The Act of Parliament drawn up in 1754 to empower a committee of the estate of Elizabeth Kitchen to make leases during her lunacy, mentions the Newman family - Sir Samwell and his three sisters - living in a tenament at the Old Palace Yard, Westminster. The Act describes the dwelling in somewhat disparaging terms as follows:
"Freehold Messuage or Tenement, in the said Parish of Saint Margaret, Westminster, is in such a decayed and ruinous State and Condition, that it will be absolutely necessary to pull down, rebuild, or substantially repair, the same: But it is apprehended, that no Person will take a Lease thereof, for the Purpose aforesaid, without having a long Term of Years granted of the said Premises."
According to Raymond Mercier, Col. Richard Newman also had a dwelling in Tufton Street on the other side of Westminster School, which may have been passed down to through the family. It may also have been owned by his father Richard Newman of Fifehead since it appears to be he that is described in the purchase contract for Evercreech Park as Richard Newman of the City of Westminster.