'Compton01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Compton of Compton, Compton of Minstead, Compton of Northampton

Collins starts the article on this family as follows: "That this family is denominated from the lordship of Compton in com. Warw. appears from several authorities, being descended from ancestors, who were lords of the place before the conquest."
Philip de Compton (a 1204, 1235)
1. Thomas de Compton of Compton (a 1251)
  A. Philip de Compton of Compton (d c 1279?)
  i. Sir Robert de Compton of Compton (a 1304)
a. Robert de Compton of Compton (a 1365)
  m. Margaret
  (1) Thomas de Compton of Compton (a 1377, coroner)
  m. Christian
  (A) Edmund de Compton of Compton (d before 1412, coroner)
  m. Agnes (a 1412)
  (i) William de Compton of Compton (d c1432)
  m. Joan Hobby (dau of John Hobby)
  (a) Robert de Compton (d 1440 or 1480) - continued below
  m. Agnes
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas, John, Robert, Edmund, Richard
  (2) John de Compton (a 1333)
  B.+ other issue - Henry, William



Robert de Compton (d 1440 or 1480) - continued above
m. Agnes
1. Edmund de Compton of Compton (d 1492-3)
  m. Joan or Anne Aylworth (dau/heir of Walter Aylworth)
  A. Sir William Compton, Chancellor of Ireland (b c1481, d 31.05.1528)
  m. Werburge Brereton (dau/heir of Sir John Brereton by sister/heir of Sir William Berkley, widow of Sir Francis Cheyney)
  i. Peter Compton (b 30.01.1522?, d c04.1537?)
  m. Anne Talbot (bur 08.08.1588, dau of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (by Elizabeth Walden), m2. William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke)
a. Sir Henry Compton, 1st Lord (b 16.02.1537/8, d 1589)
  m1. Frances Hastings (d 1574, dau of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon)
  (1) William Compton, 1st Earl of Northampton (d 24.06.1630)
  m. (1594) Elizabeth Spencer (dau/heir of Sir John Spencer, Lord Mayor of London, by Alice Bromfield)
(A) Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton (b 05.1601, d Hopton Heath 19.03.1642-3)
  m. (1621) Mary Beaumont (dau of Sir Francis Beaumont, of Glenfield family, brother of Mary, Countess of Buckingham)
  (i) James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton (b 19.08.1622, d 15.12.1681)
  m1. (05.07.1647) Isabella Sackville (dau of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset)
  (a) Alathea Compton (dsp 1678)
  m. Sir Edward Hungerford
  (b)+ other issue (d young) - William, James, Anne, Isabella
  m2. Mary Noel (d 20.08.1719, dau of Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden, by Hester Wotton)
(f) George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton (b 18.10.1664, d 15.04.1727)
  m1. (1686) Jane Fox (d 10.06.1721, dau of Sir Stephen Fox)
  ((1)) James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton (d 03.10.1754)
  m. (03/07.03.1715-6) Elizabeth Shirley, Baroness Ferrers of Chartley (sister of Robert Shirley, Viscount Tamworth)
  ((A)) Charlotte Compton, Baroness (d 03/14.09.1770)
  m. (19.12.1751) George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, Field Marshal, Governor of Jersey (b 28.02.1724, d 14.09.1807)
  ((B))+ other issue - George (d young), James (b 06.07.1723, d 28.11.1739), Jane (d unm 09.05.1749), Anne (d unm 1746)
((2)) George Compton, 6th Earl of Northampton (dsp 06.12.1758)
  m. (05.03.1748) Frances Payne (d 25.12.1800, dau of Rev. Thomas Payne, m2. Claudius Amyand)
  ((3)) Charles Compton (d 20.11.1755, 4th son)
  m. (13.08.1727) Mary Lucy (dau of Sir Berkeley Lucy, Bart of Broxbourn)
  ((A)) Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Northampton (d 18.10.1763)
  m. (13.09.1759) Anne Somerset (dau of Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort)
  ((i)) Elizabeth Compton (b 06.1760, d 07.04.1835)
  m. (27.02.1782) George Augustus Henry Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington (b 31.03.1754)
  ((B)) Spencer Compton, 8th Earl of Northampton (b 05.08.1738, d 07.04.1796)
m1. (1758) Jane Lawton (d 26.11.1767, dau of Henry Lawton of Northampton)
  ((i)) Charles Compton, 1st Marquess of Northampton (b 24.03.1760, d 24.05.1828)
  m. (18.08.1787) Maria Smith (d 24.03.1843, dau of Joshua Smith of Erle Stoke Park)
  ((a)) Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton (b 02.01.1790, d 17.01.1851, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (24.07.1815) Margaret Clephane (d 02.04.1830, dau of Douglas Maclean Clephane of Torloisk, Maj. General)
  ((b)) Frances Elizabeth Compton (b 20.12.1791, d 02.03.1883)
  m. (18.02.1829) Charles Scrase Dickins of Coolhurst
  ((c))+ other issue - Spencer (b 08.06.1788, d 23.06.1788), Smith (d 02.12.1790, d 18.12.1790)
((ii)) Frances Compton (b 10.09.1758, d unm 1832)
  m2. (16.05.1769) Anne Hougham (d 1784, dau/coheir of Culpeper Hougham by Ann, dau of Robert Conant)
  ((C)) Mary Compton
  m1. Richard Haddock
  m2. Arthur Scott
  ((D)) Jane Compton (d 01.1757)
m. (02.02.1753) George Brydges Rodney, 1st Lord (b 19.02.1718, d 21.05.1792, Admiral)
  ((E)) Catherine Compton, Baroness Arden of Lohort Castle (d 17.06.1784)
  m. (26.01.1756) John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont (b 24.02.1710-1, d 04.12.1770)
  ((F)) Elizabeth Compton (d 25.03.1819)
  m. (21.03.1761) Henry Drummond of The Grange (d 1795)
  ((4)) Mary Compton (d 08.1737)
  m. (04.1709) William Gore of Tring Park
  ((5)) Anne Compton
  m. (16.10.1729) Sir John Rushout, 4th Bart of Northwick (d 1775)
  ((6))+ other issue (d unm) - Stephen (d young), Elizabeth (d 1742-3), Jane (d 08.05.1749), Penelope (d 01.1763), Margaret
  m2. (03.07.1726, sp) Elizabeth Rushout (d 15.01.1749-50, dau of Sir James Rushout, Bart, relict of Sir George Thorold, Bart)
(g) Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, Prime Minister (d unm 04.07.1743, youngest son)§E
  (h) Mary Compton (d 06.08.1691)
  m. (07.03.1685) Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (b 24.01.1637, d 29.01.1705/6)
  (i)+ other issue (d young) - James, Juliana
  (ii) Sir Charles Compton (d 11.1661)
  m. Mary Fermor (dau of Sir Hatton Fermor of Easton Neston)
  (a) Hatton Compton (d 22.01.1740-1, Lieutenant of the Tower)
  m. (Penelope) Nicholas ("dau of secretary Nicholas")
Collins identifies Hatton as father of Penelope. According to TCP (Muncaster) the undermentioned James Compton was great-grandson of Spencer, 2nd Earl of Northampton. According to a book on the Penningtons (see Pennington1), James's father was Hutton Compton. We therefore presume that Hatton was also father of ...
  ((1)) James Compton
  m. Frances Riggs of New York (probably dau of Samuel Riggs of London)
  ((A)) Penelope Compton (b c1744, d 15.11.1806)
  m. (26.09.1778) Sir Joseph Pennington, 1st Lord Muncaster (b 1737, d 08.10.1813)
  ((2)) Penelope Compton
  m. _ Mawson, Bishop of Ely
  (b) Mary Compton (b 1639-40, dsp 24.05.1733)
  m. (15.05.1676) James Lane, 2nd Viscount Lanesborough (b 1649/50, dsp 1724)
  (c) Anne Compton (bur 08.01.1730) not mentioned by Collins but apparently of this generation
  m. (by 1686) Sir Thomas Domvile of Templeogue, 1st Bart (d 15.04.1721)
(iii) Sir William Compton (b c1625, d 18.10.1663)
  m. (c1651) Elizabeth (widow of William, Lord Alinton of Horsheath)
  (iv) Sir Francis Compton (b c1629, d 20.12.1716, Lt. General, 5th son)
  Collins reports that Sir Francis "married several wives" but appears to have had issue only by ...
