Dorothy Neville

Dorothy Neville

Female 1548 - 1608  (60 years)

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  • Name Dorothy Neville 
    Born 1548  Snape Castle, Snape, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Mar 1608  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I50803  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2018 

    Father John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer,   b. 0___ 1520, Snape, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1577, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Lucy Somerset, Baroness Latimer,   b. ~ 1524,   d. 23 Feb 1583  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 0___ 1545  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID F15761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter,   b. 5 Mar 1542, St. Mary The Great, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1623, Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 5
     1. William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter,   b. 0Jan 1565, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1640, Exeter House, St. James, Clerkenwell, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Richard Cecil
     3. Edward Cecil,   b. 29 Feb 1572
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F18882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Dorothy Neville, first wife of Thomas Cecil (1549-1608)
    Dorothy Neville, first wife of Thomas Cecil (1549-1608)

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy Cecil (Neville)
      Birthdate: 1548 (60)
      Birthplace: Snape Hall, Snape, Yorkshire, England
      Death: March 23, 1608 (60)
      London, Middlesex, England
      Place of Burial: City of Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
      Immediate Family:

      Daughter of John Neville, 4th Baron Latymer and Lucy Neville, Lady
      Wife of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter
      Mother of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter, PC, KG; Lady Lucy Cecil; Cathrine Cecil; Lady Mildred Cecil; Sir Richard Cecil, Earl of Wakerley and 13 others
      Sister of Elizabeth Danvers; Katherine Percy, Countess, Baroness, Lady; Margaret Neville and Lucy Cornwallis (Neville)
      Occupation: Countess of Exeter
      Managed by: Private User
      Last Updated: September 5, 2015

      Immediate Family

      Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter
      William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exete...
      Lady Lucy Cecil
      Cathrine Cecil
      Lady Mildred Cecil
      Sir Richard Cecil, Earl of Wakerley
      Edward Cecil, 1st Viscount of Wi...
      Mary Denny
      Susan Cecil
      Lady Elizabeth Hatton (Cecil)
      Christopher Cecil
      Dorothy Cecil

      About Dorothy Cecil

      Dorothy Neville1
      F, #52369, b. circa 1548, d. 23 March 1609
      Father Sir John Neville, 4th Lord Latimer b. c 1520, d. 23 Apr 1577
      Mother Lucy Somerset2 b. c 1524, d. 23 Feb 1583
      Dorothy Neville was born circa 1548 at of Latimer, Yorkshire, England; Age 29 in 1577.1 She married Sir Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, 2nd Baron Burghley, son of Sir William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Mary Cheke, on 27 November 1564 at Yorkshire, England.3 Dorothy Neville died on 23 March 1609 at London, Middlesex, England; Buried at Westminster Abbey.1,4
      Family Sir Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, 2nd Baron Burghley b. 5 May 1542, d. 8 Feb 1623
      William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter, Lord Burghley+5 b. Jan 1566, d. 6 Jul 1640
      Dorothy Cecil+2 b. 11 Aug 1577, d. 10 Nov 1613
      [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 485.
      [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
      [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 216-218.
      [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 217.
      [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 218.


      Dorothy Neville1
      F, #16340, b. circa 1546, d. 23 March 1608
      Last Edited=12 Nov 2013
      Consanguinity Index=0.28%
      Dorothy Neville was born circa 1546.3 She was the daughter of John Neville, 4th Lord Latymer and Lady Lucy Somerset.1,4 She married Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, son of William Cecil, 1st Baron of Burghley and Mary Cheke, on 27 November 1564.1 She died on 23 March 1608.1
      Her married name became Cecil.
      Children of Dorothy Neville and Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter
      Lady Lucy Cecil+1 d. Oct 1614
      Lady Mildred Cecil1
      Lady Dorothy Cecil+1
      unknown son Cecil1
      unknown daughter Cecil1
      unknown daughter Cecil1
      William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter+1 b. Jan 1565/66, d. 6 Jul 1640
      Sir Richard Cecil+1 b. 1570, d. 4 Sep 1633
      Edward Cecil, 1st Viscount Wimbledon+1 b. 27 Feb 1571/72, d. 16 Nov 1638
      Lady Mary Cecil+ b. 1573
      Thomas Cecil1 b. 1578, d. 3 Dec 1662
      Lady Elizabeth Cecil+1 b. 1578, d. 3 Jan 1646
      Lady Frances Cecil+1 b. 28 Feb 1580/81, d. 12 Jun 1653
      [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1363. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
      [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
      [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
      [S37] BP2003. [S37]


