Sir John Barrington, 7th Baronet

Sir John Barrington, 7th Baronet (c. 1707– 4 May 1776) of Barrington Hall, Essex was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons for a total of 36 years between 1729 and 1775.

Barrington was the elder son of Sir John Barrington, 6th Baronet and his wife Susan Draper, daughter of George Draper.[1] He succeeded his father as baronet in August 1717.[2] He married Mary Roberts, daughter of Patricius Roberts.[3]

The Barrington family owned an electoral interest (the Swainston estate) at Newtown (Isle of Wight) where there were fewer than 40 voters. In the 1727 general election Barrington stood for Parliament at Newtown with government support and was initially defeated, but was returned on petition on 25 April 1729 as Member of Parliament. He did not stand in the 1734 general election but was returned unopposed at Newtown in 1741 and 1747.[4] He was returned unopposed again in 1754 and 1761. In the 1768 general election there was a contest and he was successful taking 20 votes to his opponent's 15. He was unopposed again in 1774 but vacated his seat a year later in November 1775.[5]

Barrington died childless on 4 May 1776 and was buried at Lilley, Hertfordshire. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother Fitzwilliam Barrington.[1]

References

  1. Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 18.
  2. Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 83.
  3. Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson (ed.). The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. I. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 44.
  4. "BARRINGTON, Sir John, 7th Bt. (by 1707-76), of Swainstown, I.o.W." History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  5. "BARRINGTON, Sir John, 7th Bt. (d.1776), of Swainstown, I.o.W." History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 22 November 2017.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
James Worsley
Thomas Holmes
Member of Parliament for Newtown
1729–1734
With: Charles Armand Powlett
Succeeded by
James Worsley
Thomas Holmes
Preceded by
James Worsley
Thomas Holmes
Member of Parliament for Newtown
1741–1775
With: Henry Holmes 1741–1747
Maurice Bocland 1747–1754
Harcourt Powell 1754–1775
Charles Ambler 1775
Succeeded by
Edward Meux Worsley
Charles Ambler
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Barrington
Baronet
(of Barrington Hall)
1717–1776
Succeeded by
FitzWilliam Barrington


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