Compton, Samuel an English Congregational minister, was born at Gargrave, near Skipton, March 11, 1803. In 1822 he went to Rochdale, joined the Church, and began to assist in conducting cottage services. He moved to Bury in 1831, to Radcliffe in 1838, to Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1850, and in 1855 to Settle, where he was ordained, having previously labored as home missionary. After twelve years' work at Settle, Mr. Compton retired to Radcliffe, where he died, July 1, 1870. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1871, page 309.