George Barrington (Royal Navy officer)

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George Barrington
Born20 November 1794
Died2 June 1835 (1835-06-03) (aged 40)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy

Captain The Hon. George Barrington (20 November 1794 – 2 January 1835)[1] was a Royal Navy officer and Whig politician.


Born the son of Reverend George Barrington, 5th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass,[2] Barrington served in the Royal Navy becoming Fourth Naval Lord in 1830.[3] He was elected at the 1832 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunderland,[4] but resigned his seat in 1833 through the procedural device of appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[5]


In 1827 he married Lady Caroline Grey, daughter of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; they had a son and a daughter.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)
  2. ^ a b The
  3. ^ Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty British History on Line
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 295. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  5. ^ "No. 19037". The London Gazette. 9 April 1833. p. 690.

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Military offices
Preceded by
New Post
Fourth Naval Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Maurice Berkeley
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Sunderland
With: Sir William Chaytor, Bt
Succeeded by
William Thompson
Sir William Chaytor, Bt