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BROWNLOW CECIL., MARquess and EARL of EXETER, and Baron of Burghley, K.G., exercised the office of Grand Almoner at the coronation of king George IV., Lord-Lieutenant of Rutlandshire, and late Recorder of the borough of Stamford ; born 2 July 1795; succeeded his father, Henry, the late marquess, 1 May 1804; married, 12 May 1824, Isabella, da. of William-Stephen Poyntz, of Cowdray, co. Sussex, esq., and has iss" — 1. WILLIAM-ALLEYNE, lord Burghley, b. 30 April 1825; —2. BR own Low - Thomas - Mont AGUE, b. 27 Feb. 1827 ; – 3.
Is ABELLA-MARY, b. 14 July, and d. Sept. 1830; 5. Dorothy-ANNE, b. 10 April, and d. 5 May 1837.
b. 6 Jan. 1832;
WILLIAM CECIL, the celebrated lord Burghley, treasurer to queen Elizabeth, and her principal minister for 40 years, from her accession to his death in 1598, was the son of Robert Cecil, esq., groom of the robes to Henry VIII., b. 13 Sept. 1521, created lord Burghley, 25 Feb. 1571, and lord high treasurer and K.G. in 1572. He accumulated a great fortune by his judicious and provident management of his property, continually aiming to advance the resources of his country by his wise and provident administration. He d. 4 Aug. 1598, and was buried in the family vault at Stamford Baron. He was twice married, and left issue o: 1st wife, the da. of sir John Cheke, Thomas, his successor; and by his 2d, the da. of sir Anthony Cooke, of Giddea. Hall, co. Essex, knt., preceptor to king Edward VI., Robert, and 2 das.: these two sons were both created earls in one day, by James I., 4 May 1605; Robert, the youngest, being created earl of Salisbury in the morning, and Thomas, earl of Exeter in the afternoon. Thomas, 1st earl of Exeter, K.G., d. 1622, leaving issue by Dorothy, da. and coh. of John Nevil, lord Latimer. 1. William, 2d earl. 2. Sir Richard, father of David, 3d earl. 3. Edwa RD, created viscount Wimbleton 1626, but d. without male issue. William, 2d earl, K.G., d. without surviving male issue, 1640, and was succeeded by his nephew, (only son of his brother, sir #...? DAvid, 3d earl, d. 1643, father of John, 4th earl, d. 1677; father of John, 5th earl, who d. 1700, and was succeeded by his eldest
1785. The earl d. 3 Nov. 1754, and was succeeded by his eldest son, BRowN Low, 9th earl, b. 21 Sept. 1725, and m., 24 July 1749, Letitia, sole da. and h. of Horatio, 3d son of Horatio, 1st viscount Townshend, and by her (who d. 17 April 1756) had no issue. he earl d. 26 Dec. 1793, and was succeeded by his nephew, to No. 10th earl, who was advanced to the dignity of marquess of Ereter, 4 Feb. 1801; b. 14 March 1754, m., 1st, 23 May 1776, Emma, sole da. and h. of Thomas Vernon, of Hanbury, co. Worcester, esq., (which marriage was dissolved by act of parliament, June 1791,) and had issue a son, who d. an infant. The marquess m., 2dly, 3 Oct. in the same year, Sarah, da. of Thomas Hoggins, of Bolas, co. Salop, gent., by whom (who d. 18 Jan. 1797) he had issue, 1. Sophi A, b. 4 Feb. 1792, m., 12 May 1818, the hon. Henry-Manvers Pierrepoint, 2d son of Charles, 1st earl Manvers, and d. 2 Nov. 1823. 2. HENRY, d. an infant. 3. BROWNLOW, present marquess. 4. Thomas, b. 1 Jan. 1797, lieut.-col. 10th hussars.
The marquess m., 3dly, 19 Aug. 1800, Elizabeth, da. of Peter Burrell, esq., sister of the 1st lord Gwydir, and relict of Douglas, 8th duke of Hamilton, by whom (who d. 17 Jan. 1837) he had no issue. The marquess d. 1 May 1804, and was succeeded by his eldest son, BRowNLow, 11th earl, and 2d marquess. Heir Apparent—WILLIAM-ALLEYNE, lord BURGH LEY, the marquess's son. Creations—Baron of Burghley, 25 Feb.
1571; Earl of Exeter, 4 May 1605; and Mar quess of Exeter, 4 Feb. 1801. - Arms—Barry of ten argent and azure, six escocheons, three, two, and one sable, each charged with a lion rampant argent. Crest—A garb, or, supported by two lions rampant, the dexter argent, the sinister azure. Supporters—Two lions ermine. Motto—Cor unum, via wna. one way.
