CECIL, Brownlow, Lord Burghley (1725-93).
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Family and Education
b. 21 Sept. 1725, 1st surv. s. of Brownlow Cecil, 8th Earl of Exeter. educ. Winchester 1732-42; St. John’s, Camb. 1744. m. (1) 27 July 1748, Letitia (d. 17 Apr. 1756), da. and h. of Hon. Horatio Townshend, s.p.; (2) 23 Apr. 1770, Anna Maria, da. of Job Cheatham of Sodor Hall, Yorks., s.p. suc. fa. as 9th Earl 3 Nov. 1754.
Ld. lt. Rutland 1751-79; recorder, Stamford 1754-d.
Burghley was elected on his family’s interest both for Stamford and Rutland in 1747, choosing to sit for Rutland. Classed as ‘for?’ in Newcastle’s list of the new Parliament, he succeeded to the peerage shortly after his re-election in 1754. He died 26 Dec. 1793.