NEWPORT, Andrew (1563-1611), of High Ercall, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

b. 1563, 4th but 2nd surv. s. of (Sir) Richard Newport of High Ercall by Margaret, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Bromley. educ.Shrewsbury 1574, I. Temple 1581 called. unm.

Offices Held

Member, council in the marches of Wales 1601.

Biography

On his tomb at Wroxeter, Newport describes himself as the second son of Sir Richard, but on his parents’ monument in the same church two other sons are shown, both bearing the crescent on their shield of arms; one of these must have died an infant, and the other predeceased his father, leaving Andrew as the second surviving son. He was thus the younger brother of the ‘worthy and valiant’ Francis Newport who was sheriff of Shropshire in 1586, and whose influence probably secured his broth