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Bradford, Earl of (E, 1694 - 1762)

 

Creation: let.pat. 11 May 1694

 

Extinct: 18 Apr 1762

 

Family name: Newport

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Arms:

Argent a Chevron Gules between three Leopards' Faces Sable

Crest:

A Unicorn's Head Argent erased Gules armed and ducally gorged Or

Supporters:

On either side a Leopard guardant proper

Motto:

 Ne Supra Modum Sapere

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Francis [Newport], 2nd Baron Newport later 1st Viscount Newport later 1st Earl of Bradford, PC

1st son and heir of Richard [Newport], 1st Baron Newport, by his wife Rachel Leveson, sister and hrss. of Sir Richard Leveson, of Trentham, co. Stafford, and dau. of Sir John Leveson, of Haling, co. Kent

born

23 Feb 1619/20

mar.

28 Apr 1642 Lady Diana Russell (b. c. 1621; d. 30 Jan 1694/5), 4th dau. of Francis [Russell], 4th Earl of Bedford, by his wife Hon Catherine Brydges, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Giles [Brydges], 3rd Baron Chandos

children

1. Hon Richard Newport, later 2nd Earl of Bradford

2. Hon Thomas Newport, later 1st Baron Torrington

3. Hon Francis Newport (d. unm.)

1. Lady Elizabeth Newport, mar. (1) Sir Henry Lyttelton, 2nd Bt. MP, of Frankley, co. Worcester, and (2) Edward Harvey, of Coombe, co. Surrey

2. Lady Catherine Newport (b. c.1653; dsp. 24 Apr 1716), mar. 14 Dec 1681 Henry [Herbert], 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury and 4th Baron Herbert of Castle Island

3. Lady Diana Newport, mar. (1) Thomas Howard, Teller of the Exchequer, only son of Hon Sir Thomas Howard, of Ashstead, co. Surrey, 5th son of Thomas [Howard], 1st Earl of Berkshire, and (2) Hon William Feilding (dsp.), 2nd son by his first wife of William [Feilding], 3rd Earl of Denbigh, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Anne Newport (d. unm.)

died

19 Sep 1708

created

11 Mar 1674/5 Viscount Newport, of Bradford in the County of Shropshire

11 May 1694 Earl of Bradford, of Bradford in the County of Shropshire

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury 1640-43/4; a supporter of King Charles I; suc. his father 8 Feb 1650/1 as 2nd Baron Newport; Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire 1660-87 and 1689-1704; Comptroller of the Household 1668-72; Privy Councillor 1668-79 and 1688/9; Treasurer of the Household 1672-87 and 1989-1708; Cofferer of the Household 1691-1702

 

Richard [Newport], 2nd Earl of Bradford, PC

born

3 Sep 1644

mar.

20 Apr 1681 Mary Wilbraham (b. c. 1661; d. 3 Dec 1737), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rdd Bt., of Woodhey, co. Chester, by his wife Elizabeth Mitton, dau. and hrss. of Edward Mitton, of Weston under Lyziard, co. Stafford

children

1. Hon Henry Newport, later 3rd Earl of Bradford

2. Hon Richard Newport (d. unm.)

3. Hon Thomas Newport, later 4th Earl of Bradford

4. Hon William Bradford (d. unm.)

1. Lady Mary Newport (d. unm.)

2. Lady Elizabeth Newport (dsp.), mar. James Cocks

3. Lady Anne Newport (d. 19 Aug 1752), mar. 9 Apr 1719 Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Bt., of Great Lever, co. Lancaster, and Castle Bromwich, co. Lancaster, and had issue:

1a. Sir Henry Bridgeman, 5th Bt., later 1st Baron Bradford

4. Lady Diana Newport (d. 14 Jul 1766), mar. 28 Nov 1721 Algernon [Coote], 6th Earl of Mountrath, and had issue

died

14 Jun 1723

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Shropshire 1670-81 and 1689-98; Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire 1701-12 and 1714-23; Privy Councillor 1709/10

 

Henry [Newport], 3rd Earl of Bradford

born

1683

died

s.p. legit. 23 Dec 1734

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bishop's Castle 1706-08, and for Shropshire 1708-10 and 1713-22; Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire 1715-25 and of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire 1724-34

 

Thomas [Newport], 4th Earl of Bradford

born

 

died

18 Apr 1762

 

On the death of the 4th Earl of Bradford all his titles became extinct and the estate of Weston Park passed to his nephew, Henry Bridgeman, later 1st Baron Bradford

 

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