William Cavendish KG KB PC

William Cavendish KG KB PC (1592 - 1676)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
William "1st Duke of of Newcastle, Marquess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Viscount Mansfield," Cavendish KG KB PC
Born in Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married after (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
Profile manager: Ros Haywood private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2018
01:21: Nathan Kennedy edited the Biography for William Cavendish KG KB PC. [Thank Nathan for this]
This page has been accessed 1,307 times.

Categories: Knights Companion of the Garter | Knights of the Bath | Privy Counsellors of England | Lord-Lieutenants of Nottinghamshire | Lord-Lieutenants of Derbyshire | English Authors | English Playwrights | First Bishops' War | Second Bishops' War | First English Civil War | Seige of York | Battle of Marston Moor | Westminster Abbey | This Day In History December 06 | This Day In History December 25 | Royalist in the English Civil War | Notables.

British Aristocracy
William Cavendish KG KB PC was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
Join: British Royals and Aristocrats Project
Discuss: british_aristo



William Cavendish KG KB PC is Notable.

William [Cavendish], 1st Viscount Mansfield later 1st Earl of Newcastle-upon-Tyne later 1st Marquess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne later 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, KG PC[1]

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle

Cavendish was a Royalist during the English Civil Wars. In fact, he raised his own troops, and funded the king's wars to the tune of almost £1,000,000.[2]
He was only created Duke of Newcastle after the Restoration. His second wife Margaret Lucas, is notable among early female writers.


  • 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Marquess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • 1620: Viscount Mansfield
  • 07 March 1628: Earl of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • 1629: 9th Baron of Ogle
  • Knight of the Bath


b. 06 Dec 1592 Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire
d. 25 Dec 1676 Welbeck Abbey
Burial: Westminster Abbey

Early Life

p. Sir Charles Cavendish of Wellbeck and Catherine Ogle, 8th Baroness of Ogle[3]


m.1 Elizabeth Basset (anti. 1602 – 17 Apr 1643), the daughter of William Basset of Blore, Staffordshire and Judith Austen; widow of Henry Howard, third son of 1st Earl of Suffolk. Issue: 10
  • Henry, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (d. 1691). No issue.
  • Margaret m. John Holles, Earl of Clare, in 1694: created Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne;
  • Elizabeth Cavendish (c. 1627 – 14 Jun 1663) m. John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. Issue.
  • Frances Cavendish (anti. 1641 – 15 Aug 1678) m. 2nd Earl of Bolingbroke
m.2 Margaret Lucas, the daughter of Sir Thomas Lucas of St John's, Colchester;


  • Méthode et invention nouvelle de dresser les chevaux (1658)
  • A New Method and Extraordinary Invention to Dress Horses and Work them according to Nature... (1667)
  • La methode et inuention nouuelle de dresser les cheuaux par le tres-noble, haut, et tres-puissant prince Guillaume marquis et comte de Newcastle ..., 1658 (in French)
  • Plays
    • The Country Captain, or Captain Underwit (printed 1649)
    • The Varietie (printed 1649)
    • The Humorous Lovers (performed 1667, printed 1677)
    • The Triumphant Widow (performed 1674, printed 1677) From the Collections at the Library of Congress


  1. http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/newcastle1664.htm
  2. www.historicalportraits.com
  3. Cavendish, Sir Charles (1553-1617), of Welbeck Abbey, Notts. www.historyofparliamentonline.org

See also:

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

No known carriers of William's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Images: 6
Portrait by William Larkin
Portrait by William Larkin

Cavendish descendants by Stevens (2008)
Cavendish descendants by Stevens (2008)

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle

Titles of William Cavendish
Titles of William Cavendish


view all


On 20 May 2018 at 13:31 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:

Hello Joanne

Have you had a chance to review my Trusted List request, sent on 13 May 18?

On 14 Jul 2017 at 21:05 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Cavendish-219 and Cavendish-6 appear to represent the same person because: same daughter and dates

William is 17 degrees from George Bush, 21 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 10 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

C  >  Cavendish  >  William Cavendish KG KB PC