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William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

Person  Male  Born 21/5/1790  Died 18/1/1858

The "Bachelor Duke" after whom the Cavendish banana was named.

Born Paris, son of the 5th Duke, who died in 1811. Had a strong interest in gardening and agriculture and gave his estates a lot of attention. At his Chatsworth estate had Joseph Paxton move a whole village, Edensor, so that it did not spoil the view of his mansion house.

Failed to marry the woman of his choice and died unmarried. The title passed to his cousin William.

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William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

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St Nicholas churchyard extension - north gate, east pier

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St Nicholas churchyard extension - south gate

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