Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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1738-1809

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CAVENDISH-BENTINCK, WILLIAM HENRY, 3RD DUKE OF PORTLAND, elder son of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, and Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley, only dau. of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford (qv); b. 14 Apr 1738; styled Marquis of Titchfield to 1762; adm. May 1747 (Watts); left Dec 1754; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 4 Mar 1755; MA 1 Feb 1757; DCL 7 Oct 1792; LLD Tinity Coll. Dublin 18 May 1782; assumed additional surname of Cavendish 1755; MP Weobley 1761 - 1 May 1762; succ. father as 3rd Duke of Portland 1 May 1762; Lord Chamberlain 15 Jul 1765 - 26 Nov 1766; Privy Councillor 10 Jul 1765; Lord Lieut., Ireland, 10 Apr - 15 Sep 1782; Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury 21 Apr - 19 Dec 1783; although previously a committed Whig politician, he became alarmed by the French Revolution and joined William Pitt’s government in 1794; Secretary of State for Home Affairs, 11 Jul 1794 - 30 Jul 1801, Lord President of the Council 30 Jul 1801 - 14 Jan 1805; KG 16 Jul 1801; Prime Ministry and First Lord of the Treasury 31 Mar 1807 - 28 Sep 1809, when he resigned through ill-health; Chancellor of Oxford University from 27 Sep 1792; Lord Lieut., Nottinghamshire, from 19 Jun 1795; FRS 5 Jun 1766; a Busby Trustee from 14 Mar 1765; m. 8 Nov 1766 Lady Dorothy Cavendish, only dau. of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire PC KG; d. 30 Oct 1809. DNB.

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Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord (William) Frederick, 1781-1828 (1781-1828)

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GB-2014-WSA-04593

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Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord (William) Frederick, 1781-1828

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord (William) Charles (Augustus), 1780-1826 (1780-1826)

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GB-2014-WSA-04592

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Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord (William) Charles (Augustus), 1780-1826

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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

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GB-2014-WSA-04596

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

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord William, 1774-1839 (1774-1839)

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GB-2014-WSA-04594

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Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord William, 1774-1839

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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Bentinck, Lord Edward Charles Cavendish, 1744-1819 (1744-1819)

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GB-2014-WSA-03095

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Bentinck, Lord Edward Charles Cavendish, 1744-1819

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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Harley, Edward, 1689-1741 (1689-1741)

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GB-2014-WSA-08694

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Harley, Edward, 1689-1741

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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Greville, Charles, 1762-1832 (1762-1832)

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GB-2014-WSA-08256

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Greville, Charles, 1762-1832

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Cavendish-Bentinck, William Henry, 1738-1809

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GB-2014-WSA-04595

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition

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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020

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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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