Cavendish, William, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (1590 -1628)

William Cavendish was the second, but eldest surviving son, of William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire, and Anne, daughter and coheir of Henry Keighley, of Keighley in Yorkshire. Educated at Cambridge, where he was created M.A., he was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1602, incorporated at Oxford 8 July 1608, and was knighted at Whitehall 7 March 1609. He married, 10 April 1608, Christian, daughter of Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss, and sister of the 1st Earl of Elgin. He served as Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle 1610 1611, and for Derbyshire 1614, 1621 1622, and 1624 1626. He succeeded his father 3 March 1626.

Seat / Residence(s): Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Cavendish, William, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (1590 - 1628) (Stamp 1) Arms: Quarterly of six 1. Three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. A chevron between three cross crosslets (Smith) 3. A chevron between three eagles displayed (Clopton) 4. Three stirrups (Scudamore) 5. A saltire engrailed on a chief three cinquefoils (Hardwick) 6. A fess (Keighley)
Quarterings: 1. Three stags heads caboshed (Cavendish) 2. A chevron between three cross crosslets (Smith) 3. A chevron between three eagles displayed (Clopton) 4. Three stirrups (Scudamore) 5. A saltire engrailed on a chief three cinquefoils (Hardwick) 6. A fess (Keighley)
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: cinquefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (3), Heraldic Charges: eagles displayed (3), Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: saltire engrailed, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3), Heraldic Charges: stirrups (3)
Cavendish, William, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (1590 - 1628) (Stamp 2) Crest: A stag statant
Heraldic Charges: stag at gaze
Cavendish, William, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (1590 - 1628) (Stamp 3) Arms: Three stags heads caboshed
Coronet: Earl
Impalement: A saltire and a chief on a canton a lion rampant
Heraldic Charges: canton, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: saltire, Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)