EGERTON, of EGERTON and OULTON-PARK, co. Chester.
5 April 1617
The Rev. Sir PHILIP GREY-EGERTON, Bart., succeeded his brother, sir John, late bart., 24 May 1825, on which occasion he took the surname and arms of Grey in addition to Egerton, and obtained also a royal grant of supporters: born 6 July 1767, married, 14 Sept. 1804, Rebecca, da. of James Dupre, of Whilton Perk, Bucks, esq., and has issue, 1. PHILIP-DE-MALPAS, b. 13 Nov. 1806; 2. Charles-Dupre; 3. John-Francis ; 4. William-Henry; 5. Richard-Caledon; 8. Mary-Anne-Elizabeth; 7. Madelina, d, an infant; 8. Eglantine; 9. Fanny-Sarah; 10. Rebecca-Catherine.
The family of Egerton, one of the most ancient Had distinguished in the county of Chester, derives its origin from William le Belward, who was baron of Malpas under the Norman earls Palatine of that county. David de Malpas (surnamed the Clerk) eldest son of William le Belward, was grandfather of David, who assumed the surname of Egerton from the lordship of Egerton which mss his inheritance; and Robert, 2d son of William le Belward assumed the name of Cholmondeley, and was ancestor of the marquess Cholmondeley and lord Delamere (,see those titles in Debrett's Peerage). Sixth in descent from David de Egerton was
Philip Egerton, of Egerton, m. Margery, da. of William Mainwaring, of Ightfield, co. Salop, and d. 13 Ed. IV., having had issue,
1. William, who d. without issue in his father's life-time.
2. John, ancestor of the present bart.
3. Sir Ralph, who left a son, sir Richard, whom natural son, Thomas, was the celebrated lord chancellor Egerton, created viscount Brackley, 1616, ancestor of the present earl of Bridgewater.
JOHN Egerton, 2d son of Philip, m. Elizabeth, da. and h. of Hugh Done, of Oulton, co. Chester (by Anne, da. of James Tuchet, lord Audley), and d. 1 Rich. III., leaving a da., Susan, m. Randle Egerton, of Dynham, co. Norfolk, esq., and a son,
PHILIP, of Egerton and Oultan, m. Joan, da. and co-h. of Gilbert Smith, of Cuerdley, co. Lancaster, and widow of Richard Winnington, and d. 1534, leaving issue by her (who d. 1512) a da.,
Margaret, m. Hugh Starkey, of Oulton, and a son,
Sir PHILIP, m. Eleanor, da. of sir Randle Brereton, of Melpas, knt., and d. 17 July 1563, leaving issue by her (who d. 3 Nov. 1567) a da.,
Eleanor, m. her cousin, sir Randle Brereton, of Malpas, and a son,
JOHN, m. Jane, da. of Piers Mostyn, of Talacre, co. Flint, esq., and d. 1590, having had issue by her a da.,
Elizabeth, m. sir William Stanley, of Hooton, knt. and a son,
Sir JOHN Egerton, knt., b. 1551, knighted by queen Elizabeth 1599, and d. 27 April 1614; m., 1st, Margaret, da. of sir Rowland Stanley, of Hooton, knt., and had issue,
1. Philip, d. young.
2. Sir ROWLAND, the 1st bart.
3. John, killed by Edward Morgan, after having given him his life in a duel, 20 April 1608.
4. Peter, m. Margaret, da. of sir Thomas Hayes, knt., and alderman of London.
5. Richard, d. without issue.
6. Frances, m. John Minshul, of Minshul, esq.
7. Margaret, m., 1st, Thomas Hall: and 2dly, Laurence Whittaker, esqrs.
8. Mary, m. Richard Cartwright, of Aynho, co. Northampton, esq.
9. Katherine, m. sir Thomas Powell, of Horsley, co. Denbigh, bart.
I. Sir ROWLAND EGERTON, of Egerton and Oulton, the eldest surviving son, was knighted and created a bart. 25 April 1617; m. Bridget, da. of Arthur, lord Grey, lord-lieut. of Ireland, and sister and co-h. of Thomas, last lord Grey, of Wilton, by whom (who d. 28 July 1648) he had,
1. Thomas, m. Barbara, da. of sir John ST. John, of Liddiard-Tregoze, co. Wilts, d. without issue,
previous to his father.
