Earl of Devonshire

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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 and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family, in whose possession the earldom remains.wikipedia
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Earl of Devon

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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.
It is not to be confused with the title of Earl of Devonshire, held, together with the title Duke of Devonshire, by the Cavendish family of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, although the letters patent for the creation of the latter peerages used the same Latin words, Comes Devon(iae).

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire

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William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire (25 January 1640 – 18 August 1707) was an English soldier, nobleman, and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1684 when he inherited his father's peerage as Earl of Devonshire.

Baron Mountjoy

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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 and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family, in whose possession the earldom remains.

Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy

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* Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devonshire (1563–1606)
On his return to England, Lord Mountjoy served as one of Sir Walter Raleigh's judges in 1603, and in the same year King James I appointed him Master of the Ordnance as well as creating him Earl of Devonshire, granting him extensive estates.

Cavendish family

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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 and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family, in whose possession the earldom remains.

Duke of Devonshire

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* Duke of Devonshire
Despite the territorial designation of the dukedom and the subsidiary title of the earldom of Devonshire, the family estates are centred in Derbyshire.

Hereditary title

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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 and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family, in whose possession the earldom remains.

Peerage of England

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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 and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family, in whose possession the earldom remains.

Earl

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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 and then recreated in 1618 for the Cavendish family, in whose possession the earldom remains.

House of Courtenay

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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.

Heir apparent

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

William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington

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