CAVENDISH FAMILY

Roger De GERNON

Born: ABT 1320

Died: 1351

Married: Mary De CAVENDISH

Children:

1. John CAVENDISH (Sir)

2. Roger CAVENDISH

3. Stephen CAVENDISH

4. Richard CAVENDISH

5. Nicholas De GERNON


John CAVENDISH (Sir)

Born: ABT 1346

Died: 15 Jun 1381

Notes: He died at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, apparently dragged into the market place by a mob and beheaded. He suppressed unrest in York during the Peasants' Revolt. He held the office of Lord of the Manor of Cavendish Overhall, Suffolk. He held the office of Chief Justice of the King's Bench in 1366, 1373 and 1377. He held the office of Chancellor of Cambridge University circa 1381.

Father: Roger De GERNON

Mother: Mary De CAVENDISH

Married: Alice de ODINGSELLS

Children:

1. John CAVENDISH

2. Andrew CAVENDISH (Sir)

3. Margaret CAVENDISH


Andrew CAVENDISH (Sir)

Died: 1396

Notes: MP for Suffolk circa 1378. Sheriff of Suffolk circa 1385. Sheriff of Norfolk circa 1385. He lived at Cavendish Overhall, Suffolk, England. His son, William, lived at Cavendish Overhall, Suffolk, England, and he conveyed his manor to his cousin, William, circa 1412.

Father: John CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Alice de ODINGSELLS

Married: Rose ?

Children:

1. William CAVENDISH


John CAVENDISH

Notes: He was invested as a Knight for his role in the Peasants' Revolt, when he supposedly killed Wat Tyler. He held the office of Esquire of the Body to Richard II.

Father: John CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Alice de ODINGSELLS

Married: Joan CLOPTON (b. ABT 1370) (dau. of William Clopton and Margery Francis) ABT 1378, Wickhambrook, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. William CAVENDISH

2. Robert CAVENDISH

3. Walter CAVENDISH


Robert CAVENDISH

Died: 1439, Kentwell, Suffolk, England

Notes: Sergeant at Law. He died without issue, and was succeeded by his nephew Thomas Cavendish son of William. A fine was levied of the manor in 1439 by William Norwold clerk, John Olney, Thomas Chalton, Thomas Batayle, William Flete, Mathew Fowecher, William Barthelmewe clerk and William Berneway v. William Nell and Alice his wife.

Married: Elizabeth CLOPTON (dau. of William Clopton and Margery Francis)


William CAVENDISH

Died: 1433

Father: John CAVENDISH

Mother: Joan CLOPTON

Married: Joan STAVERTON

Children:

1. Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall

2. William CAVENDISH


Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall

Died: 1477

Father: William CAVENDISH

Mother: Joan STAVERTON

Married: Catherine SCUDAMORE (d. 15 Sep 1489) (dau. of James Scudamore and Eleanor Whitney)

Children:

1. Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall


Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall

Died: 1524

Father: Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall

Mother: Catherine SCUDAMORE

Married 1: Alice SMITH (d. 12 Nov 1515) (dau. of John Smith of Podbrook Hall)

Children:

1. Thomas CAVENDISH

2. William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

3. George CAVENDISH

Married 2: Agnes ?

Children:

3. Mary CAVENDISH


George CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1499

Died: 1562

Notes: Gentleman usher to Cardinal Wolsey and author of "The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey".

Father: Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall

Mother: Alice SMITH

Married 1: Dau. LAVENHAM

Married 2: Margery KEMPE (niece by marriage of Sir Thomas More)

Children:

1. Ralph CAVENDISH


Ralph CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1542

Father: George CAVENDISH

Mother: Margery KEMPE

Married: ?

Children:

1. Dorothy CAVENDISH


Dorothy CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1542

Father: Ralph CAVENDISH

Mother: ?

