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Chesham, Baron (UK, 1858)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Jan 1858

 

Family name: Cavendish

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Arms:

Sable three Stags' Heads Cabossed Argent

Crest:

A Snake nowed proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Buck proper gorged with a Chaplet of Roses Argent and Azure;  Sinister:  a Greyhound Argent gorged with a Plain Collar Gules thereon three Buckles Or

Motto:

Cavendo Tutus (Secure by caution)

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Charles Compton [Cavendish], 1st Baron Chesham

4th son of George Augustus Henry [Cavendish], 1st Earl of Burlington, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Compton, only child of Charles [Compton], 7th Earl of Northampton

born

28 Aug 1793

mar.

16 Jun 1814 Lady Catherine Susan Gordon (b. 22 Dec 1792; d. 14 Dec 1866), 1st dau. of George [Gordon], 9th Marquess of Huntly, by his wife Catherine Cope, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Bt., of Brewerne, co. Oxford

children

1. Hon William George Cavendish, later 2nd Baron Chesham

1. Hon Susan Sophia Cavendish (b. 1 Mar 1817; dsp. 13 Aug 1896; bur. at Kimpton, co. Hertford), mar. 12 Jan 1837 Thomas Crosbie William [Brand later Trevor], 22nd Baron Dacre

2. Hon Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish (b. 25 Nov 1820; d. 26 Jun 1892), mar. 16 Mar 1848 as his second wife George Stevens [Byng], 2nd Earl of Strafford, and had issue

died

12 Nov 1863

created

15 Jan 1858 Baron Chesham, of Chesham in the County of Buckingham

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig later Liberal) for Aylesbury 1814-18, Newtown (Isle of Wight) 1821-30, Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) 1831-32, East Sussex 1832-41, Youghal 1841-47 and Buckinghamshire 1847-57

 

William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham

born

29 Oct 1815

mar.

24 Jul 1849 Henrietta Frances Lascelles (b. Feb 1830; d. 21 May 1884), dau. of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles (by his wife Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard, 1st dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle), 2nd son of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood

children

1. Hon Charles Compton William Cavendish, later 3rd Baron Chesham

2. Brig Gen Hon William Edwin Cavendish MVO (b. 18 May 1862; d. 28 Aug 1931), mar. 25 Mar 1885 Elizabeth Janet Baillie OBE (d. 2 May 1935), sister of Sir George Baillie of Polkemmet, 3rd Bt., and 2nd dau. of Thomas Baillie, and had issue

1. Hon Georgiana Caroline Cavendish (b. 4 Feb 1852; d. 26 Feb 1937), mar. 26 Aug 1875 as his second wife Thomas William [Coke], 2nd Earl of Leicester, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Susan Caroline Cavendish (d. 28 Jan 1937), mar. 19 Oct 1878 Charles George [Lyttelton], 8th Viscount Cobham, and had issue

3. Hon Katherine Caroline Cavendish CBE (b. 3 Dec 1857; d. 19 Dec 1941), mar. 19 Jul 1882 as his second wife her second cousin Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, and had issue

died

26 Jun 1882

suc. by

son

note

an Officer in the 10th Light Dragoons 1833-40; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Peterborough 1847-52 and for Buckinghamshire 1857-63

 

Charles Compton William [Cavendish], 3rd Baron Chesham, KCB PC

born

13 Dec 1850

mar.

13 Nov 1877 his second cousin Lady Beatrice Constance Grosvenor (b. 14 Nov 1858; mar. (2) 4 Oct 1910 Maj John Alexander Moncrieffe MC;  d. 12 Jan 1911; bur. at Latimers, co. Buckingham), 2nd dau. of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, by his first wife Lady Constance Gertrude Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 4th dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland

children

1. Lieut Hon Charles William Hugh Cavendish (b. 13 Sep 1878; killed in action vp. at Diamond Hull, near Pretoria, South Africa 11 Jun 1900)

2. Hon John Compton Cavendish, later 4th Baron Chesham

1. Hon Lilah Constance Cavendish OBE (b. 20 Mar 1884; d. 27 Apr 1944), mar. 8 Jul 1903 Sir Mervyn Edward Manningham-Buller, 3rd Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Hon Marjorie Beatrice Cavendish (b. 18 Sep 1888; dvp. 2 Jul 1897)

died

9 Nov 1907 (bur. at Latimers, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

son

note

an Officer in the Coldstream Gaurds 1870; exchanged to the 10th Hussars 1873; Capt 1877; exchanged to the 16th Lancers 1878; retired 1879; Master of the Buckhounds (Liberal Unionist) 1900-01; KCB 1900; served in the Boer War 1900-01; Privy Councillor 1901; Lord-in-Waiting to the Prince of Wales 1901-07

