James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury

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The Earl of Salisbury

DiedJune 1683
Spouse(s)Lady Margaret Manners
ChildrenJames Cecil, 4th Earl of Salisbury
Margaret Cecil, Countess of Ranelagh
Parent(s)Charles Cecil, Viscount Cranborne
Lady Diana Maxwel
Quartered arms of James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, KG, PC

James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, KG PC (1648 – June 1683), known as Viscount Cranborne from 1660 to 1668, was an English nobleman and politician.


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.[1] 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 a few months before his death due to his participation in the Rye House Plot.

On 1 October 1661, he married Lady Margaret Manners, a daughter of Francis Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland, and his wife formerly the Hon Frances Montagu.[2]

He died in June 1683 and was succeeded in his titles by his son James.


Lord Salisbury married Lady Margaret Manners, daughter of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland, in 1661. She bore him a son James and a daughter Lady Margaret Cecil.


  1. ^ "Cecil, James (CCL634J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ "Salisbury, Earl of (E, 1605)". Cracrofts Peerage. Retrieved 3 March 2018.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Cecil
Earl of Salisbury
Succeeded by
James Cecil