Married: Nicholas GREENE (b. ABT 1560 - d. 1632) (son of Stephen Greene and Catherine Betts)

Children:

1. John GREENE (m. Beatrix ?)

William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

 
Born: ABT 1505

Died: 25 Oct 1557

Buried: 30 Oct 1557, Saint Botolph / Allhallows, Derby

Notes: Some sources says that his second wife was Elizabeth Conningsby, dau. of Thomas Coningsby. Clerk to Cromwell by 1532; auditor and receiver for monastic lands by 3 Dec. 1533; commr. tenths of spiritualities, Herts. 1535, for monastic lands in Ireland 16 Aug 1540-2; auditor, ct. of augmentations 24 Apr 1536-46; j.p. liberty of St. Albans 1540, Herts. 1547, Herts. and Derbys. 1554; treasurer, the chamber 19 Feb. 1546-57, and ct. of gen. surveyors 19 Feb 1546-2 Jan 1547; sewer by 1547; steward for William, Lord Paget, unknown property.

Father: Thomas CAVENDISH of Cavendish Overhall

Mother: Alice SMITH

Married 1: Margaret BOSTOCK (d. 9 Jun 1540) (dau. of Edmund Bostock)

Children:

1. Anne CAVENDISH

2. Son CAVENDISH

3. Dau. CAVENDISH

4. Dau. CAVENDISH

5. Dau. CAVENDISH

Married 2: Elizabeth PARKER (dau. of Thomas Parker of Poslingford) 3 Nov 1542

Children:

6. Dau. CAVENDISH

7. Dau. CAVENDISH

8. Dau. CAVENDISH

Married 3: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury) (See her Biography) ABT 20 Aug 1545/1547, Bradgate Manor, Leicestershire, England

Children

9. Henry CAVENDISH of Tutbury Castle

10. Frances CAVENDISH

11. William CAVENDISH (1 E. Devonshire)

12. Charles CAVENDISH of Welbeck Abbey

13. Elizabeth CAVENDISH (C. Lennox)

14. Mary CAVENDISH (C. Shrewsbury)

15. Temperance CAVENDISH (b. 10 Jun 1549 - d. 1550)

16. Lucrece CAVENDISH (b. 1557 - d. 1557)


Anne CAVENDISH

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BOSTOCK

Married: Henry BAYNTUN (b. ABT 1536, Chelsea, Middlesex, England) (son of Sir Edward Bayntun and Isabel Leigh)

Children:

1. Ferdinando BAYNTUN


Frances CAVENDISH

Born: 18 Jun 1548

Died: Jan 1632

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury)

Married: Henry PIERREPOINT of Holme-Pierrepont (Sir) (b. 1545 - d. 19 Mar 1615) (son of Sir George Pierrepont and Winifred Thwaites) BEF 1568

Children:

1. Grace PIERREPOINT (m. Sir George Manners of Haddon)

2. Robert PIERREPOINT (1 E. Kingston-upon-Hull) (b. 1584 - d. 1653) (m. Gertrude Talbot)

3. Elizabeth PIERREPOINT (b. 1568) (m.1 Richard Stapleton of Templehurst - m.2 Thomas Erskine, E. Kellie)


Mary CAVENDISH (C. Shrewsbury)

Born: Jan 1556

Buried: 14 Apr 1632, Sheffield, St. Peter's

Notes: youngest daughter. Was a patroness of Rowland Lockey the painter, a subscriber to the Virginia Company, and a contributor to St. John’s College, Cambridge. She is best known, however, for her scheming on behalf of her niece, Arabella Stuart. Mary planned Arabella’s escape from the Tower of London, hoping she would go abroad and serve as a Catholic pretender to the throne. Mary was arrested and twice examined by the Privy Council after Arabella’s capture and was then fined and confined to the Tower herself in 1611. She was not restricted to her lodgings in the Lord Lieutenant’s House and was helpful in bringing to light the truth about the murder of Thomas Overbury. When her husband fell ill in 1618, she was released in order to nurse him, after which Mary was fined 20,000 and set free.

