Mr Tyrell William Cavendish

Tyell Cavendish

Mr Tyrell William Cavendish was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England on 12 October 1875.

He was the only son of Charles Tyrell Cavendish 1 (1851-1903) and Elizabeth Anne Dickinson (1848-1933). His father was a native of Middlesex whilst his mother hailed from Durham and they were married in 1873. His father was a JP (justice of the peace) and the family were well-connected and with Royal ties.

He first appears on the 1881 census living at Crakemarsh Hall in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England and he was educated at the prestigious Harrow school in London.

He was married in New York on 26 December 1906 to Julia Florence Siegel, a Chicagoan from a well-connected family. The couple returned to Britain, arriving in England on 14 January 1907 aboard Teutonic and they made their home in Uttoxeter and had two sons: Henry Siegel (b. 29 August 1908) and Geoffrey Manners (b. 3 October 1910). The family appeared on the 1911 census living at Little Onn Hall, Church Eaton, Staffordshire.

Mr Cavendish boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his wife Julia Florence Cavendish and her maid Ellen Mary Barber. They travelled as first class passengers (ticket number 19877, £78 17s) and occupied cabin C-46. They were travelling to visit Julia's father at his country home, Orienta Point, in Mamaroneck, New York.

Mrs Cavendish and Miss Barber were rescued in lifeboat 6 but Mr Cavendish died, his body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#172).


CLOTHING - Black striped flannel suit.

EFFECTS - Gold watch; 2 ck; boots; £7; 1 pair of gold cuff links and stud.


The body was forwarded to Mrs Cavandish on 3 May 1912, under the care of Simpson, Crawford & Co, and he was cremated the following day following a funeral service at the Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck, New York. His estate, valued at £95,654 4s, 9d, was administered to The Public Trustee on 18 June 1912.

His wife returned to England and never remarried.

His son Henry Siegel was later educated at Eton and Cambridge and served in the RAF during WWII. He was married in 1940 to Diana Linda Ryle (b. 1914) and they had a son, William Henry Tyrell (b. 1940). He died in 1995 in Bodmin, Cornwall.

His son Geoffrey later worked as a chartered engineer and, for a time, was an Air Ministry Examiner. He was married in 1937 to Caecilia Frances Patricia Pharazyn (d. 1968) and had two daughters, Caroline Anne (b. 1938) and Caecilia Bridget (b. 1941). His second marriage was in 1967 to Pamela Marjorie Osborn Newman (1917-2004). William died in Derbyshire in 2007 aged 96.




Articles and Stories

New York Times (1912) 
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Newark Evening News (1912) 
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Town and Country (1906) 


Gavin Bell, UK
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK


(1) His father died on 18 August 1903 in Cheade Royal Lunatic Asylum in Cheshire, leaving an estate of only £10. His mother continued to live in Crakemarsh Hall and died on 28 August 1933. Her estate at the time was worth £10841, 18s, 1d.

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Tyrell William Cavendish Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #61, updated 26th August 2017 20:00:01 PM)

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