Henry Cavendish (c.1659 - 1680)

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About Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish, Earl of Ogle (1659-1 Nov 1680) was the only son and heir of Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle but died before his father at 21; the Dukedom became extinct on his father's death but was revived for Henry's brother-in-law, John Holles, Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


Henry is remembered mainly to his short-lived marriage to Lady Elizabeth Percy, daughter of the last Earl of Northumberland and the greatest heiress of her time;[1] she was only twelve when she married and was widowed a year later. Her second marriage to Thomas Thynne was a cause of great scandal when he was killed in a duel with her reputed lover. She quickly remarried Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and as Duchess of Somerset became notable for her influence over Queen Anne, and under the nickname "Carrots " the subject of violent attack by Jonathan Swift.[2]

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1659
1659
1679
March 27, 1679
Age 20
1680
1680
Age 21