Margaret Holles, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Margaret Holles, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (née Cavendish; 22 October 1661 – 24 December 1715/16, London) was an English noblewoman.

The Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Margaret Cavendish (miniature)
Margaret Cavendish

22 October 1661
Died24 December 1715/16
London, England
Burial placeBolsover Castle
ChildrenHenrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer
Parent(s)Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Frances Pierrepoint

Margaret was born the third daughter and fourth of six children of Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and his wife, Frances Pierrepoint.[1]

On 1 March 1690, she married John Holles, Earl of Clare. Her husband was created Duke of Newcastle in 1694, the first creation having become extinct in 1691 when her father died without a male heir (her only brother, Henry Cavendish, Earl of Ogle, died in 1680). They had one child, Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles (1694–1755), who married the 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer and was mother to Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland.[1]

She died in 1715/16 and was buried at Bolsover Castle.[2]


  1. ^ a b Burke, John (1831). A Heneral and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance. London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley. pp. 270–272. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  2. ^ Chester, Joseph Lemuel (1876). The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church Or Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster. Harleian Society. p. 272. Retrieved 9 October 2017.