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Anne Cecil (Lee)

Birthplace: Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Robert Lee, Lord Mayor of London and Joanna Lee (Sutton)
Wife of Sir Thomas Cecil
Mother of Dorothy Cecil; Anne Cecil; Frances Cecil; Elizabeth Cecil; Mary Cecil and 5 others
Sister of Joane Lee; Sir Robert Lee; Sir Henry Lee; Sir John Lee; Hugh Lee, of Little Bursted and 1 other

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About Anne Lee

  • 'Thomas CECIL
  • Born: 30 Dec 1578, Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England
  • Died: 3 Dec 1662, Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England
  • Buried: St Martins, Burghley, Lincolnshire, England
  • Father: Thomas CECIL (1º E. Exeter)
  • Mother: Dorothy NEVILLE (C. Exeter)
  • 'Married 1: Anne LEE 5 Jun 1605, Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Benjamin CECIL
    • 2. Charles CECIL
    • 3. Dorothy CECIL
    • 4. Frances CECIL (V. Saye and Sele)
    • 5. Isaac CECIL
  • Married 2: Susan OXENBRIDGE 1634
  • Children:
    • 6. John Baptist CISSELL
    • 7. Henry CISSELL
  • CECIL1
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  • 'Some account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the city of London: during ...
  • Some account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the city of London: during ...
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  • SIR ROBERT LEE, Merchant Tailor, was b. probably about 1550, at Bridgnorth, Salop, being son of HUMPHREY LEE, of that town, and brother of EDWARD LEE (who was living there 1602 with issue) and of ROWLAND LEE (bur. 3 Feb 1603/4, at St. Olave's Jewry, London), Citizen and Ironmonger of London. He was A. of Dowgate, (a) 18 Dec. 1593; of Cordwainer, 31 July 1599; and of Langbourne, 20 Apr 1602, till his death, 22 Dec. 1605. He was S. 1594-95, and M. 1602-03, During his Mayoralty occurred the death of Queen Elizabeth, 24 march 1602/3, on which day he accordingly proclaimed the new Sovereign, being thanked, by Royal Letters 28 March 1603, for the same. In the royal progress from Scotland to London, the King was met, 7 May 1603, on the confines of Middlesex and Essex (near Waltham), by Sheriff Swinnerson (Sheriff Pemberton being absent from ill-health), and at Stamford Hill by Lord Mayor Lee, by whom he was accompanied to the Charter House, where he stayed till the 11th, when he removed to the Tower of London. Eleven days later the Lord Mayor was Knighted, 22 May 1603, at Greenwich, and, on 25 July, with the Aldermen and 12 of the principal citizens, attended the Corona-
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  • tion, altho' the Royal party did not, as ws then customary, ride from the Tower of London to Westminster thro' the city, owing to the plague that was then prevalent therein. (a) He was a member of the Levant Company.
  • He m., firstly, about 1570, Joanna, (b) sister of Nicholas SUTTON and da. of Henry SUTTON, of London, Goldsmith. She was probably bur. at St. Leonard's, Shoreditch (about 1590?), where was bur., 10 Sept 1593, "Dorothy, da. of Robert Lee, Merchant Tailor". He m., Secondly, Mary, widow of William SMITH, Mercer (who d. 24 Dec., 1594), da. of Sir James HAWES, M. 1574-75. He d. 22 Dec. 1605, & was bur. 16 Jany 1605/6. (c) Funeral certif. (I., xvi., 220) in Coll. of Arms. Will dat. 20 april 1602; pr. 21 Feb 1605/6 (69 or 92 Stafford). Inq. post mortem, 4 Jac., shewing that he held manors and lands at Billesley, co. Warwick; at Twyford, in Willesden, co. Middx.; at Lawshall [near Bury], co. Suffolk, &c. His widow m. (as the 2d of his 3 wives) Sir Thomas GERRARD, 1st Bart., of the Bryn, co. Lancaster, who d. a Westminster, 16 Feb., 1620/1.
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  • By his first wife only, of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters were living at his death, viz.:-
    • I. SIR HENRY LEE, of Woodford, co. Essex, &c., son & heir, who was Knighted, 20 Dec. 1611, (e) at Theobalds. He m., firstly, about 1598, Mary, da. of Richard Gurney (A. of London), S. 1589-90. She (by whom he had 11 Children, bap. 16 Dec. 1599, to 31 Dec. 1617), (f) d. 31 Dec. 1617, & was bur. 15 Jany following. (b) Funeral cerfit. in
