Baron Barry of Santry

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Baron Barry of Santry, in the County of Dublin, was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1661 for the Irish lawyer and politician Sir James Barry, a former Member of the Irish Parliament for Lismore and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.[1] His grandson, the third Baron, served as Governor of Londonderry and Culmore Fort and was sworn of the Irish Privy Council.[2] The latter's son, the fourth Baron, was convicted and sentenced to death for murder in 1739 and his title declared forfeit.[3] However, he was pardoned the following year and restored to his title. On his death eleven years later, in 1751, the barony became extinct.[4]

Richard Barry, father of the first Baron, was a wealthy merchant, who served as Mayor of Dublin in 1610 and sat in the Irish House of Commons as a representative for the City of Dublin.

Barons Barry of Santry (1661)[edit]


  1. ^ Mosley, ed. Burke's Peerage 107th Edition 2003 Vol.2, p. 2239
  2. ^ Cokayne, G. E. Complete Peerage Reprinted 2003 Vol.1, p. 448
  3. ^ O'Flanagan, J. Roderick The Irish Bar London 1879 pp. 5-22
  4. ^ O'Flanagan pp. 5-22