Sir John Newport

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Newport, Sir John, Bart., a politician, the son of a Waterford banker, was born there 24th October 1756. He was created a baronet in 1789. In 1802 he entered Parliament as member for his native city, and acting in concert with the Whigs, continued to represent it, with short intermissions, until 1832. After the passage of the Reform Bill he was appointed Comptroller of the Exchequer; from which office he retired in 1839 with a pension of £1,000. He died at Newpark, near Waterford, 9th February 1843, aged 87. He was thus spoken of in 1830: "There never was an Irish question during the last twenty-eight years on which the member for Waterford did not distinguish himself by a fearless and uncompromising devotion to his country's welfare."

Sources

7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

244. Moore, Thomas, Memoir, Journal and Correspondence: Lord John Russell. 8 vols. London, 1850-'6.

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