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Wilbraham Egerton, 1st Earl Egerton

Wilbraham Egerton, 1st Earl Egerton (17 January 1832 – 16 March 1909) was the second Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal from 1887 to 1894.

Egerton was the only son of the 1st Baron Egerton. On 15 October 1857, he married Lady Mary Amherst, the only daughter of the 2nd Earl Amherst and they had one child, Lady Gertrude Lucia Egerton, who later married the future 8th Earl of Albemarle.

In 1883, Egerton succeed to his father's title of Baron Egerton. His first wife died in 1892 and on 8 August 1894, Lord Egerton married Alice Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, the widow of the 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. In 1897, he was created Earl Egerton.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Egerton
George Cornwall Legh
Member of Parliament for North Cheshire
with George Cornwall Legh

Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of Parliament for Mid Cheshire
with George Cornwall Legh 1868–1873
Egerton Legh 1873–1876
Piers Egerton-Warburton 1876–1883

Succeeded by
Piers Egerton-Warburton
Hon. Alan Egerton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Westminster
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
Succeeded by
The Duke of Westminster
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New title Earl Egerton
Preceded by
William Egerton
Baron Egerton
Succeeded by
Alan Egerton


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