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22 May 2004, 2 April
2005, 9 Oct 2005, 5 July 2006, 22 Jan 2013, 21 March 2013, 1 May 2013
|The Mansion in 2013
|The Deer Park
||Tatton in bloom
||Memorial to Parachute Training School
|Under the Portico, April 2005
||Bell in the vegetable garden
||Detail of decoration
||Greek urn with musicians
Tatton Park is very well known in Cheshire and the Greater Manchester area.
It is owned by National Trust and has its own website.
The park has walks through mature woodand and around two lakes. In addition
to the 18th century mansion house, there is an old hall about three quarters
of a mile across the park, where you can enjoy a very informative tour. The
gardens are spectacular, particularly when the rhododendrons are in flower.
In addition there is a fern house and an orangery. There are numerous events
held in the grounds each year including a game fair and the Royal Horticultural
Society's show. During the Second World War, the park was used for parachute
training. Trainees jumped from a tethered balloon. The inscription on the plaque
Throughout most of the Second World War, Tatton Park was the dropping zone
for No. 1 Parachute Training School, Ringway. This stone is set in honour
of those thousands from many lands who descended here in the course of training
given or received for parachute service with the Allied Forces in every theatre
Tatton Park has the Old Hall, the Mansion, gardens, park walks and also a farm. Here are a few shots from October 2005
||Farm house kitchen
|There were no trading standards in the 19th century!
|Deer in March 2013
||Deer in Jan 2013
The Egerton Family
The Tatton Estate has a complex history. In the 12th century the land was owned
by the Tatton family, which took its name from
the place. A branch of the Massey family acquired the property in the late 13th
century. In the 16th century, the heiress, Joan Massey married William Stanley.
They had no sons but one daughter, variously named as Joan or Jane. She married
Sir Richard Brereton and their grandson, Richard Brereton, married Dorothy Egerton,
the daughter of Richard Egerton of Ridley. When Richard Brereton and Dorothy
died without issue the estate went to Dorothy's half brother, Thomas Egerton,
the illegitimate, but acknowledged son of Richard Egerton. Thomas Egerton was
a lawyer and became Lord Chancellor. He died in 1617. The family tree below,
taken from Ormerod, starts with Thomas Egerton. The family had connections with
many of the land owning families of Cheshire. In the late 18th century, the
land went back to the Tatton family when Hester Egerton, married William Tatton
of Wythenshawe. When Hester Tatton became sole heiress of her father, she took
the name of Egerton again and her son then succeeded to Tatton Park and Wythenshawe.
- 1. Sir Thomas Egerton, illegitimate son of Richard Egerton of Ridley. Lord
Chancellor of England, Baron Ellesmere of Shropshire from 1603, Viscount Brackley
of Northampton from 1616. Born about 1540 and died 15 March 1616/7, buried
at Dodleston in Cheshire.
- + Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Ravenscroft of Bretton in Flintshire. Died
1588 and buried at Dodleston.
- 2. Sir Thomas Egerton died before his father aged 25 in 1599 and was
buried at Dodleston.
- + Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Venables, baron of Kinderton. This couple
had three daughters so the estate passed to the next son, John.
- 2. John Egerton, 2nd son, created Earl of Bridgewater on 27 May 1617.
Lord President of Wales. Died 4 December 1649 and buried at Little Gaddesden
- + Frances Stanley, second daughter and co-heiress of Ferdinando Stanley,
Earl of Derby. Died in 1635 aged 52 and buried at Little Gaddesden, Herts.
This couple had four sons and nine daughters. The first, second and fourth
son died without issue.
- 3. James Egerton died without issue.
- 3. Charles Egerton died without issue.
- 3. John Egerton, 3rd son, became 2nd Earl of Bridgewater and died
26 October 1686. Buried at Little Gaddesden, Herts.
- + Elizabeth Cavendish, daughter of William Duke of Newcastle, died
14 June 1663 aged 37. This couple had six sons and three daughters.
We follow only two of the sons, the first and third.
- 4. John Egerton, KB, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater, ancestor of the
Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater.
