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William Cavendish

Male 1508 - 1557  (49 years)


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  • Name William Cavendish 
    Born 1 May 1508  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1557  z Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried 30 Oct 1557  [1
    Person ID I21425  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2018 

    Father Thomas Cavendish,   b. Abt 1480, of Cavendish, Sudbury, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1524  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Alice Smyth 
    Family ID F12735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Bostock,   d. Bef 9 Jun 1540 
    Married Bef 1534  [1
    Children 
    +1. Anne Cavendish
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Parker,   d. Bef 1547 
    Married 3 Nov 1542  Black Friars, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Hardwick,   b. Abt 1547,   d. 13 Feb 1608  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1547  Bradgate, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Cavendish,   d. 1582
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "[E]nglish politician, knight and courtier. Cavendish held public office and accumulated a considerable fortune, and became one of Thomas Cromwell's 'visitors of the monasteries' during the dissolution of the monasteries. He was MP for Thirsk in 1547. In 1547 he married Bess of Hardwick, and the couple began the construction of Chatsworth House in 1552, a project which would not be completed until after his death. His second son William Cavendish (1552-1626) became the first Earl of Devonshire, purchasing his title from the impecunious King James I." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    2. [S2664] English Genealogy by Anthony Wagner. Third edition, Phillimore, Sussex, 1983., year only.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.