George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton

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George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton

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Birthplace: Northamptonshire
Death: Died
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Son of James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton and Countess Mary Noel
Husband of Jane Compton and Elizabeth Rushout
Father of James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton; George Compton, 6th Earl of Northampton; Charles Compton; Anne Compton and Mary Gore
Brother of Mary Compton and Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, Prime Minister
Half brother of Lady Alethea Compton

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About George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton

George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton, PC (18 October 1664 – 15 April 1727), styled Lord Compton from 1664 to 1681, was a British peer.

Northampton was the son of James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton, and his wife Mary (née Noel). Prime Minister Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, was his younger brother. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1681, aged 17. Lord Northampton later served as Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire from 1686 to 1687 and again from 1689 to 1727 and was Constable of the Tower of London from 1712 to 1715. At the coronation of William and Mary in 1689 he bore the King's sceptre and cross. In 1702 he was admitted to the Privy Council.

Lord Northampton married Jane Fox, daughter of Sir Stephen Fox and his first wife Elizabeth Whittle and half-sister of Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, in 1686. She died on 10 June 1721. He married, secondly, Elizabeth Rushout, daughter of Sir James Rushout, 1st Baronet and Alice Pitt, on 3 July 1726.

Northampton died in 15 April 1727, aged 62, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son James.

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George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton's Timeline

1664
October 18, 1664
Northamptonshire
1687
May 2, 1687
Age 22
1692
1692
Age 27
1695
1695
Age 30
1698
1698
Age 33
1727
April 15, 1727
Age 62
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4th Earl Northampton 1681-1727