James Cavendish (MP for Derby)

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James Cavendish (standing) with William Cavendish (left), Elihu Yale (center), and other people (right)

Lord James Cavendish FRS (bef. 1707 – 14 December 1751) was a British nobleman and politician.

Cavendish was the third son of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire and Lady Mary Butler.

He sat as Member of Parliament for Derby between 1701 and 1702, 1705 and 1707, 1707 and 1710, and from 1715 to 1742. That year he was appointed Auditor of Foreign Accounts or Imposts in Ireland, and did not stand again for Derby at the ensuing by-election.

He married Anne Yale (d. 1734), daughter of Elihu Yale, and had two children:

  • William Cavendish (d. July 1751), married Barbara Chandler, no issue; his widow married secondly John Fitzwilliam
  • Elizabeth Cavendish, married Richard Chandler in February 1722

As his only son predeceased him by a few months, his heir was his son-in-law Richard Chandler, who subsequently adopted the name of Cavendish.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Lord Henry Cavendish
George Vernon
Member of Parliament for Derby
1701–1702
With: Sir Charles Pye 1701
John Harpur 1701–1702
Succeeded by
John Harpur
Thomas Stanhope
Preceded by
John Harpur
Thomas Stanhope
Member of Parliament for Derby
1705–1707
With: Sir Thomas Parker
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Derby
1707–1710
With: Sir Thomas Parker 1707–1710
Richard Pye 1710
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Levinge, Bt
John Harpur
Preceded by
Edward Mundy
Nathaniel Curzon
Member of Parliament for Derby
1715–1742
With: William Stanhope 1715–1722, 1727–1730
Thomas Bayley 1722–1727
Charles Stanhope 1730–1736
John Stanhope 1736–1742
Succeeded by
John Stanhope
Viscount Duncannon