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Lady Anna Grey-Egerton
7 July 1862

Volume 8, page 195, sitting number 10,401.

Born at High Legh in Cheshire on 28 December 1808, Anna Elizabeth Legh was the second surviving daughter of George John Legh and his wife Mary née Blackburn.

On 8 March 1832 at High Legh Chapel she married Sir Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton, 10th Baronet Egerton. Their marriage produced four children, including Rowland Grey-Egerton [whose portrait by Silvy appears on page 53 of this section].

Sir Philip was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a trustee of the British Museum, with a special interest in geology. He assembled one of the country’s largest and finest collections of fossils. He was also the Member of Parliament for the city of Chester 1830-1831, for Cheshire South 1835-1868 and for West Cheshire from 1868 until his death in 1881.

When the census was taken in 1861 the family were at their London residence, 28B Albemarle Street, Mayfair. The household included ten servants, among them a butler, an under-butler, a footman and a valet.

At the time of the 1871 census Sir Philip and Lady Grey-Egerton were at Oulton Hall, the Egerton estate near Little Budworth in Cheshire. In 1926 the house was destroyed by fire; in 1940 what remained was bombed by the Luftwaffe.

Lady Grey-Egerton died, aged 73, on 26 November 1882 at 28B Albemarle Street, Mayfair.

‘We have to announce the death of Dowager Lady Grey Egerton, which occurred at the family residence in Albemarle-street on Sunday last. The late Anne Elizabeth Lady Grey Egerton was the second daughter of the late Mr George John Legh, of High Legh, Cheshire, and married March 8, 1832, the late Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart., of Oulton Park, who was for many years M.P. for Cheshire (who died April 5, 1881), and by whom her ladyship had issue Sir Philip le Belward Grey Egerton, the present baronet; Captain Rowland Grey Egerton, in the Rifle Brigade; Anna Mary Elizabeth, married to Mr Henry R. Corbet, of Adderley, Salop; and Cecily Louisa, Countess of Selkirk’ (Morning Post, 28 November 1882).

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