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury)

Married: Gilbert TALBOT (7 E. Shrewsbury) 9 Feb 1567/8, Sheffield

Children:

1. George TALBOT (b. 10 Feb 1574/5, Sheffield - d. 11 Aug 1577; i. 12 Aug 1577, St. Peter, Sheffield)

2. Mary TALBOT (C. Pembroke)

3. Elizabeth TALBOT (C. Kent)

4. John TALBOT (b. 2 Jul 1583, Handsworth - d. 1583)

5. Alethea TALBOT (C. Arundel)

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Mary Cavendish

at St. John’s College and at Hardwick Hall (called “Queen Elizabeth”)


Elizabeth CAVENDISH (C. Lennox)

Born: 31 Mar 1555

Died: ABT 21 Jan 1582, Sheffield Castle

Notes: goddaughter of Elizabeth Brooke, Lady Northampton and Lady Catherine Grey. She was an attractive girl with whom Sir Christopher Hatton was said to be in love. Her mother tried to arrange a marriage for her with Peregrine Bertie, but in 1574 she found a more prestigious match. In the autumn of that year, Margaret Douglas, countess of Lennox, and her son Charles Stuart, E. of Lennox, were en route to Settringham. On 9 Oct they stopped for a few days with the Duchess of Suffolk at Huntingdon. Elizabeth’s mother, better known as Bess of Hardwick and by that time married to the Earl of Shrewsbury, was at nearby Rufford. She met them between Huntingdon and Sheffield and invited them to stop for the night with her. According to some accounts, this meeting had been pre-arranged for the purpose of establishing contact between Margaret and her imprisoned daughter-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots, who was in the keeping of Shrewsbury. At Rufford, Lady Lennox took to her bed, claiming to be ill, and remained there, with Lady Shrewsbury for company, for the next five days. During that time the two young people were left to their own devices and Charles so “entangled himself” with Elizabeth Cavendish that they had to be secretly married in early Nov. On 17 Nov, both mothers and newlyweds were ordered to London by the Queen. The blame seems to have fallen entirely on the two countesses, but by Mar both had been acquitted of “large treasons”. The cause of the Queen’s alarm was Charles Stuart’s claim to her throne, which he would pass on to any children he and Elizabeth produced. Their daughter, Arabella Stuart, was born at Chatsworth the following Sep. Sadly, Charles Stuart died when his daughter was only two and Elizabeth died when Arabella was six.

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury)

Married: Charles STUART (5 E. Lennox) 1574

Children:

1. Arabella STUART


William CAVENDISH (1 E. Devonshire)

Born: 27 Dec 1552

Acceded: 7 Aug 1618

Died: 3 Mar 1625/6, Hardwicke

Buried: Edensor co Derby

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury)

Married 1: Anne KEIGHLEY (d. BEF 1619) (dau. of Henry Kighley and Mary Carus) 21 Mar 1580

Children:

1. William CAVENDISH (2 E. Devonshire)

2. Frances CAVENDISH

Married 2: Elizabeth BOUGHTON (C. Devonshire) (d. 1642?) (dau. of Edward Boughton of Causton and Susan Brockett) BEF 1619


Frances CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1593

Died: 1 Sep 1613

Buried: Little Easton

Father: William CAVENDISH (1 E. Devonshire)

Mother: Anne KEIGHLEY

Married: William MAYNARD (1 B. Maynard) (son of Sir Henry Maynard and Susan Pearson) (b. BEF 1589 - d. 17 Dec 1640) BEF 12 Jul 1608


William CAVENDISH (2 E. Devonshire)

Born: 1590

Died: 20 Jun 1628, London, Bishopsgate Str.

Buried: Derby, All Saints'

Father: William CAVENDISH (1 E. Devonshire)

Mother: Anne KEIGHLEY

Married: Christian BRUCE (b. 28 Dec 1595 - d. 16 Jan 1675, Southampton Buildings) (dau. of Sir Edward Bruce, 1 B. Kinloss, and Magdalene Clerk) 10 Apr 1608, London
               
Children:

1. Anne CAVENDISH

2. William CAVENDISH (3 E. Devonshire)


Henry CAVENDISH of Tutbury Castle

Born: 17 Dec 1550

Died: 12 Oct 1616

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury)

Married: Grace TALBOT 9 Feb 1567/8, Sheffield

Associated with: ?

Children:

1. Henry CAVENDISH of Doveridge

2. Thomas CAVENDISH

3. Charles CAVENDISH

4. William CAVENDISH

5. Augustin CAVENDISH

6. Anne CAVENDISH

7. Audrey CAVENDISH

8. Elizabeth CAVENDISH


Anne CAVENDISH

Father: Henry CAVENDISH of Tutbury Castle

Mother: ?