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    • Coll. of Arms (I., xvi., 394). He m. secondly, Thomazine, widow of William QUARLES (who d. 5 Jany 1618/9), sister of Sir John ALLOTT, M. 1590-91. She, who was bap. 21 Dec. 1569, at St. Margaret Moses, London, m.(thirdly) Sir Henry DAVY (who d. 1649), and d. Oct., 1651, being bur. at St. Mary's Reading. He d. 21 Jany, & was bur. 1 Feb. 1619/20 (a). Funeral certif. in Coll. of Arms (I., xv., 30). Will dat. 28 Nov. to 28 Dec. 1619; pr. 14 Feb. 1619/20 (11 Soame). Inq. post mortem, 5 Car. Of his issue, which was by his first wife only, but 2 sons & 3 daughters (Mary (b) then wife of Sir William MARTIN; Elizabeth, who, about 1646, married Sir Richard WINGFIELD, of Tickencote, Rutland; & Martha, then unm.) survived him. THOMAS LEE, the youngest son, bap. 5 Dec. 1611, (a) was of the Inner Temple, London, and d. unm., being bur. 27 April 1683; (a) while SIR JOHN LEE, the eldest son, bap. 12 Oct. 1606, (a) was of Lawshall, co. Suffolk, above-named, was Knighted 28 June 1629, and was bur. 22 May 1673, (a) having had issue by his second wife (mar. lic. 18 Jany 1632/3) Catharine, da. of William (FITZWILLIAM), 1st BARON FITZWILLIAM OF LIFFORD (a) (besides 3 daughters), a son, Fitzwilliam Lee, whose son & heir Thomas Lee, was living July 1680, being then under age and "heir-at-law" to his uncle, Thomas Lee, abovenamed.
    • II. SIR ROBERT LEE, of Billesley, co. Warwick, which he inherited from his Father, b. about 1573. Knighted before 29 May 1618. (c) He m. 10 Nov. 1600, at St. Peter le Poor, Anne, 1st da. of Sir Thomas Lowe, M. 1604-05. He d. at Blackfriars 19, & was bur. 22 Jany 1637/8, (a) aged 55. Funeral certif. in Coll. of Arms (l., xxiv., 89). Will dat. 8 July 1636; pr. 20 Jany 1637/8 (1.Lee). His widow d. about 1672, aged 90 or upwards. They had issue (besides Henry Lee and John Lee, who d. before their Father) 4 daughters (Anna Maria, m. Sir Robert JENKINSON; Frances, (d) m. firstly, Sir GERVASE ELWES, and 2ndly, Sir Richard EVERARD, Bart.; Elizabeth, m. Sir Richard SHUCKBURGH, Bart.; and Frances, BARONESS SEYMOUR OF TROWBRIDGE) and 2 sons, of whom (1) SIR ROBERT LEE, Knighted 21 Aug. 1642, was of Billesley afsd., but d. without male issue about 1659, aged about 57; and (2) SIR CHARLES LEE, bap. 30 June 1620, at St. Peter le Poor; Knighted 28 Dec. 1645, who succeeded his eldest brother in the Billesley estate, which he afterwards sold. He entered and signed his
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    • pedigree at the Heralds' Visitation of Warwickshire in 1683, and having m. and survived 4 wives, d. without male issue, & was bur. 18 Oct., 1700 at Edmonton, co Midx.
    • III. JOHN LEE, or SIR JOHN LEE, (a) a minor in 1605. He m., 19 May 1607, at St. Dionis, Backchurch, London, Sarah (bap. there 14 June 1590), sister of Sir John WOODWARD, of Weston sub Edge, co. Gloucester, da. of John WOODWARD, by Catherine (who d. 29 Oct 1613), da. of Thomas BRESSY. They had two sons (1) JOHN LEE and (2) ROBERT LEE, both living in 1613 at the death of their maternal grandmother.
    • IV. HUGH LEE, of Little Burstead, Essex, and of Tyford, in Willesden, co. Midx. He m., about 1617, Mary, da. of Francis BARNARD, of Eats Hanningfield, Essex. She survived him. He d. At. St. Barth. by the Exchange, London, 28 Mar, & was bur. 11 April 1620. Funeral certif. in Coll. of Arms (I., vx., 30). Admon., April 1620. Inq. post mortem, 20 Jac. They had issue two sons, viz., (1) ROBERT LEE, aged 2 1/2 years, and (2) THOMAS LEE, aged 14 weeks in April 1620.
    • 1. JOANE, 1st da. She m., firstly, before April 1602, William Gore, A. of London, S. 1615, whom see under that date.
    • ' 2. ANNE, 2d & yst. da. She m., 11 June 1605, at St. Andrew's Undershaft, being then aged 18 (Lic. Bp of London), the Hon. Thomas CECIL (bap. 1 Jany 1578), 5th son of Thomas, 1st EARL OF EXETER. They were both living, with issue, in 1619. (b). He was bur. 3 Dec. 1660, at St. Martin's Stamford.
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