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About Lady Grace Cavendish (Talbot)
- 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
- Pg. 379
- 'Grace Talbot1
- 'F, b. circa 1550
- Father Sir George Talbot, 9th Earl Shrewsbury1 b. c 1522, d. 18 Nov 1590
- Mother Gertrude Manners2
- ' Grace Talbot was born circa 1550 at of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.2 She married Henry Cavendish, Esq., son of Sir William Cavendish, Burgess of Thirsk and Elizabeth Hardwicke, on 9 February 1568 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
- 'Family Henry Cavendish, Esq. b. 17 Dec 1550, d. 12 Oct 1616
- 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 379-380.
- 2.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
- 'Lady Grace Talbot1
- F, #12142
- Last Edited=1 Jan 2009
- Consanguinity Index=0.85%
- 'Lady Grace Talbot is the daughter of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury and Gertrude Manners.1 She married Henry Cavendish, son of Rt. Hon. Sir William Cavendish and Elizabeth Hardwicke.3
- ' Her married name became Cavendish.3
- 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1127. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
- 2.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
- 3.[S97] Mary S. Lovell, Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder (New York, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton, 2006). Hereinafter cited as Bess of Hardwick.
- 'Grace TALBOT
- 'Born: ABT 1554, Waterford
- Father: George TALBOT (6° E. Shrewsbury)
- Mother: Gertrude MANNERS (C. Shrewsbury)
- 'Married: Henry CAVENDISH of Tutbury Castle 9 Feb 1567/8, Sheffield
- http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/TALBOT.htm#Grace TALBOT
- 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
- Pg. 665
- Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury (c. 1521 – 13 February 1608[self-published source?]), known as Bess of Hardwick, was the daughter of John Hardwick, of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and Elizabeth Leeke, daughter of Thomas Leeke and Margaret Fox. She was married four times, firstly to Robert Barlow, who died in his teens; secondly to the courtier Sir William Cavendish; thirdly to Sir William St Loe; and lastly to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, sometime keeper to the captive Mary, Queen of Scots. An accomplished needlewoman, Bess hosted Mary at Chatsworth House for extended periods in 1569, 1570, and 1571, during which time they worked together on the Oxburgh Hangings. In 1601, Bess ordered an inventory of the household furnishings including textiles at her three properties at Chatsworth and Hardwick, which survives, and in her will she bequeathed these items to her heirs to be preserved in perpetuity. The 400-year-old collection, now known as the Hardwick Hall textiles, is the largest collection of tapestry, embroidery, canvaswork, and other textiles to have been preserved by a single private family.
- She remained single until 20 August 1547, when she married the twice-widowed Sir William Cavendish, Treasurer of the King's Chamber, who had two daughters and was more than twice her age, and became Lady Cavendish. The wedding took place at two in the morning, at the home of the Grey family, who became friends of the Cavendish duo. Sir William's fortune had been made by the dissolution of monasteries, since he was an official of the Court of Augmentations he selected choice properties. Probably acting on her advice, Sir William sold his lands in the south of England and bought the Chatsworth estates in her home Derbyshire.
- Eight children were born of the marriage, two of whom died in infancy. Of the six who survived, three were sons ('Henry 1550-1616', William 1551-1626 and Charles 1553-1617) and three daughters (Frances b.1548, Elizabeth 1555-1582 and Mary 1556-1632). William was the forebear of the Dukes of Devonshire and Charles of the Dukes of Newcastle. Queen Elizabeth I was godmother to their first son, Henry, and Queen Mary I of England was godmother to their third son, Charles. Sir William Cavendish died on 25 October 1557, leaving Bess widowed a second time.
- With the approval of Queen Elizabeth, who was not by habit a matchmaker, Bess was married in 1568 for the fourth time to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, one of the premier aristocrats of the realm, with seven children from his first marriage, and became Countess of Shrewsbury. Two of his children married two of hers in a double ceremony in February 1568 : Bess's daughter Mary Cavendish, aged 12, married Shrewsbury's eldest son Gilbert, aged 16; Bess's son 'Sir Henry Cavendish, aged 18, married Shrewsbury's daughter Lady Grace Talbot, aged 8.'