Catalogue description Cavendish family (Barons Chesham) of Latimer, Chesham

This record is held by Buckinghamshire Archives

Details of D-CH
Reference: D-CH
Title: Cavendish family (Barons Chesham) of Latimer, Chesham

Deeds, manorial documents and estate papers of the Cavendish family of Latimer, Chesham

Date: 1440-1924

D-CH/A Estate Deeds




Amersham Common


Plantation Estate




Cudmore Spring


Various properties at Ley Hill


The Malme


Milk Hall Farm


Shepherds Farm


Properties at Tylers Hill


White End Farm


Property at White End






Chesham Bois


Bois Mill


Property in Amersham and Chesham Bois


Manor of Blackwell Hall and Blackwell Hall Farm


Manor of Chesham Leicester


Manor of Isenhampstead Latimer


Manorial Documents


Manor of Chesham Bury


Manor of Chesham Higham


Manor of Isenhampstead Latimer


Miscellaneous Estate Deeds


Property in Latimer


Princes Risborough


Wendover and Great Marlow


Miscellaneous Parishes (Amersham, Chalfont St.Giles, Chenies, Ashley Green)


Other Counties I (Sussex, Yorks.)


Flaunden (Herts.)


Other Counties II (Kent, Wilts, London, Gloucestershire, Somerset. Some deeds relate also to property in Chesham).


Family Settlements


Estate Papers


D-CH/B Deeds


Estate Accounts


Estate Papers


Miscellaneous Papers


D-CH/C General Items


Papers relating to Latimer Estate


Out County


Additional papers


Other papers

Related material:

Manorial records of Chesham deposited with the Bucks Archaeological Society in 1955 were transferred to Buckinghamshire Record Office in 1987 (part of AR 24/87) now D/BASM (part)

Held by: Buckinghamshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Cavendish family, Barons Chesham, of Latimer, Buckinghamshire

Physical description: 12 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Buckinghamshire Record Office holds the following deposits of records of this branch of the Cavendish family:


D-CH/A Deposited 1952 (AR 38/52) - see separate catalogue


D-CH/B Deposited 1957 (AR 6/57)


D-CH/C Deposited 1970 (AR 83/70)


AR 38/58 [Catalogue not supplied] Transferred from Warwickshire Record Office 1958 [This deposit has not been listed in detail. A summary box list compiled by Warwickshire Record Office is held on the receipt file for 1958 but it may not be possible to locate individual items. Much of the material is in a fragile condition and unsuitable for production.]


AR 96/82 [Catalogue not supplied] Deposited 1982 [Receipt list only]

  • Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Administrative / biographical background:

Lord George Augustus Henry Cavendish, 2th surviving son of the 4th Duke of Devonshire, married in 1782 Lady Elizabeth Compton, daughter and their of the 7th Earl of Northampton and through her inherited estates in Sussex (including Compton Place near Eastbourne) and Somerset. Some outlying Cavendish properties, including Latimer in Buckinghamshire and Keighley, Yorkshire, were settled on him and he also inherited the Holker (Lancashire) estate from his uncle Lord George Augustus Cavendish, to whom it had passed from the Lowther family.


Lord George Augustus Henry Cavendish was created 1st Earl of Burlington in 1831 and died in 1834. His grandson who succeeded him as 2nd Earl became 7th Duke of Devonshire in 1858 bringing various properties back into the main line of the Cavendish family. The Holker estate passed to Lord Richard Cavendish, younger brother of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.


Latimer and other properties were settled on the Hon Charles Compton Cavendish, youngest son of the 1st Earl of Burlington. Cavendish was created 1st Baron Chesham in 1858.

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