Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire

The Duke of Devonshire

Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
In office
MonarchEdward VIII
George VI
Preceded byDouglas Hacking
Succeeded byGeoffrey Shakespeare
Personal details
Born(1895-05-06)6 May 1895
St George in the East, Stepney, London
Died26 November 1950(1950-11-26) (aged 55)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Coat of arms of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG, as displayed on his Order of the Garter stall plate in St. George's Chapel.

Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG, MBE, TD (6 May 1895 – 26 November 1950), known as the Marquess of Hartington from 1908 to 1938, was a British politician. He was the head of the Devonshire branch of the House of Cavendish. He had careers with the army and in politics and was a senior Freemason. His sudden death, apparently of a heart attack at the age of fifty-five, occurred in the presence of the suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams.

Early life

He was born in the Parish of St George in the East, Stepney, London, the son of Victor Cavendish and his wife, Lady Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice. In 1908, his father Victor succeeded as His Grace The 9th Duke of Devonshire. Edward thus became, in 1908, Marquess of Hartington. The young Lord Hartington was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

He was, after his father's death, the owner of Chatsworth House, and one of the largest private landowners in both Great Britain and Ireland.