Egerton, John an English prelate, was born November 30, 1721; educated at Eton school; admitted a gentleman commoner in Oriel College, Oxford, May 20,1740; ordained deacon in Grosvenor Chapel, Westminster, December 21, 1745, and the following day priest. He became pastor of the Church at Ross, in Herefordshire, and January 3, 1746, was collated to the canonry of Cublington, in the Church of Hereford, where he was promoted to the deanery on July 24, 1750. July 4, 1756, he was consecrated bishop of Bangor, at Lambeth; November 12, 1768; translated to the see of Lichfield and Coventry, with which he held a prebend and residentiaryship in St. Paul's, and also the two preferments before mentioned, Ross and Cublington. He was elected to the see of Durham on July 8, 1771, and after enjoying several important positions, died in London, January 18, 1787. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.