James Wakeman Newport (1764-c.1864) of Hanley Court, Worcestershire, was the son of James Wakeman (d.1811) and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Newport, of Hanley Court. In consequence of his wife's inheritance, James Wakeman had assumed the surname and arms of Newport. James Wakeman Newport entered the 28th regiment of infantry in 1781 and exchanged subsequently into the 6th regiment of the Enniskillen Dragoons, in which he held a commission for some years. On retiring from the line, he was appointed in 1792 to the lieutenant-colonelcy of the Worcestershire Militia and succeeded, as Colonel, to the command of the regiment in 1794. On the death of his cousin Richard Bourne Charlett, of Elmsley Hall, Worcestershire, in 1821, he inherited that part of Mr. Charlett's estate in which there was a reversionary interest and assumed the additional surname and arms of Charlett.