Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, Baron Gascoyne-Cecil, KG, KCVO, PC, DL (born 30 September 1946), is a British Conservative politician. From 1979 to 1987 he represented South Dorset in the House of Commons , and in the 1990s he was Leader of the House of Lords under his courtesy title of Viscount Cranborne .
In 1789 James Cecil, the 7th Earl, was created the Marquess of Salisbury by George III. Titleholders First creation (1145) Patrick of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Salisbury (c. 1122-1168) William of Salisbury, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (d. 1196) Ela of Salisbury, 3rd Countess of Salisbury (1187–1261)
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