Dorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland

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The Duchess of Portland
Dorothy Cavendish, wife of William Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809) by George Romney.jpg
Dorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland by George Romney
Born (1750-08-27)27 August 1750
Died 3 June 1794(1794-06-03) (aged 43)
London
Nationality British
Title Duchess of Portland
Spouse(s) William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of Great Britain
Children William Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland
Lord William Bentinck
Lady Charlotte Bentinck
Lady Mary Bentinck
Lord Charles Bentinck
Lord Frederick Bentinck
Parents William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Lady Charlotte Boyle, 6th Baroness Clifford

Dorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (née Lady Dorothy Cavendish; 27 August 1750 - 3 June 1794) was Duchess of Portland and wife of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, the Prime Minister of Great Britain. She is also a great-great-great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II through her maternal grandmother.

Biography[edit]

Lady Dorothy Cavendish was born on 27 August 1750 to William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, the Prime Minister of Great Britain and his wife Lady Charlotte Boyle, 6th Baroness Clifford.

Marriage and children[edit]

On 8 November 1766, Lady Dorothy Cavendish was married to William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. They were parents of six children:

Lady Dorothy Cavendish is a great-great-great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II (see ancestry of Elizabeth II).

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 27 August 1750 – 8 November 1766 : Lady Dorothy Cavendish
  • 8 November 1766 – 3 June 1794 : Her Grace The Duchess of Portland

Ancestry[1][edit]

References[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Countess of Shelburne (née Lady Louisa FitzPatrick; later Marchioness of Lansdowne)
Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1783
Succeeded by
Ursula Addington (née Hammond; later Viscountess Sidmouth)