SPENCER-JOSHUA-ALWYNE COMPTON, MARQUEss and EARL of NORTHAMPTON, Earl Compton, and Baron Wilmington, F.S.A.; born 2 Jan. 1790; succeeded his father, Charles, 1st marquess, 24 May
1828; married, 24 July
1815, Margaret, eldest da' and co-h. of major
eneral William-Douglas-Maclean Clephane, of Torloisk, N.B., and by her who d. 2 April 1830) has issue, –1. CHARLES, earl Compton, b. 26 May 1816, took the surname of Douglas before that of Compton, and the arms of Douglas quarterly with those of Compton, by royal sign manual,
5 Jan. 1831; — 2. MARIANNE-MARGARET, b. 21 June 1817; WILLIAM, b. 21 Aug. 1818, R.N. ;
3. 4. SPEN cFR-Scott, b. 6 March
FRANCEs-Elizabeth, b. 15 March 1830.
THE family of CoMPToN derives its name from the lordship of Compton, co: Warwick. Sir William Dugdale, in his history of this county, derives its descent from TURCHIL, who was one of the first in England, who, in imitation of the Normans, assumed a surname; for it appears, temp. king William Rufus, he wrote himself TURchius DE EARDENE, from his residence in Arden (as now written) in the said, county, the said king having dispossessed him of his castle of Warwick. By his 1st wife he had issue, Siwa RD de ARDEN, ancestor to the family of Arden, and by Leverunia, his 2d wife, he had issue OsbERT, who styled himself of Compton, 1169, and is without doubt the ancestor of this family; which Osbert had issue three sons, OSBERT, Philip, and Peter, the eldest of whom left two das. and co-hh. Philip, 2d son, writing himself Philip de Compton, was a witness, temp. king John, with Walter Poer, to a grant of lands lying in Tirhoe, made by Richard de Beresford, and Cecilia, his wife, to the canons of Kenilworth; to him succeeded Thomas de Compton, his son and h., who, 1251, was certified to hold a knight's fee, in Compton, of Thomas de Arden, lineal h. to Turchil o: mentioned, and he of the earl of WarWick,
Sir HENRY CoMPTon, of Compton Wynyate, co. Warwick, knt., was summoned to parliament, among the barons of the realm,
by writ, 8 May 1572, 14 Eliz., and d. 1589, leaving issue o Frances, da. of Francis Hastings, 2d earl of Huntingdon, WILLIAM, 2d lord Compton, created earl of Northampton, 2 Aug. 1618, K.G., lord president of the marches of Wales; m. Elizabeth, da. and sole h. of sir, John Spencer, knt., lord mayor of the city of London, 1593, and by her had issue, 1. SPENceR, 2d earl. 2. ELIZABETH, m. Robert Maxwell, earl of Nithsdale, in the Peerage of Scotland. 3. ANNE, m. Ulick, s. and h. of Richard de Burgh, earl of Clamricarde, in the Peerage of Ireland, and earl of St. Alban's, &c., in England; which Ulick succeeded his father as earl of St. Alban's, &c.; and, 1645, was created marquess of Clanricarde, but d. without issue male, 1659. The earl d. 24 June 1630, and was succeeded by his only son, SPENCER, 2d earl, K.B., who was summoned to parliament during his father’s lifetime, 1628, as baron Compton, distinguished himself by his valour and attachment to the cause of *ś I., and was killed at the battle of Hopton Heath, near Stafford, 19 March 1642-3; m. Mary, da. of sir Francis Beaumont, brother of Mary, countess of Buckingham, and son of Anthony Beaumont, 3d son of William Beaumont, of Cole
Orton, co. Leicester, esq., and by her had Issue,
8. PENELoPE, m. sir John Nicholas, K.B. The earl was succeeded by his eldest son, JAMEs, 3d earl, who, with his father's honours, inherited his attachment to the fortune of his o master, for which he was deprived of his estates by the parliament, but which were restored to him on the accession of king Charles II., m., 1st, Isabella Sackville, da. and co-h. of Richard, 3d earl of Dorset, by the celebrated lady Anne Clifford, and by her (who d. 14 Oct. 1661) had issue, 1, 2, 3, 4. Two sons and two DAs., all d. young. 5. ALATHEA, m. sir Edward Hungerford, bart., n and h. of sir Edward Hungerford, K-B., and d. 1678, without issue, when her great fortune descended to her cousin, John, 3d earl of Thanet. The earl m., 2dly, Mary, da. and h. of Baptist Noel, viscount Campden, (by his 2d wife, Hester, 2d da. and co-h. of Thomas, lord Wotton,) and by her had issue, 6. GEong E, 4th earl. 7. JAMEs, d. young. 