Richard Cecil

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<h3>Copyright 2006, Will Johnson, ["mailto:wjhonson@aol.com" wjhonson@aol.com], Professional Genealogist, All Rights Reserved</h3><br>
 
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Richard Cecil was a resident of Burleigh in the parish of <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamford_Baron_St_Martin">Stamford Baron St Martin</a>, <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northamptonshire">Northamptonshire</a>.  His father David, rose in favor under King <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry VIII of England">Henry VIII</a>, becoming high sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1529 and 1530, and died in 1541.<br>
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Richard Cecil was a resident of Burleigh in the parish of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamford_Baron_St_Martin Stamford Baron St Martin], <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northamptonshire">Northamptonshire</a>.  His father David, rose in favor under King <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry VIII of England">Henry VIII</a>, becoming high sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1529 and 1530, and died in 1541.<br>
 
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Richard too was a <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/courtier">courtier</a>.  In 1517 he was a royal page; in 1520 he was present at the <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field of the Cloth of Gold">Field of the Cloth of Gold]</a>; he rose to be groom of the robes and constable of <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick Castle">Warwick Castle</a>.  He was high sheriff of <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland">Rutland</a> in 1539, and was one of those who received no inconsiderable share of the plunder of the monasteries.  He married Jane Heckington, daughter and heiress of William Heckington of Bourne, Lincolnshire.  He had only one son, <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William Cecil, Lord Burghley">William Cecil, Lord Burghley</a> (1520-1598), but three daughters.<br>
 
Richard too was a <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/courtier">courtier</a>.  In 1517 he was a royal page; in 1520 he was present at the <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field of the Cloth of Gold">Field of the Cloth of Gold]</a>; he rose to be groom of the robes and constable of <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick Castle">Warwick Castle</a>.  He was high sheriff of <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland">Rutland</a> in 1539, and was one of those who received no inconsiderable share of the plunder of the monasteries.  He married Jane Heckington, daughter and heiress of William Heckington of Bourne, Lincolnshire.  He had only one son, <a href = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William Cecil, Lord Burghley">William Cecil, Lord Burghley</a> (1520-1598), but three daughters.<br>

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