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Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne[1]

Male 1630 - 1691  (61 years)

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  • Name Henry Cavendish 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 
    Born 1630 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1691 
    • 2nd Duke of Newcastle . Had had no son so that the estate passed to his third daughter Margaret (wife of John Holles,Earl of Clare) who was created the third Duke of Newcastle in 1694.
    Person ID I15  33B Bassetts of Blore, Hints, Staffordshire & Warwickshire
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2008 

    Father Sir William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne,   b. 6 Dec 1592, Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1676, Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bassett,   b. 1599,   d. 17 Apr 1643  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1618  [2
    • Later to become the Duke of Newcastle
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Margaret Cavendish,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Sir Henry Cavendish
    Sir Henry Cavendish
    Henry Cavendish was the 2nd Duke of Newcastle and son of Elizabeth Bassett.He was born in 1630 but died in 1691 without a son.His estate passed to his daughter Margaret whose husband the Earl of Clare became the third Duke of Newcastle.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 May 2009.

    2. [S2] Inscription on tomb of William Cavendish in Westminster Abbey,London (Reliability: 2).
      Here lies that renowned hero, William Cavendish, Knight of the Bath, and Baron Ogle, in right of his mother, Viscount Mansfield, and Baron Cavendish of Bolsover, Earl of Ogle, Earl, Marquess and Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne, Lord Lieutenant of the Counties of Nottingham and Northumberland, first Lord of the Bedchamber to the King, Guardian to Prince Charles, Privy Counsellor to the King, and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter. A nobleman, who showing abundant fidelity and courage to the King's Majesty, at the beginning of the Grand Rebellion, was deservedly made Captain General of the Forces raised in the north of the Kingdom. In several battles (which he soon won) and in defending the City of York against the Scots, he gave proofs in all respects of his integrity and unshaken courage; for which reason, when the Rebellion grew strong (being one of the first destined for death), he left his home, and with great resolution endured a long exile. He first married Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of William Bassett of Blore in the County of Stafford, Esquire; who bore him sons, Charles who died without issue, and Henry, heir of the Honours; Daughters Jane, married to Charles Cheney of Chesham-Bois; Elizabeth to John Earl of Bridgwater, and Frances to Oliver Earl of Bolingbroke. He died the 25th of December in the year of Redemption 1676, and of his age the 84th