John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

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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.

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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.

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The 6th Earl's second son from his second marriage, Brownlow Cecil, 8th Earl of Exeter, would eventually succeed his brother to the title.

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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."' [1]

He also had a fourth and a fifth son, Francis and Charles. [2] 'The Hon. Charles Cecil, fifth son of John, sixth earl of Exeter, died young and unmarried, in 1726'. [3]

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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  2. The Royal Compendium: Being a Genealogical History of the Monarchs of England, from the Conquest to the Present Time: ... Together with the Descent of the Several Foreign Princes Now Reigning, and of the Several Noble and Eminent Families in England, that are Sprung from the Blood Royal of this Kingdom, Down to the Present Year. W. Owen: and G. Woodfall. 1752.
  3. Noble, Mark; Granger, James (1806). A biographical history of England, from the revolution to the end of George I's reign: being a continuation of the Rev. J. Granger's work ; consisting of characters disposed in different classes; and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads ; interspersed with a variety of anecdotes, and memoirs of a great number of persons. W. Richardson.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Bennet Sherard
Sir Thomas Mackworth
Member of Parliament for Rutland
16951700
With: Bennet Sherard 16951698
Richard Halford 16981700
Succeeded by
Richard Halford
Sir Thomas Mackworth
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Sherard
Lord Lieutenant of Rutland
17121715
Succeeded by
The Earl of Harborough
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Cecil
Earl of Exeter
17001721
Succeeded by
John Cecil