EGERTON, Hon. William (1684-1732).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Feb. 1706 - 1708
1708 - 20 Apr. 1714
1715 - 15 July 1732

Family and Education

b. 5 Nov. 1684, 4th s. of John Egerton, M.P., 3rd Earl of Bridgwater, and bro. of Hon. Charles Egerton. m. Anna Maria, da. of Adm. Sir George Saunders, commr. of the navy, 3da.

Offices Held

Capt. 6 Ft. 1704; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1705-Mar. 1714, Dec. 1714-June 1715; brevet col. 1711; col. 36 Ft. 1715-19, 20 Ft. 1719-d.


William Egerton, who had been forced to sell his company in the Guards in March 1714,1 was reinstated after the Hanoverian succession and given a regiment in 1715. Returned for Brackley by his brother, the 1st Duke of Bridgwater, he voted with the Government in all recorded divisions till his death, 15 July 1732.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. HMC Portland, v. 408, 417.