Newport

NEWPORT, formerly a borough, in the parish of St. Stephen, union of Launceston, N. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall. This place, which is divided from Launceston by a small rivulet, appears to have been at one time joined with that borough in the parliamentary representation, under the name of Dunheved. It separately returned two members from the time of Edward VI., but was deprived of the privilege by the act of the 2nd of William IV., cap. 45, and again incorporated with Launceston.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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