Charlotte Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington

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Charlotte Boyle
Marchioness of Hartington
Husband William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
Issue
William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
Dorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland
Lord Richard Cavendish
George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington
Family Cavendish family
Father Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
Mother Lady Dorothy Savile
Born (1731-10-27)27 October 1731
Died 8 December 1754(1754-12-08) (aged 23)
Occupation Peeress

Charlotte Elizabeth Cavendish, 6th Baroness Clifford (née Boyle; 27 October 1731 – 8 December 1754) was the daughter of Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and Lady Dorothy Savile. She was known as Marchioness of Hartington from 1748 until 1753 through her marriage to William Cavendish (later 4th Duke of Devonshire).

Family and early life[edit]

Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle was the only surviving daughter of Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and his wife Lady Dorothy Savile.[1]

Marriage[edit]

On 27 March 1748, she married William Cavendish the future 4th Duke of Devonshire, a future Prime Minister of Great Britain, when he was Marquess of Hartington. The advantageous union had been arranged since childhood and was happy. The marriage helped him rise politically. They had four children: William, Dorothy, Richard, and George.[1]

Baroness Clifford[edit]

Charlotte inherited great wealth upon the death of her father in 1754.[1] Lady Clifford gained the title of Baroness Clifford suo jure. Through her marriage, the Cavendish family, with the main title Duke of Devonshire, inherited the 3rd Earl of Burlington's estates (the title went through to the Orrery Boyles).[citation needed] These estates include Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (now the Royal Academy of Arts); Chiswick House, London W4;[1] Londesborough Hall, Yorkshire; Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire; Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland. She was his sole remaining heir.

Lady Clifford died six years later after her marriage, on 8 December 1754 at Uppingham, Rutland[1] from smallpox.

Issue[edit]

Lady Clifford and Lord Hartington had four children:

Titles from birth to death[edit]

  • The Lady Charlotte Boyle (1731–1748)
  • Marchioness of Hartington (1748–1753)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Clifford (1753–1754)

References[edit]

Works cited
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Richard Boyle
Baroness Clifford
1753–1754
Succeeded by
William Cavendish