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Compton, Baron (E, 1572 - abeyant 1855)

 

Creation: writ sum. 8 May 1572

 

Abeyant: 31 Dec 1855

 

Family name: Compton later Townshend

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Arms:

 See Marquess Townshend 

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Henry [Compton], 1st Baron Compton

only son and heir of Peter Compton, of Compton Wynyates, co. Warwick, by his wife Lady Anne Talbot, only surv. dau. by his second wife of George [Talbot], 4th Earl of Shrewsbury

born

16 Feb 1537/8

mar. (1)

Lady Frances Hastings (d. 1574), dau. of Francis [Hastings], 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, by his wife Katherine Pole, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Pole], 1st Baron Montagu (by his wife Jane Nevill, dau. by his first wife of George [Nevill], 4th Baron Bergavenny), son and heir of Sir Richard Pole KG by his wife Lady Margaret Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, only surv. dau. of George [Plantagenet], 1st Duke of Clarence

children by first wife

1. Hon William Compton, later 2nd Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Northampton

2. Hon Sir Thomas Compton KB (d. Apr 1626), mar. Oct 1606 as her third husband Mary Rayner, suo jure Countess of Buckingham (widow of Sir George Villiers and of Sir William Rayner), dau. of Anthony Beaumont, of Glenfield, co. Leicester

1. Hon Margaret Compton, mar. bef. 1 Oct 1595 Henry [Mordaunt], 4th Baron Mordaunt, and had issue

mar. (2)

Anne Stanley (widow of William [Stanley], 3rd Baron Monteagle; mar. (3) 4 Dec 1592 as his second wife Robert [Sackville], 2nd Earl of Dorset; d. 22 Sep 1618), 5th dau. of Sir John Spencer, of Althorp, co. Northampton, by his wife Katherine Kitson, dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk

only child by second wife

3. Hon Sir Henry Compton KB, of Brambletye, co. Sussex, mar. (1) Lady Cecily Sackville, 1st dau. by his first wife of Robert [Sackville], 2nd Earl of Dorset, and (2) Mary Paston (widow of Thomas Paston, of Thorpe, co. Norfolk), dau. of Hon Sir George Browne, of Wicham Brown, co. Kent (by his wife Mary Tyrwhitt, dau. of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, of Kettleby, co. Lincoln), 1st son of Anthony [Browne], 1st Viscount Montagu, by his second wife Hon Magdalen Dacre, 1st dau. of William [Dacre], 3rd Baron Dacre of Gilsland, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Talbot, 5th dau. of George [Talbot], 4th Earl of Shrewsbury, and had issue by both wives

bur.

10 Dec 1589

created

by writ of summons 8 May 1572 Baron Compton

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Old Sarum 1536-67; knighted 1566/7

 

William [Compton], 2nd Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Northampton

created

2 Aug 1618 Earl of Northampton

 

The Barony of Compton was held by the Earls of Northampton from 2 Aug 1618 until 3 Oct 1754, when on the death of James [Compton], 5th Earl of Northampton and 6th Baron Compton, the barony passed to his only surviving daughter and heiress:

 

Lady Charlotte Compton, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and Baroness Compton

born

mar.

19 Dec 1751 as his first wife George [Townshend], 4th Viscount Townshend later 1st Marquess Townshend

children

1. Lord George Townshend, later 16th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Leicester later 2nd Marquess Townshend

2. Rt Hon Lord John Townshend MP, of Ball's Park. co. Hertford (b. 19 Jan 1757;  d. 25 Feb 1833), mar. 10 Apr 1787 Georgiana Anne Poyntz (d. 4 May 1851), dau. of William Poyntz, of Midgham, co. Berkshire, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Townshend (d. 21 Mar 1811), mar. 7 May 1790 Gen William Loftus, and had issue

died

14 Sep 1770

suc. by

son

note

on the death of her elder and only surv. sister, Lady Anne Compton, on 8 May 1749 she became sole heiress to the Barony of Ferrers of Chartley, which has been in abeyance since the death of her mother, Elizabeth, Countess of Northampton and suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley, on 13 Mar 1740/1

 

George [Townshend], 17th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Leicester later 2nd Marquess Townshend, PC

born

18 Apr 1753

mar.

24 Dec 1777 Charlotte Mainwaring-Ellerker (d. 2 Feb 1802), dau. of Eaton Mainwaring later Mainwaring-Ellerker, of Risby Park, co. York, by his wife Barbara Dixon, sister and hrss. of Abraham Dixon, of Belford, co. Northumberland

children

1. Lord George Ferrers Townshend, later 3rd Marquess Townshend

2. Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend (b. 16 Sep 1785;  dsp. 5 Nov 1853), mar. 24 Mar 1812 his cousin Charlotte Loftus (d. 21 Mar 1866), 1st dau. of Gen William Loftus by his wife Lady Elizabeth Townshend, only dau. by his first wife of George [Townshend], 1st Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Charlotte Barbara Townshend (dsp. 3 Oct 1807), mar. 6 Apr 1805 Lt Col Hon Cecil Bisshopp MP (dvp. 11 Jul 1813), 1st son and heir ap. of Cecil [Bisshopp], 12th Baron Zouche of Haryngworth

2. Lady Harriet Anne Townshend (d. 1 Jun 1845), mar. 11 Mar 1813 Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick (d. 11 Aug 1830), and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Townshend  (d. 18 Dec 1868), mar. 5 Aug 1815 Joseph Moore Boultbec, of Springfield House, co. Warwick (d. 24 May 1860), and had issue

died

27 Jul 1811

created

18 May 1784 Earl of Leicester

suc. by

son

note

suc. his mother 14 Sep 1770 as 17th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton; sum. to Parliament by writ 25 Apr 1774 as Baron Ferrers of Chartley; suc. his father 14 Sep 1807 as 2nd Marquess Townshend; Capt of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1782-83 and 1783-90; Privy Councillor 1782; Trustee of the British Museum 1787-1811l Master of the Mint 1790-94; Joint Postmaster-General 1794-99; Lord Steward of the Household 1799-1802; High Steward of Tamworth 1807-11

 

George Ferrers [Townshend], 3rd Marquess Townshend and 9th Baron Compton

born

13 Dec 1778

mar.

12 May 1807 Sarah Dunn-Gardner (mar. (2) 10 Jan 1856 James Laidler, of Fenton, co. Northumberland;  dspl. 11 Sep 1858), dau. and hrss. of William Dunn later Dunn-Gardner, of Chatteris House, in the Isle of Ely, and Fordham Abbey, co. Cambridge, by his wife Jane Gardner, dau. and hrss. of John Gardner, of Chatteris House, in the Isle of Ely

died

s.p. 31 Dec 1855

 

On his death the Earldom of Leicester became extinct, the Marquessate, Viscountcy and Barony of Townshend passed to his cousin and male heir, and the Baronies of Compton and Ferrers of Chartley fell into abeyance between (1) his nephew Marmion Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, son and heir of Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, by his wife Lady Harriet Anne Townshend, his 2nd sister, who had died in 1845;  and (2) his 3rd sister, Lady Elizabeth Margaret Boultbec, wife of Joseph Moore Boultbec, of Springfield Park, co. Warwick (his 1st sister, Lady Charlotte Barbara Bisshopp, wife of Lt Col Hon Cecil Bisshopp, had died s.p. in 1807).

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