  m. Jane Trevor (dau of Sir John Trevor of Trevallyn)
  (a) Mary Compton
  m. Sir Barrington Bouchier (Bourchier) of Beningborough Park (dsp)
  (b)+ other issue (d unm) - James, John, Anne
  (v) Anne Compton
  m. (02.1656) Sir Hugh Cholmley, Bart of Whitby (d 09.01.1688)
  (vi) Penelope Compton
  m. (1661) Sir John Nicholas
(vii)+ other issue - Sir Spencer (d unm 1659), Henry (b c1633, d 07.07.1713, Bishop of London)
  (B) Elizabeth Compton
  m. Robert Maxwell, Earl of Nithsdale (Nidesdale) ??
  (C) Anne Compton (d 17.08.1645)
  m. (12.1622) Ulick Bourke, 5th Earl, Marquess of Clanricarde ( d 07.1657)
  (2) Sir Thomas Compton
  m. Mary Beaumont, Countess of Buckingham (relict of Sir George Villiers)
  (3) Margaret Compton (d before 03.1644/5)
  m. (before 01.10.1593) Henry Mordaunt, 4th Lord (b by 1510, d 13.02.1608/9)
  m2. Anne Spencer (dau of Sir John Spencer of Althorp, widow of William Stanley, Lord Monteagle, m3. Robert Sackville, Earl of Dorset)
  (4) Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye House (Bramble Teigh), Sussex
  m1. Cecily Sackville (dau of Robert Sackville, 2nd Earl of Dorset)
  BP1934 reports that Sir Henry had issue by both of his (named) wives but does not follow his line. The following is partly supported by BLG1952 (Compton of Minstead Manor) which names both wives but only one child, Richard (shown as son of Cecily). Collins names only the one wife, Cecilie, identifying her as mother of William, Henry, George, Cecilie, Mary & Margaret.
  (A) Richard Compton of Minstead & Bisterne (b 1604, d 1684) not mentioned by Collins
  m. (1656) Amey Warre (dau of Henry Warre of Horton)
  (i) Henry Compton (bpt 26.06.1664, d 1701)
  m. (1690) Elizabeth Hoby (dau of Sir Thomas Hoby of Cadoxton)
  (a) Hoby Compton of Minstead (d unm 1714)
  (b) Henry Compton of Minstead (dsp 1724)
  m. Elianor Willis (dau of John Willis of Ringwood)
Minstead passed to one of Elianor's nephews who assumed the name Compton.
  (c)+ other issue - Richard (d young), 3 daughters
  (B) Cicely/Cecily Compton (d 24.03.1675/6)
  m1. Sir John Fermor of Somerton
  m2. Henry Arundell, 3rd Lord of Wardour (bpt 23.02.1607/8, d 28.12.1694)
  (C) Mary Compton
  m. John Lumley (son/heir of Richard, Viscount Lumley)
  (D) Margaret Compton
  m1. Anthony Roper of Well Hall
  m2.Thomas Sackville of Sedelscomb (b c1622, d 03.01.1692)
  (E)+ other issue - William, Henry (d 05.1652, Colonel), George
  m2. Mary Browne (dau of Sir George Browne, widow of Thomas Paston of Thorpe)
  (H) Frances Compton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. (1651) Walter Hanford of Woollas Hall (d 16.07.1679)
  ii. Margaret Compton (d 15.06.1517)
  B. Elizabeth Compton
  m1. Sir Walter Rodney
  m2. Sir John Chaworth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 06.11.13) : Collins (Brydges, vol 3, 1812, 'Compton, Earl of Northampton', p223+)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 09.04.03, expanded 06.11.13) : BP1934 (Northampton), Collins (Brydges, vol 3, 1812, 'Compton, Earl of Northampton', p226+)
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