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Northampton, Marquess of (UK, 1812)

 

Creation: let. pat. 7 Sep 1812

 

Family name: Compton later Douglas-Compton later Compton

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Arms:

Sable a Lion passant guardant Or between three Esquire's Helmets Argent

Crest:

On a Mount a Beacon fired proper behind it a Riband inscribed with the words Nisi Dominus

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Dragon Ermine ducally gorged and chained Or;  Sinister:  an Unicorn Argent horned maned hoofed and tufted Sable

Motto:

Je ne serche qu'un

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

1st son and heir of Spencer [Compton], 8th Earl of Northampton, by his first wife Jane Lawton, only child of Henry Lawton, of Northampton

born

24 Mar 1760

mar.

18 Aug 1787 Maria Smith (b. c. 1768; d. 24 Mar 1843), 1st dau. of Joshua Smith MP, of Erlestoke Park, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Sarah Gilbert, dau. of Nathaniel Gilbert, of Antigua

children

1. Lord Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, later 2nd Marquess of Northampton

1. Lady Frances Elizabeth Compton (d. 2 Mar 1883), mar. 18 Feb 1829 Charles Scrase Dickens, of Coolhurst, and had issue

died

24 May 1828

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

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Northampton 1784-96; suc. his father 7 Apr 1796 as 9th Earl of Northampton; Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1796-1828

 

Spencer Joshua Alwyne [Compton], 2nd Marquess of Northampton

born

2 Jan 1790

mar.

24 Jul 1815 Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane (d. 2 Apr 1830), 1st dau. and heir of line of Maj Gen William Clephane later Douglas-Maclean-Clephane, of Kirkness, by his wife Marianne Maclean, dau. of Lachlan Maclean, of Torloisk, Isle of Mull

children

1. Lord Charles Compton later Douglas-Compton, later 3rd Marquess of Northampton

2. Lord William Compton, later 4th Marquess of Northampton

3. Capt Lord Spencer Compton (b. 6 Mar 1821; d. 21 May 1855)

4. Rt Rev Lord Alwyne Compton DD, Bishop of Ely 1886-1905 (b. 18 Jul 1825; dsp. 4 Apr 1906), mar. 28 Aug 1850 Florence Caroline Anderson (d. 24 Mar 1918), 1st dau. of Rev Robert Anderson, by his wife Hon Caroline Dorothea Shore, 2nd dau. of John [Shore], 1st Baron Teignmouth

1. Lady Marianne Margaret Compton (b. 21 Jun 1817; d. 8 Feb 1888), mar. 10 Feb 1841 Hon John Hume Cust later Home-Cust later Egerton, styled Viscount Alford (dvp. 31 Jan 1851), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Cust], 1st Earl Brownlow, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Mary Frances Elizabeth Compton (d. 22 May 1858), mar. 1 Jun 1853 Hon Edward Frederick Leveson-Gower MP, of Holmbury, Dorking, co. Surrey (b. 3 May 1819; d. 30 May 1907), 2nd son of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Granville, by his wife Lady Henrietta Elizabeth Cavendish, sister and cohrss. of William Spencer [Cavendish], 6th Duke of Devonshire, and 2nd dau. by his first wife of William [Cavendish], 5th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue

died

17 Jan 1851

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Northampton 1812-20; President of the Royal Society 1838-48; Trustee of the National Gallery 1838-51; Trustee of the British Museum 1849-51

 

Charles [Compton later Douglas-Compton], 3rd Marquess of Northampton

born

26 May 1816

mar.

5 Jul 1859 Theodosia Harriet Elizabeth Vyner (b. 1837; dsp. 18 Nov 1864), 2nd dau. of Capt Henry Vyner, of Newby Hall, co. York, by his wife Lady Mary Gertrude de Grey, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Philip [Robinson later de Grey], 2nd Earl de Grey

died

s.p. 3 Mar 1877

suc. by

brother

note

Trustee of the National Gallery 1851-77

 

William [Compton], 4th Marquess of Northampton, KG

born

20 Jun 1818

mar.

21 Aug 1844 Eliza Elliot (d. 4 Dec 1877), 3rd dau. of Adm Hon Sir George Elliot KCB (by his wife Eliza Cecilia Ness, yst. dau. of James Ness, of Osgodby, co. York), 2nd son of Gilbert [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 1st Earl of Minto

children

1. Lord Charles John Spencer Compton, styled Earl Compton (b. 13 Jul 1849; dvp. 5 Sep 1887)

2. Lord William George Spencer Scott Compton, later 5th Marquess of Northampton

3. Lt Col Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton, Member of Parliament for Bedford North 1895-1905 and for Brentwood 1910-11 (b. 5 Jun 1856; d. 16 Dec 1911), mar. 31 Jul 1886 Mary Evelyn Violet Vyner later Compton-Vyner (d. 22 Oct 1957), dau. of Robert Charles de Grey Vyner, of Gautby Hall, co. Lincoln, and Newby Hall, Skelton, co. York, and had issue

4. Col Lord Douglas James Cecil Compton CBE (b. 15 Nov 1865; dsp. 23 Jul 1944), mar. 22 Feb 1917 Dollie Woolf (dsp. 14 Sep 1954), 3rd dau. of M Woolf

1. Lady Catrine Cecilia Compton (b. 26 Jul 1845; dsp. 23 Mar 1913), mar. 25 Oct 1870 Francis Thomas de Grey [Cowper], 6th Earl Cowper

2. Lady Margaret Georgiana Compton (d. 15 Nov 1931), mar. 30 Dec 1884 Sir Henry John Lowndes Graham KCB (d. 5 Dec 1930), and had issue

3. Lady Alice Elizabeth Compton (d. 17 Jun 1862)

4. Lady Mabel Violet Isabel Compton (d. 16 Aug 1961)

died

11 Sep 1897

suc. by

son

note

entered the Royal Navy 1831, ret Capt 1866, ret Rear Admiral 1869 and ret Admiral 1880 ; Knight of the Garter 1885

 

William George Spencer Scott [Compton], 5th Marquess of Northampton

born

23 Apr 1851

mar.

30 Apr 1884 Hon Mary Florence Baring (b. 26 Jun 1860; d. 1 Jun 1902), only surv. child of William Bingham [Baring], 2nd Baron Ashburton, by his second wife Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon James Alexander Stewart later Stewart-Mackenzie

children

1. Lord William Bingham Compton, later 6th Marquess of Northampton

2. Lt Lord Spencer Douglas Compton (b. 3 May 1893; d. 13 May 1915)

1. Lady Margaret Louisa Lizzie Compton (b. 9 Aug 1886; d. 9 Apr 1970), mar. 6 Jun 1905 Edward Douglas [Loch], 2nd Baron Loch, and had issue

died

15 Jun 1913

suc. by

son

note

Private Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1880-82; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Stratford 1885-86 and for Barnsley 1889-97; Member of the LCC 1889-92 and Alderman 1892-95; Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1912-13; KGStJ

 

William Bingham [Compton], 6th Marquess of Northampton, DSO

born

6 Aug 1885

mar. (1)

15 Oct 1921 (div. 1942) Lady Emma Margery Thynne OBE (b. 5 Jul 1893; d. 1982), 2nd dau. of Thomas Henry [Thynne], 5th Marquess of Bath, by his wife Violet Caroline Mordaunt, only child by his first wife of Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Bt., of Massingham, Norfolk

mar. (2)

18 Jun 1942 (div. 1958) Virginia Lucie Heaton (mar. (2) as his third wife Capt Thomas Andrew Hussey CBE RN;  d. 1997), 3rd dau. of Capt David Rimington Heaton DSO, of Crownhill, South Devon, by his first wife Louisa Marie Freeman, dau. of Francis Ford Freeman, of Tavistock, co. Devon

children by second wife

1. Lord Spencer Douglas David Compton, later 7th Marquess of Northampton

2. Lord William James Bingham Compton (b. 26 Nov 1947; d. 17 Jul 2007), mar. (1) 18 Jan 1973 Marlene Frances Hosie (d. 15 Sep 1994), only dau. of Francis Hosie, of Brighton House, Australia, and (2) 21 Nov 1996 Mrs Sarah Langdale, and has issue by his first wife

