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About John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton, 4th Earl of Ellesmere
Lieutenant-Colonel John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton, 4th Earl of Ellesmere MVO KJStJ (14 November 1872–24 August 1944) was a British peer and soldier, known as Viscount Brackley before 1914.
Lord Brackley was the eldest son of the 3rd Earl of Ellesmere and his wife, Katherine. He fought in the Boer War and served with the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Scots, stationed at Edinburgh, during World War I, when he was mentioned in despatches.
On 28 October 1905, he married Lady Violet Lambton (the eldest daughter of the 4th Earl of Durham) and they had seven children:
Lady Anne Katherine (1908–1964), married Geoffrey Babington
Lady Jane Mary (1909–1978), married Richard Scrope
Lady Mary (born 1911), married Lt-Col. Conyers Scrope
Lady Susan Alice (1913–2010), married Maj. John Askew
Hon. John Sutherland (1915–2000)
Lady Margaret (1918–2004), married Sir Jock Colville
Lady Alice (1923–1977)
Lord Brackley inherited his father's titles in 1914. He sold his father's seat, St George's Hill House and its 964-acre estate, to master builder W. G. Tarrant, who went on to create Surrey's landmark St George's Hill estate. The new Earl then bought Hatchford End on the family's former estate at Hatchford Park for his unmarried sisters (Lady Mabel Egerton, Lady Alice and Lady Leila). He and Lady Violet moved to Burwood House, now Notre Dame School.
On his own death in 1944, he was succeeded by his only son, John.
A cricketer, he captained his own side to the West Indies in the winter of 1904–05.