Edward Egerton

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Edward Egerton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
6 July 1866 – 1 December 1868
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by Austen Henry Layard
Succeeded by Arthur Otway
Personal details
Born 27 July 1816 (1816-07-27)
Died 27 August 1869 (1869-08-28)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lady Mary Pierrepont
(d. 1905)

Edward Christopher Egerton (27 July 1816 – 27 August 1869) was a British Conservative politician.


Egerton was the son of Wilbraham Egerton and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet. William Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton, was his elder brother.

Political career[edit]

Egerton sat as Member of Parliament for Macclesfield from 1852 to 1868 and for Cheshire East from 1868 to 1869. He served under the Earl of Derby and later Benjamin Disraeli as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs between 1866 and 1868.


Egerton married Lady Mary Frances, daughter of Charles Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers, in 1845. He died in August 1869, aged 53. Lady Mary remained a widow until her death in June 1905.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Brocklehurst
John Williams
Member of Parliament for Macclesfield
With: John Brocklehurst
Succeeded by
David Chadwick
William Coare Brocklehurst
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cheshire East
With: William Legh
Succeeded by
William Legh
William Cunliffe Brooks
Political offices
Preceded by
Austen Henry Layard
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Arthur Otway