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Wilmington, Earl of (GB, 1730 - 1743)
Creation: let.pat. 14 May 1730
Extinct: 2 Jul 1743
Family name: Compton
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Spencer [Compton], 1st Baron Wilmington later 1st Earl of Wilmington, KG PC
3rd son of James [Compton], 3rd Earl of Northampton, by his second wife Hon Mary Noel, dau. and hrss. by his third wife of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden
2 Jul 1743
8 Jan 1727/8 Baron Wilmington, of Wilmington in the County of Sussex
14 May 1730 Viscount Pevensey, of Pevensey in the County of Sussex, and Earl of Wilmington
Member of Parliament (Whig) for Eye 1698-1710, for East Grinstead 1713-15 and for Sussex 1725-28; Chairman of the Committee for Privileges 1705-10; Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions 1707; Treasurer to Prince George of Denmark 1707-08; Speaker of the House of Commons 1715-27; Treasurer to the Prince of Wales 1715-27; Privy Councillor 1716; Paymaster General 1722-30; Knight of the Bath 1725-33; Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal 1730; Lord President of the Council 1730-41/2; Knight of the Garter 1733; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1741/2-43
On the death of the 1st Earl of Wilmington all his titles became extinct.
First written 12 Feb 2003
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