Richard Newport (MP)

For other people named Richard Newport, see Richard Newport (disambiguation).

Richard Newport (28 July 1685 – 3 December 1716),[1] styled The Honourable from 1708, was a British politician.

He was the second son of Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford and his wife Mary Wilbraham, daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet.[2] His older brother was Henry Newport, 3rd Earl of Bradford, his younger brother was Thomas Newport, 4th Earl of Bradford[2] and his uncle was Thomas Newport, 1st Baron Torrington.[3] Newport entered the British House of Commons in a by-election in 1714, representing (Much) Wenlock as Member of Parliament (MP) until 1715.[1] He died unmarried and childless.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, (Much) Wenlock". Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  2. 1 2 "ThePeerage - Hon. Richard Newport". Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  3. 1 2 Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. vol. VI. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 1024.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir William Forester
William Whitmore
Member of Parliament for (Much) Wenlock
1714 1715
With: Sir William Forester
Succeeded by
Thomas Newport
William Forester II

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