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William Cecil Baron Burghley

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William Cecil
Baron Burghley



FULL NAME:

William Cecil

TITLE:

1st Baron Burghley (also spelled Burleigh)

BORN:

13 September 1520

BIRTH PLACE:

Bourne, Lincolnshire

FATHER:

Sir Richard Cecil (c.14951553)

MOTHER:

Jane Heckington

NATIONALITY:

English with Welsh ancestry

RELIGION:

Protestant

EDUCATION:

The King's School, Grantham
Stamford School
St John's College, Cambridge
Gray's Inn

KEY POSITIONS:

Secretary of State
Lord High Treasurer

SPOUSE:

Mary Cheke (d. 1543)
Mildred Cooke (married in 1546, died 1589)

CHILDREN:

By Mary Cheke:
Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter (15421623)
By Mildred Cooke:
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (15631612)
Frances Cecil (1554)
Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford (15561588)
Elizabeth Cecil, Lady Wentworth (1564-1583)

DIED:

4 August 1598

BURIED:

St. Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire








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