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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sir Henry Cecil 1943-2013

_.Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil, the legendary racehorse trainer, who died 11 June, 2013, aged 70, was a scion of the Barons Amherst of Hackney (Baron UK, 1892). He was born posthumously 11 Jan 1943, third son of the Hon Henry Kerr Auchmuty Cecil (1914-1942), by his wife the former Elizabeth Rohays Mary Burnett of Leys (later Lady Boyd-Rochfort, wife of Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort) and daughter of Maj-Gen Sir James Burnett of Leys, 13th Baronet, CB, CMG, DSO, &c. Cecil was thrice married, 1stly in 1966, to Julie, daughter of Sir Noel Murless, by whom he had a son and a daughter. The marriage was dissolved in 1990, and he married secondly, in 1992, Nathalie Payne, with whom he had a son. That marriage was dissolved in 2002. In 2008 he married his former secretary, Jane McKeown, sister of the former jockey Richard Guest. -=-

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