David Cecil
William Heckington of Bourne
Richard Cecil
Jane Heckington

William Cecil Baron Burghley (1st)


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1. Mary Cheke

2. Mildred Cooke

William Cecil Baron Burghley (1st)

  • Born: 13 Sep 1520, Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • Marriage (1): Mary Cheke in 1541
  • Marriage (2): Mildred Cooke on 21 Dec 1546
  • Died: 4 Aug 1598, Burghley House, The Strand, London aged 77
  • Buried: Church of St. Martin Without, Stamford Baron, Lincolnshire

bullet   Another name for William was William Cecil Baron Burleigh (1st).

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Knighted: Knight of the Garter.

Occupation: Secretary of State, 1550-1553.

Occupation: Secretary of State, 1558-1572.

Occupation: Chief Advisor & Friend to Queen Elizabeth I, 17 Nov 1558-24 Mar 1603.

Occupation: Lord High Treasurer, 1572-1598.

William married Mary Cheke, daughter of Peter Cheke and Unknown, in 1541. (Mary Cheke died in Feb 1543.)

William next married Mildred Cooke, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke and Unknown, on 21 Dec 1546.

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