Married: Vincent LOWE (son of Patrick Lowe and Jane Harpur)


Henry CAVENDISH of Doveridge

Father: Henry CAVENDISH of Tutbury Castle

Mother: ?

Married: Bridget WILLOUGHBY 14 Oct 1610

Children:

1. Grace CAVENDISH

2. Mary CAVENDISH

3. Bridget CAVENDISH

4. Charles CAVENDISH

5. Francis CAVENDISH of Doveridge


Charles CAVENDISH of Welbeck Abbey (Sir)

Born: 28 Nov 1553

Acceded: Welbeck Abbey, Nottingham

Died: 4 Apr 1617

Buried: Bolsover

Father: William CAVENDISH of Chatsworth (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth De HARDWICK (C. Shrewsbury)

Married 1: Margaret KYTSON 1582

Married 2: Catherine OGLE (B. Ogle) 11 Jul 1591

Children:

1. Charles CAVENDISH

2. William CAVENDISH (1 D. Newcastle)


William CAVENDISH (1 D. Newcastle)

Born: 6 Dec 1592

Died: 25 Dec 1676, Welbeck

Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England

Father: Charles CAVENDISH of Welbeck Abbey (Sir)

Mother: Catherine OGLE (B. Ogle)

Married 1: Elizabeth BASSETT (D. Newcastle) ABT 1618

Children:

1. Jane CAVENDISH

2. Charles CAVENDISH

3. Elizabeth CAVENDISH

4. Henry CAVENDISH (2 D. Newcastle)

5. Frances CAVENDISH

Married 2: Margaret LUCAS (D. Newcastle) (b. 1617 - d. 15 Dec 1673, Welbeck - bur. Westminster Abbey) (dau. of Sir Thomas Lucas of St.John's Colchester and Elizabeth Leighton) Dec 1645, Paris


Henry CAVENDISH (2 D. Newcastle)

Born: 24 Jun 1630, Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 26 Jul 1691, Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried: 12 Aug 1691, Bolsover, Derbyshire, England

Father: William CAVENDISH (1 D. Newcastle)

Mother: Elizabeth BASSETT (D. Newcastle)

Married: Frances PIERREPOINT

Children:

1. Elizabeth CAVENDISH


Elizabeth CAVENDISH

Born: 22 Feb 1654, Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 28 Aug 1734, New Castle House, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Buried: 11 Sep 1734, Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England

Father: Henry CAVENDISH (2 D. Newcastle)

Mother: Frances PIERREPOINT

Married 1: Ralph MONTAGUE (1 D. Montagu) 8 Sep 1692

Married 2: Charles MONK


Roger CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1350

Father: Roger De GERNON

Mother: Mary De CAVENDISH

Married: Alice STRATTON (dau. of Geoffrey de Stratton of Stratton)

Children:

1. John CAVENDISH


John CAVENDISH

Father: Roger CAVENDISH

Mother: Alice STRATTON

Married: Christian ?

Children:

1. John CAVENDISH


John CAVENDISH

Father: John CAVENDISH

Mother: Christian ?

Married: Elizabeth ?

Children:

1. Thomas CANDYSH


Thomas CANDYSH

Father: John CAVENDISH

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Agnes ?

Children:

1. John CANDYSH

2. William CANDYSH

3. Agustin CAVENDISH

4. Thomas CANDYSH

5. Elizabeth CANDYSH

6. Anne CANDYSH

7. Jane CANDYSH


Agustin CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1450

Died: 1468

Father: Thomas CANDYSH

Mother: Agnes ?

Married: Elizabeth BRANDON ABT 1475

Children:

1. Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

2. Edward CAVENDISH

3. Anne CAVENDISH

4. Elizabeth CAVENDISH

5. Catherine CAVENDISH


Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Father: Agustin CAVENDISH

Mother: Elizabeth BRANDON

Married: Elizabeth GRYMSTON (dau. of Edward Grymston, Esq.)

