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Richard Egerton, of Ridley

Birthplace: Ridley, Cheshire, England
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Bunbury, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Ralph Egerton, Kt., of Ridley and Margaret Egerton
Husband of partner of Sir Richard and Mary Alice Grosvenor
Partner of Alice Sparks
Father of Thomas Egerton; Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley; Ralph Egerton and Dorothy Egerton
Brother of Eleanor Egerton
Half brother of Elizabeth Dutton

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About Sir Richard Egerton

  • Sir Richard Egerton1
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  • Sir Richard Egerton is the son of Sir Ralph Egerton.2
  • He lived at Ridley, Cheshire, England.1 He was also known as Ralph.3 He and Alice Sparke were associated circa 1539.1
  • Child of Sir Richard Egerton
    • 1.Dorothy Egerton1
  • Child of Sir Richard Egerton and Alice Sparke
    • 1.Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley+1 b. 1540, d. 15 Mar 1616/17
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 271. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1672. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 3.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley, PC (1540 – 15 March 1617) was an English nobleman, judge and statesman who served as Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor for twenty-one years.
  • Thomas Egerton was born in 1540 in the parish of Dodleston, Cheshire, England. He was the illegitimate son of Sir Richard Egerton and an unmarried woman named Alice Sparks. He was acknowledged by his father’s family, who paid for his education. He studied Liberal Arts at Brasenose College, Oxford, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1559. He then studied law at .... etc.
  • He married Elizabeth Ravenscroft and by her fathered:
    • Thomas, who married Elizabeth Venables; their daughter, Mary, was married to Thomas Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh
    • John (his heir),
    • Mary, who married Sir Francis Leigh.
  • As Solicitor General, Egerton became .... etc.

During this time his first wife died, and he married Elizabeth Wolley, the widow of Sir John Wolley, and daughter of Sir William More of Loseley, Surrey. He bought Tatton Park, in 1598. It would stay in the family for more than three centuries.[3] Also at this time - 1597 or 1598 - he hired John Donne as secretary. This arrangement ended in some embarrassment, since Donne secretly married Ann More, Elizabeth's niece, in 1601.

  • Elizabeth died around the beginning of 1600, and then Egerton married Alice Spencer, whose first husband had been Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby.[4][5] She survived him by two decades, and was an important patron of the arts, usually known as the Dowager Countess of Derby. .... etc.
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  • EGERTON, Thomas I (1540-1617), of Lincoln's Inn, Islington, York House and Harefield, Mdx. and of Chester.
  • b. 23 Jan. 1540, illegit. s. of Sir Richard Egerton of Ridley, Cheshire by Alice Sparke. educ. Brasenose, Oxf. 1556; L. Inn 1560, called 1572. m. (1) bef. 1576, Elizabeth (d.1588), da. of Thomas Ravenscroft of Bretton, Flints., 2s. John and Thomas II 1da.; (2) privately 1597, Elizabeth (d.1600), da. of William More I, sis. of Sir George More of Loseley, wid. of Richard Polsted and John Wolley, s.p.; (3) 1600, Alice, da. of Sir John Spencer†, of Althorp, Northants., wid. of Ferdinando, 5th Earl of Derby, s.p. Kntd. 1594; cr. Baron Ellesmere 1603, Visct. Brackley 1616.2
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Sir Richard Egerton's Timeline

Ridley, Cheshire, England
Age 20
Tarporley, Cheshire, UK
Age 30
Age 30
Doddlestone, Cheshire, England
Age 55
January 6, 1579
Age 69
June 11, 1579
Age 69
Bunbury, Cheshire, England
Bunbury, Cheshire, England