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NEWARK, Lord, a title in the peerage of Scotland (now extinct) conferred, 31st August, 1661, on the celebrated General David Leslie, with limitation to the heirs male of his body. His son, David, second Lord Newark, succeeded his father in 1682, and died 15th May 1694, without surviving male issue, when the title properly became extinct. His eldest daughter, Jean, on his death, assumed the title of Baroness Newark. She married Sir Alexander Anstruther, knight, and on her death, 21st February 1740, her eldest son, William, styled himself Lord Newark. He frequently voted at elections of representative peers in Scotland, without challenge, till 2d January 1771, when the duke of Buccleuch objected, on the ground that he was not the heir male of the body of the first Lord Newark. He was captain of marines, but the corps to which he belonged was reduced in 1749, and in 1755 he got a company of invalids. He died at Edinburgh 3d February 1773. His brother, Alexander, a merchant at Boulogne, also assumed the title of Lord Newark, and voted, as such, at the general election of Scots representative peers in 1774, without challenge; but at that of 1790 the duke of Buccleuch protested against his vote in the same terms as against his brotherís. He died 10th March 1791, aged 80. His eldest son, the Hon. John Leslie, assumed the title, but the house of lords having in 1793 decided that the votes given by his father were not good, he was obliged to relinquish it. He was lieutenant-colonel of the 3d regiment of foot, and aide-de-camp to the king. The family is represented, it is said, by Leslie of Wardes and Findrassie, baronet.

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