Arthur Egerton, 3rd Earl of Wilton

Arthur Edward Holland Grey Egerton, 3rd Earl of Wilton (25 November 1833 18 January 1885), styled Viscount Grey de Wilton from 1833 to 1882, was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament from the Egerton family.

Wilton was the third but eldest surviving son of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton and his first wife Lady Mary Stanley, daughter of Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby.

He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford[1] and was elected to Parliament for Weymouth in 1859, a seat he held until 1865, and also represented Bath between 1873 and 1874.

In 1875, seven years before he succeeded his father in the earldom, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Grey de Radcliffe,[2] in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

Lord Wilton married Lady Elizabeth Charlotte Louisa Craven, daughter of William Craven, 2nd Earl of Craven, in 1858. The marriage was childless. Lord Wilton died in January 1885, aged 51. On his death the barony of Grey de Radcliffe became extinct while he was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother Seymour John Grey Egerton.


  1. Hazell's Annual Cyclopaedia. Hazell, Watson and Viney, 1886 pg. 478
  2. Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. 1878 pg. 651

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lockyer Freestun
Robert James Roy Campbell
Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
With: Robert Brooks
Succeeded by
Henry Gillett Gridley
Robert Brooks
Preceded by
Viscount Chelsea
Donald Dalrymple
Member of Parliament for Bath
with Donald Dalrymple

Succeeded by
Nathaniel George Philips Bousfield
Sir Arthur Hayter, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Grey de Radcliffe
Preceded by
Thomas Egerton
Earl of Wilton
Succeeded by
Seymour John Grey Egerton
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