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Henry Egerton

Henry Egerton (died 1 April 1746) was a British clergyman.

Egerton was a younger son of John Egerton, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater, by his second wife Lady Jane, daughter of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton. Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater, was his elder brother. He was Bishop of Hereford between 1723 and his death in 1746.[1]

Egerton married Lady Elizabeth Adriana, daughter of William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland, in 1720. Their son the Right Reverend John Egerton became Bishop of Durham and was the father of the seventh and eighth Earls of Bridgewater. Egerton died in April 1746. Lady Elizabeth survived him by almost twenty years and died in 1765.[1]

Henry Egerton and Elizabeth Adriana Bentinck had six children:

  • John Egerton
  • William Egerton
  • Henry Egerton
  • Lt. Col. Charles Egerton
  • Francis Egerton
  • Anne Egerton


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Benjamin Hoadly
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Lord James Beauclerk
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