William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire
Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish


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Lucy Caroline Lyttelton

Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish 54

  • Born: 30 November 1836, Compton Place, Eastbourne, Sussex 833
  • Marriage: Lucy Caroline Lyttelton in June 1864
  • Died: 6 May 1882, Phoenix Park, Dublin aged 45 833

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, April 23, 1925

...In the Gladstone Government of 1880 he was appointed Financial
Secretary to the Treasury, and while there he framed a plan of finance
for a new scheme of land purchase. This led directly to his
appointment, in May, 1882, as Chief Secretary for Ireland in
succession to Mr. W. E. Forster, but he had hardly been sworn in when
he was assassinated while walking homewards through Phoenix Park,
together with Mr. Burke, the Under-Secretary.
Never has a political murder found a more innocent victim than Lord
Frederick. Mr. Gladstone knew what he was saying when, in speaking of
him in the House of Commons, he used the words: "One of the very
noblest hearts in England has ceased to beat." ...


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1871 in Holker Hall, Lower Holker, Lancashire.

2. Resided: 6 May 1882, 21 Carlton House Terrace, London. 13

3. He had an estate probated on 4 August 1882 in Principal Registry. 13


Frederick married Lucy Caroline Lyttelton, daughter of George William Lyttelton, 4th Lord Lyttelton and Mary Glynne, in June 1864. (Lucy Caroline Lyttelton was born in 1841 in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London and died on 22 April 1925 in Tonbridge, Kent 13.)

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