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 ====Sir William Compton==== ====Sir William Compton====
 [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Compton_(army_officer)|Sir William Compton]] third son of the second Earl of Northampton and governor of Banbury during the First Civil War, despite being only eighteen years old at the start of the war.  [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Compton_(army_officer)|Sir William Compton]] third son of the second Earl of Northampton and governor of Banbury during the First Civil War, despite being only eighteen years old at the start of the war. 
 +Earl of Northamptons Regiment of Foot
 +Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Greene ​      (9)
 +Lieutenant Colonel Henry Hunkes ​          ​(7) ​
 +Sargeant Major       Sir Charles Walrond (6)
 +Captain Lieutenant Michael Pultney ​       (6)
 +Captain ​                     William Betts             I.O. Bucks. Spencer Lord Compton  ​
 +Captain ​                     Robert Blencoe ​       (6) 
 +Captain ​                     William James           I.O. Northamptons.
 +Captain ​                     William Tirwhit ​         (3)  + (5) 
 +Captain ​                              ​Vaughan ​          ​(4) ​    
 +Captain ​                     Charles Waldron ​     (1)
 +Lieutenant ​               John Paris                  I.O. L + W 
 +Lieutenant ​               George Waldron ​       I.O. L + W to Sir Will. Compton
 +Lieutenant ​               Robert Wright ​           (2)
 +Ensign ​                      John Underhill ​          I.O. L + W to Capt. Tirwhit
 +Ensign ​                      John Walters ​            (10)
 +Quartermaster ​       William Collitt ​            ​(9) ​
 +Quartermaster ​       William Silman ​          (8)
 +Thomas Valentine ​                                      (7)
 +(1) Sir William Dugdales Diary
 +10.1.1642/3 100 foot under Captain Waldron of Earl of Northamptons Regiment sent into Hilsden House,​Co.Bucks
 +13.1.1642/3 Captain Waldron came out of Hilsden House.
 +(2) Public Record Office
 +Middlesex Sessions Books.
 +Westminster October 1676
 +Petition of Katherine,​widow of Robert Wright who was a Lieutenant of Foot to Earl of Northampton.
 +N.b He died after the war.
 +(3) SP29.61.141
 +Extract. October ? 1662
 +To the Kings most excellent Majestie
 +The humble Petition of William Tirwhit Gent.
 +Most humbly sheweth
 +that your petitioner did attend on and engage with Spencer lare Earle of Northampton ye petitioners Lord in ye verie beginning of the late unhappie Warres both before and att Edgehill afterwards att Brainford where your petitioners right arm was shott off by a Greate shott and from that tyme untill ye end of ye Warre served as a Captaine under ye Earle of Northampton att Banbury and hath ever since firmly adhered to your Majesties Royall interest,​but by such the losse of his arm and his being thereby served with ye Palsy in his limbes he doth dayly soe much decline as that hee is rendred wholly uncapable of doeing any thing for necessary subsistance and by his many yeares burthening of his friends hath even worne out their patience.
 +Captain William Tirwhit was dismissed from the Regiment by Sargeant Major Walrond in September 1645 as he was marching to his post at Banbury.(5)
 +A Council of War was held 4.10.1645 and the decision was ratified by the following Officers:- (6)
 +James,Earl of Northampton Governor
 +Sir William Compton Lieutenant Governor
 +Sir Charles Walrond Sargeant Major
 +Captains of Horse
 +Captain Philip Willoughby
 +Captain George Rawleigh
 +Captain George Ward
 +Captains of Foot
 +Captain Lieutenant Michael Pultney
 +Captain ​      ​Gannock
 +Captain Robert Blencoe
 +(4) Add. Mss 29570 f.100
 +Mention of Captain Vaughans Company put by 18th July 1645.
 +This may well be due to his alleged weak performance at Culham Bridge mentioned in a letter by the Earl of Northampton to Lord Hatton 22.7.1645 (f.20) ​ in which he states Sir Henry Gage died at the head of his Company but Vaughan did not bring on his own.
