Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
|On the east wall of the Burghley Chapel is this
monument to Richard Cecill who died in 1552 and his wife
Jayne who died in 1587. She is shown opposite to him
kneeling at a prayer desk. Richard is buried in a vault
in St Margaret's Church in Westminster but Jayne is
buried in the vault just near this monument.
The inscription on the monument reads as follows:-
In Happy Memory
Richard Cecill Esq. & Jayne
The said Richard was of the Robes to Kinge Henry 8 &
to King E.6.
He deceased ye 19 of May 1552 and is interred in St
Church in Westmr. He was sonne to David Cecill of
Stamford Esqr. High Sherif of ye county of Northampton in
the 33 & 34 yeares King H.8. and is buried in St
Church in Stamford. The said Jayne was daughter and heyre
of W'am Heckington of Bourne in ye county of Lincolne
She lived 87 yeares wherof she continued a widowe
35 yeares. She deceased ye 10th of March 1587. She was
a very grave religious Vertuous & worthy Matro &
excedingly in ye workes of piety & charity. She was
with much Honor & comfort& (By God His great
she lived to see her children & her childrens
children to ye
fourth & fift generation & yt in a plentifull
succession being a happy mother of yt most honorable Sr
Cecill Knight of ye most noble order of ye garter LO:
Lord High Trer of England who lyeth here by her
Margaret was first marryed to Roger Cave of Stamford Esqr
is discended Ser Thomas Cave & after to Ambrose Smith
Esquier. Elizabeth was first marryed to Robert Wingfield
Esquier of whom is discended Ser Robert Wingfield of
& after to Hugh Allington Esquier.
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