Newman baronets

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There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Newman, one in the Baronetage of England and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Two of the creations are extant as of 2007.

The Newman Baronetcy, of Fifehead-Magdalen in the County of Devon, was created in the Baronetage of England on 20 December 1699 for Richard Newman. He later represented Milborne Port in the House of Commons. The title became extinct on the death of the second Baronet in 1747.

The Newman Baronetcy, of Mamhead in the County of Devon, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 17 March 1836 for Robert Newman, Member of Parliament for Exeter from 1818 to 1826 and High Sheriff of Devon in 1827. The third Baronet was High Sheriff of Devon in 1871. The fourth Baronet represented Exeter in the House of Commons from 1918 to 1931. The latter year he was created Baron Mamhead, of Exeter in the County of Devon, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The peerage became extinct on his death in 1945 while the baronetcy is still extant.

The Neumann, later Newman Baronetcy, of Cecil Lodge in Newmarket in the County of Cambridge, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 6 February 1912 for Sigmund Neumann. He was a partner in the firms of S Neumann and Co, merchants, and Neumann, Luebeck and Co, bankers. Neumann was the son of Gustav Neumann of Fürth, Bavaria. The second Baronet assumed by Royal licence the surname of Newman in lieu of Neumann in 1936 and served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1939.

Sir Gerard Newman, 3rd Baronet Born: 19 July 1927 died: 15 August 1987 Educated at St. Peter’s Court; Eton College and Jesus College Oxford. Graduated in 1951 2.1 in Law. PA to the Managing Director of Enfield Rolling Mills Ltd 1953-56. Director of Enfield Zinc Products Ltd 1953-56. Chairman of Rom River Ltd. 1956-72: Manufacture and fabricator of Steel Reinforced concrete structures. Famous projects include: The Mulberry Harbours for the D-Day landings; M1 Motorway; Centre Point London; The Birmingham Bullring and New Street Station. Chairman of Galloway Mechanical Services Dundee 1973-1987: Manufacture and fabricator of mechanical ventilation systems. Famous projects include: Sellafield Nuclear Plant, Coulport and Faslane Nuclear facility; Manchester Airport; NEC Semiconductors and Glaxo HQ. Gerard was born and lived at Burloes Hall in North Hertfordshire and was the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1981.


Newman baronets, of Fifehead-Magdalen (1699)[edit]

Newman baronets, of Mamhead (1836)[edit]

Barons Mamhead (1931)[edit]

Newman baronets, of Mamhead (1836; Reverted)[edit]

  • Sir Ralph Alured Newman, 5th Baronet (1902–1968)
  • Sir Geoffrey Robert Newman, 6th Baronet (born 1947)

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Robert Melvil Newman (born 1985), only son of the 6th Baronet.

Neumann, later Newman baronets, of Cecil Lodge (1912)[edit]

  • Sir Sigmund Neumann, 1st Baronet (1857–1916)
  • Sir Cecil Gustavus Jacques Newman, 2nd Baronet (1891–1955)
  • Sir Gerard Robert Henry Sigismund Newman, 3rd Baronet (1927–1987)
  • Sir Francis Hugh Cecil Newman, 4th Baronet (born 1963)

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Thomas Ralph Gerard Newman (born 1993), eldest son of the 4th Baronet.

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