Lord George Cavendish (died 1794)
In 1753, he inherited Holker Hall (then in Lancashire) from his maternal cousin Sir William Lowther, 3rd Baronet. He replanted the park there, and added a number of unusual trees, including Lebanese cedar trees sent to him as seeds from a friend in Lebanon.
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. He served as Comptroller of the Household from 1761–62, and was named to the Privy Council in 1762. He served was Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire from 1766-82.
Cavendish died suddenly in May 1794 while returning to London from Holker Hall.
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