Thomas Newport, 4th Earl of Bradford
Thomas Newport, 4th Earl of Bradford (c. 1696 – 18 April 1762), styled The Honourable from 1708 to 1734, was an English peer and noble.
Newport was the third son of Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford. His mother Mary was the third daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet. After a fall from his horse in his youth Newport suffered from feeble-mindedness for the rest of his life. Richard, his father's second son and Member of Parliament had died in 1716 and so on the death of his oldest brother Henry Newport, 3rd Earl of Bradford in 1734, he succeeded in the titles.
Newport died unmarried in Weston Park in Staffordshire. His estate was transferred to his sister Diane, while all his titles became extinct. In 1815, the earldom was revived for Orlando Bridgeman, a descendant of a daughter of the 2nd Earl.
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