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Wimbledon, Viscount (E, 1625 - 1638)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 Nov 1625

 

Extinct: 16 Nov 1638

 

Family name: Cecil

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Edward [Cecil], 1st Viscount Wimbledon, PC

3rd son of Thomas [Cecil], 1st Earl of Exeter, by his first wife Hon Dorothy Nevill, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Nevill], 4th Baron Latimer

born

29 Feb 1571/2

mar. (1)

10 Jul 1601 Theodosia Noel (bapt. 4 Jan 1584/5; dspm. shortly before 20 Mar 1615/6; bur. in Utrecht Cathedral, Holland), sister of Edward [Noel], 2nd Viscount Campden, and 2nd dau. of Sir Andrew Noel, of Brooke, co. Rutland, and of Dalby, co. Leicester, by his wife Mabel Harington, sister of John [Harington], 1st Baron Harington of Exton, and 6th dau. of Sir James Harington, of Exton, co. Rutland

children by first wife

1. Hon Dorothy Cecil (bapt. 24 Aug 1603; d. 17 May 1652)

2. Hon Albinia Cecil (bur. 30 Jan 1659/60 at St Giles's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex), mar. 3 Aug 1623 Sir Christopher Wray MP, of Ashby, co. Lincoln (bapt. 14 May 1601; bur. 13 Feb 1645/6 at St Giles's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex), 1st son of Sir William Wray, 1st Bt. MP, of Glentworth, co. Lincoln, by his second wife Francis Clifford, widow of Sir Nicholas Clifford, of Bobbing, co. Kent, sister and cohrss. of Sir Robert Drury, of Hawsted, co. Suffolk, and 1st dau. of Sir William Drury, Lord Deputy of Ireland, by his wife Elizabeth Stafford, dau. of Sir William Stafford, of Blatherwick, co. Northampton, by his wife Hon Dorothy Stafford, 1st dau. of Henry [Stafford], 1st Baron Stafford, by his wife Lady Ursula Pole, only dau. of Sir Richard Pole KG by his wife Lady Margaret Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Warwick and Salisbury, only dau. of George [Plantagenet], 1st Duke of Clarence, brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III, and had issue

3. Hon Elizabeth Cecil, mar. c. 1628-29 Frances [Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby of Parham, and had issue

4. Hon Frances Cecil (d. shortly before 31 Jul 1684), mar. (1) bef. 1631 James [Fiennes], 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele, and (2) 29 Mar 1675 Rev Joshua Sprigge, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

27 Feb 1616/7 Diana Drury (bur. sps. 5 May 1631 at Wimbledon, co. Surrey), sister and cohrss. of Sir Robert Drury, of Hawsted, co. Suffolk, and 3rd dau. of Sir William Drury, Lord Deputy of Ireland, by his wife Elizabeth Stafford, dau. of Sir William Stafford, of Blatherwick, co. Northampton, by his wife Hon Dorothy Stafford, 1st dau. of Henry [Stafford], 1st Baron Stafford, by his wife Lady Ursula Pole, only dau. of Sir Richard Pole KG by his wife Lady Margaret Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Warwick and Salisbury, only dau. of George [Plantagenet], 1st Duke of Clarence, brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III

only child by second wife

5. Anne Cecil (bur. 14 Dec 1618 at St Martin's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex)

mar. (3)

Sep-Oct 1635 Sophia Zouche (mar. as his second wife Sir Robert King, of Boyle Abbey, co. Roscommon, Muster-Master-General of Ireland (d. betw. 13 Apr and 18 Jun 1657); d. 12 Nov 1691; bur. at Ketton, co. Suffolk), dau. of Sir Edward Zouche, of Woking, co. Surrey, by his wife Dorothea Silking, of Denmark

only child by third wife

1. Hon Algernon Cecil (b. 23 Dec 1636; dvp. 1637)

died

s.p.m.s. 16 Nov 1638 (bur. in the chapel of St Mary's Church, Wimbledon, co. Surrey)

created

9 Nov 1625 Baron Cecil of Putney and Viscount Wimbledon

note

admitted to Gray's Inn 1590/1; had licence to travel abroad for three years 1594; entered the Dutch service, becoming Capt of Foot 1599-1633, Capt of Horse 1600, and Col of an English Regiment of Foot 1605-31; fought at the siege of Bommel 1599 and took part in the cavalry charge at Nieuport 1600; sent from England to lead a relieving force for Ostend 1601; knighted by Queen Elizabeth I 1601; Member of Parliament for Aldborough 1601, for Stamford 1609-11, for Chichester 1620-22 and for Dover 1624-25; took part in the expeditions to Brabant and Emden, and the siege of Grave, all in 1602; on the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 he was sent by his father from York to Scotland with an offer of service to the new King, by whom he was made a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber; Keeper of Mortlake Park, co. Surrey 1603-26; at the siege of Sluys 1604 and with Prince Maurice at Rhineberg 1606; Councillor of the Virginia Company 1609; Capt General of a British contingent of 4,000 foot which took a principal part in the siege and capture of Juliers 1610; Treasurer to the Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Elector Palatine 1613; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex 1620-22; Member of the Council of War for the Palatine 1620/1; commanded the English troops in Holland during 1621; took part in the attack on Bois-le-Duc and the relief of Bergen-op-Zoom 1622; in command of the British contingent at Waelwick 1624; appointed by the Duke of Buckingham Lieut General and Lord Marshal of the sea and land forces for the unsuccessful attack on Cadiz 1625; a Commissioner to consider the state of the Navy 1626, to survey the Office of Ordnance 1629/30 and to enquire into the Poor Laws 1630/1, to appoint Provost Marshals during the King's abscence in Scotland 1633, and of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in England and Wales 1633; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1626-38; again served in the Low Countries 1627, 1628, 1629 and 1631; Privy Councillor 1627/8; Keeper and Captain of Portsmouth 1630-38

 

On the death of the 1st Viscount Wimbledon both his peerages became extinct.

 

First written 16 Jan 2013

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