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The title of Earl of Devonshire has been created twice in the Peerage of England, firstly in 1603 for the Blount family[1] and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family,[2] in whose possession the earldom remains.

It is not to be confused with, and is separate from, the more ancient title of Earl of Devon which belongs to the Courtenay family.


List of Earls of DevonshireEdit

Earls of Devonshire, first creation (1603)Edit

Earls of Devonshire, second creation (1618)Edit

The heir apparent is the oldest son of the current holder, William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington (b. 1969).

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