m. 26 Oct 1662
m. 21 Jun 1688
Facts and Events
William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire (1672 – 4 June 1729) was a British nobleman and politician, the eldest son of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire and Lady Mary Butler. A prominent Whig, he was sworn of the Privy Council in 1707, and served as Lord President of the Council from 1716 to 1717 and 1725 to 1729. He married The Hon. Rachel Russell (1674–1725), daughter of William, Lord Russell on 21 June 1688.
They had five children:
Sir William also had an illegitimate child: