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THE ANCESTRY OF SPENCER COMPTON, 1ST EARL OF WILMINGTON

 

1  Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington

   b ca 1673

   d 2 Jul 1743, London

 

Parents

 

2  James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton

   b 19 Aug 1622

   d 15 Dec 1681, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

   m 29 Jan 1662/63, Exton, Rutland

3  Mary Noel

   b

   d 22 Aug 1719

 

Grandparents

 

4  Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton

   b May 1601 or 8 Nov 1605, Compton

   d 19 Mar 1642/43, Hopton Heath, Shropshire

   m Oct 1621

5  Mary Beaumont

   b

   d 18 Mar 1654, London

6  Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden

   bap 13 Oct 1611, Brooke, Rutland

   d 29 Oct 1682, bur Exton, Rutland

   m 21 Dec 1639, Boughton Malherbe, Kent

7  Hester Wotton

   bap 11 Jan 1615/16, Boughton Malherbe

   bur 17 Dec 1649, Exton

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  William Compton, 1st Earl of Northampton

   b

   d 24 Jun 1630, the Savoy, London

   m ca 1599, St. Catherine Coleman, London

9  Elizabeth Spencer

   b

   d 8 May 1632

10 Sir Francis Beaumont of Cole Orton, Leicestershire

   b

   bur 11 Aug 1625, Washingborough

   m

11

   b

   d

12 Edward Noel, 2nd Viscount Campden

   bap 2 Jul 1582, Brooke

   d 8 Mar 1642/43, Oxford

   m 20 Dec 1605, Leyton, Essex

13 Julian Hicks

   b

   d 25 Nov 1680, Brooke, Rutland

14 Thomas Wotton, 2nd Baron Wotton

   b 1587

   bur 12 Apr 1630, Boughton Malherbe

   m 1608

15 Mary Throckmorton

   b

   d 25 Apr 1658, bur Boughton Malherbe

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Henry Compton, 1st Lord Compton

   b 14 Jul 1544

   bur 10 Dec 1589, Compton

   m

17 Frances Hastings

   b

   d 1574

18 Sir John Spencer of Canonbury in Islington, London, citizen and cloth worker, Lord Mayor of London 1594-95

   b

   d 3 Mar 1609/10, bur St. Helen, Bishopsgate, London

   m

19 Alice Bromfield

   b

   bur 7 Apr 1610, St. Helen, Bishopsgate, London

20 Anthony Beaumont of Glenfield, Leicestershire

   b

   d

   m

21 Anne or Elizabeth Armstrong

   b

   d

22

   b

   d

   m

23

   b

   d

24 Sir Andrew Noel of Brooke and of Dalby, Leicestershire

   b ca 1552

   d 19 Oct 1607, Brooke

   m

25 Mabel Harington

   b

   d 21 Jun 1603

26 Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden

   b ca 1551

   d 18 Oct 1629, St Lawrence, Old Jewry, London

   m 6 Sep 1584, Allhallows, Bread Street, London

27 Elizabeth May

   b

   bur 11 Aug 1643, Campden

28 Edward Wotton, 1st Baron Wotton

   b 1548, bap Boughton Malherbe

   d 4 May 1628, bur Boughton Malherbe

   m 1 Sep 1575, Boughton Malherbe

29 Hester Pickering

   b

   bur 12 May 1592, Boughton Malherbe

30 Sir Arthur Throckmorton of Paulerspury and Silverstone, Northamptonshire, MP for Colchester

   b ca 1557

   d 21 Jul 1626, Paulerspury

   m ca 1586

31 Anne Lucas

   b

   bur 31 Aug 1629, Paulerspury

 

 

Sources

 

The Complete Peerage (2nd edition)

The History of Parliament

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Lincolnshire Pedigrees (Harleian Society, Vols. 50-52 and 55)

Boyd’s Inhabitants of London (at the Society of Genealogists, London)

Collins’ Peerage, 1779

The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, John Nichols

History of the Comptons of Compton Wynyates, William Bingham Compton, Marquess of Northampton, 1940

Abstract of Exton parish registers (http://exton.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/uploads/174d47d5a8ca99a299256565.xls)

Paulerspury parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com)

St. Helen, Bishopsgate, London, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com)

 

Notes

 

Prince Charles is descended from 6 and 7 (see Paget).

 

The birth of 4 is sometimes given as May 1601, and such a person was apparently baptised at St. Michael Bassishaw, London, on 28 May 1601, but according to David Lloyd, Memoires of the Lives, Actions, Sufferings & Deaths of those Noble, Reverend and Excellent Personages... (1668), 186, Spencer, Earl of Northampton, was “born at Compton in Warwickshire, the very same day and hour that the Powder Traytors were defeated at Dun-church in that County”.