Sir William Compton

Sir William Compton

Male 1625 - 1663  (38 years)

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  • Name William Compton 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 1625  Compton Wynyates, , Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1642  Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Army Officer 
    • 1642 Age 20 in England The original Earl of Northamptons regiment was raised in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire in 1642 by the then Earl Spencer Compton. He commanded the horse troop of the regiment, which fought with the Oxford field army, until his death in action when he was succeeded by his son James. The horse are known to have fought in a number of the major battles of the Civil Wars including Hopton Heath, Newbury, Cropredy Bridge and Naseby. The foot part of the regiment was comanded by Spencer Compton's son William and was the Garrison at Banbury for most of the war. They also seem to have fought at the battles at Leicester and Middleton Cheney.
    Stories and Notes 1663  Compton Wynyates, , Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A monument was erected to his memory 
    Buried 1663  Compton Wynyates, , Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Oct 1663  Drury Lane, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4133  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2012 

    Father Earl of Northampton Spencer Compton,   b. May 1601,   d. 16 Mar 1643, Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Mary Beaumont,   b. 1604,   d. 1654  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1621 
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Compton
     2. John Compton
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F2383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1625 - Compton Wynyates, , Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Army Officer - 1642 - Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsStories and Notes - A monument was erected to his memory - 1663 - Compton Wynyates, , Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1663 - Compton Wynyates, , Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1663 - Drury Lane, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sir William Compton
    Sir William Compton
    The Ashby Estates
    The Ashby Estates
    From Harold MacLeod's "The Loyalist Comptons of Prince Edward Island": The Ashby Estates were acquired by Sir William Compton, an ancestor of the present owner, in 1512. Work on the present building in 1754 by Henry, !st Lord Compton. Building continued until 1600 when Queen Elizabeth stayed in the house. King James I was a frequent visitor.
    Compton Wyngate
    Compton Wyngate
    Tudor Castle in Warwickshire England 1920

    Histories
    Battle Information
    Battle Information
    Information compiled from different places for Sir William Weillum Compton

  • Notes 
    • Sir William was a Member of Parliament and Member of the King's Privy Council and England's Master of Ordnance after King Charles II was restored to England's Throne in 1660, but he very unexpectedly keeled over dead in a London Street at the age of 39, and was subsequently buried at the Compton family ancestral home, Compton Wynyates in Warwickshire.

      Sir William Compton arranged for grants of land in the colonies for two of his sons before he died. Son Thomas
      was given a grant in 1659 and son John was given a grant in 1665. John is the last of "our" direct line to have been born in England . John's original land grant was "Boswell" in St. Mary's County, Maryland , from "Charles Calvert, Lt. General of said Province, 27 Sept. 1665 (in the 34th year of the Calvert Grant -- Manor of alvert)." There is still today a small village named "Boswell" on his original grant. John Compton acquired much property in adjoining Charles County , and inasmuch as his son Matthew was born in Charles County , it can be assumed that John Compton moved his residence to that area. [From a letter by Frances Booten Compton of Miami, Florida, unknown date (but probably 40-50 years ago).]

      John Compton's land patent has been verified to be "Boswell," 200 acres in St, Mary's County, Maryland, dated 1665, with the certificate of survey in Liber 7, folio 499, and the patent in Liber 8, folio 460. John Compton subsequently bought a lo t more land in Charles County, MD, and had children and grandchildren who married into families of other "gentlemen" who were second and third sons, etc. of English nobility in Maryland and Virginia including the Fairfax family and the Howard fa mily--related to the Duke of Norfolk.
    • (Research):As there is much confusion and not yet proven that William Weillum Compton and Sir William Compton are the same person. (more fact disprove this than prove it THose listed at the end.)

      I am linking William Weillum and Sir William seperatly under Spencer Compton, but keeping William Weillum as disproved status so I can list all the facts and keep this straight.

      There is a lot of confusion about Sir William and William Weillem and even a William born from an earlier time.

      There was the "Weillum" Compton that refers to was one of the "Puritans" who spent time in Holland prior to moving to America during the English Civil War, and he would have lived 1622 - 1694. This would be the William Compton who died in Gravesend, Suffolk County, New York. This one had a son named William.

      There was "Sir" William he was born in 1625, third son, of Lord Spencer Compton, Earl of Northampton whose ancestral home was Compton Wynyates in Warwickshire, England. This Sir William was knighted at the age of 19 fighting for King Charles I in 1643 and was very active in subsequent conspiracies to bring about the restoration of the Stewart family to the Crown of England, including that of the "Sealed Knot" which lasted for all of about six months; all of these after the execution of Charles I in 1649. Willaim had 2 sons named Thomas and John.

      In the Book: British and American Comptons in New York, New Jersey, Virginia,Tennessee, Alabama and Texas. 1634-1984 First edition 1984. It talks about another William: ...William Compton, the builder of this castle, Compton Wyngates, was eleven years old when his father died. He became a ward of King Henry VIII, who appointed him to wait on his son, Henry, Duke of York. William Compton so igratiated himself with the Duke that his fortune was greatly enhanced by this connection.... THis William is actually born in 1482 and is upline from Earl Spencer.

      Sir William born 1626 was the Governor of Banbury Castle in 1645-1646, and William Weillum was in Gravesend at the time. Sir William also died in England and is buried in England, William Weillum died in Gravesend.