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English William CAVENDISH

English courtier

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: in 1505 in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Died: on October 25, 1557 in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England


He was the younger son of Thomas Cavendish (d. 1524), who was a senior financial official, the "clerk of the pipe", in the Court of Exchequer, and his wife, Alice Smith of Padbrook Hall. He was the great-grandson of Sir John Cavendish from whom the Dukes of Devonshire and the Dukes of Newcastle inherited the family name of Cavendish.

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