Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, William Henry, 1768-1854

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CAVENDISH-BENTINCK-SCOTT, WILLIAM HENRY, 4TH DUKE OF PORTLAND, eldest son of William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (qv); b. 24 Jun 1768; styled Marquis of Titchfield to 1809; adm. 16 Jun 1783; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 25 Jan 1785; DCL 1793; MP Petersfield 29 Dec 1790 - Apr 1791, Buckinghamshire 18 Apr 1791 - Oct 1809; Lord Lieut., Middlesex 6 Aug 1794 - 29 Dec 1841; assumed additional surname of Scott 5 Sep 1795 [check order of surnames]; a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 31 Mar - Sep 1807; succ. father as 4th Duke of Portland 30 Oct 1809; he took no active part in politics between his father’s death in 1809 and 1827, when he was asked to join the administration being formed by his wife’s brother-in-law George Canning; Lord Privy Seal 30 Apr - Aug 1827, Lord President of the Council 17 Aug 1827 - 26 Jan 1828; Privy Councillor 30 Apr 1827 (an original member of Judicial Committee of Privy Council 14 Aug 1833); m. 4 Aug 1795 Henrietta, eldest dau. of Maj. -Gen. John Scott MP, Balcomie, Fife; d. 27 Mar 1854.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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