Marquess of Northampton

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The title of Marquess of Northampton was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1812 for the Earl of Northampton. An earlier Marquess of Northampton was William Parr, brother of Queen Catherine Parr, who was created Marquess by Edward VI in the Peerage of England, lost the title under Mary, and was granted a new creation of the title by Elizabeth, again in the Peerage of England.

The present (Compton) Marquess holds the subsidiary titles of Earl of Northampton (1618), Earl Compton (1812), and Baron Wilmington (1812), the first in the Peerage of England, the latter two in the Peerage of the UK.

The family are major land owners and have two major estates:

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Castle Ashby House - Northamptonshire
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Earls of Northampton, First Creation (1072)

Earls of Northampton, Second Creation (1080)

Earls of Northampton, Third Creation (1337)

Marquesses of Northampton, First Creation(1547)

Earls of Northampton, Fourth Creation (1604)

Earls of Northampton, Fifth Creation (1618)

Marquesses of Northampton, Second Creation (1812)

His son and heir, Daniel Bingham Compton, Earl Compton (b. January 16 1973)
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