John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater

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The Earl of Bridgewater
Arms of Egerton: Argent, a lion rampant gules between three pheons sable[1]

John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater PC (30 May 1623 – 26 October 1686) was an English nobleman.

He was a son of John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgewater and his wife Lady Frances Stanley. His maternal grandparents were Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby and his wife Alice Spencer.

According to the Will of King Henry VIII, his mother, at one time, was second-in-line to inherit England's throne. However, Lady Frances Stanley's older sister, Anne Stanley, Countess of Castlehaven, was passed over for King James VI of Scotland.

He served as Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (1660–1686), Cheshire (1670–1676), Lancashire (1670–1676), and Hertfordshire (1681–1686), in addition to being invested as a Privy Councillor in 1679. He was buried in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.

In 1641 he married to Elizabeth Cavendish (1626–1663), a daughter of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle and his first wife Elizabeth Basset. Their children included:

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.1077, Duke of Sutherland
  2. ^ Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, Bridgewater, Earl of (E, 1617 - 1829) in Cracroft's Peerage. Accessed 15 June 2014.
Honorary titles
Vacant
Title last held by
The Lord Wharton
Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
1660 – 1686
Succeeded by
The Earl of Bridgewater
Vacant
Title last held by
The Earl of Bridgewater
Custos Rotulorum of Buckinghamshire
1660 – 1686
Succeeded by
The Lord Jeffreys
Preceded by
The 8th Earl of Derby
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and Lancashire
1673 – 1676
Succeeded by
The 9th Earl of Derby
Preceded by
The Earl of Essex
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
1681 – 1686
Succeeded by
The Earl of Rochester
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Egerton
Earl of Bridgewater
2nd creation
1649 – 1686
Succeeded by
John Egerton