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The Earl of Wilmington
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Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
16 February 1742 – 2 July 1743
Preceded by Robert Walpole
Succeeded by Henry Pelham
Personal details
Born c. 1674
Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire
Died July 2, 1743(1743-07-02) (age 70)
St James' Square, London
Political party n/a (Whig)

Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, KG, KB, PC (1674–2 July 1743) was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Compton served in government from 1715, and as the head of government from 1742 until his death in 1743.

Compton worked closely with Lord Carteret, to get the support of the various factions making up the Government. Lord Carteret, was the Secretary of State for the Northern Department, which later became the Home Office.

Styles from birth to death

  • The Hon. Spencer Compton (1674-1698)
  • The Hon. Spencer Compton, MP (1698-1710)
  • The Hon. Spencer Compton (1710-1713)
  • The Hon. Spencer Compton, MP (1713-1716)
  • The Rt. Hon. Spencer Compton, MP (1716-1725)
  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Spencer Compton, KB, MP (1725-1728)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Wilmington, KB, PC (1728-1730)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Wilmington, KB, PC (1730-1733)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Wilmington, KG, KB, PC (1733-1743)


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