- William Cavendish-Bentinck, 7th Duke of Portland
name = William Cavendish-Bentinck
birth_date = birth date|1893|3|16
death_date = death date and age|1977|3|21|1893|3|16
spouse = Ivy Gordon-Lennox
children = Lady Anne Bentinck (b.1916)
Lady Victoria Bentinck (1918-1955)
parents = 6th Duke of Portland (father)
Winifred Dallas-Yorke (mother)
Portland was the elder son of
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, and his wife Winifred Anna (née Dallas-Yorke). He was elected to the House of Commons for Newark in 1922, a seat he held until he succeeded his father in the dukedom in 1943, and served as a Junior Lord of the Treasuryunder Stanley Baldwinfrom 1927 to 1929 and under Ramsay Macdonaldin 1932. He also held the honorary posts of Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshirebetween 1939 and 1962 and was the second Chancellor of the University of Nottinghambetween 1954 and 1971. In 1948 he was made a Knight of the Garter.
Portland married Ivy Gordon-Lennox, daughter of Lord Algernon Charles Gordon-Lennox, in 1915. They had two daughters. He died in March 1977, aged 84, and was succeeded in the dukedom by his third cousin Ferdinand Cavendish-Bentinck. His junior title of
Baron Bolsoverbecame extinct on his death. The family seat of Welbeck Abbeypassed to his elder daughter Lady Anne Cavendish-Bentinck (b. 1916) who is unmarried. Portland's younger daughter Lady Margaret Parente had died 1955, leaving one son William Henry Marcello Parente (b. 1951), who was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshirein 2003-2004.
*http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/portland1907/portland1.htm "The Portland Peerage Romance (1907)"
*http://www.angelfire.com/in/heinbruins/Bentinck.html "The Descendants of Willem Bentinck and Charlotte Aldenburg"
*Michael Rhodes "High Sheriffs for 2003-4" alt.talk.royalty, 21 March 2003
*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]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/ www.thepeerage.com]
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