Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford PC (3 September 1644 – 14 June 1723), styled The Honourable from 1651 to 1694 and subsequently Viscount Newport until 1708, was an English peer and Whig politician. He was the oldest son of Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford and his wife Lady Diana Russell, fourth daughter of Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
From his Parliamentary bio:
On coming of age in 1665, the Hon. Richard Newport resided at Eyton, Salop., a manor acquired by the Newport family in the 16th century.
The Hon. Richard Newport served as an equerry and gent. of privy chamber from 1665-85;
Samuel Pepys considered that ‘young Newport’ and his associates were ‘as very rogues as any in the town ... though full of wit’.
The Hon. Richard Newport was returned for Shropshire at a by-election in 1670, but was probably inactive as a committeeman in the Cavalier Parliament, although he often cannot be distinguished from his uncle, the Hon. Andrew Newport MP.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.