The Duke of Devonshire by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1811 - William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire KG, PC (1790 – 1858), styled Marquess of Hartington until 1811, was a British peer, courtier and Whig politician. Known as the "Bachelor Duke", he was Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1827 and 1828 and again between 1830 and 1834.

The Duke of Devonshire by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1811 - William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire KG, PC (1790 – 1858), styled Marquess of Hartington until 1811, was a British peer, courtier and Whig politician. Known as the "Bachelor Duke", he was Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1827 and 1828 and again between 1830 and 1834.

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at home in 1991

Last of the Mitford sisters dies aged 94

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at Buckingham Palace in London. The duchess was honoured by the Queen by being made a Dame Commander of The Royal Victorian Order

The Duchess of Devonshire, née Deborah Mitford

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at Buckingham Palace in London. The duchess was honoured by the Queen by being made a Dame Commander of The Royal Victorian Order

The duchesses of Devonshire have worn this tiara since 1893, when it was created for Louise, Duchess of Manchester (who married the Duke of Devonshire). It contains approximately 1,900 diamonds.

The duchesses of Devonshire have worn this tiara since 1893, when it was created for Louise, Duchess of Manchester (who married the Duke of Devonshire). It contains approximately 1,900 diamonds.

Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, GCVO, JP, LLD (27.8.1870/2.4.1960) b. Lady Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne wife, Maud. Married 30.7.1892 to Victor Cavendish, who succeeded his uncle as 9th Duke of Devonshire in 1908, Evelyn became Duchess of Devonshire. Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary from 1910/1916 & 1921/1953. She had 7 children.

Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, GCVO, JP, LLD (27.8.1870/2.4.1960) b. Lady Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne wife, Maud. Married 30.7.1892 to Victor Cavendish, who succeeded his uncle as 9th Duke of Devonshire in 1908, Evelyn became Duchess of Devonshire. Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary from 1910/1916 & 1921/1953. She had 7 children.

The Devonshire Tiara, circa 1893-1897,  English: diamonds mounted in silver and gold. This tiara was made for the wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, Countess Louise von Alten. She was known as the 'Double Duchess' as she had previously been married to the Duke of Manchester. The tiara is designed as a graduated row of thirteen scrolled palmette motifs, alternating with lotus motifs. These can be removed and worn as individual brooches and other ornaments.

The Devonshire Tiara, circa 1893-1897, English: diamonds mounted in silver and gold. This tiara was made for the wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, Countess Louise von Alten. She was known as the 'Double Duchess' as she had previously been married to the Duke of Manchester. The tiara is designed as a graduated row of thirteen scrolled palmette motifs, alternating with lotus motifs. These can be removed and worn as individual brooches and other ornaments.

The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) dressed as 16th century courtiers in the 1897 costume ball at Devonshire.

The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) dressed as 16th century courtiers in the 1897 costume ball at Devonshire.

"The Bachelor Duke" William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Bachelor Duke" William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Duke of Devonshire, painted in Rome by Pompeo Batoni, 1768 - William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748 – 1811) was a British aristocrat & politician. He was the eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire by his wife the heiress Lady Charlotte Boyle, suo jure Baroness Clifford, who brought in considerable money & estates to the Cavendish family. He was Lord High Treasurer of Ireland & Governor of Cork, and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

The Duke of Devonshire, painted in Rome by Pompeo Batoni, 1768 - William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748 – 1811) was a British aristocrat & politician. He was the eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire by his wife the heiress Lady Charlotte Boyle, suo jure Baroness Clifford, who brought in considerable money & estates to the Cavendish family. He was Lord High Treasurer of Ireland & Governor of Cork, and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

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