John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgwater (1623 - 1686) MP

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Birthplace: Dodleston, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in The Barbican, Red Cross Street, London, England
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About John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgwater

John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater PC (30 May 1623 – 26 October 1686) was an English nobleman.

He was a son of John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgewater and his wife Lady Frances Stanley. His maternal grandparents were Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby and his wife Alice Spencer.

According to the Will of King Henry VIII, his mother, at one time, was second-in-line to inherit England's throne. However, Lady Frances Stanley's older sister, Lady Anne Stanley, was passed over for King James VI of Scotland.

He served as Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (1660–1686), Cheshire (1670–1676), Lancashire (1670–1676), and Hertfordshire (1681–1686), in addition to being invested as a Privy Councillor in 1679. He was buried in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.

In 1641 he married to Elizabeth Cavendish (1626–1663), a daughter of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle and his first wife Elizabeth Basset. They had four children:

   * John Egerton, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater (9 November 1646 - 19 March 1701).
   * William Egerton (born 15 August 1649). He married Honora Leigh.
   * Thomas Egerton of Tatton Park.
   * Elizabeth Egerton (24 August 1653 - 1709). Married Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester.,_2nd_Earl_of_Bridgewater

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May 30, 1623
Dodleston, Leicestershire, England
July 22, 1641
Age 18
St. James', Clerkenwell, London, England
November 9, 1646
Age 23
Worsley, Eccles, Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England
Age 25
Age 26
Betley, , Staffordshire, England
March 16, 1651
Age 27
Tatton Park, , Cheshire, England
August 24, 1653
Age 30
Doddleston, Hertford, England
March 12, 1654
Age 30
Newborough, , Staffordshire, England
Age 32
Dodleston, , Cheshire, England
Age 36
Dodleston, , Cheshire, England