John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter (15 May 1674 – 24 December 1721), known as Lord Burghley from 1678 to 1700, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
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He was the son of John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter, and Anne Cavendish. He sat as Member of Parliament for Rutland from 1695 to 1700, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. Between 1712 and 1715 he also served as Lord Lieutenant of Rutland.
John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley until 1678, was a British peer and Member of Parliament. He was also known as the Travelling Earl.
Anne Cecil, Countess of Exeter (c.1649–1704), was the wife of John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter.
Rutland was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Rutland. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1918, when it became part of the Rutland and Stamford constituency, along with Stamford in Lincolnshire. Since 1983, Rutland has formed part of the Rutland and Melton constituency along with Melton Mowbray from Leicestershire.
Exeter married, firstly, Annabella Grey, daughter of Ford Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville, in 1697. After her death in 1698 he married, secondly, Elizabeth Brownlow, daughter of Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet, in 1699. He died in December 1721, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son from his second marriage, John. Lady Exeter died in 1723.
Ford Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville, 1st Viscount Glendale, and 3rd Baron Grey of Werke, was an English nobleman and statesman.
Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet was an English Member of Parliament.
The 6th Earl's second son from his second marriage, Brownlow Cecil, 8th Earl of Exeter, would eventually succeed his brother to the title.
Brownlow Cecil, 8th Earl of Exeter, known as the Honourable Brownlow Cecil from 1701 to 1722, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
The 6th Earl also had a third son, named William, who was educated with his brother Brownlow 'at St. John's College, Cambridge, and gave great hopes that he would maintain the lustre of the family; "but died too early, to the concern of all who had the happiness of his acquaintance, July 19, 1717."'
He also had a fourth and a fifth son, Francis and Charles.'The Hon. Charles Cecil, fifth son of John, sixth earl of Exeter, died young and unmarried, in 1726'.
He also had a daughter, Lady Elizabeth Aislabie. She was the only daughter of the Earl, and wife of William Aislabie, Esq. of Studley, in Yorkshire, son and heir of John Aislabie, Chancellor of the Exchequor. She died in 1733, aged 26 years, and was buried at Ripon.
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William Alleyne Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Exeter PC, styled Lord Burghley between 1825 and 1867, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household between 1866 and 1867 and as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms between 1867 and 1868.
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.
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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.
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John Cecil, 7th Earl of Exeter was an English peer and member of the House of Lords, styled Lord Burghley from 1721 to 1722.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Thomas Mackworth
| Member of Parliament for Rutland |
With: Bennet Sherard 1695–1698
Richard Halford 1698–1700
Sir Thomas Mackworth
The Lord Sherard
| Lord Lieutenant of Rutland |
The Earl of Harborough
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| Earl of Exeter |