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Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (1736-1803) English nobleman. He commissioned the civil engineer James Brindley to build a canal to serve his mines at Worsley, Lancashire, and to carry the coal mined there to the industrial city of Manchester. Engraving from 'The National Portrait Gallery, Vol IV, by Joseph Jerdan (London, 1833).

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Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (1736-1803) English nobleman.  He commissioned the civil engineer James Brindley to build a canal to serve his mines at Worsley, Lancashire, and to carry the coal mined there to the industrial city of Manchester.  Engraving from 'The National Portrait Gallery, Vol IV, by Joseph Jerdan (London, 1833).