Thomas, was the eldest of William Cecil, Lord Burghley’s two sons. He was a distinguished soldier, traveller and patron of the arts. Sharing his father’s interest in architecture, he lived at Burghley for much of the time that the House was under construction and had a considerable influence upon its design. He also built large houses at Snape in Yorkshire and Wimbledon.
1688 Inventory, p.26? “My Lords Anty Roome……2 old pictures Earle Thomas,& his Lady 2 pictures in frames by –.”