2. Sir JOHN, 2d bart.
3. Sir Philip, ancestor of the present bart., of whom hereafter.
4. Arthur, d, s.p.
5. Rowland, of Cheddleton, d. s.p.
6 Charles, of Wallesley, d. s.p.
Sir Rowland d. 3 Oct. 1646, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
II. Sir JOHN, m. Anne, da. of George Wintour, of Dereham, co. Gloucester, esq., and had issue,
1. Sir JOHN, 3d bart.
3. Margaret, . Windsor Finch, of Rushock, co. Worcester, esq.
4. Anne, m. John Gardener, esq.
Sir John d. 1674, and was succeeded by his only son,
III. Sir JOHN, m. Elizabeth, da. of William, and sister and sole h. of Edward Holland, of Heaton and Denton, co. Lancaster, esq. ; and by her (who d. 3l May 1701) had issue,
1. Sir HOLLAND, 4th bart.
2. John, d. 19 Dec. 1704.
3. Edward, of Harleston, co. Stafford, d. unm. 1727.
4. Ralph, d. unm.
5. Thomas, In holy orders, rector of Sefton, co. Lancaster, and Cheadle, co. Chester, m. Frances, da, of John Beresford, of Beresford and Bentley co. Derby esq., and d. without issue 1762.
6. William, in holy callers, rector of Farthinghoe, co. Northhampton, m. Mrs. Bateman, and had issue---Frances.
7. Anne; 8. Elizabeth.
Sir John d. 4 Nov. 1729, and was succeeded by his son,
IV. Sir HOLLAND, m. 1712, Eleanor, youngest da. of sir Roger Cave, of Stanford, co. -Northampton, bart. (by Mary, sister of the right hon. William Bromley, speaker of the house of commons and principal secretary of state in 1713), and had issue,
1. John; 2. Holland; 3. Cave, all d. unm.
4. Sir EDWARD, 5th bart.
5. Sir THOMAS-GREY, 6th bart.
6. William, d, unm.
7. Mary, m. sir Ralph Asheton, of Middleton, co. Lancaster, bart.
8. Charlotte-Elizabeth, m. the rev. Ashburnham Legh, rector of Davenham.
Sir Holland d. 25 April 1730, and was succeeded by his son,
V. Sir EDWARD, who d. unm. 1743, was succeeded by his brother,
VI. Sir THOMAS-GREY, an. 14 .June 1748, Catherine, da. of the rev. John Copley, rector of Thornhill and Wakefield, co. York and had issue,
1. Sir THOMAS, 7th bart.
2. John, d. young.
Sir Thomas d. July 1756, and was succeeded by his son,
VII. Sir Thomas, m. 12 Sept. 1769 Eleanor Asheton, youngest da. and co-h. of the late sir Ralph Asheton, of Middleton, bart., and by her had issue,
1. Thomas, d. an infant.
2. Thomas-Grey, b. 21 Dec. 1780, and d. 20 Dec. 1793.
3. Eleanor, b. 21 July 1770, mar. 23 April 1794 Robert, earl Grosvenor, and had issue (see Debrett's Peerage, titles GROSVENOR and WILTON).
4. Louisa, b. 18 Jan. 1772; 5. Frances, both d. infants.
6. Frances-Mary, d. 8 Oct. 1796.
Sir Thomas was, 15 May 1794, created baron Grey de Wilton, and 26 June 1801, viscount Grey de Wilton, and earl of Wilton, of Wilton Castle, with remainder to Thomas Grosvenor, esq., 2d son, and Robert Grosvenor, 3d son of Robert, earl Grosvenor, and 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and every other son and sons by Eleanor, wife of the present earl Grosvenor. The earl d. 23 Sept. 1814, without issue male, when the titles of viscount and earl of Wilton became vested in his grandson Thomas Grosvenor, but the barony of Grey de Wilton of 1784 became extinct, and the title of bart. devolved upon his kinsman, John Egerton, of Oulton , esq., whose descent we now proceed to trace.