 +(5) Add.Mss 29570 f.62
 +(6) f.57
 +The state of Captain Tirwhitt case as it was stated 20.October 1645
 +Upon Tuesday the last of September 1645 as Captaine Tirwhitt was marching to ye guard the Major of the Regiment came to him and in the Earl of Northamptons name discharged him of his duty and desired him to quit the garrison the next day by twelve of the clock at his peril,​whereupon ye Captaine came ye next day to Oxford and addressed himself to the Lords by way of appeal expressed in his humble petition to his Lordships. ​
 +f.32 ? Captain Tirwhitt was to be dismissed his command by Lord Compton as he had been a factious and mutinous officer.
 +Harl. Mss. 6833 f.96
 +To the Right Honourable Lord Ashley (Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper)
 +Having receaved ​ ye enclosed letter from Mr Bushell obliges mee to certifie that he did not only cloathe my Regiment and diverse more....
 +(7) SP19.139.156
 +Information given in to the Committee for the Advance &e. by Henry Stephens Merchant against Tobell Aylmore of the Parish of Martins Ludgate.
 +That the siad Tobell Aylmore did hold correspondence and intelligence with the late Kings party in the yeares 1642 and 1643,and did send privately a messenger to severall Garrisons of the late Kings,and to Banbury,​being then a Garrison also for the King,to one Thomas Valentine being then an Officer or souldier under the command of Sir Henry Hunkes then Governor and did invite the said Valentine to come upp to London secretly which the said Valentine did and the said Tobell Aylmore did lodge and entertaine the said Thomas Valentine.
 +(8) WO55.423.191
 +December 24th 1642
 +(Rec)d by me William Silman Quarter Master to the Earle of Northampton of John Harrisson conducter of his Majesties Amunission 14 Barrells Powder 23 bundles of Match 4 Barrells of Match & 13 Barrells bullett,​(torn) the third part of Barrell powder & third part of Barrell (torn) of bulletts,I say rec'd by me
 +Will: Silman
 +His Highness order
 +David Scrymgoure
 +(9) WO55.423.145
 +I desire you would be pleased to give order gor Ammunition to be delivered for the Regiment of the Earle of Northampton unto this bearer our Quarter Master (TORN) for 180 Musqueteeres ery man his bandilier full the proportion these
 +Powder ​           90lb
 +Match               90lb
 +Bulletts ​         180lb
 +Yr servant.
 +A. Greene
 +1. November 1642
 +Received out of his Majesties magazine for the use of the Earle of Northamptons Regiment
 +Powder ​                   1cwt
 +Match                    1/​2cwt ​
 +Muskett Shott        1cwt
 +p me William Collitt Quar(TORN)
 +(10) SP19.158.108
 +John Walters of More Hall in ye County of Warr. was actually in Armes for the late Kinges party in the latter end of 1642 and in 1643 and carryed the Colours for the late Kinges party.
 +Jos: Collett
 +Nicholas Tysoe of Tysoe in Cum. War. was actually in Armes under the Earle of Northampton and did assist the Kinges party in the Commission of Array and endeavoured to raise forces in Stratford upon Haven in 1642 and 1643 to oppose Colonell Needham then a Capt. for the Parliament and assisted the Lord of Northampton when he beseidged Warr.
 +Jos: Collett
 +Memorials of the great civil war in England from 1646 to 1652 : Edited from original letters in the Bodleian Library of Charles the First and of numerous other eminent persons (1842) ​
 +SIR, I can now tell you, blessed be God, we are possessed of Banbury Castle ; we exceedingly rejoice at it, for I dare confidently affirm there are not many stronger holds in England. Sir Wm. Compton yesterday marched out with about four hundred and sixty officers and soldiers, disbanded his regiment some two miles from Banbury ; they had passes to their several homes. We had in the castle, with musquet barrels, six hundred arms, eleven pieces of ordnance, ten barrels of powder, eight foot and one horse colours : there is great store of all manner of provision ; we only fell short in our expectation for money, we had but 49, besides 40 worth of plate. Sir, I am your most humble and faithful servant, ​
 +Banbury, May 9, 1646. 
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