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