Social Victorians/People/Northampton

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Compton
  • Marquess of Northampton
    • Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton (24 May 1828 – 17 January 1851)
    • Charles Douglas-Compton, 3rd Marquess of Northampton (17 January 1851 – 3 March 1877)
    • Admiral William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton (3 March 1877 – 11 September 1897)[1]
  • Earl Compton (subsidiary title for the son of the Marquess of Northampton)[2]
    • Charles John Spencer Compton (13 July 1849 – 6 September 1887)
    • William George Spencer Scott Compton, 5th Marquess of Northampton (1887 and 1897)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British[1]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton (2 January 1790 – 17 January 1851)[3]
  • Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane ( – 2 April 1830)[4]
  1. Lady Margaret Mary Frances Elizabeth Compton ( – 22 May 1858)
  2. Charles Douglas-Compton, 3rd Marquess of Northampton (26 May 1816 – 3 March 1877)
  3. Lady Marianne Margaret Compton (21 June 1817 – 9 February 1888)
  4. Admiral William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton (20 August 1818 – 11 September 1897)
  5. Lord Spencer Scott Compton (6 March 1821 – 21 May 1855)
  6. Rt. Rev. Lord Alwyne Compton (18 July 1825 – 4 April 1906)


  • Admiral William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton (20 August 1818 – 11 September 1897)[5]
  • Eliza Elliot (c. 1820 – 4 December 1877)[6]
  1. Lady Katrine Cecilia Compton (1845 – 23 March 1913)
  2. Lady Margaret Georgiana Compton (1847 – 15 November 1931)
  3. Charles John Spencer Compton, Earl Compton (13 July 1849 – 5 September 1887)
  4. William George Spencer Scott Compton, 5th Marquess of Northampton (23 April 1851 – 15 June 1913)
  5. Lady Alice Elizabeth Compton (1854 – 17 June 1862)
  6. Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton (5 June 1855 – 16 December 1911)
  7. Lady Mabel Violet Isabel Compton (c. 1862 – 16 August 1961)
  8. Colonel Lord Douglas James Cecil Compton (15 November 1865 – 23 July 1944)


  • Rt. Rev. Lord Alwyne Compton (18 July 1825 – 4 April 1906)[7]
  • Florence Caroline Anderson (– 24 March 1918)[8]


  • Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton (5 June 1855 – 16 December 1911)[9]
  • Mary Evelyn Violet Vyner ( – 22 October 1957)[10]
  1. Major Edward Robert Francis Compton (14 December 1891 – 7 February 1977)
  2. Commander Clare George Vyner (31 March 1894 – 29 October 1989)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1850 August 28, Lord Alwyne Compton and Florence Caroline Anderson married.[8]

1886 July 31, Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton and Mary Evelyn Violet Vyner married.[10]

1897 July 2, Lord and Lady A. Compton attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costumes at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton (at 434) and Lady Mary Compton (at 435) attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball.[11]

Lady Alwyne was dressed as "Mme. de Chevreuse, Louis XIII." time, wearing a "dress in mauve satin, with white satin underskirt, embroidered in pearls and amethysts."[12]:36, Cols. 1c, 2b

London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company's portrait of "Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton as Sir William Compton — time of Charles I" in costume is #211 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[13] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Alwyne Compton, M.P. as Sir Wm. Compton, time of Charles I."[14]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton". Wikipedia. 2021-02-28. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Compton,_4th_Marquess_of_Northampton&oldid=1009367503. 
  2. "Peerages by Courtesy." Debrett's. http://www.debretts.com/forms-address/titles/courtesy-titles/peerages-courtesy.
  3. "Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  4. "Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  5. "Admiral William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  6. "Eliza Elliot." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  7. "Rt. Rev. Lord Alwyne Compton." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Florence Caroline Anderson." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  9. "Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Mary Evelyn Violet Vyner." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  11. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  12. “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.
  13. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  14. "Lord Alwyne Compton, M.P.." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158574/Lord-Alwyne-Frederick-Compton-as-Sir-William-Compton---time-of-Charles-I.