 

John Compton [Cavendish], 4th Baron Chesham, MC JP DL

born

13 Jun 1894

mar. (1)

17 Aug 1915 (div. 1937) Margot Mills (mar. (2) 14 Jul 1941 Francis Lorne FRIBA, son of Robert Lorne, of Edinburgh;  d. 1985), 1st dau. of John Layton Mills, of Tansor Court, Oundle, co. Northampton, by his wife Maude Helen Pilkington, dau. of Henry F Pilkington, of Park Lane Hall, Doncaster, co. York

only child by first wife

1. Hon John Charles Compton Cavendish, later 5th Baron Chesham

mar. (2)

20 Oct 1938 Marion Caher Butler (former wife of (1) ...... Edwards, and (2) Theobald Walter Somerset Henry [Butler], 8th Earl of Carrick;  d. 6 Sep 1973), dau. of Daniel Charles Donoghue, of Philadelphia, USA

died

26 Apr 1952

suc. by

only son by first wife

note

served in world War I 1914-18 as Capt, 10th Hussars, and in World War II 1939-45 as S/Ldr, RAFVR

 

John Charles Compton [Cavendish], 5th Baron Chesham, JP PC

born

18 Jun 1916

mar.

28 Sep 1937 Mary Edmunds Marshall (b. c. 1916; d. 5 Mar 2007), 4th dau. of David Gregory Marshall MBE, of White Hill, Fen Ditton, co. Cambridge

children

1. Hon Nicholas Charles Cavendish, later 6th Baron Chesham

2. Hon John Charles Gregory Cavendish, of Hall Farm, Farringdon, co. Hampshire (b. 23 Nov 1952), mar. 3 Jul 1976 Lucinda Mary Corbett, dau. of Richard Hugh Corbett, of Manor Farm, Beauworth, co. Hampshire

1. Hon Joanna Mary Cavendish (b. 20 Jul 1938), mar. 23 Jul 1960 Peter Henry Mabille Price, of Pin Hill Farm, Sidbury, co. Devon, son of Cdr Maurice Price RN, of Sutton, co, Surrey, and has issue

2. Hon Georgina Mary Cavendish (b. 8 Sep 1944), mar. 11 Nov 1967 (Michael) Wynne Tufnell, of High Dell Farmhouse, Bighton, Alresford, co. Hampshire, only son of Capt Michael Neville Tufnell DSC RN, of Curdridge Grange, Botley, co. Hampshire, and has issue

died

23 Dec 1989

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II; Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II 1955-59; Chancellor, Primrose League 1957-59; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport 1959-64; Privy Councillor 1964;  Exdecutive Chairman, Royal Automobile Club 1966-70; Chairman, British Road Federation 1966-72; Chairman, International Road Federation 1973-76;

 

Nicholas Charles [Cavendish], 6th Baron Chesham

born

7 Nov 1941

mar. (1)

4 Nov 1965 (div. 1969) Susan Donne Beauchamp, 1st dau. of Dr Frederick Guy Beauchamp, of the Old House Farm, Fulmer, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hon Susan Silence North (granted the title, rank and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant in 1947), 2nd dau. of Hon Dudley William John North MC (by his wife Dorothy Donne, dau. of Capt J R Donne), 1st son and heir app. of William Frederick John [North], 12th Baron North

mar. (2)

1973 Suzanne Adrienne Byrne, 1st dau. of Alan Gray Byrne, of Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

children by second wife

1. Hon Charles Gray Compton Cavendish, later 7th Baron Chesham

2. Hon William George Gray Cavendish (b. 13 Apr 1980)

died

27 Aug 2009

suc. by

son

note

Captain, Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Government Chief Whip) 1995-97; Deputy Speaker, House of Lords 1998-99

 

Charles Gray Compton [Cavendish], 7th Baron Chesham

born

11 Nov 1974

mar.

15 Jun 2002 Sarah Elizabeth Dawson, dau. of Bruce Dawson, of London

children:

1. Hon Oliver Nicholas Bruce Cavendish (b. 2007)

1. Hon Isabella Alannah Suzanne Cavendish (b. 12 Apr 2004)

 

 Last updated 25 Nov 2013

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Title:

7th Baron Chesham, of Chesham in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jan 1858)

 

Address:

The Old Post House, Church St Ropley, Hampshire SO24 0DR

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