Wilbraham Egerton, 1st Earl Egerton
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
Wilbraham Egerton, 1st Earl Egerton (17 January 1832 – 16 March 1909) was an English Conservative Party politician from the Egerton family. He sat in the House of Commons from 1858 to 1883 when he inherited his peerage and was elevated to the House of Lords.
Egerton was the only son of the 1st Baron Egerton and his wife Lady Charlotte Loftus eldest daughter of the Marquis of Ely. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He was a Justice of the Peace for Cheshire and a captain in the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry.
In 1858 Egerton was elected Member of Parliament for North Cheshire and held the seat until it was reorganised in 1868. He was then elected MP for Mid Cheshire and held the seat until 1883, when he succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Egerton. He was the second Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal from 1887 to 1894. In 1897, he was created Earl Egerton. He died at the age of 77.
Egerton married Lady Mary Amherst, the only daughter of the 2nd Earl Amherst on 15 October 1857. They had one child, Lady Gertrude Lucia Egerton, who later married the future 8th Earl of Albemarle. His first wife died in 1892 and on 8 August 1894, Lord Egerton married Alice Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, the widow of the 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Wilbraham Egerton
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
George Cornwall Legh
|Member of Parliament for North Cheshire
With: George Cornwall Legh
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Mid Cheshire
With: George Cornwall Legh 1868–1873
Egerton Legh 1873–1876
Piers Egerton-Warburton 1876–1883
Hon. Alan Egerton
The Duke of Westminster
|Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
The Duke of Westminster
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Earl Egerton
|This biography of an earl in the peerage of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Conservative Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom born in the 1830s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (since 1801), for an English constituency is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|