Sir PHILIP Egerton, of Oulton, 2d son of the 1st bart, m. Catherine da. and h. of Piers Conway, of Hendre, co. Flint, esq., and d. 15 Aug. 1698 having had issue by her (who d. Jan. 1706-7) besides 2 sons and 3 das., who d. infants, a son and h., John, who m. three wives, but d. without issue 1732, and a second son,
PHILIP, D.D, rector of Astburv, m. Frances, da. of John Offley, esq., and d. 1726, having had issue by her (who d. 1738)
1. Philip, m. Elizabeth, da. and co-h. of sir Griffith Jeffreys, of Acton, but d. without issue 1762.
3 Rowland, ,n. the widow of Thomas Bourne, esq.
4. Bridget, m. Edward Downes of Shrigley, co. Chester.
5. Elizabeth; 6. Katherine; 7. Frances, all d. unm.
8. Mary, m. Richard Puleston, of Havod-y-wern, co. Denbigh, esq.
9. Sibilla, m. sir Francis-Haskin-Eyles Styles, bart
JOHN Egerton (2d son of Philip, D.D.), b. 1697, m. Elizabeth, da. and h. of William Brock, of Upton, and d. 1770, having had issue by her (who d. 1756)
1. John, m., but d. without issue 1762.
3. Elizabeth, d. UNM.
4. Anne, m. rev. Roger Barnston, prebend of Chester.
5. Mary, m. Philip Puleston, esq.
PHILIP Egerton (2d but eldest surviving son and h. of John) b. 1738, m, his cousin, Mary, da. of sir Francis-Hastyn-Evles Styles, and sister and sole h. of sir John Styles; and d. 1786, having had issue by her (who d. Dec. 1821),
1. Sir JOHN, 8th bart.
2. Sir PHILIP, present bart.
3. William, of Gresford Lodge, co. Denbigh, b. 2 Aril 1770, some time accountant-general at Calcutta, m. 1807 Sibilla Bowel and has issue---1. Sibella---2. William---3. Mary Eyles---4. Anne---5. Elizabeth-Frances---6. Philip-Henry---7. Robert-Eyles.
4. Charles-Bulkeley, a lieut.-gen., b. 5 June 1774, m 1809, Charlotte, da. of sir Thomas Trowbridge, bart. and has issue---1. Charles-Trowbridge---2. Thomas-Graham---3. Francis-Phillip---4. A da., d. an infant.
5. Francis, lieut. R.N. d. 1799.
6. Thomas, major 29th foot, d. unm. 1812.
7. Rev. Rowland, took the name of Warburton in addition to, and after Egerton, by royal sign manual 1813, b. 9 March 1778, m. 1803, Emma, da. And h. of James Croxton, of Norley Bank, and niece of sir Peter Warburton, of Arley, bart., and has issue---1. Rowland-Eyles--- 2. Emma-Elizabeth---3. James-Francis---4. Henry-William---5. Frances-Mary---6. Maria-Sibylla---7. Peter---8. Charlotte---9. Sophia---
10. George -Edward.
8. David-de-Malpas, d. unm. 1809.
9. Richard, lieut.-col., b. 7 Oct. 1783, m. 1 Dec. 1814, Arabella, youngest da. of Harry Thomkinson, of Derfold.
10. Elizabeth, m. sir John Delves Broughton, bart.
11. Mary, m. Charles Leycester, 3d son of sir Peter Leycester, bart., and brother of lord de Tabley (see Debrett's , Peerage), and d. 1797.
12. Frances, ate. 1805 Thomas Tarleton, of Bolesworth, esq.
13. Sibilla, m. 1808, Randle Wilbraham, of Rode, co. Chester, esq.
VIII. Sir JOHN (eldest soft of Philip), succeeded to the baronetcy as above stated, on the death of the earl of Wilton; b. 11 July 1766, m. 9 April 1795, Maria, da. of Thomas-Scott Jackson, esq. Sir John took the surname of Grey, in addition to, and before that of Egerton, by royal sign manual, and obtained also a royal grant of supporters. He d. without issue 24 May 1825, and was succeeded by his next brother,
PHILIP, present bart.
Arms---(See Plate 2.) 1st and 4th EGERTON; argent, a lion rampant, gules, between three pheons, sable; 2d and 3d, GREY; barry of six, argent and azure, and a label of five points, gules.
Crests-1. EGERTON; three arrows, one in pale, and two in saltire, points downwards, or, barbed and fledged, argent, and banded together with a riband, gules; 2. GREY; a falcon, wings expanded, standing on a falconer's glove.
Supporters---Dexter, a lion, argent, ducally crowned, or; sinister, a wyvern, or; each gorged with a plain collar, azure, and pendent therefrom an escocheon, gules, charged with three pheons, 2 and 1, argent---Granted, pursuant to a royal warrant, 15 Nov. 1815.
Motto --- Virtuli, non armis, fido.
Seat---Oulton Park, co. Chester.