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Spencer Compton, 8th Earl of Northampton (16 August 17387 April 1796) was a Britishmarker peer and Member of Parliament.

Northampton was the younger son of the Hon. Charles Compton, third son of George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton. His mother was Mary Lucy. He was elected to the House of Commonsmarker for Northampton in 1761, a seat he held until 1763 when he succeeded his elder brother in the earldom and entered the House of Lordsmarker. He also served as a Groom of the Bedchamber, as Recorder of Northamptonmarker and as Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire.

Lord Northampton married Jane, daughter of Henry Lawton, in 1758. He died in April 1796, aged 57, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Charles, who was created Marquess of Northampton in 1812.


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.

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