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William Henry 
Cavendish-Bentinck
1774 - 1839


William Henry 
Cavendish-Bentinck
, second son. dsp Governor-General of India 04 Jul 1828 to 20 Mar 1815; Captain, 1792; Lieutenant Colonel, 24th Light Dragoons, 1794; on Duke of York's staff in Netherlands, 1794; attached to headquarters staff of Marshal Suwarrof's army in Italy and served in campaigns of 1799; with Austrian forces, 1801; Governor of Madras, 1803; Major General; recalled after mutiny at Velore, for which he was held mainly responsible, 1807; commanded a brigade at Corunna; Lieutenant General; Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Sicily, 1811; served in Spain, 1813; commanded successful expedition against Genoa, 1814; Governor General of Bengal, 1827; effected important financial reforms, and greatly improved condition of revenue, reorganized judicial department, and extended system of employment of natives in official positions; first Governor General of India, 1833; met Macaulay, with whom he contracted a warm friendship; returned to England, 1835; Liberal MP for Glasgow, 1837. [Concise Dictionary of National Biography]

Born: 14th Sep 1774Baptised:
Died: 17th Jun 1839Buried:
Family:
Cavendish-Bentinck

Ancestors
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1.
William Henry 
Cavendish-Bentinck
(
Acheson
) 1774 - 1839
2.
William Henry 
Cavendish-Bentinck
(
Cavendish
) 1738 - 1809
4.
William 
Bentinck
(
Harley
) 1709 - 1762
5.
Margaret Cavendish 
Harley
(
Bentinck
) 1715 - 1785
3.
Dorothy 
Cavendish
(
Cavendish-Bentinck
) 1750 - 1794
6.
William 
Cavendish
(
Boyle
) 1720 - 1764
7.
Charlotte Elizabeth 
Boyle
(
Cavendish
) 1731 - 1754

Siblings


1.
William Henry Cavendish 
Scott-Bentinck
(
Scott
) 1768 - 1854
2.
Charlotte 
Cavendish-Bentinck
(
Greville
) 1775 - 1862
3.
Mary 
Cavendish-Bentinck
1778 - 1843
4.
William Charles Augustus 
Cavendish-Bentinck
(
Seymour
,
Wellesley
) 1780 - 1826
5.
Maj.Gen. Frederick 
Cavendish-Bentinck
(
Lowther
) 1781 - 1828

Spouses



1. 10th Feb 1803
Mary 
Acheson
(
Cavendish-Bentinck
) c. 1783 - 1843

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Timeline


14th Sep 1774Born
10th Feb 1803Married
Mary 
Acheson
(
Cavendish-Bentinck
) c. 1783 - 1843
17th Jun 1839Died
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