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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hugh Peniston Cecil 1941-2020

_. Hugh Peniston Cecil, who died 11 March, 2020, aged 78, was a scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury.

He was born 29 December, 1941, the second son of Lord [Edward Christian] David Cecil, [1902-86], by his wife the former Rachel Mary Veronica MacCarthy [1909-82], and was grandson of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury [1861-1947].

His elder brother was the actor Jonathan Cecil [1939-2011].

He married 20 Oct, 1972, Mirabel Walker, daughter of Richard Fife Walker, OBE [1910-2001], of The Close, Withington, Gloucestershire, by wife the former Christine Mabel Wilkes [1909-1968], by whom he had issue, two sons, Conrad [born 1973], and David [born 1978], and two daughters, Clementine [born 1975], and Stella [born 1984].

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Wiveton, near Holt, Norfolk, 23 March, 2020.

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