Newdigate, Francis (1519 - 1582)

of Hanworth, Middlesex

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1519-10-25
Death Date: 1582-01-26

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
MP, 1559-, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire 1559-1-16 (Date of election.) n.d.
MP, 1563-, Chippenham, Wiltshire 1562-12-15 (Date of election.) n.d.
MP, 1571-, Middlesex, Middlesex ca. 1571 ca. 1572
JP, Middlesex ca. 1573 n.d.

Details of Properties


  • Hanworth, Middlesex
    The manor of Hanworth, Middlesex was obtained from the Crown by Anne, Duchess of Somerset, in advance of her marriage to Newdigate, and became the couple's primary residence.
    Acquired: ca. 1558
  • Great Ashtead, Surrey
    Newdigate purchased the manor and demesnes in the period between the making of his will and his death. The manor is one of multiple properties whose bequeathing to the Seymour family John Newdigate, Francis's nephew, challenged after Francis's death.
    Acquired: ca. 1580-2


  • Middlesex: Ashford Marsh
    History of Parliament notes that Newdigate 'had some property of his own in Middlesex,' including Ashford Marsh.
  • Middlesex: Shepperton Manor
    Newdigate's will bequeathed an estate within Shepperton to his wife.

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1579-1579 Beaudesert, Beaudesert , Staffordshire Lord Hanworth's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord Hanworth's Players Newdigate, Francis (1519 - 1582) Players 1

Bibliographic Sources

Hasler, P.W. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1558–1603. 3 vols. London: HMSO, 1981.
Malden, Henry Elliot. The Victoria History of the County of Surrey. Victoria History of the Counties of England. 4. Westminster: Constable, 1902-1912.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (
The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. 11 vols. London; London and Oxford: Archibald Constable [vol 2]; Oxford UP [vols 1, 3–11], 1911 [vol 2], 1962–98 [vol 1, 3–11].