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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
Town
Compton Wynyates
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87150
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Compton Wynyates Estate
Compton Wynyates
Warwickshire
CV35 0UD
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 33005 41922
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large carved white marble memorial topped with a vase of fruits, and wings, and flanked with Roman style columns, on a base of garlands of grapes and tassles. A black marble tablet is inset into the memorial with engraved text in white. The whole is wall mounted between two plain glass windows.
Inscription
PMS / HERE LIETH THE BODY OF SIR WILLIAM COMPTON / KTN / THIRD SON TO THE RIGHT HON'BLE SPENCER / EARLE OF NORTHAMPTON / INGAGED IN THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF AGE IN THE CIVILL WARRS FOR KING CHARLES THE FIRST / BY WHOM WHEM HEE WAS MADE GOVERNOVR OF BANBVRY CASTLE / ANNO 1645 / AND IN THE YEAR 1648 MAJOR GENERALL OF HIS MA'TIES FORCES AT COLCHESTER / AND VPON THE HAPPY RESTAVRATIO'N OF CHARLES THE SECOND / ADMITTED ONE OF THE KINGS MOST HON'ABLE PRIVY COVNCEL / AND MASTER GENERALL OF ALL HIS MAJESTYES ORDINANCE. HE MARRIED THE RIGHT HON'ABLE ELIZABETH LADY ALINTON / WIDDOW OF THE RIGHT HON'ABLE WILLIAM LORD ALINTON OF HORSHEATH IN THE COVNTY OF CAMBRIDGE WITH WHOM HE LIVED TWELVE YEARES / AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN THE 39TH YEARE OF HIS AGE / THE 18TH OF OCTOBER ANNO DOMINI 1663.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Compton, William
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Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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