Sir Samuel Crompton, 1st Baronet

Sir Samuel Crompton, 1st Baronet (c. 1786 – 27 December 1849) was a politician in the United Kingdom. He served as a Member for Parliament for East Retford, Derby and Thirsk. He also served as Deputy Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire.[1]


Samuel Crompton's father – painting from Derby Art Gallery
Elizabeth Crompton was his mother – painting from Derby Art Gallery

Crompton was the son of Samuel and Sarah. His father had been the mayor of Derby in 1782 and 1788. His mother was the daughter of Samuel Fox of Derby. The Crompton family was said to be descended from a Reverend John Crompton who settled in Derbyshire at the time of Charles I.[1] Genealogies of the period refer to the family as the Cromptons of Milford House.[2]

Crompton sat as a Member of Parliament for East Retford in 1818 and served as that member of parliament until that constituency was removed due to the Reform Act. He married Isabella Sophia Hamilton sixth daughter of the Honourable and Rev Archibald Hamilton Cathcart (a son of the ninth Lord Cathcart) and niece to the first Earl Cathcart on 3 November 1829.[1]

In the following year he was elected for Derby which he held until 1834 when he was elected for Thirsk. He supported the premiership of Lord Melbourne but he was not a radical liberal. Such Liberal measures as shortening parliaments or adopting voting by ballot did not enjoy his support.[1] Crompton was created a baronet, of Wood End, Yorkshire, on 21 July 1838.[3] He retired as member for Thirsk in 1841 when he returned to his residence there called Wood End.[1]

Crompton served as Deputy Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire from 1808[4] and he died aged 63 at the family home. He was survived by his wife and his four daughters: Elizabeth Mary born 5 June 1831, Isabel Sarah born 7 May 1833, Fanny Selina 6 February 1835 and Alice 6 March 1837.[3] However, he died without sons so the baronetcy became extinct.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Osbaldeston
Charles Marsh
Member of Parliament for East Retford
With: William Evans
Succeeded by
William Battie-Wrightson
Robert Lawrence Dundas
Preceded by
Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish
Thomas Wenman Coke
Member of Parliament for Derby
With: Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish
Succeeded by
Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish
Edward Strutt
Preceded by
Sir Robert Frankland, Bt.
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
Succeeded by
John Bell
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Wood End, Yorkshire)
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