1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Egerton

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:976.



FRANCIS EGERTON ELLESMERE, 1 Earl of (younger son of 1 Duke of Sutherland 1758-1833). b. Arlington at Piccadilly, London 1 Jany. 1800; ed. at Eton and Ch. Ch. Ox.; M.P. for Bletchingly, Surrey 1822-26, for Sutherlandshire 1826-30, for South Lancaster 1834-46; a lord of the Treasury 1827; under sec. of state for Colonies, Jany. to May 1828; chief sec. to Marquis of Anglesey, lord lieut. of Ireland 1828-30; P.C. 28 June 1828; P.C. Ireland 9 Aug. 1830; sec. at war 30 July to 22 Nov. 1830; rector of Univ. of Aberdeen, Oct. 1838; created Earl of Ellesmere of Ellesmere, Salop, and Viscount Brackley of Brackley, Northamptonshire 1 July 1846; K.G. 7 Feb. 1855; lord lieut. of Lancashire 9 April 1856; author of Translations from the German and original poems 1824; Mediterranean sketches 1843; The pilgrimage and other poems 1856. d. Bridgewater house, St. James's, London 18 Feb. 1857. Journal of British Archaeol. Assoc. xiv, 184-6 (1858); Quarterly Journal of Geol. Soc. xiv, pp. xlv-xlvii (1858); Fraser's Mag. July 1835 p. 43, portrait; I. L. N. [Illustrated London News], viii, 60 (1846), portrait, xxxvi, 563, 568 (1860), portrait.