Henry Combe Compton

1789 - 27th Nov 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Conservative MP, awarded with his kinsman Sir William Templer Pole (q.v.) the compensation for the enslaved people on Golden Rock and Mills estates on St Kitts as owners-in-fee. Henry Compton, the son of Lucretia Mills and Henry Compton, had been the co-heir of the will of John Mills of Woodford Bridge (q.v.). John Compton, Henry Combe Compton's father, was the brother of the younger Henry Compton, John Mills' co-heir, and inherited his estates on the death of his brother Henry Compton c.1786, shortly after the death of their father.

  1. In 1851 Henry Combe Compton aged 62 Landed Proprietor born near Ringstead was living at the Manor house Min[e]stead with wife Charlotte aged 62 born London and children Henry aged 37, Felisia [sic] aged 32 (born Switzerland) and Berdmore aged 30, barrister in actual practice. In 1861, he was at the same address with sons Henry, Francis (aged 36, 'DCL') and Berdmore aged 40 Rector of Barford Warwicks., and daughters Selina aged 48 born Switzerland and Catharine aged 47.  Will of Henry Combe Compton of the Manor House, Minesteed [sic], county of Southampton who died 27/11/1866 proved 26/12/1866 by Henry Compton the son sole executor, effects £60,000.

  2. Henry Combe Compton's wife was Charlotte Mills, daughter of William Mills, MP, of Bisterne Hampshire. William Mills was an East India Co. man, connected only remotely if at all with the Mills family of St Kitts. He had bought Bisterne from John Compton in 1792

  3. Son of John Compton. Matriculated Merton Oxford July 30 1806 aged 17.


T71/879 St Kittsclaim nos. 424 and 761.

  1. 1851 and 1861 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1866. Ancestry.com, Cambridge Univeristy Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online] shows also Paulet Mildmay Compton as a son of Henry [Combe] Compton.

  2. Annual Register for the Year 1810, p. 412; The Monthly Magazine 01/04/1810 p. 296.

  3. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

Further Information

Charlotte Mills
Henry; Francis; Felisia; Selina; Berdmore; Catharine; Paulet Mildmay
Wealth at death
Oxford (Merton) [1806 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£2,784 8s 4d
£2,512 8s 0d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Hampshire Southern Hampshire
1835 - 1857

Relationships (3)

Other relatives
Notes →
Henry Combe Compton was the great-grandson of John Mills of Woodford Bridge. Henry Combe Compton's uncle Henry Compton the younger, son of Lucretia Mills and Henry Compton, was co-heir under the will...
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

The Manor, Minstead, Hampshire, Wessex, England