William Cavendish was born 10 January 1783 to George Augustus Henry Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington (1754-1834) and Elizabeth Compton (1760-1835) and died 15 January 1812 of unspecified causes. He married Louisa O'Callaghan (1779-1863) 18 July 1807 .

William Cavendish (10 January 1783 – 15 January 1812) was an English politician, the son of Lord George Cavendish, later Earl of Burlington.

He married Louisa O'Callaghan (d. 1863), daughter of Cornelius O'Callaghan, 1st Baron Lismore, on 18 July 1807. They had four children:


Offspring of William Cavendish and Louisa O'Callaghan (1779-1863)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891) 27 April 1808 21 December 1891 Holker Hall, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom Blanche Georgiana Howard (1812-1840)
Fanny Cavendish (1809-1885) 11 April 1809 30 December 1885 Frederick John Howard (1814-1897)
George Henry Cavendish (1810-1880) 19 August 1810 23 September 1880 Louisa Lascelles (1812-1886)
Richard Cavendish (1812-1873) 3 July 1812 Clapham, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 19 November 1873

(Upon William's accession as Duke of Devonshire in 1858, his siblings were granted precedence of the children of a duke by Royal Warrant.)

William predeceased his father in 1812; his father was subsequently created Earl of Burlington in 1831, a title which passed to William's son William, who also succeeded as Duke of Devonshire.

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General

Robin Patterson

See also

  • Baron Lismore

External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Du Pre
Robert Bent
Member for Aylesbury
With: James Du Pre
Succeeded by
Sir George Nugent, Bt
George Henry Compton Cavendish
Preceded by
Edward Coke
George Walpole
Member for Derby
With: Edward Coke 1806–1807 & 1807–1812
Thomas Coke 1807
Succeeded by
Edward Coke
Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish

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