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Compton, Spencer, earl of Wilmingtonlocked

(c. 1674–1743)
  • A. A. Hanham

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Compton, Spencer, earl of Wilmington (c. 1674–1743), prime minister, was the sixth son of James Compton, third earl of Northampton (1622–1681), his third son with his second wife, Mary (d. 1719), the eldest daughter of Baptist Noel, third Viscount Campden. He was educated at ...

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