EGERTON, Hon. Sir William (1649-91).
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Family and Education
b. 15 Aug. 1649, 2nd s. of John Egerton†, 2nd Earl of Bridgwater, and bro. of Hon. Charles Egerton*. educ. I. Temple 1673. m. 23 Sept. 1674, Honora, da. of Hon. Sir Thomas Leigh of Hamstall Ridware, Staffs., 1s. d.v.p. 4da. KB 23 Apr. 1661.1
Freeman, Chipping Wycombe 1672.
Egerton was returned unopposed for Brackley on his family’s interest in March 1690, at which time he was noted as a Whig by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†). He was an inactive Member, though in April 1691 he was noted as a Court supporter by Robert Harley*. Egerton died just before Christmas 1691, a new writ for Brackley being issued on 24 Dec. He was buried at Hemel Hempstead.2