Henry Cavendish
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Henry Cavendish (1550 - 1616)

Henry Cavendish
Born in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 9 Feb 1568 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2011
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Eldest son and heir of his parents, but disinherited by his mother, from whom he was long estranged.

His mother and stepfather married him to his 8-year-old stepsister. This probably explains a lot.

He became a notorious libertine, described as "the common bull of Derbyshire and Staffordshire", and fathered at least 8 illegitimate children - one might imagine many more.

Held a seat in Parliament for many years, but seems to have been too busy to take part in any actual politics.


Henry Hardwick Cavendish[1]
Henry Cavendish[1]


12 October 1616 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England[1]


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Henry Cavendish & Grace Talbot




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dictionary of National Biography
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cavendish_(politician)

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Cavendish-100 and Cavendish-29 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents. Same wife.
posted by Rick Pierpont
Cavendish-100 and Cavendish-29 do not represent the same person because: Different people, insuficient data to justify merging
posted by Robin Wood

Rejected matches › Henry Cavendish (1662-1680)

Henry is 18 degrees from Alexandra Carter, 19 degrees from Alexis Clérel de Tocqueville and 5 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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