Devonshire to Wit: 6th Duke of Devonshire

Richard Dighton1822

Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office
Matlock, United Kingdom

William George Spencer Cavendish (1790-1858) was the 6th Duke of Devonshire. He never married and although he had mistresses, he never had any children. He died at Hardwick Hall.

This image is one of a number collected by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a four volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, a process known as 'Grangerising'. In doing so he created a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county.


  • Title: Devonshire to Wit: 6th Duke of Devonshire
  • Creator: Richard Dighton
  • Date Created: 1822
  • Provenance: Local Studies Collection
  • Subject Keywords: Fashion

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