BRIDGEWATER, FRANCIS EGERTON, 3RD DUKE OF


BRIDGEWATER, FRANCIS EGERTON, 3RD DUKE OF
   celebrated for his self-sacrificing devotion to the improvement and extension of canal navigation in England, embarking in it all his wealth, in which he was aided by the skill of Brindley; he did not take part in politics, though he was a supporter of Pitt; died unmarried (1736-1803).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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