      Dorothy NEVILLE (C. Exeter)
      Born: 1548
      Died: 23 Mar 1608, London, England
      Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, England
      Father: John NEVILLE (4° B. Latimer)
      Mother: Lucy SOMERSET (B. Latimer)
      Married: Thomas CECIL (1° E. Exeter) 27 Nov 1564, Yorkshire, England
      1. William CECIL (2° E. Exeter)
      2. Richard CECIL (Sir M.P.)
      3. David CECIL
      4. Edward CECIL (1º V. Wimbledon)
      5. Thomas CECIL
      6. Dorothy CECIL
      7. Lucy CECIL (M. Winchester)
      8. Elizabeth CECIL
      9. Mildred CECIL
      10. Frances CECIL
      11. Mary CECIL
      From: NEVILLE (C. Exeter)


      Dorothy Neville Cecil
      Birth: unknown
      Death: May 22, 1608
      Wife of Thomas Cecil, Earl of Exeter. (bio by: David Conway)
      Family links:
      John Neville (1520 - 1577)
      Lucy Somerset Neville (1524 - 1583)
      Thomas Cecil (1542 - 1623)
      Lucy Cecil Paulet (____ - 1614)*
      Dorothy Cecil Alington (____ - 1613)*
      William Cecil (1566 - 1640)*
      Mary Cecil Denny (1573 - 1638)*
      Thomas Cecil (1578 - 1662)*
      Dorothy Neville Cecil (____ - 1608)
      Elizabeth Neville Carey (____ - 1630)*
      Katherine Neville Percy (1546 - 1596)*
      Burial: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
      Plot: Chapel of St. John the Baptist
      Find A Grave Memorial# 20618


      John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer (1520 – 22 April 1577) was an English peer, and the stepson of Katherine Parr, later the sixth wife of King Henry VIII.
      John Neville, born about 1520, was the only son of John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, by his first wife, Dorothy de Vere, daughter of Sir George Vere (died 1503) by Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir William Stafford of Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire. Dorothy de Vere was the sister and co-heiress of John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford.[1] She died 7 February 1527, and was buried at Well, North Yorkshire. After her death the 3rd Baron married secondly, on 20 July 1528, Elizabeth Musgrave, the daughter of Sir Edward Musgrave, by whom he had no issue. A few years after her death in 1530[citation needed] he contracted a third marriage in 1533 with Katherine Parr, the widow of Sir Edward Borough, by whom he also had no issue.[2]
      Katherine is said to have been a kind stepmother to the 3rd Baron's two children,[3] John and Margaret. In her will, dated 23 March 1545, Margaret stated was unable to render Katherine sufficient thanks 'for the godly education and tender love and bountiful goodness which I have evermore found in her Highness'.[4]
      There is some indication that Margaret was the 3rd Baron's father's favourite child, which, if true, might explain the turbulence which followed as John got older.[citation needed] As a teenager, John proved to be a confident sulking, lying, and over-sensitive boy.[citation needed] The 3rd Baron did not name his son as heir to his properties, and ensured that his son could not meddle with his inheritance or father's legacy.[citation needed] In the 3rd Baron's will, his wife Katherine was named guardian of his daughter, and was put in charge of the 4th Baron's affairs, which were to be given over to his daughter when she reached the age of majority.
      In January 1537, Neville, his sister Margaret, and step-mother Katherine were held hostage at Snape Castle during the Pilgrimage of Grace. The rebels ransacked the house and sent word to the 3rd Baron, who was returning from London, that if he did not return immediately they would kill his family. When the returned to the castle he somehow talked the rebels into releasing his family and leaving, but the aftermath to follow with Latimer would prove to be taxing on the whole family.[5]
      John Neville became 4th Baron Latimer at his father's death on 2 March 1543. Katherine remained close to her former stepchildren, and made the 4th Baron's wife, Lucy Somerset, a lady-in-waiting when she became queen consort to King Henry VIII.[6]
      In May 1544 the 4th Baron was involved with the siege of Edinburgh in Scotland and he was there knighted at Butterdean near Coldingham. He then went to war in France where he took part in the siege of Abbeville.
      The 4th baron was emotionally unstable in later life.[citation needed] In the summer of 1553, he was sent to Fleet Prison on charges of violence done to a servant. He was arrested for attempted rape and assault in 1557, and in 1563 he killed a man. Of the situation in 1553, Thomas Edwards wrote to the Earl of Rutland describing the violence which had taken place with the servant quoting "too great a villainy for a noble man, my thought." That this public violence occurred after the death of his step-mother, Catherine, might suggest that at least she had some sort of control over Neville while she was alive.[7]
      The 4th Baron died without male issue in 1577, at which time the title was wrongfully assumed by Richard Neville (died 27 May 1590) of Penwyn and Wyke Sapie, Worcestershire, only son of William Neville (15 July 1497 – c. 1545), second son of Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer. However according to modern doctrine, the barony fell into abeyance among the 4th Baron's four daughters until 1913, when it was determined in favour of Francis Money-Coutts, 5th Baron Latymer, a descendant of the 4th Baron's daughter Lucy.[8]
      In 1545, Latimer married Lucy Somerset, the daughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester, by his second wife, Elizabeth Browne, the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne, who became a lady-in-waiting to her husband's former step-mother, Queen Catherine Parr. They had four daughters:[9]
      Katherine (1545-46 – 28 October 1596), who married firstly, Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland, and secondly, Francis Fitton of Binfield.
      Dorothy (1548–1609), who married Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter.
      Lucy (c. 1549 – April 1608), who married Sir William Cornwallis (c. 1551 – 1611) of Brome, Suffolk.
      Elizabeth (c. 1550 – 1630), who married firstly Sir John Danvers (1540–1594) of Dauntsey, and secondly, Sir Edmund Carey. Her eldest son, Sir Charles Danvers (c. 1568 – 1601), was attainted and executed in 1601 for his part in the Essex rebellion.
      All of their daughters' first marriages above produced children.


