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Catherine Hoskins, Duchess of Devonshire

Also Known As: "Hoskyn"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Oxted, Surrey, England
Death: May 8, 1777 (78)
Chatsworth, Derby, England
Place of Burial: All Saints, Derby, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hoskins and Catherine Hale
Wife of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire
Mother of Caroline Cavendish, Countess of Bessborough; Prime Minister William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire; Lord George Augustus Cavendish; Elizabeth Ponsonby; Rachel Walpole, Countess of Orford and 2 others

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About Catherine Hoskins, Duchess of Devonshire

Catherine Hoskins1

F, #9554, d. 8 May 1777

Catherine Hoskins was the daughter of John Hoskins and Catherine Hale.1,3 She married William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, son of William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire and Rachel Russell, on 27 March 1718.1 She died on 8 May 1777.

    Her married name became Cavendish. As a result of her marriage, Catherine Hoskins was styled as Duchess of Devonshire on 4 June 1729.

Children of Catherine Hoskins and William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire

Lord George Augustus Cavendish1 d. 2 May 1794

Lady Rachel Cavendish+1 d. 8 May 1805

Lady Caroline Cavendish+4 b. 22 May 1719, d. 20 Jan 1760

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire+1 b. 1720, d. 2 Oct 1764

Lady Elizabeth Cavendish+1 b. 24 Apr 1723, d. 1796

Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish1 b. 1729, d. 21 Oct 1803

Lord John Cavendish1 b. 1734, d. a 1783


[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 1128. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (France) to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 346. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 171.

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Catherine Hoskins, Duchess of Devonshire's Timeline

October 1698
Oxted, Surrey, England
November 17, 1698
St Andrew Holborn, London, England
May 22, 1719
Age 20
Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
May 8, 1720
Age 21
Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
March 7, 1722
Age 23
Of Hardwick, Drbysh, England
April 24, 1723
Age 24
Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
June 7, 1727
Age 28
Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, Great Britain
August 17, 1729
Age 30
Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
October 22, 1732
Age 34
Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
May 8, 1777
Age 78
Chatsworth, Derby, England