James Cavendish (MP for Malton)

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Col. Lord James Cavendish (born 1701 - died 1741) was a British soldier, nobleman, and politician.

Cavendish was the third son of William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire and Hon. Rachel Russell.

On 1 November 1738, he was appointed colonel of the 34th Regiment of Foot. He led the regiment during the War of Jenkins' Ear, and was present at several engagements, including the investment of Cartagena and the attempt upon Cuba. He was returned in May 1741 as the Member of Parliament for Malton, while in Jamaica between the two aforementioned engagements, but he died in November, presumably of tropical illness.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Finch
Sir William Wentworth
Member of Parliament for Malton
1741
With: Henry Finch
Succeeded by
Henry Finch
John Mostyn
Military offices
Preceded by
Hon. Stephen Cornwallis
Colonel of Lord James Cavendish's Regiment of Foot
1738–1741
Succeeded by
Hon. James Cholmondeley