Name: Robert COMPTON , of Compton Wyniates 1
Birth: ABT 1415 in Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, England
Death: 1480 1
Manor of Compton Wyniates, Warwickshire:
There are in the Domesday survey of Warwickshire eight entries of estates in 'Contone', and the identification of these with the five Comptons in the county, all in Kington Hundred, is a matter of some difficulty. Going by its later history it seems most probable that Compton Wyniates is represented by two estates, each held by a subtenant Alwin. One of these, assessed at 3 hides, was held by Turchil, the other, of 1 hide, was held of Robert de Stafford.
The greater part of Turchil's estates came to the Earl of Warwick, of whom in 1235 Philip held ½ knight's fee in 'Cumton'. He is probably the Philip de Cumpton who occurs in Warwickshire in 1205. By 1242 Thomas de Cumpton was holding the ½ fee in COMPTON WYNIATES of Thomas de Arderne, and he of the earl. On the death of William Mauduit, Earl of Warwick, in 1268 Thomas de Cumpton is named as tenant of this ½ fee; but in 1279 Philip de Compton was lord of the manor and held it of Thomas de Arderne, and he of the Earl of Warwick. No more, however, is heard of the Arderne mesne lordship. Robert de Compton was lord in 1304 and 1316, and he, or another Robert, was one of the chief taxpayers in the vill in 1332. Thomas de Compton held the ½ fee in 1372, and Edmund in 1400; he died c. 1410, leaving a widow, Agnes, and was followed by William and Robert. Robert died about 1480, having settled the manor on his wife Agnes, who was still living when their son Edmund Compton died in 1493 holding the manor, valued at 100s., as of the manor of Brailes and leaving a son William. This Sir William built the Manor House, having grown rich in the King's service, and died in 1528, leaving a son Peter, then aged 6, who was subsequently in ward to Cardinal Wolsey.
['Parishes: Compton Wyniates', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 60-67. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
Father: William COMPTON , of Compton Wyniates b: BEF 1389 in Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, England
Agnes b: ABT 1425
- Edmund COMPTON , of Compton Wyniates b: ABT 1445 in Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, England
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