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Exeter, Marquess of (UK, 1801)

 

Creation: let. pat. 4 Feb 1801

 

Family name: Cecil

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Arms:

Barry of ten Argent and Azure over all six escutcheons three two and one Sable each charged with a Lion rampant of the first

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Garb Or supported by two Lions the dexter Argent and the sinister Azure

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Ermine

Motto:

Cor Unum Via Una (One heart, one way)

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Henry [Cecil], 10th Earl of Exeter later 1st Marquess of Exeter

1st son of Hon Thomas Chambers Cecil (by his wife Charlotte Garnier), 2nd son of Brownlow [Cecil], 8th Earl of Exeter, by his wife Hannah Sophia Chambers, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Chambers, of Derby

born

14 Mar 1754

mar. (1)

23 May 1776 (div. Jun 1791) Emma Vernon, only dau. and hrss. of Thomas Vernon, of Hanbury, co. Worcester, by his wife Emma Cornewall, 4th dau. of Admiral Charles Cornewall

mar. (2)

3 Oct 1791 Sarah Higgins (bapt. 28 Jun 1773; d. 18 Jan 1797), 1st surv. dau. of Thomas Higgins, of Bolas Magna, co. Salop, by his second wife Jane Bayley

children by second wife

1. Henry Cecil (b. 1 Jan 1793; bur. 29 May 1793)

2. Lord Brownlow Cecil, later 2nd Marquess of Exeter

2. Col Lord Thomas Cecil (b. 1 Jan 1797; dsp. 29 Nov 1873), mar. 8 Aug 1838 Lady Sophia Georgina Lennox (b. 21 Jul 1809; d. 17 Jan 1902), 7th dau. of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond

1. Lady Sophia Cecil (bapt. 3 Jan 1793; d. 1823), mar. 1818 Rt Hon Henry Manvers Pierrepont, of Conbolt Park, co. Hampshire (b. 18 Mar 1780; d. 10 Nov 1851), 3rd son of Charles [Medows later Pierrepont], 1st Earl Manvers, and had issue

mar. (3)

19 Aug 1800 Elizabeth Anne Hamilton (b. 20 Apr 1757; former wife of Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton;  dsp. 17 Jan 1837), sister of Peter Robert [Burrell], 1st Baron Gwydyr, and 3rd dau. of Peter Burrell MP, of Langley Park, Beckenham, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Lewis, dau. and cohrss. of John Lewis, of Hackney, co. Essex

died

1 May 1804

created

4 Feb 1801 Marquess of Exeter

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Stamford 1774-90; suc. his uncle 26 Dec 1793 as 10th Earl of Exeter; Recorder of Stamford 1794

 

Brownlow [Cecil], 2nd Marquess of Exeter, KG PC

born

2 Jul 1795

mar.

12 May 1824 Isabella Poyntz (b. 6 Feb 1803; d. 6 Mar 1879), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of William Stephen Poyntz, of Midgham, co. Berkshire, and Cowdray House, co. Sussex, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Mary Browne, only dau. of Anthony Joseph [Browne], 7th Viscount Montagu

children

1. Lord William Alleyne Cecil, later 3rd Marquess of Exeter

2. Col Lord Brownlow Thomas Montagu Cecil (b. 27 Feb 1827; dsp. 22 May 1905), mar. (1) 27 Aug 1854 Charlotte Alexandrina Mabell Curry (dsp. 17 Oct 1888), only dau. of Edward Thompson Curry, UK Consul at Ostend, and (2) 11 May 1896 Stella Randall (dsp. 6 Feb 1944), dau. of Rev William Randall DD

1. Lady Mary Frances Cecil (b. 6 Jan 1832; dsp. 27 Jul 1917), mar. 3 Oct 1881 Dudley Francis Stuart [Ryder], 3rd Earl of Harrowby

2. Lady Victoria Cecil (b. 6 Nov 1843; d. 22 Feb 1932), mar. 15 Dec 1866 as his second wife William Charles [Evans-Freke], 8th Baron Carbery, and had issue

died

16 Jan 1867

suc. by

son

note

Recorder of Stamford 1816; Lord Lieutenant of Rutland 1826-67 and of Northamptonshire 1842-67; Knight of the Garter 1827; Groom of the Stole to the Prince Consort 1841-46; Privy Councillor 1841; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1852; Lord Steward of the Household 1858-59

 

William Alleyne [Cecil], 3rd Marquess of Exeter, PC

born

30 Apr 1825

mar.

