The Family Now
Burghley is still very much a lived in family home. Having been built by William Cecil 500 years ago, direct descendants have lived in the House ever since and it is currently home to Miranda Rock and her family. Miranda, as House Director, looks after the House and Collections on behalf of the Burghley House Preservation Trust, a charitable trust set up by her grandfather, the 6th Marquess of Exeter.
Following the death of the 6th Marquess the title passed to his brother and then his son, Michael. Now the 8th Marquess of Exeter, Michael lives with his family in Canada but takes an active interest in all manner of business at Burghley.