Wilmington - People

People

  • Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, British Prime Minister, 1742–1743, who gave his name to many of the places called Wilmington.
  • Earl of Wilmington, a title in the Peerage of Great Britain created in 1730 for Spencer Compton

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