17 Oct 1848 Lady Georgiana Sophia Pakenham (b. 11 Oct 1827; d. 26 Mar 1909), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Pakenham], 2nd Earl of Longford, by his wife Lady Georgiana Emma Charlotte Lygon, 5th dau. of William [Lygon], 1st Earl Beauchamp

children

1. Lord Brownlow Henry George Cecil, later 4th Marquess of Exeter

2. Lt Lord Francis Horace Pierrepont Cecil RN (b. 5 Jul 1851; d. 23 Jun 1889), mar. 14 Oct 1874 Edith Brooks (mar. (2) 26 Apr 1892 Adml Philip Francis Tillard; d. 9 May 1923), dau. of Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, 1st Bt., and had issue

3. Col Lord William Cecil CVO GCStJ, Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1892-1901, Extra Gentleman Usher to George V 1924-36, Edward VIII 1936 and George VI 1936-37 (b. 2 Nov 1854; d. 16 Apr 1943), mar. (1) 2 Sep 1885 Hon Mary Rothes Margaret Tyssen-Amherst, suo jure Baroness Amherst of Hackney (d. 21 Dec 1919), and (2) 14 Aug 1924 Violet Maud Collyer DGStJ (former wife of Herbert Oswald Collyer; d. 9 Jan 1957), dau. of Percy Freer, and had issue by his first wife

4. Lt Col Lord John Pakenham Cecil later Joicey-Cecil, Member of Parliament for Stamford 1906-10 (b. 3 Mar 1867; d. 25 Jun 1942), mar. 15 Sep 1896 Isabella Maud Joicey (d. 18 Nov 1949), dau. of Col John Joicey MP, of Newton Hall, co. Northumberland, and had issue

1. Lady Isabella Georgiana Katherine Cecil (d. 29 Oct 1917), mar. 7 Aug 1884 William Henry Battle-Wrightson, of Cusworth Park and Warnsworth Hall, co. York (d. 28 Apr 1903), and had issue

2. Lady Mary Louisa Wellesley Cecil (dsp. 12 Aug 1930), mar. 24 May 1880 James Henry Cecil [Hozier], 2nd Baron Newlands

3. Lady Catherine Sarah Cecil (d. 14 Mar 1918), mar. 28 Jun 1881 Henry de Vere [Vane], 9th Baron Barnard, and had issue

4. Lady Frances Emily Cecil (d. 23 Dec 1951)

5. Lady Louisa Alexandrina Cecil (d. 28 Jul 1950)

died

14 Jul 1895

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Lincolnshire 1847-57 and for North Northamptonshire 1857-67; Militia ADC to the Queen 1860-95; Treasurer of the Household 1866-67; Privy Councillor 1866; Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen of Arms 1867-68 and 1874-75; Custos Rotulorum of the Soke of Peterborough 1875-95

 

Brownlow Henry George [Cecil], 4th Marquess of Exeter

born

20 Dec 1849

mar.

7 Sep 1875 Isabella Whichcote (b. 9 Jan 1857; d. 12 Jul 1917), only child of Sir Thomas Whichcote, 7th Bt., by his second wife Isabella Elizabeth Montgomery, yst. dau. of Sir Henry Conyngham Montgomery, 1st Bt.

only child

1. Lord William Thomas Brownlow Cecil, later 5th Marquess of Exeter

died

9 Apr 1898

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for North Northamptonshire 1877-95; a Groom-in-Waiting 1886-91; Vice Chamberlain of the Household 1891-92; Privy Councillor 1891; Custos Rotulorum of the Soke of Peterborough 1895-98

 

William Thomas Brownlow [Cecil], 5th Marquess of Exeter, KG CMG

born

27 Oct 1876

mar.

16 Apr 1901 Hon Myra Rowena Sibell Orde-Powlett CStJ (b. 22 Dec 1879; d. 1973), only surv. dau. of William Thomas [Orde-Powlett], 4th Baron Bolton, by his wife Lady Algitha Frederica Mary Lumley, 1st dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough

children

1. Lord David George Brownlow Cecil, later 6th Marquess of Exeter

2. Lord (William) Martin Alleyne Cecil, later 7th Marquess of Exeter

1. Lady (Letitia Sibell) Winifred Cecil, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Gloucester 1935-37 (b. 20 Nov 1903; d. 1992), mar. 16 Dec 1937 Henry Frederick [Hotham], 7th Baron Hotham, and had issue

2. Lady Romayne Elizabeth Algitha Cecil OBE (b. 22 Mar 1915; d. 2001), mar. 12 Dec 1944 Lt Col Hon Peter Esmé Brassey (d. 14 Mar 1995), 6th son of Henry Leonard Campbell [Brassey], 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, and has issue

died

6 Aug 1956

suc. by

son

note

Custos Rotulorum of the Soke of Peterborough 1898-1956; Mayor of Stamford 1909-10; Chairman Soke of Peterborough County Council 1910-40; ADC to King George V 1920-31; Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1922-51; KStJ

 

David George Brownlow [Cecil], 6th Marquess of Exeter, KCMG

born

9 Feb 1905

mar. (1)

