James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton
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He was elected to the House of Commons for Warwickshire in 1710, a seat he held until the following year, when he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Compton. He succeeded his father in 1727 and his uncle Hon. Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, in 1743. From the latter he inherited Compton Place in Eastbourne.
Lord Northampton married Elizabeth, 14th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley, in 1716. He had no sons and was succeeded in the barony of Compton, which could be passed on through female lines, by his daughter Lady Charlotte, who also succeeded her mother in the barony of Ferrers of Chartley. The earldom was passed on to his younger brother George.
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- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
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|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir John Mordaunt
| Member of Parliament for Warwickshire
With: Sir John Mordaunt
Sir John Mordaunt
Sir William Boughton
|Peerage of England|
| Earl of Northampton
| Baron Compton
(writ in acceleration)
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