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The Most Honourable
 The Marquess of Exeter 

The Marquess of Exeter by Carlo Pellegrini, 1881.

In office
20 March 1867 – 1 December 1868
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by The Earl of Tankerville
Succeeded by The Lord Foley

Born 30 April 1825 (1825-04-30)
Died 14 July 1895 (1895-07-15)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lady Georgina Pakenham (d. 1909)

William Alleyne Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Exeter PC (30 April 1825 – 14 July 1895), styled Lord Burghley between 1825 and 1867, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household between 1866 and 1867 and as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms between 1867 and 1868.



Exeter was the eldest son of Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter, and Isabella, daughter of William Poyntz, MP.[1]

Political career

Exeter was elected to the House of Commons for South Lincolnshire in 1847, a seat he held until 1857,[1][2] and then represented North Northamptonshire from 1857 to 1867.[1][3] He served under the Earl of Derby as Treasurer of the Household from 1866 to 1867,[4] when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords. In March 1867 Derby appointed him Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, a post he held until December 1868,[4] the last nine months under the premiership of Benjamin Disraeli. In 1866 he was admitted to the Privy Council.[5]


Lord Exeter married Lady Georgina Sophia Pakenham, daughter of Thomas Pakenham, 2nd Earl of Longford, on 17 October 1848. They had at least nine children:

Lord Exeter died in July 1895, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Brownlow, who also became a government minister. The Marchioness of Exeter died in March 1909.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d William Alleyne Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Exeter
  2. ^ House of Commons: Lichfield and Tamworth to London and Westminster South
  3. ^ House of Commons: Northampton North to Nuneaton
  4. ^ a b Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  5. ^ London Gazette: no. 23137, p. 3983, 13 July 1866.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Christopher Turnor
Sir John Trollope, Bt
Member of Parliament for South Lincolnshire
With: Sir John Trollope, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Trollope, Bt
Anthony Wilson
Preceded by
Thomas Philip Maunsell
Augustus O'Brien-Stafford
Member of Parliament for North Northamptonshire
With: Augustus O'Brien-Stafford 1857
George Ward Hunt 1857–1867
Succeeded by
George Ward Hunt
Sackville Stopford-Sackville
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Otho FitzGerald
Treasurer of the Household
Succeeded by
Hon. Percy Egerton Herbert
Preceded by
The Earl of Tankerville
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms
Succeeded by
The Lord Foley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Brownlow Cecil
Marquess of Exeter
Succeeded by
Brownlow Cecil


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