EGERTON, Hon. William (1684-1732).
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Family and Education
b. 5 Nov. 1684, 4th s. of John Egerton†, 3rd Earl of Bridgwater, by Jane, da. of Charles Powlett†, 1st Duke of Bolton. educ. ?travelled abroad (Germany). m. Anna Maria, da. of Adm. Sir George Saunders†, commr. of the navy, 3da.1
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.
Egerton’s father tried in vain to obtain for him a place in the Prince of Denmark’s household, making use of the interest of the Duke of Marlborough (John Churchill†). Egerton himself appears to have travelled abroad around this time, as it is probable that he was the ‘Mr Egerton’ who was reported to have made a good impression at the Court in Hanover in March 1704. Still under-age at the 1705 election, his brother, the 4th Earl, who was lord li