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Compton, Lord Spencer Joshua Alwyne.
Adm. nobleman at TRINITY, Apr. 21, 1808.
S. and h. of Charles (1776), Marquess of Northampton.
B. Jan. 2, 1790, at Erlestoke Park, Wilts.
Matric. Michs. 1808; M.A. 1810; Hon. LL.D. 1835.
D.C.L. (Oxford) 1850.
Styled Earl Compton, 1812-28.
M.P. for Northampton, 1812-20.
Resided in Italy, 1820-30.
Succeeded his father as Marquess of Northampton, etc., May 24, 1828.
F.S.A., 1836.
President of the Royal Society, 1838-49.
Married Margaret, dau. of William Douglas-Maclean-Clephane, Major-General, of Torloisk, Scotland, June 24, 1815.
President of the Royal Society of Literature and Trustee of the British Museum, 1849-51.
President of the Royal Archaeological Institute, 1845-51.
Author, poetical.
Died suddenly Jan. 17, 1851, aged 61, at Castle Ashby.
Buried there.
Father of Charles (1833) and Alwyne (1843).
(G.E.C.; D.N.B.)
Lord Spencer Joshua Alwyne COMPTON
Approx. lifespan: 1790–1851
Adm nobleman Trinity College 1808:04:21
s. and h. of Charles COMPTON (1776), Marquess of Northampton.
b. Erlestoke Park, [Erlestoke], Wiltshire 1790:01:02
Matric 1808:10MT:
MA 1810
Hon.LLD 1835
DCL Oxford 1850
Styled Earl COMPTON 1812-28
M.P. for: : Northampton, [ Northamptonshire ] 1812-20
At Italy 1820-30
Succeeded his father as Marquess of Northampton, etc. 1828:05:24
FSA 1836
President of: : Royal Society 1838-49
m. Margaret DOUGLAS-MACLEAN-CLEPHANE dau. of William DOUGLAS-MACLEAN-CLEPHANE Major-General of: : Torloisk, Scotland 1815:06:24
President of: : Royal Society of Literature and
Trustee of: : British Museum 1849-51
President of: : Sch: Royal Archaeological Institute 1845-51
Author, poetical.
d. suddenly 1851:01:17 aged 61, at Castle Ashby, [ Northamptonshire ]
bur. there ^ Castle Ashby, [ Northamptonshire ]
father of Charles COMPTON (1833)
father of Alwyne COMPTON (1843)
( G.E.C.; D.N.B. )