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Thomas Cecil, Knight

Also Known As: "Thomas Cissell"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Burghley, Stamford, Northamptonshire, England
Death: December 3, 1662 (83)
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Place of Burial: St Martins, Burghley, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter and Dorothy Cecil
Husband of Mary Cecil; Anne Lee and Susan Oxenbridge
Father of Dorothy Cecil; Anne Cecil; Frances Cecil; Elizabeth Cecil; Mary Cecil and 8 others
Brother of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter, PC, KG; Lady Lucy Cecil; Cathrine Cecil; Lady Mildred Cecil; Sir Richard Cecil, Earl of Wakerley and 12 others
Half brother of Georgi-Anna Cecil

Occupation: Engraver - made the 1st map of Maryland.  Painted portraits of Queen Elizabeth I & King Henry VIII, Knight
Managed by: P.J.
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About Sir Thomas Cecil

Sir Thomas Cecil married Anne Lee & they had 8 daughters. He married Susan Oxenbridge & they had 1 son, John Cecil. Sir Thomas painted portraits of Queen Elizabeth I & King Henry VIII. He was an engraver also. He came to America in 1635 & made the first map of Maryland. He was given a land grant for his effort by the English Crown. This was in Maryland.


From Hardin Clay Roots

"Alias: Sir Knight Thomas /Cecil/ There is yet to be proof that this Thomas Cecil was the engraver who came to Maryland, nor that the Thomas Cecil who married Susan Oxenbridge fathered these children, it is still speculative. Burke's Peerage does not give this 2nd marriage to Susan Oxenbridge,, but the Oxenbridge family is very clear that the marri age, which is documented in London marriage records, was to Sir Thomas Cecil".

Notes from fourth cousin- Carol Sidders "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."

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Sir Thomas Cecil's Timeline

December 30, 1578
Burghley, Stamford, Northamptonshire, England
Age 27
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Age 29
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Age 31
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Age 33
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Age 35
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Age 37
Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England