Earl of Northampton
Earl of Northampton is a title in the Peerage of England that has been created five times.
|Earldom of Northampton|
subsidiary title of the
Marquessate of Northampton
Coat of arms of Spencer Compton, Marquess and Earl of Northampton.
|Peerage||Peerage of England|
|First holder||Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria|
|Present holder||Spencer Compton, 7th Marquess of Northampton and 16th Earl of Northampton|
|Heir apparent||Daniel Compton, Earl Compton|
|Status||Fifth creation extant|
|Seat(s)||Castle Ashby House |
Earls of Northampton, first Creation (1071)
Earls of Northampton, Second Creation (1337)
Earl of Northampton, Second Creation (restored) (1384)
- Henry Bolingbroke, 3rd Earl of Northampton (1367–1413) earldom restored 1384; became king in 1399
Earl of Northampton, Third Creation (1399)
- Anne of Gloucester, 1st Countess of Northampton (1383-1438)
Earl of Northampton, Fourth Creation (1604)
- Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton (1540–1614)
Earls of Northampton, Fifth Creation (1618)
- See the Marquess of Northampton
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 765–767. .