Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Compton, Alwyne Spencer
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COMPTON, The Very Rev. Lord Alwyne Spencer, D.D., Dean of Worcester, is a younger son of the second Marquis of Northampton, by the eldest daughter of the late Major-General Douglas Maclean Clephane, of Torloisk, N.B. He was born in 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of M.A., coming out as a wrangler in 1848. He was appointed rector of Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, in 1852, and nominated to a honorary canonry in Peterborough Cathedral in 1856. He was made rural dean of Preston Deanery in 1874, and in 1875 was appointed to the Archdeaconry of Oakham, which he held till Oct. 1879, when he was nominated by Lord Beaconsfield to the Deanery of Worcester, in succession to the late Dr. Yorke. Lord Alwyne Compton was for some years an active and zealous member of the Convocation of the Clergy, both as Proctor for the diocese of Peterborough and also as Archdeacon. His lordship is married to a daughter of the late Rev. Robert Anderson, of Brighton.