James Harington (lawyer)
James Harington's legal career began at a young age when he was called to the Inner Temple in 1536. He served as Justice of the Peace in Kesteven, Lincolnshire in 1547, and in Rutland he became sheriff in 1553 and Justice of the Peace circa 1559. He continued to fulfill the duties of sheriff in 1560-61 and, following his knighthood in June 1565, returned to those duties in 1566-67, 1578–79 and, near the end of his life, in 1586-87. Additionally, by 1569, he served as Rutland Commissioner Musters.
Parentage, marriage and descendants
- John Harington, 1st Baron Harington of Exton (1539–1613)
- Sir Henry Harington of Wicklow
- Sir James Harrington, 1st Baronet (1542-1614)
- Mabel Harington, married Sir Andrew Noel
- Sarah Harington, married Francis Hastings, Baron Hastings & Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche
- Elizabeth Harington, married Sir Edward Montague
- Theodosia Harington, married Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley
- Margaret Harington, married Don Benito Cisneros in Zafra (Spain)
- Frances Harington, married Sir William Leigh of Newnham Regis
- