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Dukes of Devonshire

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Earls of Devonshire
Dukes of Devonshire

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Earls of Devonshire (1618)
Other titles: Baron Cavendish of Hardwick, in the county of Derby (1605)

  • William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire (1552–1626) was an English courtier
  • William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (1591–1628), eldest son of the 1st Earl
  • William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire (1617–1684), elder son of the 2nd Earl
  • William Cavendish, 4th Earl of Devonshire (1640–1707) was created Duke of Devonshire in 1694

Dukes of Devonshire (1694)]
Other titles: Marquess of Hartington, in the county of Derby (1694), Earl of Devonshire (1618) and Baron Cavendish of Hardwick, in the county of Derby (1605)

  • William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640–1707), only son of the 3rd Earl
  • William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire (1673–1729), eldest son of the 1st Duke
  • William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (1698–1755), eldest son of the 2nd Duke
  • William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720–1764), eldest son of the 3rd Duke
  • Other titles (5th & 6th Dukes): Baron Clifford (1628)
  • William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748–1811), eldest son of the 4th Duke
  • William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790–1858), only son of the 5th Duke, was called "The Bachelor Duke" and died unmarried
  • Other titles (7th Duke onwards): Earl of Burlington and Baron Cavendish of Keighley, in the county of York (1831)
  • William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808–1891), eldest son of William Cavendish (1783–1812), eldest son of The 1st Earl of Burlington (by the second creation; 1754–1834), third son of the 4th Duke
  • Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833–1908), second son of the 7th Duke, died without issue
  • Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868–1938), eldest son of Lt.-Col. Lord Edward Cavendish (1838–1891), fourth son of the 7th Duke
  • Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895–1950), eldest son of the 9th Duke
  • William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (1917–1944), elder son of the 10th Duke, was killed in action in World War II, without issue
  • Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920–2004), second and younger son of the 10th Duke
  • Mark Cavendish (born 1941), eldest son of the 11th Duke, died in infancy
  • Peregrine Andrew Morny "Stoker" Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire (born 1944), second son of the 11th Duke
  • The heir apparent is the present holder's only son, William "Bill Burlington" Cavendish, Earl of Burlington (born 1969), married to Laura Montagu (née Roundell). The heir-in-line is Lord Burlington's second child and only son, James, Lord Cavendish (born 15 December 2010). Lord Burlington, although entitled to use the courtesy title Marquess of Hartington has continued to be styled by the Burlington title since his father succeeded as 12th Duke.




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