Francis Egerton

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Francis Ronald Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland (born 18 February 1940) is a British peer.

He was educated at Eton and RAC Cirencester. In 2000, he succeeded his first cousin, once removed, as 7th Duke of Sutherland and 6th Earl of Ellesmere.

He ranked 357th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, with an estimated wealth of £230m in art and land.

PR consultants

Terence Fane-Saunders of PR firm Chelgate was reported in 2008 to be representing the Duke in 2008/09 during the period when the Duke was negotiating the sale of two paintings by Titian from his Bridgewater collection. One of the Titians - Diana and Actaeon - had been on public display in Britain for more than 200 years but could have been lost had the Duke sold to a private buyer. It was eventually sold to a group of public bodies for £50m in Feb 2009.[1]


  1. Reply Letters and emails: Bridgewater will stay put in Scotland, The Guardian, December 31, 2008