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William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire
b.26 Sep 1698
d.5 Dec 1755
m. 21 Jun 1688
  1. William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire1698 - 1755
  2. Lady Rachel Cavendish1699 - 1780
  3. Lady Elizabeth Cavendish1700 - 1747
  4. Lord James Cavendish1701 - 1741
  5. Lord Charles Cavendish1704 - 1783
  • HWilliam Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire1698 - 1755
  • WCatherine Hoskins - 1777
m. 27 Mar 1718
  1. Lord George Augustus Cavendish - 1794
  2. Lady Caroline Cavendish1719 - 1760
  3. William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire1720 - 1764
  4. Lady Elizabeth Cavendish1723 - 1796
  5. Lady Rachel Cavendish1727 - 1805
  6. Lord Frederick Cavendish1729 - 1803
  7. Lord John Cavendish1732 - 1796
Facts and Events
Name William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Sep 1698
Marriage 27 Mar 1718 to Catherine Hoskins
Death[1] 5 Dec 1755


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William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, KG, PC (26 September 1698 – 5 December 1755) was a British nobleman and Whig politician, the son of William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire and the Hon. Rachel Russell.

He married Catherine Hoskins (or Hoskyn) (d. 8 May 1777) on 27 March 1718. They had seven children:

He was made a Privy Counsellor (PC) in 1731, and served as Lord Privy Seal from 1731 to 1733. He was invested as a Knight of the Garter (KG) in 1733.

In 1739, he was enlisted as a founding governor for the new children's charity, the Foundling Hospital, in Bloomsbury, London, which aimed to alleviate the problem of babies being abandoned by destitute mothers and ended up becoming a centre for British art and music. William Cavendish sold the Old Devonshire House at 48 Boswell Street, Theobald's Road in Bloomsbury. In 1734 Cavendish engaged architect William Kent to build a new Cavendish House in fashionable Picadilly.

William Cavendish is also notable as the most recent common ancestor of Prince Charles and his first wife, Lady Diana Spencer. Charles and Diana were seventh cousins once removed as Charles descends from William's son, the 4th Duke, and Diana was descended from William's daughter, Lady Elizabeth.

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References
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  2.   William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), 4:345.