William Petty, 2nt Yerl o Shelburne

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The Marquess o Lansdowne

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne by Jean Laurent Mosnier.jpg
Prime Meenister o Great Breetain
In office
4 Julie 1782 – 2 Apryle 1783
MonarchGeorge III
Precedit biThe Marquess o Rockingham
Succeedit biThe Duke o Portland
Leader o the Hoose o Lairds
In office
4 Julie 1782 – 2 Apryle 1783
MonarchGeorge III
Precedit biThe Marquess o Rockingham
Succeedit biThe Duke o Portland
Secretar o State for the Hame Depairtment
In office
27 Mairch 1782 – 10 Julie 1782
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MeenisterThe Marquess o Rockingham
Himsel
Precedit biOffice established
The Viscoont Stormont as Northren Secretar
The Yerl o Hillsborough as Soothren Secretar
Succeedit biThomas Townshend
Secretar o State for the Soothren Depairtment
In office
30 Julie 1766 – 20 October 1768
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MeenisterThe Duke o Grafton
The Yerl o Chatham
Precedit biThe Duke o Richmond
Succeedit biThe Viscoont Weymouth
Personal details
Born2 Mey 1737(1737-05-02)
Dublin, Coonty Dublin,
Kinrick o Ireland
Dee'd7 Mey 1805(1805-05-07) (aged 68)
Berkeley Square,
Wastmeenster, Middlesex
Unitit Kinrick
Poleetical pairtyWhig
Spoose(s)
  • Sophia Carteret
    (m. 1765; d. 1771)
  • Louisa FitzPatrick
    (m. 1779; d. 1789)
Bairns3
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
ReligionDissenter

William Petty, 1st Marquess o Lansdowne, KG, PC (2 Mey 1737 – 7 Mey 1805), kent as The Yerl o Shelburne atween 1761 an 1784, bi which teetle he is generally kent tae history, wis an Erse-born Breetish Whig statesman wha wis the first Hame Secretar in 1782 an then Prime Meenister in 1782–83 in the feenal months o the American War o Unthirldom.