William Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton

William Tatton Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton (30 December 1806 – 21 February 1883) was a British peer and politician from the Egerton family.

Egerton was the son of Wilbraham Egerton and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet. On his father's side he was descended in the female line from the Hon. Thomas Egerton, of Tatton Park, youngest son of John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. He was returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Lymington in 1830, a seat he held until 1831, and then represented Cheshire North from 1832 to 1858. He was a major landowner in the Manchester area and a benefactor to Chorlton-cum-Hardy.[1] In 1859 Egerton was raised to the peerage as Baron Egerton, of Tatton in the County Palatine of Chester. He later served as Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire from 1868 to 1883.

Lord Egerton married Lady Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, in 1830. They had three children:

Lady Charlotte died in 1878. Egerton survived her by five years and died in February 1883, aged 76. He was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Wilbraham, who was created Earl Egerton in 1897.


  1. Lloyd, John M. (1972), The Township of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester: E. J. Morten, ISBN 0-901598-26-7
  2. "Honourable Beatrix Egerton". BBC Your Paintings.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter Boyd
George Burrard
Member of Parliament for Lymington
With: George Burrard
Succeeded by
George Burrard
William Alexander Mackinnon
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cheshire North
With: Edward Stanley 1832–41, 1847–48
George Cornwall Legh 1841–47, 1848–58
Succeeded by
George Cornwall Legh
Wilbraham Egerton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Westminster
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
Succeeded by
The Duke of Westminster
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Egerton
Succeeded by
Wilbraham Egerton
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