Richard Cecil

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Copyright 2006, Will Johnson, [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com], Professional Genealogist, All Rights Reserved
 
Copyright 2006, Will Johnson, [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com], Professional Genealogist, All Rights Reserved
  
Richard Cecil was a resident of Burleigh in the parish of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamford_Baron_St_Martin Stamford Baron St Martin], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northamptonshire Northamptonshire].  His father David, rose in favor under King [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England Henry VIII], becoming [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Sheriff high sheriff] of Northamptonshire in 1529 and 1530, and died in 1541.
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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], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northamptonshire Northamptonshire].  His father David, rose in favor under King [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England Henry VIII], becoming [[High Sheriff of Northamptonshire]] in 1529 and 1530, and died in 1541. (See also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Sheriff High Sheriff])
  
 
Richard too was a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/courtier courtier].  I have found no document yet which gives me an age, birthyear or birthdate for Richard Cecil, however in 1517 he was a royal page; in 1520 he was present at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_the_Cloth_of_Gold Field of the Cloth of Gold]; he rose to be groom of the robes and [[Constable_of_Warwick_Castle|constable]] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick_Castle Warwick Castle].  He was high sheriff of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland Rutland] 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, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cecil,_Lord_Burghley William Cecil, Lord Burghley] (1520-1598), but three daughters.
 
Richard too was a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/courtier courtier].  I have found no document yet which gives me an age, birthyear or birthdate for Richard Cecil, however in 1517 he was a royal page; in 1520 he was present at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_the_Cloth_of_Gold Field of the Cloth of Gold]; he rose to be groom of the robes and [[Constable_of_Warwick_Castle|constable]] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick_Castle Warwick Castle].  He was high sheriff of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland Rutland] 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, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cecil,_Lord_Burghley William Cecil, Lord Burghley] (1520-1598), but three daughters.

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