Francis Egerton (Royal Navy officer)
He joined the Royal Navy in 1840, and immediately saw active service due to the Oriental Crisis of that year: he served off the Syrian coast and was present at the bombardment of Acre. During the Crimean War he was in command of HMS Bailisk and in 1855 he reached the rank of captain. Egerton married Lady Louisa Caroline, daughter of William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, and sister of Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, in 1861.
He was aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria from 1865-1873. In 1873 he was promoted to rear admiral and he was placed on the retired list in November 1875. Following his retirement he continued to be promoted: in 1878 to vice admiral and in 1884 to the rank of admiral.
In his later years he was a resident of Surrey, where he continued his political activities as president of the Chertsey Division of the Central Liberal Council. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the county in 1893. He died at his home in Weybridge from heart disease aged 71 and was buried at Byfleet.
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