Devonshire

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Devonshire,

England: see DevonDevon
, county (1991 pop. 1,008,300), 2,591 sq mi (6,711 sq km), SW England. The county town is Exeter. Devon is bounded on the N by the Bristol Channel, on the S by the English Channel, and on the W by Cornwall.
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Devonshire

8th Duke of, title of Spencer Compton Cavendish. 1833-- 1908, British politician, also known (1858--91) as Lord Hartington. He led the Liberal Party (1874--80) and left it to found the Liberal Unionist Party (1886)