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Cecil tomb at Westminster Abbey

Cecil tomb, in St.Nicholas' chapel at Westminster Abbey.
Burial place of Mildred Cooke (died 1589) and her daughter Anne Cecil (died 1588) and her daughter Susan de Vere (bur 1629).






Location of Cecil tomb ("e", red circle) in St.Nicholas' chapel ("6") in Westminster Abbey.
See close-up. From [Brayley, vol.2, 1823].

Cecil tomb is p.167 and p.168 and p.169 in [Brayley, vol.2, 1823].
Has Latin transcripts (though no English translations).



Engraving of St.Nicholas' chapel, 1812.
Cecil tomb on RHS.
See full size. On sale here.
Printed in colour opposite p.119 in [Combe, 1812, vol.2].



Cecil tomb at Westminster Abbey.
Photo 2012. See larger and full size. See similar shot.
See shot from left and shot from right.

Effigies of Anne Cecil (higher) and her mother Mildred Cooke (lower).
Mildred's husband and Anne's father William Cecil, Baron Burghley is above.
To LHS is Burghley and Mildred's son the 1st Earl of Salisbury. See photo and photo.
To RHS are the three daughters of Anne Cecil (Elizabeth, Bridget and Susan de Vere).



Cecil tomb at Westminster Abbey. Upper part.
Photo 2012. See full size.



Detail of above.
Mildred's husband and Anne's father William Cecil, Baron Burghley put a small kneeling statue of himself on their monument with the inscription: "his eyes dim with tears for the loss of those who were dear to him beyond the whole race of womankind."
Photo 2012. See full size.




Central (lower) panel



Central (lower) panel.
Photo 2012. See full size.



Text of above.
Anne, Countess of Oxford; daughter of William Cecil, Baron Burghley; born 1556;
married Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford;
mother of Elizabeth, Bridget and Susan;
died 1588 in Greenwich Palace.




The row of panels at the bottom



1st panel in the row at bottom.
Photo 2012. See full size.



Text of above.
Robert Cecil, son of William Cecil, Baron Burghley, by his wife Mildred; born 1563;
married 1589 to Elizabeth Brooke.
He was still alive when this tomb erected by his father, not yet created 1st Earl of Salisbury.



2nd panel in the row at bottom.
Photo 2012. See full size.



Text of above.
Mildred Cooke, dau of Sir Anthony Cooke by his wife Anne, dau of Sir William Fitzwilliam.
Wife of William Cecil, Baron Burghley.
Their children were Anne, Robert and Elizabeth.



3rd panel in the row at bottom.
Photo 2012. See full size.



Text of above.
Burghley and Mildred's children:
Anne, wife of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford.
Robert.
Elizabeth, married William Wentworth.
Mildred died 1589, at Burghley House, Westminster, London.



4th panel in the row at bottom.
Photo 2012. See full size.



Text of above.
The three daughters of Anne Cecil and Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford:
Elizabeth de Vere (born 1575).
Bridget de Vere (born 1584).
Susan de Vere (born 1587).



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