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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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Arms:

Sable a Lion passant guardant Or between three Esquires' Helmets Argent

Crest:

A Buck at gaze Argent attired Or

Supporters:

On either side a Bull Argent armed and unguled proper

Motto:

 Tout bien ou rien

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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

born

c. 1674

died

2 Jul 1743

created

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

note

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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