BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM CECIL 1ST BARON BURGHLEY 1520-

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Cecil

EVENTS

On 13 Sep 1520 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- was born to Richard Cecil 1495-1553 (25) and Jane Heckington -1587 at Bourne, Lincolnshire

Around 1530 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (9) educated at The King's School, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Around 1532 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (11) educated at Stamford School, Stamford, Lincolnshire

On May 1535 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (14) educated at St John's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

In 1541 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (20) educated at Gray's Inn, Temple, City of London

In 1541 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (20) and Mary Cheke -1543 were married

On 05 May 1542 Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (21) and Mary Cheke -1543

On 21 Dec 1546 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (26) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549 (20) were married

On 10 Sep 1547 an English army commanded by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47) defeated a Scottish army commanded by James Hamilton 1st Duke Châtellerault 1516-1575 (31) and Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus 1489-1557 (58) at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh. The English army included John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (43) , Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560 (47) and Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584 (22) . John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) and Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos -1573 were knighted. William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (26) accompanied Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47) .

In 1548 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (27) was appointed as Master of Requests

On Nov 1549 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (29) was imprisoned at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

On 05 Sep 1550 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (29) was appointed as Secretary of State

On Apr 1551 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (30) was appointed as Chancellor of the Order of the Garter

In 1553 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (32) was elected as Knight of the Shire: Lincolnshire

On 15 Jun 1553 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (32) signed during the My Device for the Succession

In 1555 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (34) built at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

In 1555 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (34) was elected as Knight of the Shire: Lincolnshire

On May 1555 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (34) accompanied Cardinal Reginald Pole 1500-1558 (55) at Calais

Around 1556 Frances Cecil 1556- was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (35) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549

On 05 Dec 1556 Anne Cecil 1556-1588 was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (36) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549

In 1559 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (38) was elected as Knight of the Shire: Lincolnshire

In 1559 William Cecil 1559-1559 was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (38) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549

On Feb 1559 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (38) was elected as Chancellor University of Cambridge

Around 1560 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (39) built

In 1561 William Cecil 1561-1561 was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (40) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549

On Jan 1561 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (40) was appointed as Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries

In 1563 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (42) was elected as Knight of the Shire: Northamptonshire

On 01 Jun 1563 Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (42) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549

On 01 Jul 1564 Elizabeth Cecil 1564- was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (43) and Mildred Cooke 1526-1549

In Aug 1564 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (30) visited Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire accompanied by William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 (54) and William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (43) . William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (43) was created as Master of Arts: Cambridge University.

In 1566 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (45) was created as Master of Arts: Oxford University at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire during the Elizabeth I's visit to Oxford University

On 25 Feb 1571 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (50) was created 1st Baron Burghley

In 1572 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (51) was appointed 356th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I

In 1572 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (51) was appointed as Lord High Treasurer

After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 painted (attributed) a portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-.

On 14 Oct 1586 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (57) , George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (28) , Henry Clinton 2nd Earl Lincoln 1539-1616 (47) , Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (45) , Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 (37) , Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593 (55) , Ambrose Dudley 3rd Earl Warwick 1530-1590 (56) , George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (58) , Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 (36) , William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (60) , William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (66) , Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (48) and Thomas Bromley Lord Chancellor 1530-1587 (56) were present on the side of the Presence Chamber, Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

In 1592 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- (71) was appointed as Master Dublin University

After 04 Aug 1598 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- was buried at St Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

After 04 Aug 1598. Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-. Elizabethan Period in St Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter. Leg Garter.

ANCESTRY

Father: Richard Cecil 1495-1553

GrandFather: David Cecil 1460-1540

1G GrandFather: Richard Cecil

GrandMother: Alice Dicons

Mother: Jane Heckington -1587

GrandFather: William Heckington