NEWSHAM, James (1715-69), of Chadshunt, Warws.
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Family and Education
b. 7 Oct. 1715, o.s. of John Newsham of Chadshunt by his 2nd w. Anne, da. and coh. of James Craggs, postmaster general; she m. (2) John Knight of Gosfield Hall, Essex, and (3) 23 Mar. 1737, Robert Nugent. educ. privately under David Mallet;1Grand Tour 1735.2 unm. suc. to Chadshunt 4 Dec. 1724; to Kentish property of his mother 1756, and took add. name of Craggs.
Newsham was returned at St. Mawes on the Craggs interest, which had been inherited by his step-father, Robert Nugent. Though descended from a family that had been settled in Warwickshire since the 14th century, and connected through his mother with a number of prominent parliamentarians, he took little part in politics. He seems to have attended the House infrequently, and did not stand in 1761.
He died in France, November 1769.