William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire


Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office
Matlock, United Kingdom

William Cavendish (1748-1811) was 5th Duke of Devonshire, a British nobleman, aristocrat, politician and Lord High Treasurer of Ireland. In 1774 he married Lady Georgiana Spencer, a celebrated socialite. They lived at the family seat of Chatsworth House.

This picture was published in Le Beau Monde, or Literary and Fashionable Magazine. The image is one of a collection created by the famous Derbyshire antiquarian, Thomas Bateman (1821-1861), of Middleton by Youlgreave . Bateman organized his collection by inserting images into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, a local historian, who died in December 2006.


  • Title: William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1808
  • Location: Unknown
  • Provenance: Derbyshire Library Service (DCHQ2000468)
  • Subject Keywords: Nobility, History, Derbyshire landed gentry, Chatsworth House, Portraits, Dukes of Devonshire

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