Crompton was born at St Pancras, London, the son of Sir Charles Crompton, a Judge of the Queen's Bench and his wife Caroline Fletcher of Liverpool. He was educated at University College School, University College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge (4th Wrangler 1855, MA 1858). He was a Fellow of the college in 1856 and was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1864. Crompton stood unsuccessfully for parliament at West Cheshire in the 1874 general election. He was a member of the commission to investigate alleged corrupt practices at Knaresborough in 1880. and became a Q.C. in 1882.
Crompton lived at Manchester and died at the age of 57.
Crompton married Florence Elizabeth Gaskell, daughter of Elizabeth Gaskell, in 1863.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Crompton
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