Charles Gray Compton Cavendish, 7th Baron Chesham (born 11 November 1974 in Sydney, Australia), is the current Baron Chesham having succeeded to the title on 27 August 2009 on the death of his father, Nicholas Cavendish, 6th Baron Chesham.
A member of the Cavendish family headed by the Duke of Devonshire, Chesham was the first son of Nicholas Charles Cavendish and Suzanne Adrienne Byrne, his second wife whom he married in 1973. He is also in the line of succession to the Dukedom of Devonshire. He is a descendant of Mary Boleyn, the aunt of Elizabeth I of England.
The Gray connection in Charles and his younger brother William's names comes from his mother's ancestor John Gray (15 April 1821 to 6 September 1892). John emigrated to Australia from Lowtherstown, Northern Ireland on board the "Wilson" in 1842 with his parents William and Margaret Gray.
Charles attended Kings School, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys tennis, wind surfing, soccer, shooting and skiing.
Baron Chesham married Sarah Elizabeth Dawson, daughter of Bruce Dawson on 15 Jun 2002.
They have three children: Hon. Isabella Alannah Suzanne Cavendish (b. 12 April 2004)
Hon. Oliver Nicholas Bruce Cavendish (b. 15 February 2007)
Hon. Ophelia Elizabeth Nicola Cavendish (b. 30 September 2010)