Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet (died September 1644) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1644.

Barrington was the son of Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet and his wife Joan Cromwell. He was knighted at about 1621. In 1621 Barrington was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Newtown. He was re-elected for the constituency in 1624, 1625, 1626 and 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1] In 1628, he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father.

In April 1640 Barrington was elected MP for Essex in the Short Parliament. He was elected MP for Colchester for the Long Parliament in November 1640 and sat until his death in 1644.[1]

Barrington married firstly in around 1605, Francis Gobert, daughter of John Gobert. He married secondly Judith Lytton, daughter of Sir Rowland Lytton. He had one son, John Barrington by his first wife.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Newtown
1621–1629
With: John Ferrone 1621–1622
Sir Gilbert Gerard 1624
George Gerard 1624
Thomas Muller 1625–1626
Robert Barrington 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Essex
1640
With: Sir Harbottle Grimston
Succeeded by
Lord Rich
Sir William Masham
Preceded by
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Colchester
1640–1644
With: Sir Harbottle Grimston
Succeeded by
Sir Harbottle Grimston
John Sayer
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Francis Barrington
Baronet
(of Barrington Hall)
1628–1644
Succeeded by
John Barrington