Newport, John, Sir (1756-1843)


Irish Politician. b. Waterford, 1756. Educated at Eton. Volunteer delegate. MP for Waterford City, 1803-32. acting in consort with the Whigs. Irish Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1806-39. Steady supporter of Catholic Emancipation taking a very active part in parliamentary debates. Died in Waterford in 1843. Source: Crone, Concise Dictionary of Irish Biography, 1928; Webb, Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878