Sir John Barrington, 3rd Baronet

Sir John Barrington, 3rd Baronet (1605 24 March 1683) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1645 and 1679.

He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet and Francis Gobert, daughter of John Gobert.[1] He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] In 1635, when called to the bar from Gray's Inn, Barrington was knighted at Whitehall,[3] and in 1644, he succeeded his father as baronet.[4] Nominated to be one of the High Court Judges in the trial of King Charles I of England in 1649, Barrington refused to attend its meetings and declined to sign the warrant for the king's execution.[1] From 1645 to 1648 and again from 1660 to 1679, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newtown.[3] In 1654 he was High Sheriff of Essex and also High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.[3]

Barrington was married to Dorothy Lytton, daughter of Sir William Lytton.[5] They had five sons and nine daughters.[5] Barrington was buried at Hatfield Broadoak, a week after his death.[3] His eldest son had died in his lifetime, and so Barrington, was succeeded in the baronetcy by his grandson John.[4]


  1. 1 2 Burke, John (1841). John Bernard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. pp. 43–44.
  2. "Barrington, John (BRNN633J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. 1 2 3 4 History of Parliament Online - Barrington, Sir John
  4. 1 2 George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage 1900
  5. 1 2 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. 43.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Nicholas Weston
Sir John Meux, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Newtown
With: John Bulkeley
Succeeded by
Not represented in Rump Parliament
Preceded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Newtown
With: Sir Henry Worsley 1660–1666
Sir Robert Worsley 1666–1677
Sir John Holmes 1677–1679
Succeeded by
Sir John Holmes
John Churchill
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Barrington
(of Barrington Hall)
Succeeded by
John Barrington

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