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History & family research project of Maurice Egerton, 4th Lord Egerton of Tatton Hall Cheshire

Note: This brief history is only in its preliminary stages and we acknowledge that errors may be contained in this report, but we request that any information or additional details be submitted to our research department at our email address.

 

Lord Baron Egerton of Tatton

1. The title Baron Egerton was created and acquired in 1859 by William Tatton Egerton (see portrait) (born 30 December 1806 - died 21 February 1883). He became the 1st Lord Egerton. William was also MP for Lymington, Cheshire North, from 1832 to 1858. He married Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Loftus on 18 December 1830, and they had two sons Wilbraham and Allan. This outstanding individual, William Tatton acquired many works of art, which were later sold by the family through Sotherbys. See this web site.

 


2. Wilbraham Egerton (son of William) was born on 17 January 1832 and died 16 March 1909 aged 77. Wilbraham became 2nd Lord Egerton on the death of his father in 1883. He was also created Earl Egerton of Tatton and Viscount Salford in 1897, as he was the driving force and Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal (1887 - 1894).(See editor's footnotes) Wilbraham married twice, (1) Lady Mary Sarah Amherst (sometimes recorded as Lady Mary Sarah Amhert) 15 October 1857, and (2) Alice Anne Montgomery 8 August 1894. Wilbraham had one daughter by his first wife, called Gertrude Lucia (9 January 1861 - 7 June 1943) and owing to the fact that Wilbraham had no male heir, the title Earl Egerton of Tatton and Viscount Salford became extinct on his death, he was the first and last Earl. The other title Baron Egerton was passed onto his brother Allan de Tatton Egerton. Wilbraham was the researcher and writer of the famous book on Indian and Oriental Armour and all the collection he had acquired during his research was eventually bequeathed and left to the Manchester Art Gallery.

 

3. Alan de Tatton Egerton (19 March 1845 - 9 September 1920) brother of Wilbraham became 3rd Lord Egerton in 1909 upon the death of his brother (Photo of Allan de Tatton) Allan married Anna Louisa Taylor in 1870 and they had 3 sons, (1) William (died as a child) (2) Cecil (died as a child) and (3) Maurice (1874 - 1958)

 

4. Maurice Egerton (4 August 1874 - 30 January 1958) youngest and only living son of Alan de Tatton Egerton inherited the title Baron Egerton and became Maurice 4th Baron Egerton in 1920 upon the death of his father, he also inherited Tatton Park. Maurice never married and died without heir in 1958 while living in Kenya, and the title Baron Egerton became extinct. Maurice spent most of his life in Kenya and is the primary character who is the subject of this new research project and we invite any contributions to this undertaking. Contact the editor.

 

Editor's Footnotes: (We may temporarily add to this page some of the comments and information regularly received from our many readers, pending our full report that will be released some time in the future (Probably in 2015). This report is under the personal supervision of one of our senior editors.

  • For additional information we invite you to visit our travel web pages on Africa where Maurice Egerton spent much of his life. (Please note the Campaign and Donation Fund to restore the Egertons Pipe Organ by The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust sponsored by the Delamere Group)

  • Visit our pages on trade and development in Kenya which Maurice Egerton helped in many positive ways.

  • Message from one of our students. Lord Maurice Egerton was loved by many.

  • One of our readers from Kenya recently submitted this blog as to whether Maurice Egerton hated women, it presents some interesting observations for our readers. Click here.

  • A report submitted by a reader. Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton.

 


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