Person:Robert Cecil (1)

Sir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
b.1 Jun 1563 Middlesex, England
m. 21 Dec 1545
  1. Elizabeth Cecil
  2. Anne Cecil1556 - 1588
  3. Margaret Cecil1562 -
  4. Sir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury1563 - 1612
  • HSir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury1563 - 1612
  • WElizabeth Brooke1560/61 - 1596/97
m. 31 Aug 1589
  1. William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury1591 - 1668
  2. Frances Cecil1593 - 1643/44
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Jun 1563 Middlesex, England
Marriage 31 Aug 1589 Middlesex, Englandto Elizabeth Brooke
Death[1][3] 24 May 1612 Marlborough, Wiltshire, EnglandSt. Margaret's Priory
Reference Number[1] Q704171?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, (1 June 1563 – 24 May 1612) was an English statesman noted for his skillful direction of the government during the Union of the Crowns, as Tudor England gave way to Stuart rule (1603). Salisbury served as the Secretary of State of England (1596–1612) and Lord High Treasurer (1608–1612), succeeding his father as Queen Elizabeth I's Lord Privy Seal and remaining in power during the first nine years of King James I's reign until his death.

    The principal discoverer of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Salisbury remains a controversial historic figure as it is still debated at what point he first learned of the plot and to what extent he acted as an agent provocateur.

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  2.   Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915)

    Cecil, Sir Robert, Earl of Salisbury, born June 1, 1560, son of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, whom he succeeded as secretary of state on his death in 1598. In that office he was in fact prime minister during the next five years of his life. He was sole secretary of state to James I. from 1603 to his death in 1612. He was one of the earliest and constant friends of the Virginia enterprise, and subscribed £333 6s. 8d. to its stock.