NEWPORT, Hon. Richard II (1685-1716).
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Family and Education
b. 28 July 1685, 2nd s. of Richard Newport I*; bro. of Hon. Henry Newport*. unm.
Returned at a by-election in 1714 on the interest of his father and of his great-uncle Sir William Forester*, Newport’s brief term in the House was uneventful. At the next general election he gave way to his uncle, Hon. Thomas Newport*; nor did he stand at the by-election held in July 1716 after the latter had resigned his seat. He died, v.p., on 3 Dec. 1716.1
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Author: D. W. Hayton
- 1. G. T. O. Bridgeman, Newport Fam. 32.