Newdigate, Roger, Sir, 5th Baronet, of Arbury (1719 -1806)
Sir Roger Newdigate, 5th Baronet of Harefield in Middlesex and Arbury in Warwickshire, was the seventh son of Sir Richard Newdigate, third baronet, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Roger Twisden. He was educated at Westminster School. He succeeded his brother, Sir Edward, 4th Baronet in 1734 while still at the school. He went to University College, Oxford, where he matriculated 9 April 1736, took his M.A. 16 May 1738 and D.C.L. in April 1749. He was Member of Parliament for Middlesex 1741 1747, and for Oxford University 1750 1780, to which he left a grant to the University for the Newdigate Prize for English Verse composed by an undergraduate. He married, firstly in 1743, Sophia, daughter of Edward Conyers of Copped Hall, Essex; secondly, in 1776, Hester, daughter of Edward Mundy of Shipley in Derbyshire, but left no children. The baronetcy became extinct, the estate in Middlesex was left to Charles Newdigate Parker, the grandson of his uncle, who took the surname and arms of Newdigate, and a life interest in the Warwickshire estates went to Francis Parker Newdigate. There was a sale of books from Arbury on 22 January 1920.