James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
Salisbury was the son of Charles Cecil, Viscount Cranborne, the son of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury. His mother was Lady Diana Maxwell. He is said to have attended St John's College, Cambridge. In 1668 he succeeded his grandfather in the earldom. He was invested a Privy Councillor in 1679 and was made a Knight of the Garter a year later, but was expelled from the Council shortly before his death.
He died in June 1683 and was succeeded in his titles by his son James.
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- "Cecil, James (CCL634J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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