Sir John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass

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About John Barrington (Shute)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barrington,_1st_Viscount_Barrington

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1523.htm#i15224

  

John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was born in 1678 at Theobalds, Hertfordshire, England.1 He was the son of Benjamin Shute and Elizabeth Caryl.1 He married Anne Daines, daughter of Sir William Daines, on 23 June 1713 at St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, London, England.1 He died on 14 December 1734 at Becket, Berkshire, England.1 He was buried on 27 December 1734 at Shrivenham, Berkshire, England.1 His will (dated 2 March 1726) was probated on 13 June 1738.1

    

John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was baptised with the name of John Shute.1 He was educated at Utrecht, The Netherlands.1 He was admitted to Inner Temple entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.1 He held the office of Commissioner of Customs between 1708 and 1711.1 In 1710 he also inherited the estate of Tofts in Little Baddow, Essex, from Francis Barrington, married to his cousin.1 In 1710 he inherited the estate of Becket, and considerable property in Berkshire, from a John Wildman (no relation whatsoever).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Berwick-upon-Tweed between 1715 and 1723.1 On 1716 his name was legally changed to John Barrington by Act of Parliament.1 He held the office of Master of the Rolls [Ireland] between 5 July 1717 and 10 December 1731.1 He was created 1st Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 He was created 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 On 15 February 1722/23 he was expelled from Parliament for promotiing "an infamous fraudulent project," the lottery of Harbourg.1 He lived at Becket, Berkshire, England.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.2

     

Swift describes him as "the shrewdest head in England." However, Horace Walpole writes "I believe [he] was a very dirty fellow, for besides being expelled from the H. of C. on the affair of the lottery, he was reckoned to have twice sold the dissenters to the Court."1

Children of John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass and * Anne Daines

  • Hon. Anne Barrington+3
  • William Wildman Barrington-Shute, 2nd Viscount Barrington of Ardglass4 b. 15 Jan 1717, d. 1 Feb 1793
  • Maj.-Gen. Hon. John Barrington+4 b. c 1722, d. 2 Apr 1764
  • Hon. Daines Barrington4 b. 1727, d. 1800
  • Admiral Hon. Samuel Barrington4 b. 1729, d. 1800
  • Rt. Rev. Hon. Shute Barrington4 b. 26 May 1734, d. 25 Mar 1826

Citations

  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 432. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference: "Barrington, John Shute". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume IV, page 65. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 433.

http://www.stepneyrobarts.co.uk/7159.htm His will can be found here, and is attached in two parts as a source document. This site also lists five children not included in the peerage citation above.

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Sir John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass's Timeline

1678
1678
Theobalds, Hertfordshire, England
1694
1694
- 1698
Age 16

http://www.thepeerage.com/e251.htm
At the age of sixteen Mr. Shute was sent to the university of Utrecht, where he published several academical exercises: Exercitatio Physica de Ventis, 4to, Utrecht, 1696; Dissertatio Philosophica de Theocratia Morali, Utrecht, 1697; Dissertatio Philosophica inaguralis de Theocratia Civili, 4to, Utrecht, 1697 (written before taking the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and L.A.M.); and a farewell discourse, delivered on 1 June 1698, entitled Oratio de Studio Philosophiæ conjungendo cum Studio Juris Romani, 4to, Utrecht, 1698.

1708
1708
- 1711
Age 30
England

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1523.htm#i15224
John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was baptised with the name of John Shute.1 He was educated at Utrecht, The Netherlands.1 He was admitted to Inner Temple entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.1 He held the office of Commissioner of Customs between 1708 and 1711.1 In 1710 he also inherited the estate of Tofts in Little Baddow, Essex, from Francis Barrington, married to his cousin.1 In 1710 he inherited the estate of Becket, and considerable property in Berkshire, from a John Wildman (no relation whatsoever).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Berwick-upon-Tweed between 1715 and 1723.1 On 1716 his name was legally changed to John Barrington by Act of Parliament.1 He held the office of Master of the Rolls [Ireland] between 5 July 1717 and 10 December 1731.1 He was created 1st Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 He was created 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 On 15 February 1722/23 he was expelled from Parliament for promotiing "an infamous fraudulent project," the lottery of Harbourg.1 He lived at Becket, Berkshire, England.1

