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William Henry Cavendish, 4th Duke of Portland

Male 1768 - 1854  (85 years)

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  • Name William Henry Cavendish 
    Suffix 4th Duke of Portland 
    Born 24 Jun 1768 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1854 
    Person ID I016273  Ancestorium

    Father William H Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland,   b. 14 Apr 1738,   d. 30 Oct 1809  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Dorothea Cavendish,   b. 17 Aug 1750,   d. 3 Jun 1794  (Age 43 years) 
    Family ID F08898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Scott,   b. 1774,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married 1795 
    Family ID F12245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


      William Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland KG FRS FSA (24 June 1768 – 27 March 1854), styled Marquess of Titchfield until 1809, was a British politician who served in various positions in the governments of George Canning and Lord Goderich.

      1 Background and education
      2 Political career
      3 Family
      4 Titles
      5 See also
      6 References
      7 External links

      Background and education[--

      Portland was the eldest son of Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland and Lady Dorothy, daughter of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire and Charlotte Boyle, Baroness Clifford. He was the elder brother of Lord William Bentinck and Lord Charles Bentinck. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

      Political career[--

      Portland was Member of Parliament for Petersfield between 1790 and 1791[1][2] and for Buckinghamshire between 1791 and 1809.[1][3] and served under his father as a Lord of the Treasury between March and September 1807.[1] He remained out of office until April 1827 when he was appointed Lord Privy Seal by his brother-in-law George Canning.[4] He was sworn of the Privy Council the same year.[4] When Lord Goderich became Prime Minister in August 1827, Portland became Lord President of the Council,[5] an office he retained until the government fell in January 1828.[1]

      Portland also held the honorary post of Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex between 1794 and 1841.[1]


      Portland married Henrietta, daughter of General John Scott and his wife Margaret (née Dundas), in London on 4 August 1795. At the time of his marriage he obtained Royal Licence to take the name "Scott" in addition to that of Bentinck. They were parents of nine children:
      ##William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield (21 August 1796 – 4 March 1824). His birth was commemorated by his paternal grandfather's commissioning of the Portland Font.[6]
      ##Lady Margaret Harriet (21 April 1798 – 9 April 1882)
      ##Lady Caroline (6 July 1799 – 23 January 1828)
      ##William John Cavendish, Marquess of Titchfield, later 5th Duke of Portland (12 September 1800 – 6 December 1879).
      ##Lord (William) George Frederick (27 February 1802 – 21 September 1848).
      ##Lord Henry William Bentinck (9 June 1804 – 31 December 1870).
      ##Lady Charlotte (14 Jan 1806 – 30 September 1889). Married John Evelyn Denison, 1st Viscount Ossington.
      ##Lady Lucy Joan (27 August 1807 – 29 July 1899) Married Charles Ellis, 6th Baron Howard de Walden.
      ##Lady Mary (8 July 1809 – 20 July 1874). Married Sir William Topham.

      The Duchess of Portland died in April 1844. Portland survived her by ten years and died in March 1854, aged 85. He was succeeded in the dukedom by his second but eldest surviving son, William.[1]

      The department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham holds a number of papers relating to Portland: His personal and political papers (Pw H) are part of the Portland (Welbeck) Collection while the Portland (London) Collection (Pl) contains papers relating to his estate business. The Portland Estate Papers held at Nottinghamshire Archives also contain items relating to Portland's properties.

      ##William Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield (1768–1795)
      ##William Scott-Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield (1795–1801)
      ##William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield (1801–1809)
      ##William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (1809–1854)

      William Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland