NEWSHAM, John (1673-1724), of Chadshunt, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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25 June 1720 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 15 Apr. 1673, 1st surv. s. of Charles Newsham of Chadshunt by Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Hide of East Greenwich, Kent. educ. New Coll. Oxf. 1690; M. Temple 1693. m. (1) Anna Maria (d. Jan. 1705), da. of William Bridges, London merchant, s.p.; (2) July 1712,1 Anne, da. and coh. of James Craggs sen., postmaster gen., sis. and coh. of James Craggs and afterwards w. of John Knight of Gosfield Hall, Essex, and Robert Nugent, 1s. suc. fa. 1705.

Offices Held


Of an ancient Warwickshire family, Newsham was returned for Lostwithiel by the Administration in 1720, presumably through the influence of his brother-in-law, James Craggs. On 25 Apr. 1721, when the part of the report of the committee of secrecy relating to the elder Craggs’s estate came before the House, his brother-in-law Samuel Trefusis asked for counsel to speak for them, adding ‘he [Trefusis] never had been used to speak in the House, or but very rarely, and Mr. Newsham ... not at all.’2

He died 21 Nov. 1724.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. PCC 279 Bolton.
  • 2. Chandler, vi. 243-4.