Sir Charles Barrington, 5th Baronet

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Sir Charles Barrington, 5th Baronet (ca. 1671 – 29 January 1715)[1] was an English Tory politician.

Background and education[edit]

He was the second son of Thomas Barrington, in turn first son of Sir John Barrington, 3rd Baronet, and his wife Lady Anne Rich, daughter of Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick.[2] Barrington was educated at Felsted School.[3] He succeeded his older brother John, who had died from smallpox aged only 21, as baronet in 1691.[4]

Career[edit]

Barrington entered the English House of Commons in 1694, sitting for Essex until 1705.[5] He represented the constituency again in the Parliament of Great Britain from 1713 until his death two years later.[5] In 1702, Barrington was appointed Vice-Admiral of Essex, a post he held until 1705 and later again from 1712 for another two years.[6] He was a freeman of Maldon, Essex and served as the town's alderman and bailiff.[3]

Family and death[edit]

On 20 April 1693, he married firstly Bridget Monson, daughter of Sir John Monson, 2nd Baronet, at St Bride's Church in London.[3] She died in 1699 and Barrington remarried Hon. Anna Marie FitzWilliam, daughter of William FitzWilliam, 1st Earl FitzWilliam on 23 May 1700.[3] He died childless and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his cousin John.[2] Barrington was buried at Hatfield Broadoak in Essex.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b 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. pp. 43–44. 
  3. ^ a b c d Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. vol. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 143–145. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Essex". Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Marsden, R. G. (1908). The English Historical Review. vol. XXIII. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 743. 
  7. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Charles Barrington, 5th Bt". Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Lamotte Honywood
Sir Francis Masham
Member of Parliament for Essex
1694–1705
With: Sir Francis Masham 1694–1698
Edward Bullock 1698–1701
Sir Francis Masham 1701–1705
Succeeded by
Lord Howard de Walden
Sir Francis Masham
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Middleton
Sir Richard Child
Member of Parliament for Essex
17131715
With: Sir Richard Child
Succeeded by
Thomas Middleton
Sir Richard Child
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Isaac Rebow
Vice-Admiral of Essex
1702–1705
Succeeded by
The Earl Rivers
Preceded by
The Earl Rivers
Vice-Admiral of Essex
1712–1714
Succeeded by
Thomas Middleton
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Barrington
Baronet
(of Barrington Hall)
1691–1715
Succeeded by
John Barrington