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.


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

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