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Northampton, Earl of (E, 1618)

 

Creation: let. pat. 2 Aug 1618

 

Family name: Compton

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Arms:

See Marquess of Northampton

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William [Compton], 2nd Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Northampton, KG PC

1st son of Henry [Compton], 1st Baron Compton, by his first wife Lady Frances Hastings, dau. of Francis [Hastings], 2nd Earl of Huntingdon

born

bef. 1572

mar.

1594 Elizabeth Spencer (d. c. 1632), only child of Sir John Spencer, Lord Mayor of London 1594-95, of Canonbury in Islington, co. Middlesex, by his wife Alice Cox, widow of (1) Henry Leake, and (2) William Cox, and dau. of Thomas Blomfield, of London

children

1. Hon Spencer Compton, later 3rd Baron Compton later 2nd Earl of Northampton

1. Lady Elizabeth Compton

2. Lady Anne Compton (d. 17 Aug 1675), mar. Dec 1622 Ulick [Bourke], 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, and had issue

died

24 Jun 1630

created

2 Aug 1618 Earl of Northampton

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 10 Dec 1589 as 2nd Baron Compton;  Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1603 and 1604;  cr. Knight of the Bath 1604/5;  Lord President of the Council of Wales 1617-30;  Lord Lieutenant of North and South Wales, with Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire (1617), and of Gloucestershire 1622;  Knight of the Garter 1628;  Privy Councillor 1629

 

Spencer [Compton], 3rd Baron Compton later 2nd Earl of Northampton

born

May 1601

mar.

Oct 1621 Mary Beaumont, dau. of Sir Francis Beaumont, of Cole Orton, co. Leicester

children

1. Hon James Compton, later 3rd Earl of Northampton

2. Hon Sir Charles Compton (dspm. Nov 1661), mar. Mary Fermor, and had issue

3. Hon Sir William Compton (d. 18 Oct 1663), mar. c. 1651 Elizabeth Alington, widow of William [Alington], 1st Baron Alington, and 1st dau. of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Bt., of Helmingham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Stanhope, dau. and cohrss. in her issue by his second wife of John [Stanhope], 1st Baron Stanhope of Harrington

4. Hon Sir Spencer Compton (d. 1659)

5. Lt Gen Hon Sir Francis Compton (d. 20 Dec 1716)

6. Rt Rev Hon Henry Compton, Bishop of London 1675-1712 (d. 7 Jul 1713)

1. Lady Anne Compton, mar. Feb 1666 Sir Hugh Cholmley, 4th Bt., of Whitby, co. York, Governor of Tangiers (d. 9 Jan 1688), and had issue

2. Lady Penelope Compton, mar. Sir John Nicholas KB, Secretary of State to both King Charles I and King Charles II, and had issue

died

19 Mar 1642/3

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath 1616;  Member of Parliament for Ludlow 1621-22;  Master of the Robes to the Prince of Wales 1622-25, and to the King 1625-28;  sum. to Parliament v.p. 1 Apr 1626 in his father's Barony of Compton;  Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire 1630

 

James [Compton], 3rd Earl of Northampton, PC

born

19 Aug 1622

mar. (1)

5 Jul 1647 Lady Isabella Sackville (d. 14 Oct 1661), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard [Sackville], 3rd Earl of Dorset, by his wife Lady Anne Clifford, de jure suo jure Baroness Clifford, dau. and hrss. of George [Clifford], 3rd Earl of Cumberland

only child by first wife

1. Lady Alathea Compton (b. 14 Mar 1661; dsp. 14 Oct 1678), mar. Edward Hungerford (dsp. Sep 1681), 1st son by his first wife of Sir Edward Hungerford MP

mar. (2)

bef. 1664 Hon Mary Noel (d. 22 Aug 1719), dau. and hrss. of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden, by his third wife Hon Hester Wotton, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wotton], 2nd Baron Wotton

children by second wife

1. Hon George Compton, later 4th Earl of Northampton

2. Hon James Compton (d. young)

3. Hon Spencer Compton, later 1st Earl of Wilmington

2. Lady Juliana Compton (d. unm.)

3. Lady Mary Compton (d. 6 Aug 1691), mar. 7 Mar 1685 as his second wife her second cousin Charles [Sackville], 6th Earl of Dorset, and had issue

died

15 Dec 1681

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for Warwickshire 1640-43;  Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1660;  Privy Councillor 1673;  Col of a Regiment of Foot 1673;  Constable of the Tower of London 1675-79;  a Lord of Trade 1677

 

George [Compton], 4th Earl of Northampton, PC

born

18 Oct 1664

mar. (1)

1686 Jane Fox (d. 10 Jun 1721), half-sister of Stephen [Fox later Fox-Strangways], 1st Earl of Ilchester, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Stephen Fox MP, of Farley, co. Wiltshire, by his first wife Elizabeth Whittle, dau. of William Whittle, of Lancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon James Compton, later 5th Earl of Northampton

2. Hon George Compton, later 6th Earl of Northampton

3. Hon Charles Compton MP, envoy to Portugal (d. 20 Nov 1755), mar. 13 Aug 1727 Mary Lucy, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Berkeley Lucy, 3rd Bt., of Faccombe and Netley, co. Hampshire, by his wife Catharine Cotton, 2nd dau. of Charles Cotton, of Beresford, co. Stafford, and had issue:

1a. Charles Compton, later 7th Earl of Northampton

2a. Spencer Compton, later 8th Earl of Northampton

1a. Lady Mary Compton, mar. (1) Richard Haddock RN, and (2) Arthur Scott RN

2a. Lady Jane Compton (b. 11 Jan 1730; d. 28 Jan 1757), mar. 31 Jan 1753 as his first wife George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney, and had issue

3a. Lady Catherine Compton, cr. 23 May 1776 Baroness Arden, of Lohort Castle in the County of Cork (b. 4 Jun 1731; d. 11 Jun 1784), mar. 26 Jan 1756 as his second wife John [Perceval], 2nd Earl of Egmont, and had issue

4a. Lady Elizabeth Compton (d. 25 Mar 1819), mar. 21 Mar 1761 Hon Henry Drummond, of The Grange, co. Hampshire, and Charing Cross, London (d. 1795), 4th son of William [Drummond], 4th Viscount Strathallan, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Compton, mar. William Gore, of Tring Park, co. Hertford

2. Lady Anne Compton, mar. Rt Hon Sir John Rushout, 4th Bt., Treasurer of the Navy, and had issue

mar. (2)

3 Jul 1726 Elizabeth Thorold (widow of Sir George Thorold, Bt.;  dsp. 15 Jan 1749/50), dau. of Sir James Rushout, 1st Bt., by his wife Alice Pitt, dau. and hrss. of Edmund Pitt, of Harrow-on-the-Hill, co. Middlesex

died

15 Apr 1727

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1686-87 and 1689-1727;  Privy Councillor 1702-07, 1711 and 1714;  Constable of the Tower of London 1712-15

 

James [Compton], 6th Baron Compton later 5th Earl of Northampton

born

2 May 1687

mar.

3 Mar 1715/6 Hon Elizabeth Shirley, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley (b. 19 Aug 1694; d. 13 Mar 1740/1), only dau. and hrss. of Hon Robert Shirley (by his second wife Anne Ferrers, dau. and hrss. of Sir Humphrey Ferrers, of Tamworth, co. Stafford), 1st son and heir app. by his first wife of Robert [Shirley], 13th Baron Ferrers of Chartley later 1st Earl Ferrers

children

1. Hon James Compton, styled Lord Compton (b. 6 Jul 1723; dvp. 28 Nov 1739)

1. Lady Jane Compton (dvp. 8 May 1749)

2. Lady Anne Compton (dvp. 13 Mar 1746/7)

3. Lady Charlotte Compton, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and Compton (d. 14 Sep 1770), mar. 19 Dec 1751 as his first wife George [Townshend], 1st Marquess Townshend, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 3 Oct 1754

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Warwickshire 1710-11;  sum. to Parliament v.p. 28 Dec 1711 in his father's Barony of Compton;  on his death in 1754 the Barony of Compton was inherited by his only surv. dau. and hrss., Lady Charlotte Compton, already suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley following the death of her sister in 1747

 

George [Compton], 6th Earl of Northampton

born

1692

mar.

5 Mar 1748 Frances Payne (mar. (2) 26 Nov 1761 Claudius Amyand, Under Secretary of State;  d. 25 Dec 1801), dau. of Rev Thomas Payne

died

s.p. 6 Dec 1758

suc. by

nephew

note

Major, 2nd Troop of Horse Guards 1713;  Member of Parliament for Tamworth 1727-35, and for Northampton 1735-42 and 1747-54;  a Lord of the Treasury 1742-54

 

Charles [Compton], 7th Earl of Northampton

born

22 Jul 1737

mar.

23 Sep 1759 Lady Anne Somerset (d. 18 May 1763), 1st dau. of Charles Noel [Somerset], 4th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Elizabeth Berkeley, sister of Norborne [Berkeley], 4th Baron Botetourt, and dau. of John Symes Berkeley,. of Stoke Gifford, co. Gloucester

only child

1. Lady Elizabeth Compton (b. 25 Jun 1760; d. 7 Apr 1835), mar. 27 Feb 1782 George Augustus Henry [Cavendish], 1st Earl of Burlington, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 18 Oct 1763

suc. by

brother

note

Ambassador to Venice 1762-63

 

Spencer [Compton], 8th Earl of Northampton

born

16 Aug 1738

mar. (1)

1758 Jane Lawton (d. 26 Nov 1767), only surv. child of Henry Lawton, of Northampton

children

1. Hon Charles Compton, later 9th Earl of Northampton later 1st Marquess of Northampton

1. Lady Frances Compton (d. 1832)

mar. (2)

16 May 1769 Anne Hougham (dsp. 1784)

died

7 Apr 1796

suc. by

son by first wife

note

an Officer in the Coldstream Guards, and the 70th Foot 1756-60;  Groom of the Bedchamber 1760-63;  Member of Parliament for Northampton 1762-63;  Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1771

 

Charles [Compton], 9th Earl of Northampton later 1st Marquess of Northampton

created

7 Sep 1812 Baron Wilmington, of Wilmington in the County of Sussex, Earl Compton, of Compton in the County of Warwick, and Marquess of Northampton

 

The Earldom of Northampton has been held by the Marquesses of Northampton since 7 Sep 1812

 

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