Biography of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire

Timeline

On 25 Jan 1640 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire was born to William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Devonshire.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707.

On 26 Oct 1662 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire were married.

In 1670 Elizabeth Cavendish Baronetess Wentworth North Emstal was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire.

Around 1672 William Cavendish 2nd Duke Devonshire was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire.

In 1673 Henry Cavendish was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire at Nice.

On 23 Nov 1684 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire succeeded 4th Earl Devonshire. Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire by marriage Countess Devonshire.

In 1689 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire was appointed 498th Knight Garter: William III and Mary II.

Glorious Revolution

In 1694 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire was created 1st Duke Devonshire by William III King England, Scotland and Ireland in recognition of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 's support of the Glorious Revolution he having been one of the signatories of the Invitation to William of Orange from the Immortal Seven. Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire by marriage Duchess Devonshire.

In 1697 John Closterman. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire.

In 1697 John Closterman 1660-1711. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707.

Before 1707 James Cavendish was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire.

On 18 Aug 1707 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire died.

After 18 Aug 1707 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire was buried.

Invitation to William of Orange from the Immortal Seven

On 30 Jun 1688, four weeks after the birth of King James II's catholic male heir, seven peers signed the Invitation to William of Orange from the Immortal Seven and sent it to William III King England, Scotland and Ireland :
Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury
William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire
Thomas Osborne 1st Duke Leeds
Richard Lumley 1st Earl Scarborough
Henry Compton Bishop Oxford, Bishop London
Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford and
Henry Sidney 1st Earl Romney (who also wrote the invitation).

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Cavendish

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 24 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 16 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 21 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 17 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire

GrandFather: William Cavendish 2nd Earl Devonshire

Great GrandFather: William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Cavendish

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Smith

Great x 2 GrandMother: Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Hardwick

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Leeke

Great GrandMother: Anne Keighley

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Keighley

GrandMother: Christian Bruce Countess Devonshire

Great GrandFather: Edward Bruce 1st Lord Kinloss

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward Bruce

Mother: Elizabeth Cecil Countess Devonshire Great x 8 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: William Cecil 2nd Earl Salisbury Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Cecil

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jane Heckington

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mildred Cooke

Great x 3 GrandFather: Anthony Cooke

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Fitzwilliam

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Brooke Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Braye Baroness Cobham

Great x 2 GrandMother: Frances Newton Baroness Cobham

GrandMother: Catherine Howard Countess Salisbury Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Howard Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Frances Vere Great x 10 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Audley Duchess Norfolk Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Audley Waldon Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandMother: Mary Dacre Baroness Audley Waldon Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Dacre 4th Baron Dacre Gilsland Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Dacre 3rd Baron Dacre Gilsland Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Talbot Baroness Dacre Gilsland Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Leyburne Duchess Norfolk

Great x 3 GrandFather: James Leyburne