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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Robert Edward John (Robin) Compton (1922-2009)

Robert Edward John (Robin) Compton, DL, sometime squire of Newby Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, died 14 Nov 2009, at the age of 87. He was born 11 Jul 1922, son of Edward Robert Francis Compton (1891-1977), A godson of King Edward VII, of Newby Hall, by his 1st wife the former Sylvia Farquharson (of Invercauld).

His elder brother, Alwyne (b 1 May 1919) succeeded as chief of the clan Farquharson of Invercauld and assumed that surname. Robin Compton was educ at Eton; served as Maj Coldstream Guards; was High Sheriff of North Yorks, 1978; married 5 Jul 1951, Ursula Jane Kenyon-Slaney (b 1920), scion of the Barons Kenyon, former wife of (i) Lt-Col David Lindsay, scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, and (ii) Sir John William Maxwell (Max) Aitken, 2nd Baronet (the disclaimed 2nd Baron Beaverbrook). He leaves issue, (i) James Alwyn Compton, b 11 May, 1953 (heir to the clan chieftainship of Farquharson of Invercauld), married to Lady Tania Frances Meade, a dau of the Earl of Clanwilliam, & (ii) Richard Clephane Compton, b 18 Apr 1957, who succeeded to the Newby estate, married to Ursula Hohler, of that LG family.


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