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Brackley, Viscount (E, 1616 - 1829)

 

Creation: let.pat. 7 Nov 1616

 

Extinct: 11 Feb 1829

 

Family name: Egerton

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Arms:

See Earl of Bridgewater

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Philip Egerton, of Egerton, co. Chester

born

mar.

Margery Mainwaring, dau. of William Mainwaring

children

1. William Egerton (dvp. and sp.), mar. Margaret Egerton, dau. of Sir Ralph Egerton, of Wrinehill, co. Chester

2. John Egerton, of Egerton, co. Chester (d. c. 1484), mar. Elizabeth Done, dau. and hrss. of Hugh Done, of Oulton, co. Chester, by his wife Margaret Touchet, (?sic) dau. of James [Touchet], 5th Baron Audley of Heleigh, and had issue:

1a. Philip Egerton, of Egerton and Oulton, co. Chester (d. 1534), mar. (1) Margaret Egerton, dau. of Ralph Egerton, of Wrinehill, co. Chester, and (2) Joan Winnington (widow of Richard Winnington), dau. and cohrss. of Gilbert Smith, of Cuerdley, co. Lancaster, and had issue by his second wife:

1b. Sir Philip Egerton, of Egerton and Oulton, co. Chester (d. 1563), mar. Eleanor Brereton, dau. of Sir Randle Brereton, of Malpas, co. Chester, and had issue:

1c. John Egerton, of Egerton amd Oulton, co. Chester (d. 1590), mar. Jane Mostyn, dau. of Sir Piers Mostyn, of Talacre, co. Flint, by his wife Ellen Griffith, dau. of Thomas Griffith, of Pant-y-Llong-du, and had issue:

1d. Sir John Egerton, of Egerton and Oulton, co. Chester (b. 1551; d. 27 Apr 1614), mar. (1) 1583 Margaret Stanley, dau. of Sir Rowland Stanley, of Hooton, co. Chester, by his second wife Ursula Smith, dau. of Thomas Smith, of Chester, co. Chester, and (2) Anne Burnard (dsp. 11 Dec 1619), dau. of Robert Burnard, of Knaresborough, co. York, and had issue by his first wife:

1e. Sir Roland Egerton, 1st Bt., of Egerton and Oulton, co. Chester

2e. John Egerton (k. by Edward Morgan in a duel 20 Apr 1608)

3e. Peter Egerton, mar. Margaret Hayes, dau. of Sir Thomas Hayes, Alderman of London, and had issue

4e. Philip Egerton (b. c. 1574; dsp.)

5e. Richard Egerton (dsp.)

1e. Frances Egerton, mar. John Minshull, of Minshull

2e. Margaret Egerton, mar. (1) Thomas Hall, and (2) Laurence Whittaker

3e. Mary Egerton (d. 22 Sep 1654), mar. Richard Cartwright, of Aynho, co. Northampton (b. c. 1563; d. 13 Jan 1637/8), and had issue

4e. Katherine Egerton (b. 1584), mar. Sir Thomas Powell, Bt., of Horsley

1b. Margaret Egerton, mar. High Starkey, of Oulton, co. Chester (d. 1516)

3. Sir Ralph Egerton, of Ridley, co. Chester, Standard Bearer of England (d. 4 Mar 1528), mar. Margaret Basset, dau. of Ralph Basset, of Blore, and had issue:

1a. Sir Ralph Egerton, of Ridley, co. Chester (bur. 11 Jun 1579), mar. Mary Grosvenor, 8th dau. of Sir Richard Grosvenor, of Eaton, co. Chester, by his wife Catherine Cotton, dau. of Richard Cotton, of Ridware, and had issue:

1b. Ralph Egerton, of Ridley, co. Chester (d. 14 Nov 1629), mar. Barbara Holford, dau. of Stephen Holford, of Allerston, and had issue

1b. Dorothy Egerton, mar. Richard Brereton, of Tatton, co. Chester

2b. Elizabeth Egerton, mar. Peter Warburton, of The Lodge, co. Chester (b. c. 1585; d. 1625), and had issue

Sir Ralph Egerton also had an illegitimate son by Alice Sparke, of Bickerton, allegedly a serving-maid in his house:

