Cavendish, William George Spencer, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790 -1858)

William George Spencer was the only son of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and Georgiana, elder daughter of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer. He was educated at Harrow School, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a nobleman, as Marquess of Hartington, on 16 October 1817. He matriculated in 1818, took his M.A. in 1820, and was created an Hon. LL.D. in 1821. He succeeded his father 29 July 1811. In 1826 he attended the coronation of the Czar Nicholas who conferred on him the orders of St Andrew and of St Alexander Nevski. The following year he was made Lord Chamberlain of George IV's Household and continued as such throughout the reign of William IV 1830 1834. Also in 1827, he became a member of the Privy Council and a Knight of the Garter. He never married. He was President of the Horticultural Society 1838 1858, and a collector of coins. One of the great book collectors, he bought the library of Thomas Dampier, Bishop of Ely, for £10,000 in 1821, and John Kemble's dramatic collections for £2,000, which is now housed in the Huntington Library. He sold duplicates from his library at auction at the rooms of R.H. Evans on the 29 May and 24 November 1815. There were Chatsworth sales in 1958 and 1982.

Seat / Residence(s): Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Library Auction Details: R.H. Evans (29 May 1815), (24 November 1815)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Motto: Cavendo tutus
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Sable three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. Per bend embattled argent and gules (Boyle) 3. Checky argent and azure a fess gules (Clifford)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Sable three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. Per bend embattled argent and gules (Boyle) 3. Checky argent and azure a fess gules (Clifford)
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: checky, Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: per bend embattled, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Motto: Cavendo tutus
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Sable three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. Per bend embattled argent and gules (Boyle) 3. Checky argent and azure a fess gules (Clifford)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Sable three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. Per bend embattled argent and gules (Boyle) 3. Checky argent and azure a fess gules (Clifford)
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: per bend embattled, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Motto: Cavendo tutus
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Cavendish, William George Spencer, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790 - 1858) (Stamp 4) Motto: Cavendo tutus
Crest: A serpent nowed
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Sable three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. Per bend embattled argent and gules (Boyle) 3. Checky argent and azure a fess gules (Clifford)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Sable three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. Per bend embattled argent and gules (Boyle) 3. Checky argent and azure a fess gules (Clifford)
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: checky, Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: per bend embattled, Heraldic Charges: serpent, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed a crescent for difference
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Crest: A serpent nowed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: serpent
Crest: A serpent nowed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: coronet, baron's, out of a, Heraldic Charges: serpent
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Motto: Cavendo tutus
Crest: A serpent nowed
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: serpent, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Crest: A serpent nowed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: serpent
Motto: Cavendo tutus
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Crest: A serpent nowed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: serpent
Crest: A serpent nowed
Coronet: Marquess
Heraldic Charges: serpent
Crest: A serpent nowed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: serpent
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Monogram: W S D
Coronet: Duke
Coronet: Duke
Coronet: Duke
Monogram: W C
Coronet: Duke
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)
Motto: Cavendo tutus
Crest: A serpent nowed
Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: serpent, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)