John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton 4th Earl of Ellesmere

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About John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton 4th Earl of Ellesmere,_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.

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November 14, 1872
Bridgewater House, Saint James, Middlesex, England
October 28, 1905
Age 32
St Margarets, Westminster, London, England
March 26, 1908
Age 35
September 22, 1909
Age 36
September 4, 1911
Age 38
December 2, 1913
Age 41
May 10, 1915
Age 42
London, England
April 3, 1918
Age 45
Age 50
August 24, 1944
Age 71