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Thomas Cavendish (1555-1592) was born in Trimley St. Martin near Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He was a descendant of Roger Cavendish, brother to Sir John Cavendish from whom the Dukes of Devonshire and the Dukes of Newcastle derive their family name of Cavendish. Events Russia breaks 60 year old truce with Sweden by attacking Finland February 2 - Diet of Augsburg begins February 4 - John Rogers becomes first Protestant martyr in England February 9 - Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake May 23 - Paul IV becomes Pope. ... Events January 30 - The death of Pope Innocent IX during the previous year had left the Papal throne vacant. ... ... Sir John Cavendish of Cavendish ( 1346 - 15 June 1381) came from Cavendish, Suffolk, England. ... The Dukes of Devonshire are members of the aristocratic Cavendish family in the United Kingdom. ... Duke of Newcastle is a title which has been created several times in the peerages of England and Great Britain. ... Cavendish is the surname of a British noble family, also known as the House of Cavendish, descended from Sir John Cavendish of Cavendish (c. ...


Thomas Cavendish was known as "the Navigator". He shared in Sir Richard Grenville's expedition to Virginia in 1585, and had circumnavigated the world not long after Francis Drake. Sir Richard Grenville (alternately spelt Greynvile, amongst others) (June 6, 1542 - September 1591) was an Elizabethan sailor, explorer, and soldier. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... 1585 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. ... Sir Francis Drake, c. ...


In 1586 he sailed with three ships for the Pacific where he burned three Spanish towns and thirteen ships. In 1587 he visited the ruins of the failed Spanish settlement of Rey Don Felipe and renamed it Port Famine. He seized the Santa Anna off Acapulco. He returned via the Cape of Good Hope to England with only one of his ships, the Desire, in 1588, after which Queen Elizabeth I knighted him. 1586 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... For online phenomenon of shipping, see Shipping (fandom). ... Puerto Hambre, also known as Puerto del Hambre and at one time as Port Famine, is a historic settlement site at Buena Bay on the west side of the Strait of Magellan approximately 58 km (36 miles) south of Punta Arenas in the Región de Magallanes y la Ant... Acapulco (Officially: Acapulco de Juárez) is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) southwest from Mexico City, at 16. ... The Cape of Good Hope; looking towards the west, from the coastal cliffs above Cape Point. ... Desire can refer to: Desire (album), a Bob Dylan album. ... 1588 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ...


A second expedition in 1591 ended in disaster, and Thomas Cavendish died off Ascension Island. Events June - Capture of Zutphen by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau. ... Anthem: God Save the Queen, Capital Georgetown Status Overseas territory of the United Kingdom Official language(s) English Administrator Michael Hill Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 77 (United Kingdom) 50 km² 0 Population  - Total  - Density 1,100 22km² Currency Pound sterling; US Dollar (accepted) Time zone UTC: +6 (DST: ?) Internet TLD . ...


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Sir William Cavendish - LoveToKnow 1911 (231 words)
His father, Thomas, was a descendant of Sir John Cavendish, the judge, who in 1381 was murdered by Jack Straw's insurgent peasants at Bury St Edmunds.
In 1541 he was auditor of the court of augmentations, in 1546 treasurer of the king's chamber, and was knighted and sworn of the privy council.
Cavendish acquired large properties from the spoils of the monasteries, but in accordance with the wish of his third wife Elizabeth he sold them to purchase land in Derbyshire.
John Cavendish (311 words)
John Cavendish is descended from Robert de Gernon who lived during the rein of Henry I and who gave a large amount of property to the Abbey of Gloucester.
One of his brothers, Roger Cavendish, was the ancestor of Thomas Cavendish known as "The Navigator".
His son, John Cavendish, had killed Wat Tyler, one of the leaders of the Revolt, for which he was knighted at Smithfield and received a large grant of money from the King.
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