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1  William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire

   bap 1 Jun 1720, St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex

   d 2 or 3 Oct 1764, Spa, Germany




William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire

   bap 6 Oct 1698, St. Martin in the Fields

   d 5 Dec 1755, Piccadilly, Middlesex

   m 27 Mar 1718

Catherine Hoskins

   bap 17 Nov 1698, St. Andrew, Holborn, London

   d 8 May 1777, London




4  William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire

   b ca 1673

   d 4 Jun 1729, Piccadilly

   m 21 Jun 1688, St. Giles’s-in-the-Fields, Middlesex

Rachel Russell

   b Jan 1674

   d 28 Dec 1725

John Hoskins of Red Lyon Square, London

   bap 22 Nov 1640, Oxted, Surrey

   d 16 May 1717, bur Oxted

   m 11 Dec 1695

Catherine Hale

   bap 18 Sep 1673, King’s Walden, Hertfordshire

   bur 16 Mar 1704/05, King’s Walden




8  William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire

   b 25 Jan 1640/41

   d 18 Aug 1707, Piccadilly

   m 26 Oct 1662, Kilkenny Castle, co. Tipperary

Mary Butler

   b 1646

   bur 6 Aug 1710, Westminster Abbey

10 William Russell of Southampton House, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, styled Lord Russell

   b 29 Sep 1639, Bedford House, London

   d 21 Jul 1683, Lincoln’s Inn Fields

   m 31 Jul 1669

11 Rachel Wriothesley

   bap 19 Sep 1637, Titchfield, Hampshire

   d 29 Sep 1723

12 Charles Hoskins of Barrow Green, Oxted, Surrey

   b ca 1603

   d 10 Sep 1657, bur Oxted

   m 14 Dec 1626, King’s Walden

13 Anne Hale

   bap 25 Jun 1609, King’s Walden

   d 2 Dec 1651, bur Oxted

14 William Hale of King’s Walden, MP for Hertfordshire

   b ca 1632

   d 25 May 1688, bur King’s Walden

   m 18 Dec 1655, St. Andrew, Holborn, London

15 Mary Elwes

   b ca 1640

   d 28 Jul 1712, bur King’s Walden




16 William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire

   b 10 Oct 1617

   d 23 Nov 1684, Roehampton House, Surrey

   m lic 4 Mar 1638/39

17 Elizabeth, dau of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury

   b ca 1620

   bur 21 Nov 1689, Westminster Abbey

18 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

   b 19 Oct 1610, Clerkenwell, Middlesex

   d 21 Jul 1688, Kingston Lacy, Dorset

   m Dec 1629

19 Elizabeth, suo jure Baroness Dingwall, dau of Richard Preston, Lord Dingwall

   b 25 Jul 1615

   d 21 Jul 1684, St. James’s Square, London

20 William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

   b Aug 1616

   d 7 Sep 1700, Bedford House, London

   m 11 Jul 1637, St. Benet’s, Paul’s Wharf, London

21 Anne, dau of Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

   bap 16 Dec 1615, St. Martin’s, Ludgate, London

   d 10 May 1684, Woburn, Bedfordshire

22 Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton

   bap 2 Apr 1608, Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

   d 16 May 1667, St. Giles’s-in-the-Fields

   m 18 Aug 1634, Charenton, France

23 Rachel, dau of Daniel de Massue, Seigneur de Ruvigny

   b 1603

   d 16 Feb 1639/40, Westminster

24 Sir Thomas Hoskins


   bur 24 Nov 1615, Oxted


25 Dorothy, dau of John Aldersey of London, merchant

   b 1585

   d 23 Dec 1651, bur Oxted

26 William Hale

   b ca 1569

   bur 28 Aug 1634, King’s Walden

   m 23 Feb 1595/96, St. Olave, Old Jewry, London

27 Rose, dau of Sir George Bond

   bap 29 Jan 1573/74, St. Stephen’s Walbrook, London

   d 31 Jul 1648, bur King’s Walden

28 Rowland Hale of King’s Walden

   bap 19 Jun 1600, King’s Walden

   bur 8 Apr 1669, King’s Walden

   m 12 Jul 1631, St. Peter le Poer, London

29 Elizabeth, dau of Sir Henry Garway of Broad Street, London, draper, Lord Mayor 1639-40

   b ca 1609

   d 9 Jan 1679, bur King’s Walden

30 Jeremy Elwes of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

   bap 15 Nov 1584, St. Mary Bothawe, London

   d ca 1653

   m 15 Jul 1627, St. Giles in the Fields, Middlesex

31 Mary, dau of James Morley of Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, one of the clerks in chancery

   b ca 1604

   d 4 Dec 1667, bur Ayot St. Peter’s, Hertfordshire




The Complete Peerage (2nd edition)

The History of Parliament
VCH Hertfordshire
, Vol 3

History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey, O. Manning, continued by W. Bray, 1804-14

History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford, R. Clutterbuck, 1815-27

Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, New Series, Vol 4

Le Neve’s Pedigrees of the Knights, Harleian Society, Vol 8

The Genealogist [New York], Vol 1 no 1, pp115, 125

Transcript of the parish registers of St. Stephen’s, Walbrook, Harleian Society, Vol 49

Transcript of the parish registers of St. Olave, Old Jewry

Transcript of the parish registers of St. Peter le Poer, London

Boyd’s Inhabitants of London, Society of Genealogists

Collins’ Peerage, 1779

Northamptonshire Families (Victoria County History series)

St. Martin in the Fields parish registers
St. Andrew, Holborn, parish registers

St. Giles in the Fields parish register transcript
Issues of The Derby Mercury and Drewry’s Derby Mercury
An Impartial and Full Account of the Life & Death of the Late Unhappy William Lord Russel
(London, 1684)

George Streynsham Master, Some Notices of the Family of Master (London, 1874)

St. Andrew, Holborn, London, parish registers (online at


Prince Charles is descended from the 4th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Diana Spencer was descended from the Duke’s sister Elizabeth (see “The Ancestry of Lady Diana Spencer” by David Williamson, in The Genealogist’s Magazine, Jun 1981, with additions and corrections in the Dec 1981 issue).