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Bridgewater, Duke of (GB, 1720 - 1803)


Creation: let. pat. 18 Jun 1720


Extinct: 8 Mar 1803


Family name: Egerton




Argent a Lion rampant Gules between three Pheons Sable


On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion rampant of the first supporting an Arrow erect Or headed and feathered Argent


Dexter:   A Horse Argent gorged with a Ducal coronet Or;  Sinister:  A Griffin segreant Argent gorged with a Ducal Coronet Or beaked and legged of the last


Sic Donec



Scroop [Egerton], 4th Earl of Bridgewater later 1st Duke of Bridgewater

1st surv. son of John [Egerton], 3rd Earl of Bridgewater, by his second wife Lady Jane Powlett, 1st dau. by his second wife of Charles [Powlett], 1st Duke of Bolton


11 Aug 1681

mar. (1)

9 Feb 1703 Lady Elizabeth Churchill (b.c.1687;  d. 22 Mar 1713/4), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Sarah Jennings, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Jennings, of Sandridge, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon John Egerton, styled Viscount Brackley (b. 3 Feb 1703/4;  dvp. 30 Jan 1718/9)

1. Lady Anne Egerton (d. 15 Apr 1763), mar. (1) 22 Apr 1725 Wriothesley [Russell], 3rd Duke of Bedford, and (2) 23 Jun 1733 William [Villiers], 3rd Earl of Jersey, and had issue by her second husband

mar. (2)

4 Aug 1722 Lady Rachel Russell (mar. (2) 14 Dec 1745 Sir Richard Lyttelton KB;  d. 22 May 1777), 1st dau. of Wriothesley [Russell], 2nd Duke of Bedford, by his wife Elizabeth Howland, only dau. and hrss. of John Howland, of Streatham, co. Surrey

children by second wife

2. Lord Charles Egerton, styled Marquess of Brackley (b. 27 Jul 1725;  dvp. 2 May 1731)

3. Lord John Egerton, later 2nd Duke of Bridgewater

4. Lord William Egerton (b. 15 Jan 1728/9;  dvp. 10 Feb 1728/9)

5. Lord Thomas Egerton (b. 18 Apr 1730;  dvp. 1 May 1730)

6. Lord Francis Egerton, later 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

2. Lady Louisa Egerton (b. 30 Apr 1723;  d. 14 Mar 1761), mar. 28 Mar 1748 as his second wife Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, and had issue

3. Lady Caroline Egerton (b. 21 May 1724;  d. unm.)

4. Lady Diana Egerton (b. 3 Mar 1731/2;  dsp. 13 Aug 1758), mar. 9 Mar 1753 Frederick [Calvert], 6th Baron Baltimore


311 Jan 1744/5


18 Jun 1720 Marquess of Brackley and Duke of Bridgewater

suc. by

son by second wife


Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1702-11 and 1714-28;  Gentleman of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Denmark 1703-05, and his Master of the Horse 1705-08;  Lord Chamberlain to the Princess of Wales 1714-17;  Lord of the Bedchamber to the King 1714-17


John [Egerton], 2nd Duke of Bridgewater


29 Apr 1727


26 Feb 1747/8

suc. by



Francis [Egerton], 3rd Duke of Bridgewater


21 May 1736


8 Mar 1803


On the death of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater the Marquessate of Brackley and the Dukedom of Bridgewater became extinct and his other peerages passed to his cousin and heir male, John William Egerton, who succeeded as 7th Earl of Bridgewater.




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