Baron Chesham

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Baron Chesham, of Chesham in the County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1858 for the Hon. Charles Cavendish, who had earlier represented Aylesbury, Newtown, East Sussex, Youghal and Buckinghamshire in the House of Commons as a Liberal. He was the fourth son of George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington, third son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. His son, the second Baron, sat as Liberal Member of Parliament for Peterborough and Buckinghamshire. He was succeeded by his son, the third Baron. He served as Master of the Buckhounds from 1900 to 1901 in the Conservative administration of Lord Salisbury and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1901. His grandson, the fifth Baron, served as Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport from 1959 to 1964 in the Conservative governments of Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1964. He was succeeded by his son, the sixth Baron. He served in the Conservative administration of John Major as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Government Whip in the House of Lords) from 1995 to 1997. However, he lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. As of 2010 the title is held by his son, the seventh Baron, who succeeded in 2009.[1] As a descendant of the fourth Duke of Devonshire, Lord Chesham is in distant remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary titles, which since 1858 includes the earldom of Burlington.

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The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Hon. Oliver Nicholas Bruce Cavendish (b. 2007)[2]

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