1710
1710
Age 32

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1523.htm#i15224
John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was baptised with the name of John Shute.1 He was educated at Utrecht, The Netherlands.1 He was admitted to Inner Temple entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.1 He held the office of Commissioner of Customs between 1708 and 1711.1 In 1710 he also inherited the estate of Tofts in Little Baddow, Essex, from Francis Barrington, married to his cousin.1 In 1710 he inherited the estate of Becket, and considerable property in Berkshire, from a John Wildman (no relation whatsoever).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Berwick-upon-Tweed between 1715 and 1723.1 On 1716 his name was legally changed to John Barrington by Act of Parliament.1 He held the office of Master of the Rolls [Ireland] between 5 July 1717 and 10 December 1731.1 He was created 1st Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 He was created 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 On 15 February 1722/23 he was expelled from Parliament for promotiing "an infamous fraudulent project," the lottery of Harbourg.1 He lived at Becket, Berkshire, England.1

1710
Age 32
Little Baddow, Essex, England

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1523.htm#i15224
John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was baptised with the name of John Shute.1 He was educated at Utrecht, The Netherlands.1 He was admitted to Inner Temple entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.1 He held the office of Commissioner of Customs between 1708 and 1711.1 In 1710 he also inherited the estate of Tofts in Little Baddow, Essex, from Francis Barrington, married to his cousin.1 In 1710 he inherited the estate of Becket, and considerable property in Berkshire, from a John Wildman (no relation whatsoever).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Berwick-upon-Tweed between 1715 and 1723.1 On 1716 his name was legally changed to John Barrington by Act of Parliament.1 He held the office of Master of the Rolls [Ireland] between 5 July 1717 and 10 December 1731.1 He was created 1st Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 He was created 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 On 15 February 1722/23 he was expelled from Parliament for promotiing "an infamous fraudulent project," the lottery of Harbourg.1 He lived at Becket, Berkshire, England.1

1713
June 23, 1713
Age 35
St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, London, Middlesex, London
1714
October 4, 1714
Age 36
1715
1715
- 1723
Age 37
Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1523.htm#i15224
John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was baptised with the name of John Shute.1 He was educated at Utrecht, The Netherlands.1 He was admitted to Inner Temple entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.1 He held the office of Commissioner of Customs between 1708 and 1711.1 In 1710 he also inherited the estate of Tofts in Little Baddow, Essex, from Francis Barrington, married to his cousin.1 In 1710 he inherited the estate of Becket, and considerable property in Berkshire, from a John Wildman (no relation whatsoever).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Berwick-upon-Tweed between 1715 and 1723.1 On 1716 his name was legally changed to John Barrington by Act of Parliament.1 He held the office of Master of the Rolls [Ireland] between 5 July 1717 and 10 December 1731.1 He was created 1st Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 He was created 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 On 15 February 1722/23 he was expelled from Parliament for promotiing "an infamous fraudulent project," the lottery of Harbourg.1 He lived at Becket, Berkshire, England.1

1716
1716
Age 38
London, Middlesex, England

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1523.htm#i15224
John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was baptised with the name of John Shute.1 He was educated at Utrecht, The Netherlands.1 He was admitted to Inner Temple entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.1 He held the office of Commissioner of Customs between 1708 and 1711.1 In 1710 he also inherited the estate of Tofts in Little Baddow, Essex, from Francis Barrington, married to his cousin.1 In 1710 he inherited the estate of Becket, and considerable property in Berkshire, from a John Wildman (no relation whatsoever).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Berwick-upon-Tweed between 1715 and 1723.1 On 1716 his name was legally changed to John Barrington by Act of Parliament.1 He held the office of Master of the Rolls [Ireland] between 5 July 1717 and 10 December 1731.1 He was created 1st Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 He was created 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [Ireland] on 1 July 1720.1 On 15 February 1722/23 he was expelled from Parliament for promotiing "an infamous fraudulent project," the lottery of Harbourg.1 He lived at Becket, Berkshire, England.1

1717
January 15, 1717
Age 39