Children:

1. Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

2. John CAVENDISH

3. Elizabeth CAVENDISH

4. Anne CAVENDISH

5. Mary CAVENDISH


Elizabeth CAVENDISH

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth GRYMSTON

Married: Son BRYGHTLEY


Anne CAVENDISH

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth GRYMSTON

Married: Son SANDS


Mary CAVENDISH

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth GRYMSTON

Married: Son THORNE


Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Died: 12 Mar 1554

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth GRYMSTON

Married: Beatrice GOULDE

Children:

1. William CAVENSISH

2. Richard CAVENDISH

3. Mary CAVENDISH

4. Margaret CAVENDISH


Mary CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1550

Died: AFT 11 Nov 1602

Notes: probably of this generation.

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Beatrice GOULDE

Married: Thomas FELTON of Playford (d. 1577/8) (son of Thomas Felton of Playford and Cecilia Seckford)

Children:

1. Anthony FELTON of Playford (Sir Sheriff of Suffolk) (b. ABT 1570 - d. BEF 1614) (m. Elizabeth Grey)


Margaret CAVENDISH

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Beatrice GOULDE

Married: John St. CLERE


Richard CAVENDISH

Notes: the Earl of Leicester, who introduced him into the service of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk. Cavendish then acted as a go-between between Norfolk and Mary Queen of Scots, at the same time corresponding with Cecil, Pembroke and Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, so that his exact role in the affair remains obscure though it was certainly unheroic. In Sep 1569, just after Norfolk had quitted the court, it appeared that Cavendish might be arrested: the earls of Shrewsbury and Huntingdon sought him at his house in Nottinghamshire, but he had fled to Suffolk, and eventually took refuge with the Duke at Kenninghall, Norfolk. However, Cavendish deserted Norfolk before the latter’s arraignment for treason, and appeared as a witness against him at the trial, during which Norfolk spoke out about his treachery. He was with Leicester in the Netherlands He died, presumably, in 1601, the year in which Margaret, Countess of Cumberland, erected in Hornsey church a monument to him graced by the inscription: ‘Dear to his prince, in English court admired, beloved of great and honourable peers’. Cavendish had some reputation as a mathematician and man of letters.

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Beatrice GOULDE

Married: ?

Children:

1. Dau. CAVENDISH


William CAVENDISH

Born: ABT 1530

Died: ABT 1572

Notes: A substantial landowner, assessed for the 1568 subsidy on 50 in lands, he was related to a number of influential local families. As three generations earlier one of his ancestors had married a Brandon, his father Sir Richard was a coheir of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. William’s marriage brought him into the family circle of the leading Suffolk magnate of the period, and through his maternal grandmother he was connected with the Grimstons. Outside Suffolk Cavendish owned estates, part of the Brandon inheritance, in Lincolnshire and Warwickshire. Soon after his father’s death he began to sell these lands or to exchange them for property in Norfolk and Suffolk; one of the largest sales, in 1561, included the house and site of Stoneley monastery, Warwickshire, with extensive lands formerly belonging to it.

Father: Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

Mother: Beatrice GOULDE

Married: Mary WENTWORTH

Children:

1. William CAVENDISH

2. Son CAVENDISH

3. Thomas CAVENDISH (Sir)

4. John CAVENDISH (Sir)

5. Douglas CAVENDISH

6. Anne CAVENDISH

7. Mary CAVENDISH

8. Elizabeth CAVENDISH (b. Jul 1567)


Douglas CAVENDISH

Notes: Richard Hakluyt, writer on navigation and prospects for colonisation published his Principal Navigations in 1589. The Hakluyt cousins, older and younger, came from the Welsh border area, Richard Senior and Junior. Richard, died 1616, married Douglas Cavendish, who by repute was a connection of mariner Thomas Cavendish. Richard Senior was a lawyer with London City links, interested in advising major companies (Muscovy Co.) and discussing Virginia with Humphrey Gilbert and Walter Raleigh. Richard Junior was a divine at Oxford, supported by the Clothworkers Company. He became the first to lecture at Oxford on "the new geography".

Father: William CAVENDISH

Mother: Mary WENTWORTH

Married: Richard HAKLUYT (b. 1552 - d. 1616)


Anne CAVENDISH

Born: Jul 1562

Died: AFT 1596

Father: William CAVENDISH

Mother: Mary WENTWORTH

Married: Robert DUDLEY (E. Warwick)


Thomas CAVENDISH (Sir)

Born: 19 Sep 1560, Trimley St. Martin, near Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Died: May 1592

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William CAVENDISH

Mother: Mary WENTWORTH


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