Lord Richard Cavendish (1752–1781)

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Lord Richard Cavendish (19 June 1752 – 7 September 1781) was an English nobleman and politician. He was the second son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire and his wife, Charlotte.[1]

Cavendish was educated in Hackney and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2]

In 1773, he entered the House of Commons as MP for Lancaster, and moved to No. 1 Savile Row, London, where he resided until 1781. He was one of the few attendees at his brother Devonshire's wedding in 1774. In 1781, he went abroad in hopes of recovering his failing health; but he continued to decline and died unmarried in Naples.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 1128. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  2. ^ a b Namier, Lewis; Brooke, John (1985). The House of Commons 1754-1790. Boydell & Brewer. p. 20. ISBN 9780436304200. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Reynolds
Sir George Warren
Member of Parliament for Lancaster
with Sir George Warren
Succeeded by
Wilson Braddyl
Abraham Rawlinson
Preceded by
Lord George Augustus Cavendish
Hon. Nathaniel Curzon
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire
with Hon. Nathaniel Curzon
Succeeded by
Hon. Nathaniel Curzon
Lord George Augustus Cavendish