Lord George Cavendish (1810–1880)

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Lord George Henry Cavendish (19 August 1810 – 23 September 1880, Ashford Hall, Derbyshire) was a British nobleman and politician. He was the second son of Hon. William Cavendish and Louisa O'Callaghan. He was known as George Henry Cavendish until 1858, when his brother succeeded as Duke of Devonshire and he was given precedence as the son of a duke by Royal Warrant of Precedence.

He replaced his older brother, William, as Member of Parliament (MP) for North Derbyshire when the latter succeeded their grandfather as Earl of Burlington. Cavendish would retain the seat until his death in 1880.

He married Louisa Lascelles, daughter of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood on 4 July 1835 and had six children:

  • Henry George Cavendish (24 May 1836 – 9 November 1865)
  • Alice Louisa Cavendish (London, 18 July 1837 – 28 March 1905), married Algernon Fulke Egerton and had issue
  • James Charles Cavendish (London, 15 November 1838 – 12 July 1918)
  • Arthur Cavendish (12 December 1841 – 13 March 1858)
  • Walter Frederick Cavendish (6 November 1844 – 26 November 1866)
  • Susan Henrietta Cavendish (London, 29 July 1846 – 16 October 1909, Cromer), married Henry Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden and had issue

He raised the 9th (High Peak Rifles of Bakewell) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps on 28 February 1860 during the enthusiasm for the Volunteer movement. This later became part of the 3rd Administrative Battalion of Derbyshire Volunteers under his command. He retired and became Honorary Colonel of the unit in 1867. It was later commanded by his son, James Charles Cavendish.[1]



  1. ^ Army List, various editions

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Cavendish of Keighley
Thomas Gisborne
Member of Parliament for North Derbyshire
With: Thomas Gisborne 1834–1837
William Evans 1837–1853
William Pole Thornhill 1853–1865
William Jackson 1865–1868
Augustus Peter Arkwright 1868–1880
Succeeded by
Lord Edward Cavendish
John Frederick Cheetham