Charles Newdigate Newdegate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"A Jesuit in disguise"
Newdegate as caricatured by Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) in Vanity Fair, August 1870

Charles Newdigate Newdegate (14 July 1816 – 9 April 1887) was a British Conservative politician.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was the only son of Charles Parker Newdigate Newdegate[2] of Harefield Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex, and his wife, Maria Boucherett, of Lincolnshire. He was educated at Eton College, King's College London, and Christ Church, Oxford.[1] He became a large landowner at a young age: in 1833 he inherited the Harefield Estate on his father's death, and two years later his uncle died leaving him Arbury Hall near Nuneaton, Warwickshire.[1]

Member of parliament[edit]

In 1843 Newdegate was elected to the United Kingdom House of Commons as member of parliament for North Warwickshire. He held the seat until its abolition under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. In parliament he formed part of the "Ultra" wing of the Tories, opposing the recreation of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, free trade and the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland.[1]

He died at Arbury Hall in April 1887, and was buried in Harefield Church, a building which he had personally spent much money restoring.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e John Wolffe (2004). "Newdegate, Charles Newdigate (1816–1887)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Charles Parker was the grandson of Milliscent Newdigate, first cousin of Sir Roger Newdigate, 5th Baronet. Parker, who had assumed the additional surname of Newdigate, inherited the Warwickshire estates on the Baronet's death in 1806, at the same time adding a third surname of Newdegate. Burke, John (1836). A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours, Volume 2. London: Colbourn. p. 701. Retrieved 28 April 2010.  "Harefield: Manors". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington. British History Online. 1962. pp. 240–246. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Harefield: Church". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington. British History Online. 1962. pp. 252–256. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Eardley-Wilmot
William Stratford Dugdale
Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire
1843 – 1885
With: William Stratford Dugdale 1843-1847
Richard Spooner 1847-1864
William Bromley-Davenport 1864-1884
Philip Muntz 1884-1885
Constituency abolished