      Sir Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, KG (5 May 1542 – 8 February 1623), known as Lord Burghley from 1598 to 1605, was an English politician and soldier.
      Thomas Cecil was the elder son of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, by his first wife, Mary Cheke (died February 1543). He was the half-brother of Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Anne Cecil, and Elizabeth Cecil.
      His father, although fond of both his sons, recognised that only Robert had inherited his political gifts: Thomas, he said sadly, was hardly fit to govern a tennis court. He did however inherit Burghley House.
      .... etc.
      Thomas Cecil married, firstly, Dorothy Neville, the daughter of John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer, by his wife, Lucy Somerset, daughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester; and, secondly, Frances Brydges, the daughter of William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos, of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, and widow of the Master of Requests, Thomas Smith, of Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), and Parson's Green, Middlesex.
      By his first wife, Thomas Cecil had eleven children:
      William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter.
      Catherine Cecil.
      Lucy Cecil, who married William Paulet, 4th Marquess of Winchester.
      Mildred Cecil.
      Sir Richard Cecil of Wakerley.
      Edward Cecil, 1st Viscount Wimbledon.
      Mary Cecil, who married Edward Denny, 1st Earl of Norwich.
      Dorothy Cecil, who married Sir Giles Alington.
      Elizabeth Cecil, who married firstly Sir William Newport alias Hatton, and secondly, Sir Edward Coke.
      Thomas Cecil, esquire.
      Frances Cecil, who married Nicholas Tufton, 1st Earl of Thanet.[3]
      Lord Exeter is buried in the chapel of St John the Baptist, Westminster Abbey.


      CECIL, Thomas (1542-1623), of Burghley House, Lincs. and Wimbledon, Surr.
      b. 5 May 1542, 1st s. of Sir William Cecil by his 1st w. Mary, da. of Peter Cheke of Pirgo, Essex; half-bro. of Robert Cecil. educ. privately; Trinity Coll. Camb. 1558; G. Inn 1559; travelled abroad 1561-3. m. (1) 27 Nov. 1564, Dorothy (d. Mar. 1609), da. and coh. of John Nevill, 4th Lord Latimer, 5s. inc. William, Richard and Sir Edward 8da.; (a) 1610, Frances, da. of William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos, wid. of Thomas Smith, 1da. (d. inf.). Kntd. 1575; suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Burghley 1598; KG 1601; cr. Earl of Exeter 1605.
      .... etc.


      Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 09
      Cecil, Thomas (1542-1622) by Augustus Jessopp
      CECIL, THOMAS, first Earl of Exeter, second Lord Burghley (1542–1622), eldest son of William Cecil, lord Burghley, by Mary Cheke [see Cecil, William], was born on 5 May 1542. He seems to have been brought up under tutors at his father's house, and never to have received a university education; he gave no signs of more than average ability, and it was probably because his father knew him to be deficient in capacity that he felt compelled to keep him in the background during his own lifetime. In June 1561 he was sent with Sir Thomas Windebank to travel on the continent, but he had hardly got to Paris before he began to exhibit a taste for dissipation, and he seems to have indulged that taste with much freedom. His father was greatly distressed by the reports he received, and in one of his letters expresses a fear that his son ‘will return home like a spending sot, meet only to keep a tennis court.’
      Windebank, when he had been in Paris for more than a year, wrote home in despair, saying there was no doing anything with the young man, whose idle and dissolute habits had quite got beyond his control, and recommended his being recalled. To this, however, his father did not agree, and we hear that in August 1562 they left Paris ‘secretly,’ and slipped away to Antwerp and thence made their way to Spires, Heidelberg, and Frankfort. Young Cecil's conduct showed no improvement, and though his father wished him to visit Italy and Switzerland he had no desire himself to prolong his stay abroad, and returned in the spring of 1563. In 1563 he was M.P. for Stamford, and again in 1571 and 1572. In 1564 he married Dorothy, second daughter and coheiress of John, lord Latimer, negotiations for the marriage having, it appears, been begun two years before. During the next five years we hear little of him, but during the rebellion of the northern earls in 1569 he showed a commendable activity, and did not forget to claim his reward. In 1570 the Earl of Sussex, under whom he had served, recommended him to the queen as deserving some recognition, and he wrote a letter of thanks, which has been preserved. If it be a fair specimen of his style of composition, he must indeed have been a man of but small ‘parts.’ Next year, on the occasion of the French ambassador visiting Cambridge, accompanied by Lord Burghley as chancellor of the university, and other notables, Cecil was admitted M.A. by a special grace of the senate. At a magnificent tournament held at Westminster during this year he took a prominent part, and received a prize at the hands of the queen for his prowess at the barriers. He had always had a desire for a military life, which his father would never allow him to gratify; but in 1573 he volunteered for the Scotch war without asking leave, and was present at the storming of Edinburgh on 28 May. In July 1575 he received the honour of knighthood on the occasion of the queen's visit to Kenilworth. When Leicester went in command of the English contingent to the Low Countries, Cecil accompanied him and distinguished himself by his valour in the campaign. In November 1585 he was made governor of the Brille, one of the cautionary towns. There was little cordiality between him and Leicester, for whom he entertained a scarcely disguised contempt; on the other hand, he was one of those who showed a loyal admiration for Sir John Norris.
      In August 1587 we find him among the mourners at the funeral ceremonies of Mary Queen of Scots, which were celebrated at Peterborough. In 1588 he was among the volunteers who served on the fleet equipped to resist the Spanish Armada. In 1584 and 1586 he was M.P. for Lincolnshire, and in 1592 for Northamptonshire. At his father's funeral in 1598 the queen gave order that he, as chief mourner, should ‘mourn as an earl.’ It was not until the summer of 1599 that he received his first preferment. He was made president of the council of the north. The instructions addressed to him by the queen give a most curious account of the condition of Yorkshire at this time, and of the widespread discontent that prevailed. Lord Burghley is charged to resort to strong measures to reduce the recusant gentry to obedience, and to hunt down the papists and the priests. He showed no reluctance to obey his orders, and before he had been in office two months he writes to his brother, Sir Robert Cecil, boasting, ‘Since my coming I have filled a little study with copes and mass-books.’ In October 1600 he had leave of absence, and being in London during the so-called rebellion of Robert, earl of Essex, in the following February, he took a leading part in suppressing the foolish riot and in proclaiming Essex a traitor with due formalities. In recognition of his service he was made a knight of the Garter, and installed at Windsor 20 May 1601. On the accession of James I (1603) he was sworn of the privy council, and on 4 May 1605 he was created Earl of Exeter. In April 1609 his wife, Lady Dorothy, died, and about the same time Sir Thomas Smith, master of requests to James I, being carried off by a fever, Lord Exeter consoled himself for his own loss by marrying Sir Thomas Smith's widow, though she was thirty-eight years his junior; she was daughter of William, fourth lord Chandos.
      He appeared but little at court after this—indeed, he was nearly seventy at the time of his second marriage. He had suffered a great deal from the gout for many years before, and he spent most of his time at Wimbledon House in comparative retirement, though his name occurs now and then upon commissions, upon all of which he certainly did not serve. The last years of his life were embittered by the scandalous lawsuits in which he found himself entangled through the quarrels that arose between his grandson and heir, Lord Roos, and the violent and wicked woman to whom that son was married. The story of the hateful business may be read in Mr. Gardiner's ‘History of Prince Charles and the Spanish Marriage.’ Lord Exeter died 7 Feb. 1622, in his eightieth year, and was buried in Westminster Abbey three days after, in the chapel of St. John the Baptist, where a splendid monument to his memory still exists.
      It is clear that the first Lord Exeter was a person of very ordinary abilities, and that if he had been born of other parentage we should have heard nothing of him. By his first wife, Lady Dorothy, he had a family of five sons and eight daughters. His eldest son, William, who succeeded to the earldom, was the father of the despicable Lord Roos who died before him, in 1618, and as he had no other son the earldom passed to Sir Richard Cecil, the first earl's second son, from whom the present Marquis of Exeter is lineally descended. The third son, Sir Edward Cecil, was created Viscount Wimbledon 25 July 1626, but dying in 1638 without male heirs the title became extinct [see Cecil, Sir Edward, Viscount Wimbledon]. Of his daughters, Elizabeth married, first, Sir William Hatton, and secondly Sir Edward Coke. The violent quarrel between this lady and her second husband was a cause câeláebre before the law courts in 1617. Lord Exeter imitated his illustrious father in founding a hospital for twelve poor men and two women at Liddington in Rutlandshire, and was a liberal benefactor to Clare College, Cambridge. By his second wife he had a daughter, who died in infancy. His widow survived him more than forty years. She died in 1663 and was buried in Winchester Cathedral.
      [Many of the authorities for the life of Thomas Cecil are given under Cecil, William, Lord Burghley. To them must be added: Calendars, Domestic, covering all the period of his life, passim; Birch's Court and Times of James I; Nichols's Progresses of Eliz. and Jas. I; Strype's Annals, II. i. 36, and elsewhere through his works; Cooper's Annals of Cambridge, ii. 278; Gardiner's Hist. of James I, vol. iii. chap. iii.; Spedding's Bacon's Life and Letters, vi. et seq.; Collins's Peerage, ‘Marquis of Exeter,’ ii.; Life and Times of Sir Edward Cecil, lord Wimbledon, by C. Dalton, 2 vols. 8vo, 1885; Froude's Hist. of England, vol. ix.; Motley's United Netherlands, i. and ii.; Col. Chester's Westminster Abbey Registers, p. 21, n. 5. There is a curious document quoted in the fourth report of the Hist. MSS. Commissioners, p. 125, which appears to throw some doubt upon the marriage of Thomas Cecil to Dorothy Nevill. The fact of that marriage is so certain that it is not worth while to discuss the matter here.]