8. The righthon. Sir Spence R. Compton, K.B., speaker of the house of commons in several parliaments, lord president of the council, paymaster of the forces, and treasurer of Chelsea Hospital, created baron Wilmington, 2 Jan. 1727, and June 1730, viscount Perensey, and earl of Wilmington; 31 Dec. of the same year, he was declared lord-president of the council and installed a K.G., His lordship d. unm. 2 July 1743, when his titles became extinct. The earl d. 15 Dec. 1681, and was succeeded by his son, GEoRGE, 4th earl, b. 18 Oct. 1664, constable of the Tower of London, m. Jane, }.} da. of sir Stephen Fox, knt., ather of Stephen, 1st earl of Ilchester, and Henry, 1st lord Holland,) and by her (who d. 10 July 1721) had issue, 1. JAMEs, 5th earl. 2. GEORGE, 6th earl. 3. STEPHEN, d. young. 4. CHARLEs, m., 14 Aug. 1727, Mary, sole da, and h, of sir, Berkeley Lucy, of Broxbourn, co. Herts, bart., and had issue, 1. CHARLEs, 7th earl. 2. SPENCER, 8th earl. 3. Mary, m., 1st, Richard Haddock, esq.; and 2dly, Arthur Scott, esq., both in the royal navy. 4. Jane, m. George, 1st lord Rodney. 5. Catherine, 2d wife of John Perceval, earl of Egmont, created, 1770, baroness Arden, in Ireland. 6. Elizabeth, m. hon. Henry Drummond, son of William, 4th viscount Strathallan, and d. 1819. 5. ELIZABETH ; 6. JANE; 7. PENELope; 8. MARGAR ET; all d. unm. 9. MARY, m. William Gore, of Tring Park, Herts, esq. 10. ANNE, m. sir John Rushout, bart., ancestor of lord Northwick. The earl m., 2dly, 3 July 1726, Elizabeth,
da. of sir James Rushout, bart.; he d. 13 April 1727, and was succeeded by his eldest son, JAMEs, 5th earl, who was called up to the house of peers by writ, 28 Dec. 1711, as baron Compton, and took his place, agreeably to the creation of his father's barony; m., 3 March 1715-16, Elizabeth, sister and h. of Robert, viscount Tamworth, grandson and h. apparent of Robert Shirley, earl Ferrars; who was baroness Ferrars, of Chartley, and had issue by her, two sons, George and James, who both d. young, and five das., of whom only three, Jane, Anne, and Charlotte, lived to maturity; of these, the first two d. unm., and the last m. George, 1st marquess Townshend, and, by the death of her sisters, became sole h. of the barony of Ferrars of Chartley, as h. to her mother, and on the death of her father, inherited also the barony of Compton. The earl d. 3 Oct. 1754, and was succeeded in the earldom by his brother, Grohg E, 6th earl, m. Frances, da. of the rev. mr. Payne; he d. 6 Dec. 1758, without issue, and was succeeded by his nephew, CHARLEs, 7th earl, eldest son of Charles, youngest son of George, 4th earl of Northampton, appointed ambassador to the court of Venice; m., 13 Sept. 1759, Anne, da. of Charles Somerset, 4th duke of Beaufort, and by her (who d. 18 May 1763) had an only da., Eliz ABETH, h. 25 June 1760, m., 27 Feb. 1782, lord George-Augustus-Henry Cavendish, 1st earl of Burlington. The earl d. on his return from his embassy, 18 Oct. 1763, and was succeeded by his brother, SPEN cert, 8th earl, b. 5 Aug. 1738, m., 1st, Jane, da. of Henry Lawton, esq., and by her (who d. 26 Nov. 1767) had issue, 1. CHARLES, 1st marquess. 2. FRA Nois, (a da.,) b. 10 Sept. 1758, d. unm. 18 Feb. 1832. The earl m., 2dly, 16 May 1760, miss Hougham; he d. 7 April 1796, and was succeeded by his only son, CHARLEs, 9th earl, b. 24 March 1760, created, 7 Sept. 1812, marquess of Northampton, earl Compton, and baron Wilmington; m., 18 Aug. 1787, Mary, da. of Joshua Smith, of Earl Stoke Park, co. Wilts, esq., and had Issue, 1. SPENCER-JOSHUA-ALWYNE, 2d marquess. 2. SMith, b. 7, and d. 18 Dec. 1790. 3. FRANCEs-Eliza BETH, b. 20 Dec. 1791, ... m., 18 Feb. 1829, Charles-Scrase Dickins, esq. The marquess d. 24 May 1828, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, SPEN CER-Josh UA-ALwy NE, present and 2d marquess. Heir Apparent—CHARLEs, earl CoMPtoN, eldest son of the marquess. Creations—Earl of Northampton, 2 Aug. 1618; Marquess of Northampton, Earl Compton, and Baron Wilmington, 7 Sept. 1812. Arms—Sable a lion passant, guardant, or, between three esquires' helmets, two and one, argent. Crest-On a mount a beacon fired proper, and behind it a ribbon inscribed with the words “Nisi Dominus.” Supporters—Two dragons' wings displayed, ermine; ducally collared, and lined, or. Motto—Je ne cherche qu'un. I seek but one.
