George Barrington, 7th Viscount Barrington

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Barrington
PC
George William Barrington, Vanity Fair, 1875-09-11.jpg
"a young man". Caricature by Ape published in Vanity Fair in 1875.
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
27 June 1885 – 28 January 1886
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by The Lord Monson
Succeeded by The Lord Monson
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
5 August 1886 – 6 November 1886
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by The Lord Sudeley
Succeeded by The Earl of Rosslyn
Personal details
Born 14 February 1824 (1824-02-14)
Lower Brook Street, London
Died 6 November 1886 (1886-11-07)
Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Isabel Morritt
(c. 1827-1898)
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

George William Barrington, 7th Viscount Barrington PC (14 February 1824 – 6 November 1886) was a British Conservative politician. He held office under Lord Salisbury as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1885 and 1886 and as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms in 1886.

Background and education[edit]

Barrington was born at Lower Brook Street, London, the eldest son of William Barrington, 6th Viscount Barrington, and his wife the Hon. Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth. His younger brother was the diplomat William Barrington.[1] He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[2]

Political career[edit]

Barrington was returned to Parliament for Eye in 1866.[2][3][4] The following year he succeeded his father in the viscountcy but as this was an Irish peerage he did not have to resign his seat in the House of Commons. In 1874 he was sworn of the Privy Council[5] and appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in the Conservative administration of Benjamin Disraeli,[6] a post he held until the government was defeated in the 1880 general election.[7]

The latter year Barrington was created Baron Shute, of Beckett in the County of Berkshire, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which entitled him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. The title was created with special remainder to his younger brother Percy.[8] Barrington later served under Lord Salisbury as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1885[9] to January 1886[10] and as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms between August 1886[11] and his sudden death in November of the same year.[12]

Family[edit]

Lord Barrington married Isabel Elizabeth, daughter of John Morritt, in 1846. They had two daughters:

He died in office at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, in November 1886, after a few hours illness, aged 62. He was succeeded in his titles (in the barony of Shute according to the special remainder) by his younger brother Percy. Lady Barrington died in February 1898.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walford, Edward (1919). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. p. 75. 
  2. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl. "George William Barrington, 7th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ leighrayment.com House of Commons: Elginshire to Eye
  4. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24071. p. 1449. 3 March 1874.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24071. p. 1452. 3 March 1874.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24842. p. 2915. 7 May 1880.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24834. p. 2554. 16 April 1880.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25486. p. 3060. 3 July 1885.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25558. p. 683. 12 February 1886.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25615. p. 3853. 10 August 1886.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25649. p. 5792. 26 November 1886.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward Kerrison, Bt
Member of Parliament for Eye
1866 – 1880
Succeeded by
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Richard Grosvenor
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1874 – 1880
Succeeded by
Lord Charles Bruce
Preceded by
The Lord Monson
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1885 – 1886
Succeeded by
The Lord Monson
Preceded by
The Lord Sudeley
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
1886
Succeeded by
The Earl of Rosslyn
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Keppel Barrington
Viscount Barrington
1867 – 1886
Succeeded by
Percy Barrington
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Shute
1880–1886
Succeeded by
Percy Barrington