Peter Crompton


Born: about 1760 and died 23 January 1833 and buried Presbyterian, Gateacre, Lancashire.
Son of: Joshua Crompton (171?-1770) and Elizabeth Colthurst (17??-1778).
Brother of:
1. Thomas Crompton (1759-1781).
2. William Crompton (1761-1769).
Peter married: 20 March 1787 in Chorley, Lancashire, Mary Crompton (1757?-????)
Peter and Mary had issue:
1. Edward Crompton (1788-????).
2. Mary Crompton (1789-1825).
3. Emma Crompton (1792-????).
4. Henry Crompton (1792-????).
5. Stamford Crompton (1793-1830).
6. Caroline Hutton (nee Crompton, 1793-????).
7. Sir Charles Crompton (1797-1865) who married Caroline Fletcher (????-1882).
8. Albert Crompton (????-1841).

Peter Crompton: An Overview

My knowledge of Peter Crompton comes from:
1. Information supplied to me by Sheila Howells who has researched this from many sources including the Crompton Papers in the Derby Local History Library.
2. Information supplied by Darren Harris regarding Maplewell Hall.

It may be that this Peter Crompton is the Dr Peter Crompton of Eton Lodge (now Bishop Eton, Liverpool?).  Dr Crompton was a business associate of James Caldwell and had various shared investments particularly in a Brewery concern.

It would appear that Peter also inherited Mapwell Hall from his father in 1770. Upon his death in 1833 Mapwell Hall passed to his son, Sir Charles Crompton.

Peter seems to have known Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Roscoe.  Also the Strutt family.

Regarding Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Peter is mentioned on page 290 of Richard Homes book Coleridge, Darker Reflections as follows:
'By the time he reach Liverpool he was so travel-sore and flea-bitten that he postponed all thought of lecturing, and retired for several days to the country residence of his old friend Dr Peter Crompton, where he sampled another industrial product, the delicious thick ale from Crompton's 'enormous Brewery in Liverpool'.  Dr. Crompton, in turn, was soon promising to send half a hogshead for the housewarming at Berners Street.  Coleridge thought it so fine that he would never need to taste another drop of hard spirits 'in secula seculorum'.'

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