Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton

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Elizabeth Egerton, neé Cavendish, Countess of Bridgewater (1626-1683) was a noblewoman, manuscript poet, playwright, and writer of religious meditations. She was the second of three daughters of William Cavendish, first Duke Newcastle upon Tyne (1593-1676), and Elizabeth Howard, neé Basset (1599-1643). Bess of Hardwick (1527-1608) was her great grandmother, and, after her father’s remarriage in 1745, she became stepdaughter to Margaret Cavendish, neé Lucas, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673). Elizabeth was styled Lady Elizabeth Cavendish until her marriage in 1641 to John Egerton, Viscount Brackley (1623-1686), later the second Earl of Bridgewater. Before her husband’s accession to the earldom, she was known as Lady Elizabeth Brackley. Being, in the words of her stepmother Margaret…

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Citation: Garret, Nicole. "Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14006, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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