Wilbraham Egerton

1st Sep 1781 - 25th Apr 1856

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Wilbraham Egerton, landowner, trustee and executor for Mrs L.W. Boode in place of James Dannett.

  1. Wilbraham Egerton (1781-1856) landowner, MP, JP and DL, of Tatton Park Knutsford Cheshire, left £260,000. His 4th son, Christopher Edward Egerton, (1816-1869) MP for Macclesfield 1852-68, East Cheshire 1868-9, left £120,000. 'He voted against condemning the indictment in Demerara of the Methodist missionary John Smith, 11 June, having presented a Macclesfield petition advocating it, 26 May 1824.'

Sources

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS) reference 1856/1; 1869/21; http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/member/egerton-wilbraham-1781-1856 [accessed 12/09/2017].

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Elizabeth Sykes
Children
William Tatton Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton (1806-1883)
Will

£180000 within province (PCC) + £80000 (York PC) = £260,000

Wealth at death
£260,000
School
Eton
University
Oxford (Brasenose) [1800-1803 ]
Religion
Church of England
Rubinstein
1856/1

Associated Claims (1)

£10,058 15S 4D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Shropshire Union Railway and Canal [1846466]  
£3260 

Physical (1)

Country house
Tatton Park 
description →
Country house and gardens. Much of the building of the house, collections and gardens date from Egerton's...

Political (1)

MP
Tory 
election →
Cheshire Cheshire
1812 - 1831

Relationships (1)

Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

Tatton Park, Cheshire, North-west England, England