Hugh Cavendish, Baron Cavendish of Furness
The Lord Cavendish of Furness
14 September 1990 – 22 April 1993
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||The Baroness Blatch|
|Succeeded by||The Viscount Astor|
|Member of the House of Lords |
|Assumed office |
6 June 1990
Richard Hugh Cavendish
2 November 1941
|Children||1 son, 2 daughters|
|Residence||Holker Hall, Cumbria|
|Alma mater||Eton College|
Lord Cavendish owns Holker Hall and its 17,000 acre estate overlooking Morecambe Bay in Cumbria. The property became part of this branch of the Cavendish family's inheritance via his grandfather, Lord Richard Cavendish CB.
Educated at Eton College, he was created a life peer as Baron Cavendish of Furness, of Cartmel in the County of Cumbria, on the advice of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 17 May 1990 and served as a Lord-in-waiting (1990–92). He and his son, Hon. Freddy Cavendish, are in remainder to the dukedom of Devonshire.
Lord Cavendish is the chairman of the Holker Estate Group and has also chaired the Morecambe and Lonsdale Conservative Association (1975–78) as well as the board of governors of St Anne's School, Windermere (1983–89). He is currently a director of Nirex Ltd (since 1993) and served as High Sheriff of Cumbria (1978–79) and a member of the Cumbria County Council (1985–1990). He became president of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain in 2008. He is also chairman of the Burlington Stone Company.
Hugh Cavendish married, in 1970, Grania Caulfeild. They have one son, Frederick Cavendish and two daughters, Lucy Cavendish and Emily Cavendish. They have three grandchildren, Hector Harper, Henry Cavendish and Agnes Gibbons.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Cavendish of Furness
- Burke's Peerage & Baronetage
- Lancashire Life
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Lord Clinton-Davis
Baron Cavendish of Furness
The Lord Pearson of Rannoch