COMPTON

 

Earls and Marquesses of Northampton

 

 

 

Sir Henry Compton, cr 1572 [by writ] Lord Compton (16 Feb 1538-bur 10 Dec 1589); m.1st Lady Frances Hastings (d.1574); m.2nd Anna, Lady Monteagle, née Spencer (d.22 Sep 1618), later m. to Earl of Dorset

 

[by 1st m.]:

 

1a) William, 2nd Lord Compton, cr 1618 Earl of Northampton, d.London 24 Jun 1630; m.Elizabeth Spencer (d.8 May 1632)

 

1b) Spencer, 2nd Earl of Northampton (Compton May 1601-k.a.Hopton Heath 19 Mar 1643); m.1621 Mary Beaumont (d.London 18 Mar 1654), niece of his uncle’s wife the Countess of Buckingham

 

1c) James, 3rd Earl of Northampton (19 Aug 1622-Castle Ashby 15 Dec 1681); m.1st London 5 Jul 1647 Lady Isabella Sackville (Knole 6 Oct 1622-London 14 Oct 1661); m.2nd by 1664 Hon. Mary Noel (d.22 Aug 1719)

 

1d) son, Lord Compton (b.21 May 1648, d.within a couple days)

 

2d) William, Lord Compton (Canonbury 27 May 1653-Castle Ashby 18 Sep 1661)

 

3d) James, Lord Compton (London 14 Apr 1659-Canonbury 1 Aug 1662)

 

4d) [ex 1] Alathea, d.1678; m.Sir Edward Hungerford

 

5d) [ex 1] Anne, d.young

 

6d) [ex 1] Isabella, d.young

 

7d) George, 4th Earl of Northampton (18 Oct 1664-London 13 Apr 1727); m.1st 9 May 1686 Jane Fox (d.11 Jul 1721), half-sister of Henry Fox, later Lord Holland; m.2nd 3 Jul 1726 Elizabeth, Lady Thorold, née Rushout (20 Feb 1683-15 Jan 1750)

 

1e) James, 5th Earl of Northampton (2 May 1687-Chiswick 3 Oct 1754); m.London 3 Mar 1716 Elizabeth Ferrers, suo jure 2nd Baroness Ferrers (Staunton Harold 19 Aug 1694-London 13 Mar 1741)

 

1f) George, d.young

 

2f) James, Lord Compton (6 Jul 1723-28 Nov 1739)

 

3f) Jane, d.8 May 1749

 

4f) Anne, d.1746

 

5f) Charlotte; on the death of her sister in 1749 she became sole heir to her mother, and thus became 3rd Baroness Ferrers. In 1754 she succeeded her father as 7th Baroness Compton; she d. at Leixlip Castle 5 Sep 1770; m.19 Dec 1751 George Townshend, 4th Viscount Townshend, 1787 Marquess Townshend (28 Feb 1724-14 Sep 1807); her peerages descended to her descendants; most sources, including GEC say she d.14 Sep 1770, but Walpole was already sending condolences to her mother-in-law on 13 September, and apparently entries in Lady Mary Coke’s Journals show that the death was known in London on 10 Sep.

 

2e) George, 6th Earl of Northampton (1692-6 Dec 1758); m.5 Mar 1748 Frances Payne (1719-25 Dec 1800)

 

3e) Stephen, d.young

 

4e) Mary; m.Apr 1709 William Gore, of Tring Park (ca 1675-22 Oct 1739)

 

5e) Anne (1695-Northwick 20 Dec 1766); m.16 Oct 1729 Sir John Rushout, 4th Bt. (1685-2 Feb 1775), brother of her stepmother

 

6e) Charles (30 Jan 1698-20 Nov 1755); m.14 Aug 1727 Mary Lucy

 

1f) Charles, 7th Earl of Northampton (22 Jul 1737-Lyons 18 Oct 1763); m.London 13 Sep 1759 Lady Anne Somerset (11 Mar 1741-Italy 18 May 1763)

 

1g) Elizabeth (25 Jun 1760-7 Apr 1835); m.27 Feb 1782 George Cavendish, Earl of Burlington (21 Mar 1754-4 May 1834)

 

2f) Spencer, 8th Earl of Northampton (16 Aug 1738-Bern 7 Apr 1796); m.1st 1758 Jane Lawton (d.Castle Ashby 26 Nov 1767); m.2nd 16 May 1769 Anne Hougham (d.in Switzerland shortly before Jul 1781)

 

1g) Frances (10 Sep 1758-1832)

 

2g) Charles, 9th Earl of Northampton, cr 1812 Marquess of Northampton, Earl Compton of Compton, and Baron Wilmington (21 Mar 1760-Dresden 24 May 1828); m.London 18 Aug 1787 Mary Smith (d.Brighton 23 Mar 1843), niece of Sir John Smith Burges, Bt., and of Sir Drummond Smith, Bt.

 

1h) Spencer (8 Jun 1788-23 Jun 1788)

 

2h) Spencer Joshua Alwyne, 2nd Marquess of Northampton (Erlestoke Park 2 Jan 1790-Castle Ashby 17 Jan 1851); m.Edinburgh 24 Jun 1815 Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane (d.Rome 2 Apr 1830)

 

1i) Charles, 3rd Marquess of Northampton (London 26 May 1816-Castle Ashby 3 Mar 1877); m.Castle Ashby 5 Jul 1859 Theodosia Harriet Elizabeth Vyner (1837/8-Northampton House 18 Nov 1864)

 

2f) Marianne Margaret (21 Jun 1817-8 Feb 1888); m.10 Feb 1841 John Home Cust, later Hume-Cust, Viscount Alford (15 Oct 1812-3 Jan 1851)

 

3i) William, 4th Marquess of Northampton (London 20 Aug 1818-Torloisk 11 Sep 1897); m.Naples 21 Aug 1844 Eliza Elliot (d.Florence 4 Dec 1877)

 

1j) Katrine Cecilia (Castle Ashby 26 Jul 1845-Cannes 23 Mar 1913); m.London 25 Oct 1870 Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper (11 Jun 1834-19 Jul 1905)

 

2j) Mary Georgiana (15 Aug 1846-22 Sep 1846)

 

3j) Margaret Georgiana (1 Jul 1847-15 Nov 1931; m.30 Dec 1884 Sir Henry John Lowndes Graham (d.5 Dec 1930)

 

4j) Charles John Spencer, Earl Compton (13 Jul 1849-Torloisk 5 Sep 1887)

 

5j) William George Spencer Scott, 5th Marquess of Northampton (23 Apr 1851-Acqui, Italy 15 Jun 1913); m.London 30 Apr 1884 Hon. Mary Florence Baring (26 Jun 1860-1 Jun 1902)

 

1k) Wiliam Bingham, 6th Marquess of Northampton (6 Aug 1885-30 Jan 1978); m.1st 15 Oct 1921 (div 1942) Lady Emma Margery Thynne (5 Jul 1893-1980); m.2nd 18 Jun 1942 (div 1958) Virginia Lucie Heaton (d.1997); m.3rd 2 Dec 1958 Elspeth Grace Whitaker (d.14 May 1976)

 

1l) Judith, b.26 Sep 1943; m.28 Sep 1970 Sir Adrian Christopher Swire (15 Feb 1932-24 Aug 2018)

 

2l) Elizabeth Compton, b.7 Dec 1944; m.30 Mar 1968 Ian Hamish Leslie-Melville

 

3l) Spencer Douglas David, 7th Marquess of Northampton, b.2 Apr 1946; m.1st 13 Jun 1967 (div 1973) Bss Henriette Luisa Maria Bentinck (1949-Seville 29 Nov 2010); m.2nd 1974 (div 1977) Annette Marie Smallwood; m.3rd 1977 (div 1983) Rosemary Ashley Morritt Hancock; m.4th 1985 (div 1988) Hannelore Ellen Erhardt; m.5th 1990 (div 2013) Mrs Pamela Martina Raphaella Kyprios, née Haworth; m.6th 4 Sep 2013 Tracy Goodman

 

1m) Lara Katrina, b.1968; m.1st 1994 (div 1996) Peter Falter; m.2nd 1999 Junaid Jan

 

2m) Daniel Bingham, Earl Compton, b.16 Jan 1973; m.21 Apr 2001 (div) Elizabeth Lucy Cardozo

 

1n) Anastasia Henrietta Grace

2n) Theodora Virginia Lucy

 

3m) Emily Rose, b.1980; m.29 Sep 2012 Edward M J Horner

 

4m) Louisa Cecilia, b.1985

 

4l) William James Bingham (26 Nov 1947-17 Jul 2007); m.1st 18 Jan 1973 Marlene Frances Hosie (d.15 Sep 1994); m.2nd 21 Nov 1996 Mrs Sarah Marion Langdale, née Footitt (d.27 Mar 2012)

 

1m) James William Compton, b.1974; m.Castle Ashby 26 Aug 2000 Natasha Jane Somers à issue

 

2m) Clare Victoria Frances, b.1980

 

2k) Margaret Louisa Lizzie (9 Aug 1886-9 Apr 1970); m.6 Jun 1905 Edward Douglas Loch, 2nd Lord Loch (4 Apr 1873-14 Aug 1942)

 

3k) Spencer Douglas (3 May 1893-k.a.13 May 1915)

 

6j) Alice Elizabeth (15 Jun 1854-17 June 1862)

 

7j) Alwyne Frederick (5 Jun 1856-16 Dec 1911); m.31 Jul 1886 Mary Evelyn Violet Vyner (d.22 Oct 1957)

 

1k) Edward Robert Francis (14 Dec 1891-7 Feb 1977); m.1st 3 Jul 1918 Sylvia Farquharson of Invercauld (1899-17 Mar 1950); m.2nd 23 Oct 1952 Mrs Mary Elizabeth Wilson, née Dawson (d.23 Jun 1957); m.3rd 15 Feb 1958 Sallie Whitney, Lady Sysonby, née Sanford (d.1979)

 

1l) Alwyne Arthur Compton Farquharson, of Invercauld (1 May 1919-6 Oct 2021); m.1st 3 Feb 1949 Frances Strickland Lovell Oldham (d.1991); m.2nd 1993 Patricia Simms-Adams

 

2l) Mary (1 May 1919-Dec 1989); m.1st 28 Sep 1939 (div 1947) Bernard van Cutsem; m.2nd William Dalton Henderson

 

3l) Robert Edward John (11 Jul 1922-14 Nov 2009); m.5 Jul 1951 Ursula Jane Kenyon-Slaney

 

1m) James Alwyne, b.1953; m.1st 1980 (div 1986) Rebecca Wigan; m.2nd 1989 Lady Tania Frances Meade (b.1963) à issue

 

2m) Richard Clephane, b.1957; m.1982 Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler (b.1960) à issue

 

2k) Clare George Compton, took surname Vyner (31 Mar 1894-29 Oct 1989); m.10 Apr 1923 Lady Doris Gordon-Lennox

 

1l) Elizabeth (1924-d.on active service 3 Jun 1942)

 

2l) Charles de Grey (21 Jan 1926-k.a.off Rangoon 2 May 1945)

 

3l) Henry (20 Apr 1932-19 Jan 1996); m.1st 13 Oct 1958 Margaret Philipps; m.2nd 1982 Charlotte Claire Courtney à issue

 

8j) Douglas James Cecil (15 Nov 1865-23 Jul 1944); m.22 Feb 1917 Dollie Woolf (d.14 Sep 1954)

 

9j) Mabel Violet Isabel, d.16 Aug 1961 aged 99

 

4i) Spencer Scott (6 Mar 1821-21 May 1855)

 

5i) Rt Rev Alwyne, Bp of Ely (18 Jul 1825-4 Apr 1906); m.28 Aug 1850 Florence Caroline Anderson (d.24 Mar 1918)

 

6i) Margaret Mary Frances Elizabeth (Rome 15 Mar 1830-22 May 1858; m.1 Jun 1853 Hon. Edward Frederick Leveson-Gower (3 May 1819-30 May 1907)

 

3h) Smith (2 Dec 1790 [per Collins, 7 Dec 1790 per Debrett’s 1831]-18 Dec 1790)

 

4h) Frances Elizabeth (20 Dec 1791-2 Mar 1883 [per BP, or 12 Mar 1884, per LG]); m.18 Feb 1829 Charles Scrase Dickins, of Coolhurst (15 Sep 1794-20 Jul 1875)

 

3f) Mary; m.1st Richard Haddock; m.2nd Arthur Scott

 

4f) Jane (Lisbon 11 Jan 1730-28 Jan 1757); m.2 Feb 1753 George Brydges Rodney, [later, 1782] Lord Rodney (bap 13 Feb 1719-London 24 May 1792)

 

5f) Catherine, cr 1770 Baroness Arden (4 Jun 1731-Langley, Bucks 11 Jun 1784); m.Charlton, Kent 26 Jan 1756 John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont (d.20 Dec 1770)

 

6f) Elizabeth, d.25 Mar 1819; m.21 Mar 1761 Hon. Henry Drummond (d.1795)

 

7e) Elizabeth, d.1742/3

 

8e) Jane, d.8 May 1749

 

9e) Penelope, d.Jan 1763

 

10e) Margaret (ca 1703-1786)

 

8d) [ex 2] James, d.young

 

9d) [ex 2] Juliana, d.young

 

10d) [ex 2] Mary, d.London 6 Aug 1691; m.7 Mar 1685 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (24 Jan 1638-29 Jan 1706)

 

11d) Spencer, cr 1728 Baron Wilmington, cr 1740 Earl of Wilmington and Viscount Pevensey (ca 1674-2 Jul 1743)

 

2c) Sir Charles, d.Nov 1661; m.Mary Fermor

 

1d) Hatton, d.22 Jan 1741; m.Penelope Nicholas

 

1e) Charles à issue

 

2e) Edward

 

3e) James

 

4e) Mary, d.14 May 1780 [19 Apr 1780?]; m. Rt Rev. Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd Bt., Bp of Bristol, Norwich and Ely (Worlingham 19 Jan 1675-Ely House 14 Feb 1754)

 

5e) Penelope; m.Matthias Mawson, Bp of Ely (1683-1770)

 

2d) Mary, d.24 May 1738; m.London 15 May 1676 James Lane, 2nd Viscount Lanesborough (7 Jan 1650-Lanesborough House 2 Aug 1724)

 

3d) Anne, bur 8 Jan 1730; m.by 1686 Sir Thomas Domville, Bt. (ca 1650-15 Apr 1721)

 

3c) Sir William, d.18 Oct 1663; m.ca 1651 Elizabeth, Lady Alington, née Tollemache (bur 14 Apr 1671)

 

4c) Sir Spencer, d.Bruges 1659

 

5c) Sir Francis, d.20 Dec 1716; m. “several wives”, including a) Jane, dau of Sir John Trevor; b) Mary de la Forterie, widow of Sir Thomas Trevor; and c) Sarah ___ (d.14 Dec 1747, aged 70, buried with her husband)

 

1d) [by Jane Trevor] James

2d) [by Jane Trevor] John

3d) [by Jane Trevor] Mary; m.Sir Barrington Bouchier, of Beningborough Park

4d) [by Jane Trevor] France

5d) [by Jane Trevor] Anne

6d) [by Sarah ___] Mary, d.1 Jul 1764, aged 61

 

6c) Rt Rev. Henry, Bp of London (1632-7 Jul 1713)

 

7c) Anne, d.Whitby 26 May 1705; m.19 Feb 1666 Sir Hugh Cholmley, of Whitby, 4th Bt. (Fyling Hall 21 Jul 1632-Whitby 9 Jan 1689)

 

8c) Penelope, d.26 Nov 1703; m.Sir John Nicholas (bap 19 Jan 1624-9 Jan 1705)

 

2b) Elizabeth; [note that Collins’ Peerage 1821, Debrett’s 1831 and Burke’s 1914 and 1959 say she married Robert Maxwell, Earl of Nithsdale; however, that is not mentioned in a later edition of Burke’s, and no such marriage is listed under the Nithsdale articles in Burke’s Extinct Peerage or The Complete Peerage]

 

3b) Anne, d.17 Aug 1675; m.Dec 1622 Ulick Bourke, Marquess of Clanricarde (d.Jul 1657)

 

2a) Sir Thomas, of Minstead; m.Mary, suo jure Countess of Buckingham (d.10 Apr 1632), née Beaumont, widow of Sir George Villiers

 

3a) Margaret; m.before 1 Oct 1593 Henry Mordaunt, 4th Lord Mordaunt (d.13 Feb 1609)

 

[by 2nd m.]:

 

4a) Sir Henry, of Brambletye, and later of Minstead (1583-1648); m.1st Lady Cecily Sackville; m.2nd Mrs Mary Paston, née Browne; Collins’ Peerage implies that all issue by 1st m.; Burke’s 1914 says he had issue by both marriages

 

1b) Richard, of Minstead and Bisterne (1604-1684); m.1656 Amey Warre

 

1c) Henry (bap 26 Jun 1664-1701); m.1690 Elizabeth Hoby à issue, Comptons of Minstead

 

2b) William

 

3b) Henry, k.in a duel with Lord Chandos 13 May 1652

 

4b) George

 

5b) Cicely, d.24 Mar 1676; m.1st Sir John Fermor, of Somerton; m.2nd Henry Arundell, 3rd Lord Arundell of Wardour (bap 23 Feb 1608-Breamore 28 Dec 1694)

 

6b) Mary fl 26 Mar 1666; m.Hon. John Lumley (bur. 10 Oct 1658)

 

7b) Margaret; m.Thomas Sackville

 

 

Note: John Pennington, 1st Lord Muncaster, married Penelope, said to be daughter of James Compton, of New York, who in turn was said to be a great-grandson of the 2nd Earl of Northampton; however, it is not clear to me exactly who this James Compton was.