George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington was born 21 March 1754 to William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764) and Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, 6th Baroness Clifford (1731-1754) and died 4 May 1834 Piccadilly Burlington House, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Compton (1760-1835) 27 February 1782 in Trinity Chapel, Compton Street, St. George Hanover Square, London, Hanover Square, Greater London, England, United Kingdom.

George Augustus Henry Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington (31 March 1754 – 4 May 1834), known as Lord George Cavendish before 1831, was the third son of the 4th Duke of Devonshire and the former Lady Charlotte Boyle.

His maternal grandfather was the 3rd and last Earl of Burlington of the first creation, which title had become extinct on his death in 1753. On 10 September 1831 Cavendish was created Baron Cavendish of Keighley, in the County of York, and Earl of Burlington.

He married Lady Elizabeth Compton, a daughter of the 7th Earl of Northampton, on 27 February 1782 in London. They had at least eleven children of whom six children survived to adulthood.


Offspring of George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington and Elizabeth Compton (1760-1835)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Cavendish (1783-1812) 10 January 1783 15 January 1812 Louisa O'Callaghan (1779-1863)
George Henry Compton Cavendish (1784-1809)
Elizabeth Dorothy Cavendish (1786-1786)
Anne Cavendish (1787-1871) 11 November 1787 Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom 17 May 1871 Charles Fitzroy (1791-1865)
Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish (1789-1873) 5 November 1789 Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom 5 April 1873 Burlington Gardens, London, England, United Kingdom Sarah Fawkener (1789-1817) Frances Susan Lambton (1794-1840) Sarah Fawkener (1789-1817) Frances Susan Lambton (1794-1840) Susanna Emma Byerlie (1791-c1910)
Elizabeth Cavendish (1792-1794)
Charles Compton Cavendish, 1st Baron Chesham (1793-1863) 28 August 1793 10 November 1863 Grosvenor Square, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Catherine Susan Gordon (1792-1866)
Mary Louisa Cavendish (1795-1795)
Caroline Cavendish (1797-1867)
Frederick Compton Cavendish (1801-1802)
Charlotte Cavendish (1803-1803)

  • William Cavendish (10 January 1783 – 17 January 1812)
  • George Henry Compton Cavendish (14 October 1784 – 22 January 1809)
  • Elizabeth Dorothy Cavendish (12 June 1786 - 17 September 1786)
  • Lady Anne Cavendish (11 November 1787 – 17 May 1871), married Lord Charles FitzRoy, second son of the 4th Duke of Grafton
  • Gen. Hon. Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish (5 November 1789 – 5 April 1873), married Sarah Fawkener, Frances Susan Lambton and Susanna Emma Byerlie
  • Elizabeth Cavendish (13 March 1792 - 26 May 1794)
  • The Hon. Charles Compton Cavendish (28 August 1793–10 November 1863), created Baron Chesham, married Lady Catherine Gordon, daughter of the 9th Marquess of Huntly
  • Mary Louisa Cavendish (6 March 1795 - 7 June 1795)
  • Lady Caroline Cavendish (5 April 1797 – 9 January 1867)
  • Frederick Compton Cavendish (28 October 1801 - 27 January 1802)
  • Charlotte Cavendish (23 April 1803 - 1 July 1803)

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‡ General

Robin Patterson


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Thomas Abdy, Bt;
Robert Walsingham
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
with Robert Walsingham

Succeeded by
Robert Walsingham;
Viscount Duncannon
Preceded by
Lord Frederick Cavendish
Daniel Parker Coke
Member of Parliament for Derby
with Edward Coke

Succeeded by
Edward Coke
George Walpole
Preceded by
Edward Miller Mundy
Lord John Cavendish
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire
(with Edward Miller Mundy)

Succeeded by
(Parliament of Great Britain abolished)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(self in Parliament of Great Britain)
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire
(with Edward Miller Mundy, to 1822;
Francis Mundy 1822–1831;Hon. George Venables-Vernon 1831)

Succeeded by
Hon. George Venables-Vernon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Earl of Burlington
Succeeded by
William Cavendish

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