Thomas Newport, 4th Earl of Bradford

Thomas Newport, 4th Earl of Bradford (c. 1696 18 April 1762),[1] 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.[2] His mother Mary was the third daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet.[2] After a fall from his horse in his youth Newport suffered from feeble-mindedness for the rest of his life.[3] Richard, his father's second son and Member of Parliament had died in 1716[4] and so on the death of his oldest brother Henry Newport, 3rd Earl of Bradford in 1734, he succeeded in the titles.[1]

Newport died unmarried in Weston Park in Staffordshire.[3] His estate was transferred to his sister Diane, while all his titles became extinct.[3] In 1815, the earldom was revived for Orlando Bridgeman, a descendant of a daughter of the 2nd Earl.[5]


  1. 1 2 Doyle (1886), p. 208
  2. 1 2 Collins (1756), p. 158
  3. 1 2 3 Cokayne (1912), p. 275
  4. Cruickshanks, Handley and Hayton (2002), p. 1024
  5. Burke (1832), p. 135


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  • Cokayne, George Edward (1912). Vicary Gibbs, ed. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. vol. II. London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 
  • Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 
  • Collins, Arthur (1756). The Peerage of England. vol. III. London. 
  • Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, eds. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690–1715. vol. IV. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-77221-4. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Newport
Earl of Bradford

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