CECIL, Hon. Brownlow (1701-54), of Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 Mar. - 9 Apr. 1722

Family and Education

bap. 4 Aug. 1701, 2nd s. of John Cecil, M.P., 6th Earl of Exeter, by his 2nd w. Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Belton, Lincs. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1718. m. 18 July 1724, Hannah Sophia, da. and coh. of Thomas Chambers of London, merchant, 3s. 3da. suc.e. bro. John as 8th Earl 9 Apr. 1722.

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Recorder, Stamford 1722-54.


Returned as a Tory for Stamford in 1722, Cecil vacated his seat two weeks later on succeeding to the earldom of Exeter. He died 3 Nov. 1754, after firmly establishing his family’s control of both Stamford seats.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson