Brownlow Cecil, 8th Earl of Exeter (4 August 1701 – 3 November 1754), known as the Honourable Brownlow Cecil from 1701 to 1722, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
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Exeter was the second son of John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, and Elizabeth Brownlow. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.He briefly represented Stamford in the House of Commons in 1722, before he succeeded his elder brother in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. Lord Exeter married Hannah Sophia Chambers, daughter of Thomas Chambers, Gent., London merchant and Governor of the Company of Copper Mines (otherwise known as the English Copper Company), in 1724. He died in November 1754, aged 53, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Brownlow. Lady Exeter died in 1765.
John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley from 1678 to 1700, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge founded by the Tudor matriarch Lady Margaret Beaufort. In constitutional terms, the college is a charitable corporation established by a charter dated 9 April 1511. The aims of the college, as specified by its statutes, are the promotion of education, religion, learning and research. It is one of the larger Oxbridge colleges in terms of student numbers.
Stamford was a constituency in the county of Lincolnshire of the House of Commons for the Parliament of England to 1706 then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It was represented by two Members of Parliament until 1868 when this was reduced to one.
He appears also to have had a daughter, Lady Ann Cecil (d. 1785). Lady Anne (1734-1785), was the youngest child of Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter (1701-1754) and his wife Hannah Sophia, née Chambers, and sister of Brownlow, 9th Earl (1725-1793).
Marquess of Exeter is a title that has been created twice, once in the Peerage of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1525 for Henry Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon. For more information on this creation, which was forfeited in 1538, see the Earl of Devon.
Baron de Clifford is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1299 for Robert de Clifford (c.1274–1314), feudal baron of Clifford in Herefordshire, feudal baron of Skipton in Yorkshire and feudal baron of Appleby in Westmoreland. The title was created by writ, which means that it can descend through both male and female lines. The Norman family which later took the name de Clifford settled in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066 and was first seated in England at Clifford Castle in Herefordshire. The first Baron served as Earl Marshal of England but was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. His 8th generation descendant the 11th Baron, was created Earl of Cumberland in 1525, whose grandson the 3rd Earl was a noted naval commander. On the latter's death in 1605 the earldom passed to his younger brother, the 4th Earl.
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Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter, styled Lord Burghley until 1804, was a British peer, courtier, and Tory politician. He held office under the Earl of Derby as Lord Chamberlain of the Household in 1852 and as Lord Steward of the Household between 1858 and 1859.
William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter,, known as the third Lord Burghley from 1605 to 1623, was an English nobleman, politician, and peer.
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Cecil Weld-Forester, 1st Baron Forester was a Tory British Member of Parliament and later peer.
Henry Cecil, 1st Marquess of Exeter, known as Henry Cecil from 1754 to 1793 and as The Earl of Exeter from 1793 to 1801, was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1774 and 1790 and succeeded to the peerage as Earl of Exeter in 1793.
Brownlow Henry George Cecil, 4th Marquess of Exeter, styled Lord Burghley between 1867 and 1895, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household between 1891 and 1892.
Brownlow Cecil, 9th Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley from 1725 to 1754, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
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John Rolle (1679–1730) of Stevenstone and Bicton in Devon, was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the English House of Commons from 1703 to 1705 and in the British House of Commons from 1710-1730. He declined the offer of an earldom by Queen Anne, but 18 years after his death his eldest son was raised to the peerage in 1748 by King George II as Baron Rolle.
Sarah Cecil, Countess of Exeter, formerly Sarah Hoggins, was the second wife of Henry Cecil, Earl of Exeter.
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