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Lady Hartington, with Billy (left) and Andrew, Elizabeth and Ann (in the christening gown) at Chatsworth House, c 1926

The house, situated alongside the River Derwent, was built on land purchased by Sir William Cavendish in 1549 for 600. Sir William started construction of the house in 1552, but he did not live to see its completion, as he died in 1557. His widow, Bess of Hardwick completed the building work, and bequeathed the house to her son, Henry Cavendish. Henry sold the house to his younger brother William,…