      CECIL, Sir Edward (1572-1638), of Wimbledon House, Surr.
      b. 29 Feb. 1572, 3rd s. of Thomas Cecil, afterwards 1st Earl of Exeter, by his 1st w. Dorothy, da. and coh. of John Nevill, 4th Lord Latimer; bro. Richard and William. educ. G. Inn 1591; travelled abroad 1594. m. (1) 10 July 1601, Theodosia (d.1616), da. of Andrew Noel, sis. of Edward Noel, 2nd Visct. Campden, 4da.; (2) 27 Feb. 1617, Diana (d.1631), 3rd da. of Sir William Drury of Hawstead, Suff., 1da. (d. inf.); (3) Sept. or Oct. 1635, Sophia (d.1691), da. of Sir Edward Zouche of Woking, Surr., 1s. (d.inf.). Kntd. 1601; cr. Visct. Wimbledon 1625.
      .... etc.




      Notes from fourth cousin- Carol Argebright Sidders

      "I have Bryan Shelby Cecil/Sarah Cain Cecil as Edmund R. Cecil's parents. They are buried in Oran Ohio. But they have Edmund down as Edwin M. Cecil. Bryan's parents are William Wirt Cecil/Anna C. Wygal. William and Anna were born in Pulaski County, Virginia.William Wirt Cecil's parents were Thomas & Nancy Gratson. Thomas Cecil's parents were Samuel W. Cecil & Rebecca White. Samuel Cecil's parents were John Sesell Cecil & Elizabeth Sollers. Not sure but I found a Thomas William Cecil & Mary Katherine Joyner as John Sesell Cecil's parents. And for Thomas William Cecil's parents I have John Baptiste Cecil & Mary Calvert. Now we are talking about the mid 1600's for John & Mary. I found a note saying that maybe John Baptiste Cecil was born in England 1634. His parents were Thomas Cecil & Susan Oxenbridge. Now I don't know if this is Thomas the engraver. There was a Thomas Cecil that came over and drew a land map for the state of Maryland. He went back to England but sent a son over to claim some land for drawing up the map. But can't find his name on any boat or ship. Well I have his parents as Thomas Cecil & Dorothy Nevill. Thomas Cecil's parents William Cecil 1520 & Mary Cheke 1502-1528. Richard Cecil 1495 & Jane Heckington. David Syssell Cecil 1473 & Alice Dickens (Dicons) were Richard's parents. Philip Cecil 1447 & Maud Vaughn were David's parents. Not sure if all is correct! I have a big family. My mother and father had 11 children. David Wayne Argabright you have listed is my baby brother. He passed away at about six weeks old back in 1960. I will give you their names later. Thanks Carol."

      end of biography [1]

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