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Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford

Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford was born on 3 September 1644.1 He was the son of Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford and Lady Diana Russell.1 He married Mary Wilbraham, daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Bt. and Elizabeth Mitton, on 20 April 1681.1 He died on 14 June 1723 at age 78 at Soho Square, London, England.1

Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 28 June 1661.1 He graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 12 September 1662 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Shropshire between 1670 and 1681.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Shropshire between 1689 and 1698.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire between 1704 and 1712.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Bradford, co. Shropshire [E., 1694] on 19 September 1708.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Newport of High Ercall, co. Shropshire [E., 1642] on 19 September 1708.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Newport of Bradford, co. Shropshire [E., 1675] on 19 September 1708.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 18 February 1709/10.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire between 1714 and 1723.1 He held the office of Custos Rotulorum of County Montgomery before 1723.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire before 1723.

 

Children of Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford and Mary Wilbraham

 

* Lady Anne Newport+3 d. 19 Aug 1752

* Lady Diana Newport+4 d. 14 Jul 1766

* Lady Elizabeth Newport5

* Henry Newport, 3rd Earl of Bradford+1 b. 1683, d. 23 Dec 1734

* Hon. Richard Newport4 b. bt 1683 - 1696, d. 3 Dec 1716

* Thomas Newport, 4th Earl of Bradford4 b. c 1696, d. 18 Apr 1762

   

WES239426 Richard (1644-1723) 2nd Earl of Bradford (oil on canvas) by Lely, Sir Peter (1618-80)

oil on canvas

125.7x100.4

© The Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation, UK

English, out of copyright

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