Sir Thomas NEWPORT Bart
- Born: 1655, High Ercall, Shropshire, England
- Marriage (1): Lucy ATKYNS
- Marriage (2): Penelope Mary BRIDGEMAN on 22 Jul 1700 in Chelsea, London, England
- Marriage (3): Anne PIERREPONT on 8 Jul 1709
- Died: 27 May 1719, Wroxeter, Shropshire, England at age 64
1st and last Baron Torrington
In 1695, he entered the English House of Commons, representing Ludlow until 1698 as well as between 1699 and the following year. Newport sat further for Winchelsea from January to November 1701. In 1715, he was elected to the British House of Commons for (Much) Wenlock, a seat he held until 1716, when he was elevated to the Peerage of Great Britain as Baron Torrington, of Torrington, in the County of Devon.
Between 1699 and 1712, Newport was a Commissioner of Customs. In 1715, he was appointed a Lord of the Treasury and held this office until 1718. Subsequently he served as one of the four Teller of the Exchequer until his death in 1719. In 1717, Newport was sworn of the Privy Council of Great Britain.
Thomas married Lucy ATKYNS, daughter of Sir Edward ATKYNS and Ursula DACRES. (Lucy ATKYNS died in 1696.)
Thomas next married Penelope Mary BRIDGEMAN, daughter of Sir Orlando BRIDGEMAN 1st Bart Of Bradford and Lucy Elizabeth BYNG, on 22 Jul 1700 in Chelsea, London, England. (Penelope Mary BRIDGEMAN died in 1705.)
Thomas next married Anne PIERREPONT, daughter of Robert PIERREPONT and Anne MURRAY, on 8 Jul 1709. (Anne PIERREPONT died on 17 Feb 1735.)