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Lord Alwyne Compton (1825-1906), Bishop of Ely

Sitter in 6 portraits
Compton was ordained as a deacon in 1850 and became a priest the following year. He served as curate at Horsham until in 1852 his brother, the Marquess of Northampton, appointed him to the rectory of Castle Ashby. He remained in this post until being made archdeacon of Oakham in 1875. Four years later, he was made dean of Worcester and in 1886 he became bishop of Ely, a position he held until 1905. Compton won the respect and affection of other clergy and of his parishioners, who were impressed with his simple, direct and sincere sermons.

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Lord Alwyne Compton

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1882-1906
NPG x20455


Lord Alwyne Compton

by Samuel Alexander Walker, printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd
carbon print, published January 1890
NPG Ax38354


Lord Alwyne Compton

by Samuel Alexander Walker
albumen cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x75808


Lord Alwyne Compton

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rapid Photo Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x197618