Lord George Cavendish (died 1794)

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Lord George Augustus Cavendish by Mather Brown

Lord George Augustus Cavendish (died 2 May 1794) was a British politician.

Life[edit]

George Augustus Cavendish was born in London, the second son of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire. He was educated in Chesterfield and at St John's College, Cambridge.[1]

In 1753, he inherited Holker Hall from his cousin Sir William Lowther, 3rd Baronet. He replanted the park there, and added a number of unusual trees.

He entered Parliament in 1751 for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, and in 1754, took up the family seat of Derbyshire, which he occupied, with one interruption, until his death forty years later.

The painting illustrated is credited to Mather Brown but a very similar portrait has the attribution by Derby Museum and Art Gallery: "after Joseph Wright of Derby".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cavendish, Lord George Augustus (CVNS746LG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Lord G. A. Cavendish, BBC, accessed July 2011
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Welbore Ellis
Richard Plumer
George Dodington
Edward Hungate Beaghan
Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
1751–1754
With: Welbore Ellis
George Dodington
Edward Hungate Beaghan
Succeeded by
Welbore Ellis
Lord John Cavendish
George Bubb Dodington
John Tucker
Preceded by
Sir Nathaniel Curzon, Bt
Lord Frederick Cavendish
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire
1754–1780
With: Sir Nathaniel Curzon 1754–61
Sir Henry Harpur 1761–68
Godfrey Bagnall Clarke 1768–75
Hon. Nathaniel Curzon 1775–80
Succeeded by
Hon. Nathaniel Curzon
Lord Richard Cavendish
Preceded by
Hon. Nathaniel Curzon
Lord Richard Cavendish
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire
1781–1794
With: Hon. Nathaniel Curzon 1781–84
Edward Miller Mundy 1784–94
Succeeded by
Edward Miller Mundy
Lord John Cavendish
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Powis
Comptroller of the Household
1761–1762
Succeeded by
Humphrey Morice
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Marquess of Granby
Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire
1766–1782
Succeeded by
The Duke of Devonshire