Biography of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: /England/Families/Cavendish[PFT].html#William_Cavendish_1st_Duke_Devonshire_1640-1707

Descendants Family Trees:

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

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

Timeline

On 25 Jan 1640 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 was born to William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire 1617-1684 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Devonshire -1689

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 1640-1707 and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710 were married

In 1670 Elizabeth Cavendish Baronetess Wentworth North Emstal 1670-1741 was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710

Around 1672 William Cavendish 2nd Duke Devonshire 1672-1729 was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710.

In 1673 Henry Cavendish 1673-1700 was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710 at Nice

On 23 Nov 1684 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 succeeded 4th Earl Devonshire. Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710 by marriage Earl Devonshire.

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 1650-1702 :
Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury 1660-1718
William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707
Thomas Osborne 1st Duke Leeds 1632-1712
Richard Lumley 1st Earl Scarborough 1650-1721
Henry Compton Bishop Oxford, Bishop London 1632-1713
Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford 1653-1727 and
Henry Sidney 1st Earl Romney 1641-1704 (who also wrote the invitation).

In 1689 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 was appointed 498th Knight Garter: William III and Mary II

Glorious Revolution

In 1694 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 was created 1st Duke Devonshire by William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 in recognition of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 '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 1646-1710 by marriage Duke Devonshire.

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

Before 1707 James Cavendish 1706-1751 was born to William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710

On 18 Aug 1707 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 died

After 18 Aug 1707 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 was buried

Ancestry

Father: William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire

GrandFather: William Cavendish 2nd Earl Devonshire

Great GrandFather: William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire

Great Great GrandFather: William Cavendish

Great Great GrandMother: Bess Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury

Great GrandMother: Anne Keighley

GrandMother: Christian Bruce Countess Devonshire

Mother: Elizabeth Cecil Countess Devonshire

GrandFather: William Cecil 2nd Earl Salisbury

Great GrandFather: Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury

Great Great GrandFather: William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley

Great Great GrandMother: Mildred Cooke

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Brooke

GrandMother: Catherine Howard Countess Salisbury

Great GrandFather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Audley Duchess Norfolk

Great GrandMother: Mary Dacre Baroness Audley Waldon