Lord Treasurer Staff of Office

Lord Treasurer Staff of Office is in Staff of Office.

Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (44). His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Around 1576 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 (93) wearing his Garter Collar and Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Around 1580 based on a work of 1565.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Radclyffe 5th Earl of Sussex 1573-1629 (6) wearing his Garter Collar and holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (23) (attributed). Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (64). His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

After 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (69). His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

On 04 Aug 1598 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (77) died. Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 (56) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghley. He was buried at St Martin's Church Stamford with a large free-standing Elizabethan Period monument under the north chapel arch, in coloured marbles with a figure on tomb chest under an arched canopy supported on paired columns. Attributed to Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter. In his right-hand he is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office; originally white.

The inscription one the monument is on contained within three panels: two on the south (Chancel) side, and one on the north (Chapel) side.

Sacred to God most good and great, and to memory. The most honourable and far renowned Lord William Cecil, Baron of Burghley, Lord High Treasurer of England, President of the Court of Wards, knight of the most noble order of the Garter, Privy Counsellor to the most serene Elizabeth, Queen of England, &c., and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, under this tomb awaits the second coming of Christ: Who for the excellent endowments of the mind, was first made Privy Counsellor to Edward the sixth, King of England; afterwards to Queen Elizabeth: under whom being intrusted with the greatest and most weighty affairs of this kingdom, and above all others approved, in promoting the true religion, and providing for the safety and honour of the commonwealth; by his prudence, honesty, integrity, and great services to the nation, he obtained the highest honours: and when he had long enough to nature, long enough for glory, but not long enough to his country, quietly fell asleep in Christ. He had two wives: Mary, sister of Sir John Cheeke (84), knight, of whom ie begat one son, Thomas (56), now Baron of Burghley; and Mildred (72), daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke (94), knight, who bore to him Sir Robert Cecil (35), knight, Privy Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and President of the Court of Wards; Anne (41), married to Edward, Earl of Oxford (48); and Elizabeth (34) to William Wentworth (43), eldest son of Baron Wentworth (73).

After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (attributed). Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. After 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Before 1623. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623. Around 1602 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612. Around 1650 based on a work of 1575.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604. 1568. Formerly attributed to Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584.

In 1622 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648 (32). Portrait of Thomas Edmondes Lord Treasurer 1563-1639 (59) with his Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

In 1623 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648 (33). Portrait of James Hamilton 2nd Marquess Hamilton 1589-1625 (34) with his Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Around 1660 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (41). Portrait of Thomas Wriothesley 4th Earl of Southampton 1607-1667 (52) holding his Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Around 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687 (30). Portrait of Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester 1642-1711 (43) wearing his Garter Robes including the Garter Collar and holding his white Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.