The first Danby ministry was the name of the governmental body led by The Earl of Danby during the reign of Charles II. It was the successor of the Cabal ministry which fell from power when the Catholicism of some members became a problem for parliament. As a consequence of this issue, the Danby ministry was traditionally associated with an Anglican policy in the Church of England and a pro-Dutch foreign policy.
Shown here is a table showing the main membership of the Danby Ministry for its duration.
|Lord High Treasurer||The Earl of Danby||1674–1679|
|Lord Keeper||Lord Finch||1674–1675|
|Lord Privy Seal||The Earl of Anglesey||1674–1679|
|Lord High Admiral||Prince Rupert of the Rhine||1674–1679|
|Lord Steward||The Duke of Ormonde||1674–1679|
|Lord Chamberlain||The Earl of St Albans||1674|
|The Earl of Arlington||1674–1679|
|Master of the Horse||The Duke of Buckingham||1674|
|Southern Secretary||Henry Coventry||1674–1679|
|Northern Secretary||Sir Joseph Williamson||1674–1679|
|Secretary of State for Scotland||The Duke of Lauderdale||1674–1679|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer||Sir John Duncombe||1674–1676|
|Sir John Ernle||1676–1679|
|Treasurer of the Navy||Edward Seymour||1674–1679|