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 Spencer Compton

Spencer Compton

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Compton Wynyates, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England
Death 2 Jul 1743 (aged 69–70)
St James, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Compton Wynyates, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England
Memorial ID 10143 · View Source
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British Prime Minister. Born the son of the 3rd Earl of Northampton, he was educated at Trinity College Oxford and entered the House of Commons as a Whig in 1698. He became Paymaster of Pensions and served in Parliament, (1707-10, 13-15). He was Speaker of the House of Commons, (1715-27) and was Paymaster of Forces, (1722-30). He was created the 1st Earl of Wilmington, in 1730 and was Load President of the Council, (1730-42). In 1742, he was appointed the 2nd Prime Minister Britain, serving until his death at age 70.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10143
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spencer Compton (1673–2 Jul 1743), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10143, citing Compton Wynyates Burial Grounds, Compton Wynyates, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .