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.
Creation date
  • 1071 (first creation)
  • 1337 (second creation)
  • 1399 (third creation)
  • 1604 (fourth creation)
  • 1618 (fifth creation)
PeeragePeerage of England
First holderWaltheof, Earl of Northumbria
Present holderSpencer Compton, 7th Marquess of Northampton and 16th Earl of Northampton
Heir apparentDaniel Compton, Earl Compton
StatusFifth creation extant
Extinction date
  • 1184 (first creation)
  • 1399(second creation)
  • 1438 (third creation)
  • 1614 (fourth creation)
Seat(s)Castle Ashby House
Compton Wynyates

Earls of Northampton, first Creation (1071)

Earls of Northampton, Second Creation (1337)

Earl of Northampton, Second Creation (restored) (1384)

Earl of Northampton, Third Creation (1399)

Earl of Northampton, Fourth Creation (1604)

Earls of Northampton, Fifth Creation (1618)

See also

  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Northampton, Earls and Marquesses of" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 765–767.
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