Lord Alwyne Compton (bishop)

Lord Alwyne Compton (18 July 1825 – 4 April 1906) was an Anglican bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1][2]

Lord Alwyne Compton

Bishop of Ely
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In office1886–1905
PredecessorJames Woodford
SuccessorFrederic Chase
Other postsDean of Worcester (1879–1886)
Personal details
Born(1825-07-18)18 July 1825
Died4 April 1906(1906-04-04) (aged 80)
ParentsSpencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

Life and careerEdit

Compton was the fourth son of Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton, and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] His first post was as Curate at Horsham,[4] after which he was Rector of Castle Ashby, a post he held for 26 years.[5] He was also Archdeacon of Oakham for the four years of this. In 1879, he was appointed Dean of Worcester,[5] and then in 1886 to the See[6] of Ely,[5][7] He held this position until 1905, when he resigned and retired to Canterbury, where he died the following year.[5]

Lord Alwyne Compton was Lord High Almoner from 1882 to 1906.

On 28 August 1850 Lord Alwyne Compton married Florence Caroline Anderson (d.1918), eldest daughter of Robert Anderson, a Brighton clergyman, and his wife, the Hon. Caroline Dorothea Shore. They remained childless.[8]


  1. ^ Genuki Archived 2008-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Compton, Lord Alwyne (CMTN843A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ a b c d B. H. Green, The Bishops and Deans of Worcester (Worcester 1979), 57.
  6. ^ "Cambridgeshire History". Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
  7. ^ British Library
  8. ^ "Compton, Lord Alwyne". 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32523. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Grantham Yorke
Dean of Worcester
Succeeded by
John Gott
Preceded by
James Woodford
Bishop of Ely
Succeeded by
Frederic Chase