Seymour Egerton, 4th Earl of Wilton
Seymour John Grey
|Born||20 January 1839|
|Died||3 January 1898|
He was the owner and namesake of the Lord Wilton violin. A musician, he was an associate of Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan. His wife Laura Caroline (1842–1916), daughter of William Russell and Emma Campbell, was a noted beauty in the contemporary society scene. They married on 9 August 1862 and had two children, Arthur George Egerton, 5th Earl of Wilton (1863–1915), and Elizabeth Emma Geraldine Egerton (1865–1953). After his death, in 1899, his wife married Sir Frederick John William Johnstone.
His elder brother was Arthur Egerton, 3rd Earl of Wilton. His father was Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton (1799–1882) and his mother was Lady Mary Margaret Stanley, daughter of Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby. His paternal grandfather was Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster.
- Seymour John Grey Egerton, 4th Earl of Wilton, The Peerage