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Egerton, Thomas, first Viscount Brackleylocked

(1540–1617)
  • J. H. Baker

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Egerton, Thomas, first Viscount Brackley (1540–1617), lord chancellor, was born on 23 January 1540, the illegitimate son of Sir Richard Egerton, landowner, of Ridley, Cheshire, and a servant girl called Alice Sparke. His grandfather was Sir Ralph Egerton. His father's family claimed descent from ...

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