JOHN-JEFFREYS PRATT, MARqu Ess and EARL CAMDEN, Earl of Brecknock, Viscount Bayham, and Baron Camden, K.G., F.S.A., P.C., Chancellor of the University of Cambridge ; one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, Lord-Lieutenant, Vice-Admiral, and Custos Rotulorum, co. Kent, and City of Canterbury, late Master of the Trinity House, and late Recorder of Bath ; born 11 Feb. 1759; succeeded his father, Charles, the late earl, 18 April 1794; created, 15 Aug. 1812, Marquess Camden, and Earl of Brecknock; married, 31 Dec. 1785, Frances, da. and sole h. of William Molesworth, of Wembury, co. Devon, esq., brother to the late sir John Molesworth, of Pencarrow, co. Cornwall, bart. ; and by her (who d. 7 Aug. 1829) had issue, 1. FRAN cFs-ANNE, b. 21 Nov. 1787, d. 9 July 1822; —2. GEoRGIANA-ELIzABETH, b. 4 July 1791 ; 3. CARol.1NE-ANNE, b. 21 July 1794, m., 28 July 1825, Alexander-Robert Stewart, esq., 1st cousin of the marquess of Londonderry, and d. 7 Oct. 1827; —4. GEORGE-CHARLES, earl of Brecknock, b. 2 May 1799, summoned to Parliament by writ, Jan. 1835, and placed in his father’s barony of Camden, of Camden Place, m., 27 Aug. 1835, Harriet, eldest da. of the right rev. George Murray, D.D., bishop of Rochester, and has issue,
Frances-Sarah-Harriet, b. 25 Nov. 1836.
THE marquess's grandfather, sir John PRATT, knt., lord chief justice of England, 1719, in his youth was a student in the university of Oxford, and applying himself to the study of the law, was called to the bar at the end of the reign of king Charles II. ; 1 Oct. 1700, he was called to the degree of serjeant-at-law; he represented the borough of Midhurst, co. Sussex, in the 3d and 4th o of Great Britain, but vacated is seat on his appointment to be one of the justices of the court of King's Bench, 26 Oct. 1714; d. 1724, having m., 1st, Elizabeth, da. and co-h. of the rev. Henry Gregory, 3d son of Francis Gregory, of Hordley, co. Oxford, esq., his issue by whom is now extinct; his two grandsons, John Pratt, of Bayham Abbey, esq., and Robert Pratt, of Coscomb, co. Gloucester, master in Chancery, having both d. s.p. He m., 2dly, Elizabeth, da. of the rev. Hugh Wilson, son of John Wilson, esq., and by her (who d. 28 July 1728) had issue, 1. CAROLINE, m. Herbert, baron de Munster, in Westphalia, knight of the Teutonic order, and d. 23 Sept. 1805. 2. JANE, m., Dec. 1738, Nicholas Hardinge, of Canbury, co. Surrey, esq. 3. ANNE - MARIA, n. Thomas BarretLennard, lord Dacre, and d. 11 Aug. 1806. 4. FRANCEs, d. unm. 5. THOMAs, appointed, Oct. 1765, one of the clerks of the treasury, and d. 19 March 1805, aged 98, without issue. 6. WiLLIAM, an officer in the service of the South Sea Company, cast away at sea. 7. CHARLEs, 1st earl Camden.
