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Henry Cavendish Sr.

Full Name: Henry Cavendish Sr.

Nationality: English

Title: Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Age: 47 (b. 1630)

Gender: Male

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Light Brown

Marital Status: Married

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

Stiff, formal, diplomatic, an able politician

 

Background

Second child of three, and only son of Sir William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Elizabeth Basset. He was an MP first for Derbyshire, in 1660, then for Northumberland from 1661 to 1676. He was invested as a Privy Councillor in February, 1670. He became the 2nd Duke of Newcastle in the winter of 1677.

 

Family

 

Parents

  • Father: William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Mother: Elizabeth Basset

Siblings

  • Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton (b. 1627), Countess of Bridgwater
  • Frances Cavendish St. John (b. 1641), Countess of Bolingbroke

Children

  • Elizabeth Cavendish Monck, Duchess of Albemarle (b. 1654)
  • Henry Cavendish Jr.
  • Frances Cavendish]] (b. 1660)
  • Margaret Cavendish (b. 1661)
  • Catherine Cavendish (b. 1665)
  • Arabella Cavendish (b. 1673)

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Henry Cavendish Jr.

Full Name: Henry Cavendish Jr.

Nationality: English

Title: Lord Ogle; Lieutenant in the Horse Guard

Age: 18 (b. 1659)

Gender: Male

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Marital Status: Single

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

As many young men are, Henry at 18 is uncertain around women.

 

Background

The only son of Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1676), and Elizabeth Basset, he was the second of six children. He is currently a lieutenant in the King's Life Guard.

 

Family

Siblings

  • Elizabeth Cavendish Monck, Duchess of Albemarle (b. 1654)
  • Frances Cavendish (b. 1660)
  • Margaret Cavendish (b. 1661)
  • Catherine Cavendish (b. 1665)
  • Arabella Cavendish (b. 1673)

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Frances Cavendish

Full Name: Frances Cavendish

Nationality: English

Age: 17 (b. 1660)

Gender: Female

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Marital Status: Single

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

Frances is a reserved young lady. She has been trained to be quiet and submissive, despite the efforts of her now deceased step-grandmother. Her eldest sister was boisterous at times, and thought to be crazy, as such, Frances differentiated herself by tending towards the opposite.

 

Background

Daughter of the 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1676), and Elizabeth Basset, she is the third of six children.

 

Family

Siblings

  • Elizabeth Cavendish Monck, Duchess of Albemarle (b. 1654)
  • Henry Cavendish Jr.
  • Margaret Cavendish (b. 1661)
  • Catherine Cavendish (b. 1665)
  • Arabella Cavendish (b. 1673)

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William Cavendish

Full Name: William Cavendish

Nationality: English

Title: Lord Cavendish (courtesy)

Age: 37 (b. 1640)

Gender: Male

Eye Color:

Hair Color:

Marital Status: Married

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

 

Background

A soldier and statesman, William Cavendish was the son of William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire and Lady Elizabeth Cecil. He married Lady Mary Butler, daughter of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, and Elizabeth Preston, on October 26, 1662.

 

William has a reputation as a duellist.

 

Family

 

Parents

  • Father: Sir William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire
  • Mother: Lady Elizabeth Cecil

Siblings

  • Sister: Anne Cavendish Cecil (b. before 1660), Countess of Exeter

Children

  • Elizabeth Cavendish (b. 1670)
  • William Cavendish (b. 1672)
  • Henry Cavendish (b. 1673)
  • James Cavendish

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Mary Butler Cavendish

Full Name: Mary Butler Cavendish

Nationality: English

Title: Baroness (courtesy)

Age: 31 (b. 1646)

Gender: Female

Eye Color: Hazel

Hair Color: Brown

Marital Status: Married

 

Physical Attributes

Not unattractive, the lady has naturally curly and abundant dark brown hair and a sensuous mouth. She is of average height, and has a pleasingly rounded figure.

 

Personality

 

Background

Mary Butler married Lord William Cavendish on October 26, 1662.

 

''(Historically, she was styled Countess of Devonshire (1684) and then Duchess of Devonshire (1694), as her husband succeeded to those titles.)''

 

Parents

  • Father: James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
  • Mother: Elizabeth Preston, Baroness Dingwall

Siblings

  • Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles (died in infancy)
  • Thomas Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde (b. 1634)
  • Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (b. 1639)
  • John Butler, Earl of Gowran (b. after 1639)
  • Elizabeth Butler Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield (b. 1640)

Children

  • Elizabeth Cavendish (b. 1670)
  • William Cavendish (b. 1672)
  • Henry Cavendish (b. 1673)
  • James Cavendish

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John Bramston

Character Name: John Bramston

Title: Earl of Maldon

Estate Name: Maldon Castle

Nationality: English

Age: 21 (b. 1656)

Gender: Male

Eye Colour: Blue

Hair Colour: Chestnut Brown

Marital Status: Single, never married

 

Physical Attributes

John limps, hunches, shakes, shivers, and stammers. He comes together into a somewhat pathetic package of a man, lacking a pleasing visage. There is no actual deformity, though, and he’d look quite normal if only he wasn’t twitching, limping, or dealing with a running nose so often. He dresses a bit on the plainer side, often with materials of good construction, since he is necessarily a bit clumsy and more than one shirt has been ruined by a shaking hand spilling something on himself.

 

Season VIII

John has taken to wearing blond periwigs this season.

 

Personality

In person, he can come across as slow or a fool due to his stutter and difficulty speaking. He has trouble communicating due to his impediment, though it never stops him from trying. Those actually willing to listen can find an intelligent man of good humor and witty enough, though with great trouble delivering good timing. Unfortunately, working through his stammering can be a task unto itself.

 

Background

John's father passed when he was just twelve, and so he inherited the family title as a minor. He passed into the care of his mother, and, when she passed five years later, reverted to the Crown. He along with his siblings were redeemed by the Cavendishes, who took the family as wards until John reached his majority.

 

He attended Oxford, but was only able to take a degree due to special considerations taken for his speech impediment.

 

Parents

  • Father: William Bramston, 2nd Earl of Maldon (d. 1668)
  • Mother: Mary Bramston, Countess of Maldon (d. 1673)

 

Siblings

  • Catherine Bramston (b. 1658)
  • Isaac Bramston (b. 1660)
  • Abigail Bramston (b. 1662)

 

Reputation

Season VII

This young earl is a sadly afflicted deep thinker. A cousin of a junior branch of the Cavendishes, this amusing and erudite, clever and thoughtful, young gentleman is gaining the hearts of sympathetic young ladies left and right.

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