- William Cavendish, 2nd Baron Chesham
A member of the Cavendish family headed by the
Duke of Devonshire, Chesham was the son of Charles Compton Cavendish, 1st Baron Cheshamand Lady Catherine Susan Gordon, daughter of George Gordon, 9th Marquess of Huntly. In 1847 he was elected Member of Parliamentfor Peterborough, a seat he held until 1852, and later represented Buckinghamshire from 1857 to 1863, when he succeeded his father in the Barony and took his seat in the House of Lords.
In 1849 Lord Chesham married Henrietta Frances Lascelles, daughter of
William Saunders Sebright Lascellesand his wife Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard, daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle. He died in June 1882, aged 66, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Charles Compton William Cavendish.
* Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
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