichester, and widow of Colonel the Hon. Gilbert Elliot
28 April 188016 December 1882Secretary of State for War in Gladstone's second ministry
16 December 188224 June 1885Chancellor of the Exchequer in Gladstone's second ministry (until the ministry resigned after being defeated on Hicks-Beach's amendment to the Inland Revenue Bill
29 January 1886July 1892M.P. for Edinburgh South
6 February 18863 August 1886Home Secretary in Gladstone's third ministry
29 January 1896 Died (London) of influenza

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