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Margaret Mordaunt (Compton)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Compton, Warwickshire
Death: 1644 (72-80)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Compton, 1st Baron Compton and Frances Compton, Lady
Wife of Henry, 4th Baron Mordaunt
Mother of Frances Brooke and John, Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough
Sister of William Compton, 1st Earl of Northampton; Sir Thomas Compton and Agnes Compton
Half sister of Sir Henry Compton

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About Margaret Mordaunt

  • Margaret Compton1
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  • Margaret Compton is the daughter of Sir Henry Compton, 1st Lord Compton.1 She married Henry Mordaunt, 4th Lord Mordaunt, son of Lewis Mordaunt, 3rd Lord Mordaunt and Elizabeth Darcy, before 1 October 1593.2
  • Her married name became Mordaunt.1
  • Child of Margaret Compton and Henry Mordaunt, 4th Lord Mordaunt
    • 1.John Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough+1 b. 18 Jan 1598/99, d. 19 Jun 1644
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume X, page 496. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 2.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume IX, page 197.
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  • Margaret COMPTON (B. Mordaunt of Turvey)
  • Died: 1644
  • Father: Henry COMPTON (1º B. Compton)
  • Mother: Frances Anne HASTINGS (B. Compton)
  • Married: Henry MORDAUNT (4° B. Mordaunt of Turvey) ABT 1585, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England / BEF 01 Oct 1593
  • Children:
    • 1. John MORDAUNT (1° E. Peterborough)
    • 2. Frances MORDAUNT
    • 3. James MORDAUNT
    • 4. Henry MORDAUNT
    • 5. Lewis MORDAUNT
    • 6. Margaret MORDAUNT
    • 7. Anne MORDAUNT
    • 8. Frances MORDAUNT
    • 9. Elizabeth MORDAUNT
    • 10. Francis MORDAUNT
    • 11. Anne MORDAUNT
  • From: COMPTON (B. Mordaunt)


  • John Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough (died 1642) was an English peer.
  • He was the eldest son of Henry Mordaunt, 4th Baron Mordaunt, a Roman Catholic kept for a year in the Tower of London on suspicion of complicity in the Gunpowder Plot, who died in 1608. The widow, Lady Margaret, daughter of Henry Compton, 1st Baron Compton, also a Catholic, was deprived by James I of the custody of her child John. He was made a ward of Archbishop George Abbot, and educated at Oxford.
  • Taken to court by the king, who was struck by his beauty and intelligence, John was made a K.B. on the occasion of Prince Charles being created Prince of Wales, 3 November 1616, and was remitted an unpaid fine of £10,000 which had been imposed on his father. By Charles I he was created Earl of Peterborough, by letters patent of 9 March 1628.
  • On the outbreak of the First English Civil War he adhered to the parliament, and held the commission of general of the ordnance under the Earl of Essex, but he died of consumption, 18 June 1642. By his wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Effingham, he left two sons: Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough and John, afterwards Lord Mordaunt of Reigate and Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon; and a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Thomas, son and heir to Edward Howard, 1st Lord Howard of Escrick. Lady Peterborough was a noted beauty but was also famed for piety: she was a close friend of James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, who spent his last years in her house. She died in 1671.
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  • MORDAUNT, Lewis (1538-1601), of Turvey, Beds. and Drayton, Northants.
  • b. 1538, 1st s. of Sir John Mordaunt†, 2nd Baron Mordaunt, by his 1st w. Ela, da. of John Fitzlewis, s. and h. app. of Sir Richard Fitzlewis† of West Horndon, Essex, h. to her gd.-mother Alice, da. and coh. of John Harleston of Shrimpling, Norf. m. Elizabeth, da. of Sir Arthur Darcy, sis. of Thomas Lord Darcy, 1s. 3da. Kntd. 1568; suc. fa. as 3rd Baron 1571.1
  • The Mordaunts married heiresses of the Latimer, Vere and Fitzlewis families, and the 1563 Member inherited land ....
  • .... He died at Drayton 16 June 1601, and was buried 20 July at Turvey. By his will, dated October 1593, £80 was to be spent on an alabaster tomb with ‘pictures’ of himself and his wife, and £70 distributed to the poor at his burial. He left £2,000 each to his two unmarried daughters Katherine and Elizabeth, appointing two executors to administer lands for this purpose. The residuary legatee, and the sole executor for all other parts of the will, was his only son Henry, aged 33, the Lord Mordaunt arrested after the Gunpowder Plot.6
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