Baron Waterpark of Waterpark in the County of Cork, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland.[2] It was created in 1792 for Sarah, Lady Cavendish, in honour of her husband, Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Baronet. Sir Henry Cavendish was a politician who represented Lismore and Killybegs in the Irish House of Commons and served as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland and as Receiver-General of Ireland. From 1768 to 1774 he sat in the British House of Commons for Lostwithiel.

Barony of Waterpark

1 Quarterly: 1st & 4th, Sable, three bucks heads caboshed argent attired or within a border of the second (Cavendish); 2nd & 3rd: Argent, two bendlets, the upper sable and lower gules (Bradshaw)[1]
Creation date14 June 1792
Created byGeorge III
PeeragePeerage of Ireland
First holderSarah, Lady Cavendish
Present holderRoderick Cavendish, 8th Baron Waterpark
Heir apparentHon. Luke Cavendish
Remainder toHeirs male of the first baroness's body[2]
Former seat(s)Doveridge Hall
MottoCavendo tutus ("Secure by caution")
Doveridge Hall, Derbyshire

Cavendish and Lady Waterpark were both succeeded by their son Richard, the second Baron and third Baronet. His eldest son, the third Baron, represented Knaresborough, Derbyshire South and Lichfield in the House of Commons as a Liberal and served as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip) under Lord John Russell, Lord Aberdeen and Lord Palmerston. This line of the family failed on the death of his grandson, the fifth Baron, in 1932. The late Baron was succeeded by his second cousin, the sixth Baron. He was the grandson of a younger son of the second Baron. As of 2013, the titles are held by the latter's great-nephew, the eighth Baron, who succeeded in that year.

The Cavendish baronetcy, of Doveridge Hall,[3] was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain in 1755 for Henry Cavendish. He notably represented Lismore in the Irish House of Commons. He was succeeded by his son, the aforementioned Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Baronet.[1] The Cavendishes of Doveridge were descended from Henry Cavendish, illegitimate son of another Henry Cavendish, of Tutbury Priory. This Henry was the eldest son of Sir William Cavendish by his wife Bess of Hardwick, and thus elder brother of William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire.

The family seat of Doveridge Hall was demolished about 1938. There were other illegitimate sons sired in Derbyshire by Henry Cavendish. One son, Robert Cavendish, was allegedly the result of a lifelong relationship with a mistress whom he kept at Ufton Manor in Oakerthorpe.

Cavendish baronets of Doveridge Hall (1755) edit

Barons Waterpark (1792) edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Luke Frederick Cavendish (born 1990).[1]

Family tree edit

Male-line (mostly) family tree, Cavendish baronets, of Doveridge Hall, and Barons/Baronesses Waterpark.
Sir Henry Cavendish
1st Baronet

Baron(ess) Waterpark
Sir Henry Cavendish
2nd Baronet

Sarah Cavendish
1st Baroness Waterpark

(née Bradshaw)
Richard Cavendish
2nd Baron Waterpark

3rd Baronet
Henry Cavendish
3rd Baron Waterpark

Richard Cavendish
Henry Cavendish
4th Baron Waterpark

William Cavendish
Henry Cavendish
Charles Cavendish
5th Baron Waterpark

Henry Cavendish
6th Baron Waterpark

Brig. Gen.
Frederick Cavendish
Frederick Cavendish
7th Baron Waterpark

Roderick Cavendish
8th Baron Waterpark

9th Baronet
born 1959
Luke Cavendish
born 1990

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 4095–4097. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ a b "No. 13429". The London Gazette. 23 June 1792. p. 462.
  3. ^ "No. 9472". The London Gazette. 29 April 1755. p. 1.