Lord Alwyne Compton (bishop)

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

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.


  1. ^ Genuki
  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
  7. ^ British Library
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Grantham Munton Yorke
Dean of Worcester
1879 – 1895
Succeeded by
John Gott
Preceded by
James Russell Woodford
Bishop of Ely
1886 – 1904
Succeeded by
Frederic Henry Chase