1b. Sir Thomas Egerton MP later 1st Baron Ellesmere later 1st Viscount Brackley

1. Helena Egerton, mar. William Wilbraham, of Woodhey

2. Anne Egerton

3. Catherine Egerton

4. Elizabeth Egerton

died

c. 1474

 

Thomas [Egerton], 1st Baron Ellesmere later 1st Viscount Brackley, PC

born

1540

mar. (1)

bef. 1576 Elizabeth Ravenscroft (d. 1588; bur. at Doddleston, co. Chester), dau. of Thomas Ravenscroft, of Bretton, co. Flint, by his wife Catherine Grosvenor, dau. of Richard Grosvenor, of Eaton, co. Chester

children by first wife

1. Sir Thomas Egerton (dspm. and vp. Aug 1599 ; bur. at Doddleston, co. Chester), mar. Elizabeth Venables, 1st dau. of Thomas Venables, of Kinderton, co. Chester, by his first wife Elizabeth Brereton, sister of William [Brereton], 1st Baron Brereton, and 1st dau. of Sir William Brereton, of Brereton, co. Chester, and had issue:

1. Mary Egerton (bur. 21 Mar 1669 at Stoneleigh, co. Warwick), mar. 11 Nov 1610 Thomas [Leigh], 1st Baron Leigh, and had issue

2. Vere Egerton (d. 4 May 1629; bur. in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester), mar. 1619 William Booth, of Dunham Massey, co. Chester (dvp. 26 Apr 1636; bur. in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir George Booth, 1st Bt., of Dunham Massey, co. Chester, by his second wife Katherine Anderson, dau. of Sir Edmund Anderson, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1582-1605, and had issue

3. Elizabeth Egerton (dsp.), mar. John Dutton (dvp. 1608), only son of Thomas Dutton, of Dutton

2. Hon John Egerton, later 2nd Viscount Brackley later 1st Earl of Bridgewater

1. Hon Mary Egerton, mar. Sir Francis Leigh KB, of Newnham Regis, co. Warwick, and had issue

mar. (2)

1596 Elizabeth Wolley (widow of (1) Richard Polsted, and (2) Sir John Wolley, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter; bur. 21 Jan 1599/1600 in St Paul's Cathedral, London), dau. of Sir William More, of Loseley, co. Surrey, by his wife Margaret Daniell, dau. of Ralph Daniell, of Swaffham, co. Norfolk

mar. (3)

20 Oct 1600 Alice Stanley (widow of Ferdinando [Stanley], 13th Baron Strange later 5th Earl of Derby; d. 23 Jan 1636/7; bur. at Harefield, co. Middlesex), 6th dau. of Sir John Spencer, of Wormleighton and Althorp, co. Northampton, by his wife Katharine Kitson, dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk

died

15 Mar 1616/7 (bur. at Doddleston, co. Chester)

created

21 Jul 1603 Baron Ellesmere, of Ellesmere in the County of Shrewsbury

7 Nov 1616 Viscount Brackley, of Brackley in the County of Northampton

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1572; Solicitor-General 1581-92; Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1584-87; Treasurer, Lincoln's Inn 1587; Attorney-General 1592-94; Chamberlain of Chester 1594-1603; knighted 1594; Master of the Rolls 1594-1603; Lord Keeper 1594-1603; Privy Councillor 1596; inherited the Tatton estates from his half-brother-in-law, Richard Brereton, of Tatton, co. Chester, 1598; Lord High Chancellor of England 1603-1616/7; Lord High Steward of England for the trial of Peers 1603 and 1616; Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1607-16; Chancellor of Oxford University 1610-17

 

John [Egerton], 2nd Viscount Brackley later 1st Earl of Bridgewater, PC

created

27 May 1617 Earl of Bridgewater

 

The Viscountcy of Brackley was held by the Earls of Bridgewater (Dukes of Bridgewater from 1720 to 1803) from 27 May 1617 until 11 Feb 1829, when on the death of Francis Henry [Egerton], 8th Earl of Bridgewater, all his titles became extinct.

 

 First written 27 Aug 2008

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