Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
Prime Minister of Great Britain
Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, KG, KB, PC (1674–2 July 1743) was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Great Britain.
The Earl of Wilmington
|Prime Minister of Great Britain|
16 February 1742 – 2 July 1743
|Preceded by||Robert Walpole|
|Succeeded by||Henry Pelham|
Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire
|Died||July 2, 1743 (age 70)|
St James' Square, London
|Political party||n/a (Whig)|
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 deathEdit
- 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)