Lord Alwyne Compton (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
Lord Alwyne Compton
|Bishop of Ely|
|Diocese||Diocese of Ely|
|Other posts||Dean of Worcester (1879–1886)|
|Born||18 July 1825|
|Died||4 April 1906(aged 80)|
|Parents||Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Life and career
Compton was the fourth son of Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton, and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. His first post was as Curate at Horsham, after which he was Rector of Castle Ashby, a post he held for 26 years. He was also Archdeacon of Oakham for the four years of this. In 1879, he was appointed Dean of Worcester, and then in 1886 to the See of Ely, He held this position until 1905, when he resigned and retired to Canterbury, where he died the following year.
Lord Alwyne Compton was Lord High Almoner from 1882 to 1906.
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- Cambridgeshire History
- British Library
|Church of England titles|
|Dean of Worcester
|Bishop of Ely
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