Edward Newdegate

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Sir Edward Newdigate Newdegate KCB (15 June 1825 – 1 August 1902) was a member of the Newdigate family and a soldier. He was born at Astley, near Nuneaton, the second son of Francis Parker Newdigate and Barbara Maria Legge.

He was a professional soldier and reached the rank of Lieutenant General in the Rifle Brigade. He served in the Crimean and Anglo-Zulu Wars. On retirement from the Army he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) and served as Governor of Bermuda from October 1888 to June 1892. He changed his surname by Royal Licence in 1888 to Newdigate Newdegate.

He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire 27 August 1898.[1]

He married Anne Emily Garnier on 1 June 1858. Their home was Astley Castle, Astley, Warwickshire.