Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 6th Marquess of Salisbury
The Marquess of Salisbury
|Member of the House of Lords|
23 February 1972 – 11 November 1999
|Preceded by||The 5th Marquess of Salisbury|
|Succeeded by||seat abolished|
|Member of Parliament for |
23 February 1950 – 18 February 1954
|Preceded by||constituency established|
|Succeeded by||John Eden|
Robert Edward Peter Gascoyne-Cecil
24 October 1916
|Died||11 July 2003(aged 86)|
|Spouse(s)||Marjorie Olein Wyndham-Quin|
|Children||Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury |
Lord Richard Valentine Gascoyne-Cecil
Charles Edward Vere
|Parents||Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salibury|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Salisbury was the eldest and only surviving son of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, by Elizabeth Vere Cavendish, daughter of Lord Richard Cavendish. During the Second World War he served in the Grenadier Guards. He took part in the invasion of Normandy in 1944 with the 2nd Battalion and was a member of the first British unit to enter Brussels. He was later appointed Military Assistant to Harold Macmillan, then the Resident Minister in North Africa.
He later sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Bournemouth West from 1950 to 1954. In 1972 he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords. He also succeeded his father as President of the Conservative Monday Club. He supported the Salisbury Review and was also president of the Anglo-Rhodesian Society and Friends of the Union.
Lord Salisbury ran holdings of 8,500 acres around Hatfield House, and 1,300 acres at Cranborne Manor, Dorset. At the time of his obituary he owned property around Leicester and Leicester Square, London, held by Gascoyne Holdings.
Marriage and childrenEdit
Lord Salisbury married Marjorie "Mollie" Olein Wyndham-Quin (15 July 1922 – 12 December 2016), granddaughter of Windham Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, on 18 December 1945. Lady Salisbury was a noted gardener.
They had seven children:
- Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury (b. 30 September 1946)
- Lord Richard Valentine Gascoyne-Cecil (b. 26 January 1948 – 20 April 1978)
- Lord Charles Edward Vere Gascoyne-Cecil (b. 13 July 1949)
- Lord Valentine William Gascoyne-Cecil (b. 13 May 1952)
- Hon. Henry Gascoyne-Cecil (b. 3 May 1955 – 6 May 1955)
- Lady Rose Alice Elizabeth Cecil (b. 11 September 1956)
- Lord Michael Hugh Cecil (b. 23 March 1960)
- Copping, Robert, The Monday Club – Crisis and After May 1975, pps: 15 & 25, published by the Current Affairs Information Service, Ilford, Essex, (P/B).
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess of Salisbury
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