Biography of William Cavendish 1505-1557

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Around 1505 William Cavendish 1505-1557 was born to [his father] Thomas Cavendish 1472-1524 (33) and [his mother] Alice Smith 1478-1515 (27).

On 12 Nov 1515 [his mother] Alice Smith 1478-1515 (37) died.

On 13 Apr 1524 [his father] Thomas Cavendish 1472-1524 (52) died.

Before 1540 William Cavendish 1505-1557 and [his wife] Margaret Bostock 1487-1540 were married.

In 1540 [his wife] Margaret Bostock 1487-1540 (43) died.

In 1542 William Cavendish 1505-1557 (37) and [his wife] Elizabeth Parker -1546 were married.

In 1543 Robert Barlow -1544 (14) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (16) were married.

1592. Rowland Lockey Painter 1565-1616 (27). Portrait of Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (65).

In 1546 [his wife] Elizabeth Parker -1546 died in childbirth.

On 20 Aug 1547 William Cavendish 1505-1557 (42) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (20) were married.

On 18 Jun 1548 [his daughter] Frances Cavendish 1548-1632 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (43) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (21).

In 1549 the Leche family sold Chatsworth House, Chatsworth to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (44). His wife [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (22) had persuraded him to sell his ancestral lands around Cavendish and buy land around her ancestral lands.

On 10 Jun 1549 [his daughter] Temperance Cavendish 1549-1550 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (44) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (22).

In 1550 [his daughter] Temperance Cavendish 1549-1550 died.

Around 1550 John "The Elder" Bettes Painter 1531-1569. Portrait of William Cavendish 1505-1557 (45).

On 17 Dec 1550 [his son] Henry Cavendish 1550-1616 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (45) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (23).

On 27 Dec 1552 [his son] William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire 1552-1626 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (47) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (25).

In 1553 William Cavendish 1505-1557 (48)William Cavendish 1505-1557 (48) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (26)house. She selected a site near the river, which was drained by digging a series of reservoirs, which doubled as fish ponds.

On 28 Nov 1553 [his son] Charles Cavendish 1553-1617 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (48) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (26).

On 31 Mar 1555 [his daughter] Elizabeth Cavendish Countess Lennox 1555-1582 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (50) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (28) at Chatsworth House, Chatsworth.

On Jan 1556 [his daughter] Lawrence Cavendish 1556- was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (51) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (29).

On Jan 1556 [his daughter] Mary Cavendish Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1556-1632 was born to William Cavendish 1505-1557 (51) and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (29).

On 25 Oct 1557 William Cavendish 1505-1557 (52) died.

In the 1560s Chatsworth House was completed following the death of William Cavendish 1505-1557.

On 19 Mar 1616 Henry Pierrepoint 1546-1616 (70) died. Church of St Edmund, Holme Pierrepoint. Carved by John Smythson. Armorials:
Top left - he was married to [his daughter] Frances Cavendish 1548-1632 (67) daughter of William Cavendish 1505-1557 and [his wife] Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608.
Top right .
Cetre Bottom: Quartered 1&4 2&3 Unknown Arms impaled Quartered 1&4 2&3 Unknown Arms.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Cavendish

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Cavendish 1472-1524

GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish 1430-1477

Great GrandFather: William Cavendish 1402-1433

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Cavendish 1374-1417

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cavendish 1346-1381

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Cavendish 1320-1351

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Odingsells 1347-1381

Great GrandMother: Joan Staventon

GrandMother: Catherine Scudamore 1434-1489

Great GrandFather: John Scudamore 1383-1434

Mother: Alice Smith 1478-1515