Honourable Mary Baring, later Marchioness of Northampton by George Frederic Watts (private collection)

This is her brief article from thepeerage.com, "Hon. Mary Florence Baring1 F, #30264, b. 26 June 1860, d. 1 June 1902

Hon. Mary Florence Baring was born on 26 June 1860. She married William George Spencer Scott Compton, 5th Marquess of Northampton, son of Admiral William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton and Eliza Elliot, on 30 April 1884. She died on 1 June 1902 at age 41.

She was the daughter of William Bingham Baring, 2nd Baron Ashburton and Louisa Caroline Mackenzie. Her married name became Compton.

Children of Hon. Mary Florence Baring and William George Spencer Scott Compton, 5th Marquess of Northampton

William Bingham Compton, 6th Marquess of Northampton+ b. 6 Aug 1885, d. 30 Jan 1978

Lieutenant Spencer Douglas Compton2 b. 3 May 1893, d. 13 May 1915."

The Marchioness of Northampton poses wearing a slender dress featuring a draped bodice. Her sleeves have a slight bump at their tops suggesting this portrait dates to the late 1880s.

Keywords:  Watts - George Frederick, Mary Baring, Marquise, British, straight coiffure, high neckline, chemise, ruff, cuffs, long close sleeves, close skirt, drapery, floral bodice ornament

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