David Cecil (courtier)

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Sir David Cecil (c. 1460 – 1540) was an English nobleman, politician, courtier, and Member of Parliament.

He was born to a Welsh family, the third son of Richard Cecil ap Philip Seisyll of Alt-yr-Ynys, Herefordshire and settled near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

He was an alderman of Stamford in 1504–05, 1515–16 and 1526–27. He was made a Yeoman of the Chamber by 1506, a position he held all his life. He was elected Member of Parliament for Stamford in 1504, 1510, 1512, 1515 and 1523. He was a serjeant-at-arms from 1513 to his death and appointed Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Rutland from 1532 and High Sheriff of Northamptonshire from June 1532 to November 1533.

He probably died in September 1540 and was buried in St George's church, Stamford. He had married twice: firstly Alice, the daughter of John Dicons of Stamford, Lincolnshire, with whom he had two sons and secondly Jane, the daughter of Thomas Roos of Dowsby, Lincolnshire and widow of Edward Villers of Flore, Northamptonshire, with whom he had a daughter. He was succeeded by his son Richard.