Richard Cecil

Death 19 Mar 1553
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 187230348 · View Source
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Like his father Sir David Cecil, Richard was a courtier who rose in rank and influence in Tudor England.

In about 1519 he married Jane, the daughter of Sir William Heckington of Bourne in Lincolnshire. They were the parents of three daughters, Anne (also called Agnes), Elizabeth, and Margaret; and a son, William, who became one of the most politically powerful men in England.

Sir Richard died at Westminster in his house in Canons Row, and was buried at this church on 22 Mar 1553**.

An elaborate monument to him and his wife was later erected at St. Martin's Stamford in Lincolnshire, where she was laid to rest.

(**During his day the Julian calendar was in use, in which the new year began in late March rather than January as it now does. In order that the year of his death and burial correspond to our modern calendar, historians correct the year or, alternatively, express it as 1552/53.)

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  • Created by: Nancy Keller
  • Added: 10 Feb 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 187230348
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Cecil (unknown–19 Mar 1553), Find A Grave Memorial no. 187230348, citing St. Margaret's Churchyard, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Nancy Keller (contributor 47677119) .