8. Robert, captain in the earl of Albemarle's regiment of horse, d. in Germany, town. CHARLEs PRATT, 1st earl Camden, 3d son, b. 1714, was, 1759, chosen recorder of Bath, and the same year appointed attorney-general; in Dec. 1761, constituted chief justice of the court of Common Pleas; and, 17 July 1765, a peer of Great Britain, by the title of lord Camden, baron of Camden, co. Kent, and on the resignation of Robert, earl of Northington, he was appointed lord high chancellor of Great Britain; in 1784, he was appointed lord president of the council; and, 13 May 1786, advanced to the dignities of viscount Bayham, and earl Camden; m. Elizabeth, da. and at length sole h. of Nicholas Jeffreys, of the Priory, co. Brecknock. esq., and by her (who d. 10 Dec. 1779) had issue, 1. JOHN-JEFFREYS, 2d earl and present marquess Camden. FRANCEs, m. Robert, 1st marquess of Londonderry. 3. ElizaBETH, d. unm. 31 May 1826, aged 74. 4. SARAH, m., 1779, Nicholas Price, of Saintfield, co. Down, esq., d. 7 April 1817. 5. JANE, m., 25 April 1780, sir WalterJames James, (formerly Head,) of Langley Hall, co. Berks, bart., and d. 1 Sept. 1825. The earl d. 18 April 1794, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, John-JEFFREYS, 2d earl and 1st marquess. Heir Apparent—GEoBGE-CHARLES, earl of BRECKNock.
HENRY-WILLIAM PAGET, MAR at Ess of ANGLESEY, Earl of Uxbridge, co. Middlesex, and Baron Paget, of Beaudesert, co. Stafford, and a Baronet of Ireland, Lord-Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum, co. Anglesey, Constable of the Castle, and Mayor of the Borough of Caernarvon, Ranger of Snowdon Forest, Chamberlain and Chancellor of North Wales, Vice-Admiral of the Coast of North Wales and co. Carmarthen, P.C., K.G., G.C.B., and G.C. H.; General in the Army, and Colonel of the Queen's Own, or 7th Regiment of Hussars; born 17 May 1768; succeeded his father, Henry, the late earl of Uxbridge, 13 March 1812; created, 4 July 1815, Marquess of Anglesey; married, 1st, 25 July 1795, Caroline-Elizabeth, da of George, 4th earl of Jersey, (which marriage was dissolved by the Scotch Courts in 1810, and she re-m. George-William, duke of Argyll, and d. 16 June 1835,) by whom he has issue, 1. CARoll NE, b. 6 June 1796, m. Charles, duke of Richmond ; —2. HENRY, earl of Urbridge, a lord in waiting to her Majesty, b. 6 July 1797, summoned to Parliament by writ, 15 Jan. 1833, and placed in his father's barony of Paget, of Beaudesert, m., 1st, 5 Aug. 1819, Eleanora, 2d da. of the late John Campbell, of Shawfield, esq., by lady Charlotte Campbell, da. of the duke of Argyll, and by her (who d. 3 July 1828) had issue, 1. Eleanora-Caroline, b. 13 May 1820; 2. Henry-William-George, lord Paget, b. 9 Dec. 1821; 3. Constance-Henrietta, b. 22 Jan. 1823; his lordship m., 2dly, 27 Aug. 1833, Henrietta-Maria, 3d da. of the right hon. sir Charles Bagot, and has issue, 4. a son, b. 25 Dec. 1835; 5. a da., b. 26 Oct. 1837; —3. JANE, b. 13 Oct. 1798, m., 23 April 1824, Francis-Nathaniel, present marquess of Conyngham; 4. GEor GIANA, b. 29 Aug. 1800, m., 19 Oct. 1833, Edward, baron Crofton of Ireland ; — 5. AUGUSTA, b. 26 Jan. 1802, m., 27 July 1820, Arthur, 1st lord Templemore; 6. WILLIAM, capt. R.N., b. 1 March 1803, m., 22 Jan. 1827, Fanny, only da. of lieut.-gen. sir Francis de Rottemburgh, G.C. H., and has issue, a son, still-born, 26 Jan. 1828; Henry-William, b. 31 March 1829; —7. AGNEs, b. 11 Feb. 1804, m., 7 March 1829, the hon. George-Stevens Byng, eldest son of John, lord Strafford ; –-8 ARTHUR, b. 31 Jan. 1805, d. 28 Dec. 1825. The marquess m., 2dly, lady Charlotte Cadogan, da. of the late Charles, earl Cadogan, whose former marriage with sir Henry Wellesley, now lord Cowley, had been dissolved by act of parliament, and by her has issue,