1. Lady Judith Compton (b. 26 Sep 1943), mar. 1970 Sir Adrian Christopher Swire, and has issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Compton (b. 7 Dec 1944), mar. 30 Mar 1968 (Ian) Hamish Leslie Melville, of Lochluichart, by Grave, Ross-shire, 1st son of Michael Ian Leslie Melville, and has issue

mar. (3)

2 Dec 1958 Elspeth Grace Roper-Curzon (former wife of Christopher John Henry [Roper-Curzon], 19th Baron Teynham;  d. 1976), 1st dau. of William Ingham Whitaker, of Pylewell Park, Lymington, co. Hampshire, by his wife Hon Hilda Guilhermina Dundas, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Charles Saunders [Dundas], 6th Viscount Melville

died

30 Jan 1978

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Northamptonshire CC 1922-55 and Chairman 1948-55

 

Spencer Douglas David [Compton], 7th Marquess of Northampton

born

2 Apr 1946

mar. (1)

13 Jun 1967 (div. 1973) Baroness Henriette Luisa Maria Bentinck, only dau. of Baron Adolph William Carel Bentinck van Schoonheten, Netherlands Ambassador to United Kingdom and Iceland 1958-63 and France 1963, by his wife Baroness Gabrielle Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kaszony

children by first wife

1. Lord Daniel Bingham Compton, styled Earl Compton (b. 16 Jan 1973), mar. Apr 2001 (Elizabeth) Lucy Cardozo, and has issue:

1a. Lady Anastasia Henrietta G Compton (b. 26 Mar 2002)

2a. Lady Theodora Virginia Lucy Compton (b. 19 Aug 2003)

1. Lady Lara Katrina Compton (b. 28 Apr 1968), mar. 1994 Peter Falter

mar. (2)

1974 (div. 1977) Annette Marie Smallwood (mar. (2) 1983 Hon Simon Howard, of Castle Howard, co. York, 3rd son of George Anthony Geoffrey [Howard], Baron Howard of Henderskelfe (Life Peer)), dau. of Charles Anthony Russell Smallwood, of Storrington, co. West Sussex

mar. (3)

1977 (div. 1983) Rosemary Ashley Morrett Dawson-Damer (former wife of Hon Lionel John Charles Seymour Dawson-Damer, younger bro. of George Lionel Yuill Seymour [Dawson-Damer], 7th Earl of Portarlington), only dau. of P G M Hancock, of Nottingham

only child by third wife

2. Lady Emily Rose Compton (b. 1980)

mar. (4)

12 Jan 1985 (div. 1988) Ellen Fritzi Pearson (former wife of Michael Orlando Weetman [Pearson], 4th Viscount Cowdray), only dau. of Hermann Erhardt, of Munich, Bavaria

only child by fourth wife

3. Lady Louisa Cecilia Compton (b. 1985)

mar. (5)

1990 Mrs Pamela Martina Raphaela Kyprios (former wife of W A Emmanuel), only dau. of James Haworth, of co. York

mar. (6)

4 Sep 2013 Tracy Goodman (b. c. 1965)

note

Assistant Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons 1995-2001; Pro Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons 2001-

 

 Last updated 20 Nov 2013

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Titles:

7th Marquess of Northampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Sep 1812)

15th Earl of Northampton

(England, let. pat. 2 Aug 1618)

7th Earl Compton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Sep 1812)

7th Baron Wilmington, of Wilmington in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Sep 1812)

 

Addresses:

Castle Ashby, Northampton

Tel:  01604 696696

Compton Wynyates, Tysoe, Warwickshire CV35 0UD

Tel:  01295 680629

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