Cavendish, Christiana (1595–1675)

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Cavendish, Christiana (1595–1675)

Countess of Devonshire. Born in 1595; died in 1675; daughter of Edward Bruce, Baron Kinloss; married William Cavendish, 2nd earl of Devonshire (c. 1591–1628, MP for Derby).

Christiana Cavendish, countess of Devonshire, was an ardent supporter of the Royalist cause.