Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford

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Portrait, oil of canvas, of Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford (1644-1723) by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford.jpg
Portrait, oil of canvas, of Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford (1644–1723) by Sir Peter Lely (1618–1680)

Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford PC (3 September 1644 – 14 June 1723), [1] styled The Honourable from 1651 to 1694 and subsequently Viscount Newport until 1708, was an English peer and Whig politician.

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Background

He was the oldest son of Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford and his wife Lady Diana Russell, fourth daughter of Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford. [2] His younger brother was Thomas Newport, 1st Baron Torrington. [3] In 1708, he succeeded his father as earl. [2] Newport was educated in Christ Church, Oxford and graduated with a Master of Arts. [4]

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Career

Newport entered the English House of Commons in 1670, sitting for Shropshire until 1685. [5] He represented the constituency again between 1689 and 1698. [5] In 1704, Newport was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire and in 1708 Custos Rotulorum of Shropshire, serving in these offices until 1712, whereafter both were held concurrently. [6] Two years later, he was readmitted and exercised it until his death in 1723. [6] The latter period, Newport was also Custos Rotulorum of Montgomeryshire, a post he had previously occupied between 1701 and 1711. [6] A year before he had been sworn of the Privy Council of Great Britain. [7]

Shropshire is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England, then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two Knights of the Shire. It was divided between the constituencies of North Shropshire and South Shropshire in 1832.

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Family

Lord Bradford died aged 78 in Soho Square, London [8] and was buried at Wroxeter. [9] On 20 April 1681, he had married Mary Wilbraham, younger daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet, [4] and had by her four daughters and four sons. [2] He was succeeded in his titles successively by his oldest son Henry and his third son Thomas. [2] Richard, the second son, was a Member of Parliament and predeceased his father. [3] Newport's second daughter Anne was married to Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Baronet and his third daughter Diane to Algernon Coote, 6th Earl of Mountrath. [2]

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References

  1. "Leigh Rayment - Peerage" . Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Burke, John (1831). A General and Heraldic Cictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 396.
  3. 1 2 Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. vol. IV. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 1024.
  4. 1 2 "ThePeerage - Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford" . Retrieved 17 November 2006.
  5. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Shropshire" . Retrieved 17 July 2009.
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  9. Garbet, Samuel (1818). The History of Wem. London: G. Franklin. p. 105.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Lawley, Bt
Sir Richard Ottley
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
1670–1685
With: Sir Francis Lawley, Bt 1670–1679
Sir Vincent Corbet, Bt 1679–1681
William Leveson-Gower 1681–1685
Succeeded by
Edward Kynaston
John Walcot
Preceded by
Edward Kynaston
John Walcot
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
1689–1698
With: Edward Kynaston
Succeeded by
Edward Kynaston
Sir Edward Leighton, Bt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Macclesfield
Custos Rotulorum of Montgomeryshire
1701–1711
Succeeded by
The Viscount Hereford
Preceded by
The Earl of Bradford
Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire
1704–1712
Succeeded by
The Duke of Shrewsbury
Custos Rotulorum of Shropshire
1708–1712
Preceded by
The Duke of Shrewsbury
Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Shropshire
1714–1723
Succeeded by
The Earl of Bradford
Preceded by
The Viscount Hereford
Custos Rotulorum of Montgomeryshire
1714–1723
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Francis Newport
Earl of Bradford
1708–1723
Succeeded by
Henry Newport