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Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland

His Grace
The Duke of Sutherland
Born Francis Egerton
(1940-02-18) 18 February 1940
Alma mater Eton College
Royal Agricultural College
Title Duke of Sutherland
Earl of Ellesmere
Spouse(s) Mary Williams
Children James Egerton, Marquess of Stafford
Lord Henry Egerton
Parent(s) Cyril Reginald Egerton
Mary Campbell

Francis Ronald Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland (born 18 February 1940), known as Francis Egerton until 2000, is a British peer from the Egerton family.

Contents

  • Family 1
  • Career 2
  • Marriage and issue 3
  • Ancestry 4
  • Arms 5
  • References 6
  • External Links 7

Family

Sutherland is the son of Cyril Reginald Egerton, the grandson of Francis Egerton, 3rd Earl of Ellesmere. His mother was Mary, daughter of Sir Ronald Campbell.[1] Sutherland was educated at Eton and Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (Gloucestershire).

Career

In 2000, Sutherland succeeded his first cousin once-removed as 7th Duke of Sutherland and 6th Earl of Ellesmere. Most of Sutherland's wealth is in the form of the art collection put together by the first Duke's uncle, Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, which had been inherited by the Ellesmere line of the family. In 2008 he sold Titian's Diana and Actaeon to the National Gallery of Scotland and National Gallery in London for £50m.[2] He ranked 107th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2009, with an estimated wealth of £480m in art and land, including Mertoun House and Stetchworth House.[3]

Marriage and issue

Sutherland married Victoria Mary, daughter of Major-General Edward Alexander Wilmot Williams and his wife, Sybilla Margaret Archdale, on 11 May 1974.[1] They have two sons:

  • James Granville Egerton, Marquess of Stafford (born 12 August 1975), who is married to Barbara Schneider (of Austria). They have four daughters:
    • Lady Isabelle Victoria Egerton (born 10 December 2007)
    • Lady Louisa Anna Egerton (born 7 January 2010)
    • Lady Violet Mary Egerton (born 11 November 2011)
    • Lady Charlotte Mabel Ellesmere Egerton (born 26 March 2015)
  • Lord Henry Alexander Egerton (born 28 February 1977), who is married to Harriet Carter. They have three daughters:
    • Beatrice Georgina Egerton (born 7 June 2005)
    • Fenella Sybilla Egerton (born 18 January 2008)
    • Rose Evelyn Egerton (born 20 March 2011)

Ancestry

Arms

Arms of Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland

Coronet
The coronet of a Duke
Crest
On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion rampant of the first supporting an Arrow Or feathered and headed Argent
Escutcheon
Argent a Lion rampant Gules between three Pheons Sable
Supporters
Dexter: a Horse Argent ducally gorged Or
Sinister: a Griffin Or ducally gorged Azure
Motto
Sic Donec (Latin for "Thus until")

References

  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com Francis Ronald Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland
  2. ^ nationalgallery.org.uk 'Diana and Actaeon' is secured for the nation
  3. ^ Sunday Times Rich List 2009 The Duke of Sutherland

External Links

  • Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Egerton
Duke of Sutherland
2000–present
Incumbent
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
His Grace The Duke of Wellington
Gentlemen
His Grace The Duke of Sutherland
Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Abercorn
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