Richard Newdigate, Bt. ["(1602 - ", "1678)", " "] MP

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Birthplace: Arbury, Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Harefield, Greater London, England
Occupation: judge, landowner, politician
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About Richard Newdigate, Bt.

Sir Richard Newdigate, 1st Baronet (17 September 1602–1678) was an English judge, landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660.

Newdigate was continued in office during Richard Cromwell's protectorate, and after his abdication, and on 17 Jan. 1659–60 was advanced to the chief-justiceship of the upper bench. Anticipating his dismissal on the Restoration, he suffered himself to be returned to the Convention parliament. On 5 April 1660 he was among the ‘old serjeants remade.’

Thenceforward his life, if uneventful, was prosperous. His professional gains enabled him in 1675 to add to the manor of Arbury, to which he had succeeded in 1642 on the death of his elder brother, that of Harefield, Middlesex, the ancient seat of his family, which had been alienated in the preceding century [see Anderson, Sir Edmund, ad fin.] On 24 July 1677 a baronetcy was conferred upon him without payment of the ordinary fees. He died at Harefield Manor on 14 Oct. 1678, and was buried in Harefield parish church, where a splendid monument was raised to his memory.


  • son of Sir John Newdegate, Knight,   b. Cal 1570, of, Brakenbury, Harefield, Middlesex, England ,   d. 12 Apr 1610, Brakenbury, Harefield, Middlesex, England  & Anne Fitton


  1. in 1631, Juliana, daughter of Sir Francis Leigh, K.B., of King's Newnham, Warwickshire, and had issue six sons and five daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Richard (d. 1710), whose son, Sir Richard, third baronet, was father of Sir Roger.


  1. Complete Peerage, v4-p63,64,89.
  2. [Wotton's Baronetage, vol. iii. pt. ii. p. 624; Burke's Extinct Baronetages; Douthwaite's Gray's Inn, p. 73; Noble's Cromwell Family, i. 438; Foster's Alumni Oxon.; Whitelocke's Mem. pp. 106, 259, 591, 625, 678; Cobbett's State Trials, iv. 654, 856; Cal. State Papers, 1654 p. 40, 1655 pp. 106, 117; Thurloe State Papers, iii. 359, 385; Godwin's Hist. of the Commonwealth, iv. 179, 180; Burton's Diary, ii. 512; Members of Parl. Official List; Siderfin's Reports, pt. i. p. 3; Foss's Judges; Campbell's Chief Justices.]


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Sir Richard Newdigate, 1st Baronet's Timeline

September 17, 1602
Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England
Age 27
May 4, 1644
Age 41
Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
October 14, 1678
Age 76
Harefield, Greater London, England