EGERTON, William (c.1730-83).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 1780

Family and Education

b. c.1730, 2nd s. of Hon. Henry Egerton, bp. of Hereford, by Lady Elizabeth Bentinck, da. of William, 1st Earl of Portland, and gd.-s. of John, 3rd Earl of Bridgwater. educ. Eton 1742-5. m. 15 Aug. 1751, Mary, da. of Robert Kirke, 2s. 3da.

Offices Held

Sub-brigadier 2nd Troop Horse Gds. 1755, exempt and capt. 1764, cornet and major 1771, 2nd lt. and lt-col. 1773; ret. 1779.

Gent. usher to Princess Dowager of Wales 1761-72; yeoman and clerk of jewel office 1761- d.; lt.-gov. Scilly Isles 1776-9.


Egerton sat for Brackley on the Bridgwater interest; voted with the court (his one known vote in opposition was on the naval captains’ petition, 9 Feb. 1773); and is not known to have spoken in the House.

He died 26 May 1783.1

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Foster, Lancs. Peds.; Gent. Mag. 1783, p. 273, gives 16 Mar.; Collins Peerage, 26 Mar.