Sir Robert Newman, 1st Baronet

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Sir Robert William Newman, 1st Baronet (18 August 1776 – 24 January 1848)[1][2] was a British Whig politician.[3] He was elected as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Bletchingley at a by-election in December 1812.[3] He held that seat until the 1818 general election, when he was returned for Exeter,[4] and held the seat until the 1826 general election, which he did not contest.[4]

He was created a baronet of Stokeley and of Mamhead in the County of Devon in 1836.[5] He died aged 71 and was succeeded by Sir Robert Lydston Newman, 2nd Baronet killed in action at the battle of Inkerman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
  3. ^ a b Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844–1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  4. ^ a b Stooks Smith, page 70
  5. ^ "No. 19359". The London Gazette. 23 February 1836. p. 358. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Talbot, Bt
William Kenrick
Member of Parliament for Bletchingley
18121818
With: William Kenrick to 1814
John Bolland from 1814
Succeeded by
Matthew Russell
George Tennyson
Preceded by
James Buller
William Courtenay
Member of Parliament for Exeter
18181826
With: William Courtenay to Feb 1826
Samuel Trehawke Kekewich from Feb 1826
Succeeded by
Lewis William Buck
Samuel Trehawke Kekewich
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Stokeley & Mamhead)
1836–1848
Succeeded by
Robert Lydston Newman