John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter
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John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter (1628 – February 1678), styled Lord Burghley from 1640 to 1643, was an English peer.
He was joint Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire from 1660 to 1673; after 1673, he held the Lord Lieutenancy for East Northamptonshire while the Earl of Peterborough held the West. From 1660 to 1676 he was Recorder of Stamford, and in November 1660, was granted the office of Keeper of the West Hay, Bailiwick of Cliffe, Rockingham Forest.
He married Lady Frances Manners (c. 1636–1660), daughter of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland, from which marriage there were two surviving children:
- John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter (c. 1648–1700)
- Lady Frances Cecil (d. 1694), married John Scudamore, 2nd Viscount Scudamore.
|English Interregnum||Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire
East Northamptonshire only 1673–1678
With: The Earl of Westmorland 1660–1666
The Earl of Peterborough 1666–1673
The Earl of Peterborough
|Peerage of England|
|Earl of Exeter
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