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NameFrances Egerton (née Stanley)
Livedb. ca. 1583-05-01 - d. 1636-03-11 (old)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner? - Miscellanea: EL 34/C/2manuscript owner? - Sermon on 2 Samuel 12:13-14: EL 11636 (35/B/57)
Linked SermonsA Funerall Sermon vpon the death of the Countesse -- subject of sermon (autograph: no)A Sermon Preached at Little Gaddesden -- subject of sermon (autograph: uncertain)Sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:18 -- manuscript owner? (autograph: uncertain)
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Source of DataODNB (Article: 65143); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 65143)
Other NoteFrances Egerton (née Stanley) was born in May 1583. In c. 1601, Lady Stanley married her stepbrother John Egerton (1579-1649). After the death of her father-in-law, Thomas Egerton, Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, in 1617, John Egerton became First Earl of Bridgewater, while her title became Countess of Bridgewater. The Countess was a keen collector of books and a patron of the arts. She died on 11 March 1636 and was buried at Ashridge, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. For the Countess of Bridgewater's book collection, see Heidi Brayman Hackel, Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
GEMMS record createdNovember 11, 2019
GEMMS record last editedNovember 11, 2019