Lord Eustace Cecil

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Lord Eustace Brownlow Henry (Gascoyne-)Cecil (24 April 1834 – 3 July 1921) was a British, Conservative Party politician.

Cecil was the youngest son of James Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury by his first wife Frances Gascoyne and was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He served with the Coldstream Guards in the Crimean War from 1855 to 1856, rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1861 and retired from the army in 1863. On 18 September 1860, he had married Lady Gertrude Scott (the fourth daughter of John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon) and they had three children: Evelyn, later 1st Baron Rockley (1865–1941), Algernon (1879–1953) and Blanche Louise (1872–1945).

His book entitled Impressions of Life at home and abroad was published in 1865 by Hurst and Blackett of 13 Great Marlborough Street London. The book was a collection of papers which originally appeared in the St. James's Medley. Lord Eustace was concerned with the "Moral and material improvement of the vagabond population frequenting our large cities." The book describes midnight life in London as well as in New York. He also gives a comparison and description of prison discipline in French and English gaols. The book also describes a "Fortnight in Hati" and "A ride in Barbary".


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Bramston
and John Perry-Watlington
Member of Parliament for South Essex
1865 – 1868
With: Henry Selwin-Ibbetson
Succeeded by
Richard Baker
and Andrew Johnston
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Essex
With: Henry Selwin-Ibbetson
Constituency divided
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Storks
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Sir John Adye

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