10 Jan 1929 (div. 1946) his second cousin Lady Mary Theresa Montagu-Douglas-Scott (b. 4 Mar 1904; d. 1984), 4th dau. of John [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 7th Duke of Buccleuch, by his wife Lady Margaret Alice Bridgeman, 2nd dau. of George Cecil Orlando [Bridgeman], 4th Earl of Bradford

children by first wife

1. Hon John William Edward Cecil (b. 1 Jun 1933; d. 6 Jul 1934)

1. Lady Davina Mary Cecil DStJ (b. 29 Jun 1931). mar. 8 Oct 1952 (div. 1992) her second cousin once removed Harry John Neville [Vane], 11th Baron Barnard, and has issue

2. Lady Gillian Moyra Katherine Cecil (b. 8 Mar 1935), mar. (1) 23 Nov 1954 (div. 1978) Sir Giles Henry Charles Floyd, 7th Bt., (2) George Michael Kertesz, son of Zultan Kertesz, of Budapest, Hungary, and (3) 15 Apr 2008 Jeremy Smith, and has issue by her first and second husbands

3. Lady Angela Mary Rose Cecil LVO, Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother since 1981 (b. 21 May 1938), mar. 21 Apr 1958 Capt (William Richard) Michael Oswald CVO DSC, Manager of the Royal Studs 1970-97 and Director since 1997, of Flitcham Hall, King's Lynn, co. Norfolk, 1st son of Lt Col William Alexander Hugh Oswald, of Little Orchard, St George's Hill, Weybridge, co. Surrey, and has issue

mar. (2)

12 Dec 1946 Diana Mary Forbes (widow of Lt Col David Walter Arthur William Forbes MC, of Callender, co. Stirling;  d. 6 Jun 1982), 1st dau. of Capt Hon Arnold Henderson OBE (by his wife Helen Madeline Gordon, dau. of Gen Evans Gordon), 5th son of Alexander [Henderson], 1st Baron Faringdon

only child by second wife

4. Lady Victoria Diana Cecil (b. 28 Jun 1947), mar. 25 Apr 1967 Simon Patrick Leatham, 1st son of Maj Patrick Magor Leatham, and has issue

died

s.p.m.s. 21 Oct 1981

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Peterborough 1931-45; Chairman of the British Olympic Council 1936-66; KCMG 1943; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda 1943-45; Lord Rector of St Andrews University 1950-52; Mayor of Stamford 1961; KStJ

 

William Martin Alleyne [Cecil], 7th Marquess of Exeter

born

27 Apr 1909

mar. (1)

17 Jan 1934 Edith Lilian Csanady de Telegd (d. 29 Mar 1954), dau. of Aurel Csanady de Telegd, of Budapest, Hungary

only child by first wife

1. Lord William Michael Anthony Cecil, later 8th Marquess of Exeter

mar. (2)

3 Sep 1954 Lillian Jane Johnson , 1st dau. of Roy Peter Kopf Johnson, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

children by second wife

1. Lady Marina June Cecil (b. 16 Jun 1956), mar. 1980 Peter Jules Workman Castonguay, of British Columbia, Canada, son of Nelson Castonguay, of Ottawa, and has issue

2. Lady Janine Dawn Cecil (b. 12 Jan 1958; dvp. 3 May 1958)

died

12 Jan 1988

suc. by

son by first wife

 

(William) Michael Anthony [Cecil], 8th Marquess of Exeter

born

1 Sep 1935

mar. (1)

3 May 1967 (div. 1992) Nancy Rose Meeker, dau. of Lloyd Arthur Meeker, of Loveland, Colorado, USA

children by first wife

1. Lord Anthony John Cecil, styled Lord Burghley (b. 9 Aug 1970), mar. 1996 Holly Stuart, 2nd dau. of Donald Berger, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and has issue:

1a. Hon Siona Rose Cecil (b. 16 Jan 2001)

1. Lady Angela Kathleen Cecil (b. 19 May 1975)

mar. (2)

24 Feb 1999 Barbara Anne Coffman, dau. of Eugene Magat, of Durham, North Carolina, USA

 

After Lord Burghley, the next heir in line to the Marquessate of Exeter is William Hugh Amherst [Cecil], 4th Baron Amherst of Hackney, the senior male line descendant of Col Lord William Cecil CVO, the third son of the 3rd Marquess of Exeter

 

 Last updated 26 Apr 2008

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Titles:

8th Marquess of Exeter

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Feb 1801)

17th Earl of Exeter

(England, let. pat. 4 May 1605)

18th Baron Burghley

(England, let. pat. 25 Feb 1571)

Hereditary Grand Almoner of England

Hereditary Lord Paramount of the Soke of Peterborough

 

Address:

880 Pinecrest Terrace, Ashland, Oregon 97520, USA

Tel:  1-541-488-3646

 Email:  mcecil@mind.net

 

Website for Burghley House:

www.burghley.co.uk

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