Name: Jane Heckington
Birth: 1501 in Tickencote, Rutland
Note: Died age 87 (MI)
Death: 10 MAR 1588
Burial: 27 MAR 1588 St Martin Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire
PCTS: Portrait in ?The Cecils: privilege and power behind the throne- By D. M. Loades?. Portraits at Hatfield (in 1971) and Burghley.
MEM: St Martin?s Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire: tomb with husband
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Change Date: 27 JUN 2011
The daughter of a respected local family, higher born than her husband. [?The Cecils of Hatfield House? David Cecil 1973]
Also married William Welby.
In 1569, Jane?s son Edward Cecil was granted the wardship of Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, whose Edward's maternal grandfather was William Welby of Moulton, Lincolnshire.
Jane, daughter and heiress of William Heckington of Bourne, Lincs. He died 2 Mar 1553-54. This marriage brought him the splendid estate of Burleigh.
Jane Heckington was the daughter of William Heckington of Bourne, Lincolnshire and Alice or Anne Walcot. Around 1518, she married Richard Cecil of Burleigh, Northamptonshire (d. May 19,1552) and was the mother of William (September 13, 1520-1598), Anne, Margaret, and Elizabeth. Jane took no part in court life, although her husband was yeoman of the wardrobe from 1530. As a widow, Jane was noted for her piety and her good works at Stamford. Late in life she became difficult and demanding, partially because she suffered from poor eyesight. She was said to be careless about her appearance.
Portraits: artist unknown; effigy on monument in St. Martin?s Church, Stamford.
Father: William Heckington b: 1472
Mother: Alice Walcot or Walbeef b: ABT 1470 in Bourne, Lincolnshire
Richard Cecil b: 1495
- William Cecil b: 18 SEP 1520 in Market Place, Bourne, Lincs
- Margaret Cecil b: ABT 1536
- Type: Web Site
Author: Jorge H. Castelli
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Cecils: privilege and power behind the throne
Author: D. M. Loades