CAVENDISH, Lord George Augustus Henry (1754-1834).
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Family and Education
b. 21 Mar. 1754, 3rd s. of William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, by Charlotte, suo jure Baroness Clifford, da. and h. of Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington. educ. Hackney; Trinity, Camb. 1770. m. 27 Feb. 1782, Lady Elizabeth Compton, da. and h. of Charles, 7th Earl of Northampton, 4s. 6da. cr. Earl of Burlington 10 Sept. 1831.
The Public Ledger wrote of Lord George Augustus Henry in 1779, in a long and eulogistic notice: ‘As a senator ... he is distinguished only for the known sincerity of his intentions’—which seems a fair summary of his career. Only two speeches by him are recorded before 1790: on 15 Mar. 1782 he seconded Rous’s motion of no confidence in North’s Administration; and on 12 Nov. 1783 moved an address of congratulation on the birth of a princess.
He died 4 May 1834.