Cecilia Road, E8

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Commemorates Cecilia Heron (1507 – c1535), the third and youngest daughter of Sir Thomas More who lived in Shacklewell at a house later called the Manor House after her marriage to Giles Heron in 1525. Heron, who was born in Hackney, inherited his father’s property when he was just 17. More made him his ward educated at Cambridge University and in 1529 he became Member of Parliament for Thetford.

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