James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
The Earl of Salisbury
|Spouse(s)||Lady Margaret Manners|
|Children||James Cecil, 4th Earl of Salisbury|
Margaret Cecil, Countess of Ranelagh
|Parent(s)||Charles Cecil, Viscount Cranborne|
Lady Diana Maxwel
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 a few months before his death due to his participation in the Rye House Plot.
He died in June 1683 and was succeeded in his titles by his son James.
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