EGERTON, Hon. Sir William (1649-91).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Oct. 1679 - Jan. 1681
1685 - 1687
1690 - bef. 24 Dec. 1691

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

Offices Held

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

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Clutterbuck, Herts. i. 392; Chauncy, Herts. ii. 483; Baker, Northampton, 565; IGI, London.
  • 2. Luttrell, Brief Relation, ii. 320.