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Spencer Compton 
Cavendish
1833 - 1908


Spencer Compton 
Cavendish
, Liberal M.P. (1857-91); war secretary in Lord Russell's government (1866); postmaster general under Gladstone (1868-70); chief secretary for Ireland (1870-74); led Liberal party inHouse of Commons (1875-80); declined offer of premiership (1880); secretary of state for India under Gladstone (1880-82), war secretary (1882-85); partly responsible for sending Gordon back to Sudan, failed to secure government's support of mission; consistently opposed Gladstone's Irish home rule policy, favoring coercion; with Joseph Chamberlain, founded new party of Liberal Unionists; declined premiership (1886, 1887); joined Salisbury's coalition government as president of council (1895-1902), continued under Balfour (1902-03); opposed to fiscal policy and, as a free trader, opposed to tariff reform; resigned (1903).
Born: , , , England 23rd Jul 1833 Baptised:
Died: 1908Buried:
Family:
Cavendish

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Ancestors
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1.
Spencer Compton 
Cavendish
(
d'Alten
) 1833 - 1908
2.
William 
Cavendish
(
Howard
) 1808 - 1891
4.
William 
Cavendish
(
O'Callaghan
) 1783 - 1812
5.
Louisa 
O'Callaghan
(
Cavendish
) 1779 - 1863
3.
Blanche Georgiana 
Howard
(
Cavendish
) 1812 - 1840
6.
George 
Howard
(
Cavendish
) 1773 - 1848
7.
Georgina Dorothy 
Cavendish
(
Howard
) 1783 - 1858

Siblings


1.
William 
Cavendish
1831 - 1834
2.
Louisa Caroline 
Cavendish
(
Egerton
) * 1835
3.
Frederick Charles 
Cavendish
(
Lyttleton
) 1836 - 1882
4.
Edward 
Cavendish
(
Lascelles
) 1838 - 1891

Spouses



1. 1892
Louise Fredericke Auguste 
d'Alten
(
Montagu
,
Cavendish
) 1832 - 1911

Descendants
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Timeline


23rd Jul 1833Born England
3rd Apr 1881Son in 1881 census (census) England
1891
Spencer Compton 
Cavendish
(
d'Alten
) 1833 - 1908 inherited the title
Devonshire
  [D]
1891Lodger in 1891 census (census) Wing, Beds., England
1892Married
Louise Fredericke Auguste 
d'Alten
(
Montagu
,
Cavendish
) 1832 - 1911
1908Died
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