- 4. Thomas Egerton of Tatton, born 16 March 1651, died 29 October
1685 and buried at Little Gaddesden, Herts.
- + Hester, daughter of Sir John Busby of Addington in Buckinghamshire.
She died 7 October 1724. This couple had four sons and a daughter
and we follow the eldest son.
- 5. John Egerton of Tatton Park, born 12 Feb 1679 died 9
July 1720 and buried at Rostherne
- + Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Barbour and Elizabeth Hill,
the sister and heiress of Samuel Hill of Shenston Park in
Staffordshire. She was buried at Rostherne on 10 February
1743. This couple had three sons and two daughters and we
need to follow two sons and the daughter Hester.
- 6. John Egerton of Tatton, eldest son, born 14 October
1710, died 4 January 1736, buried Rostherne.
- + Christian, daughter of John Ward of Capesthorne, married
April 1735. She died 22 December 1777 and was buried at
Rostherne. This couple had two daughters, Elizabeth and
- 6. Samuel Egerton of Tatton, born 28 December 1711,
MP for Chester and died 10 February 1780, buried at Rostherne. He inherited the fortune of his uncle, Samuel Hill, who died in 1758.
- + Beatrix, younger daughter and co-heiress of John Copley
of Battly, rector of Elmly in Yorkshire. She was buried
at Rostherne on 1 May 1755. This couple had one daugther,
Beatrix who married Daniel Wilson of Dalham Towers in Westmorland in 1778 and died without issue in 1779.
- 6. Hester, finally sole heiress, married May 1747 and
took again the name of Egerton on 8 May 1780. She died
9 July 1780 aged 72.
- + William Tatton of Wythenshawe, born 9 May 1749 and
died 21 April 1806, buried at Northenden. This couple
had a son and a daughter.
- 7. William was born 9 May and baptised
14 May 1749. He died 21 April 1806 and was buried
at Northenden. He was MP for Cheshire at the
time of his death. He assumed by Royal Licence
the name and arms of Egerton
of Tatton. He married four times.
Follow the link to
the rest of his family. Here we follow only the first
son of his second wife, Wilbraham Egerton.
- + 2nd wife Mary, 2nd
daughter of Richard Wilbraham Bootle of Rode, Esq.
She died 13 November 1784 aged 24, buried at Northenden
Egerton of Tatton Park, Esq. born 1 September
1781. He married at Rostherne on 11 Jan
Sykes, 2nd daughter of Sir Christopher
Sykes, Bart. She was his cousin, the daughter
of his aunt Elizabeth in generation 7. This
couple had seven sons, William, Wilbraham, Thomas,
George, Mark, Edward Christopher and Charles
Randle, of whom we follow only the eldest, William.
There were also three daughters; two died in
infancy and one aged 21. We follow only the
- 9. William Tatton Egerton, born 1806
MP 1859, made Baron Egerton of Tatton
in 1859, married 1830 and died 1883.
- + Charlotte Elizabeth Loftus,
daughter of the Marquess of Ely. This couple
had four sons and four daughters.
- 10. Wilbraham Egerton, 2nd Baron
Egerton, born 1832 married 1857 and died
1909 and succeeded by his brother, Alan.
- + Mary Sarah Amherst daughter of the
2nd Earl Amherst.
- 11. Gertrude Lucia Egerton, born
- 10. Loftus, died in infancy
- 10. Alan de Tatton Egerton, 3rd Baron
Egerton, born 1845 married 1867
- + Anna Louisa Watson daughter
of Simon Watson Taylor of Erlestoke Park
- 11. William Alan de Tatton Egerton,
born 1868 and died 1870
- 11. Cecil Egerton, born 1871, died
- 11. Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron
Egerton, born 1874 and died without
issue on 30 January 1958 when the
Egerton baroney became extinct.
- 10 Loftus Charles Egerton, born 1849
and died 1871.
- 7. Elizabeth Tatton, born 14 April 1748, married
Sir Christopher Sykes of Sledmere in Yorkshire, MP
- 3. Thomas Egerton, 4th son of 1st Earl of Bridgewater died unmarried
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