CAVENDISH, Lord George Augustus (?1727-94).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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28 Jan. 1751 - 1754
1754 - 1780
29 Nov. 1781 - 2 May 1794

Family and Education

b. ?1727, 2nd s. of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, bro. of William Cavendish, Mq. of Hartington, and Lord Frederick Cavendish. educ. Chesterfield; St. John’s, Camb. 29 May 1746, aged 18. unm. suc. to Lancs. estates of cos. Sir William Lowther, 3rd Bt., M.P., 15 Apr. 1756.

Offices Held

Comptroller of the Household 1761-2; P.C. 15, Feb. 1762; ld. lt. Derbys. 1766-82.


Lord George Cavendish was returned for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis at a by-election in 1751 by Bubb Dodington, on the recommendation of Henry Pelham, under a recently concluded agreement giving the Government the right to nominate two of the four Members for that constituency.1 In 1754 he was returned for his county, which he represented till his death, 2 May 1794.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Dodington Diary, 85.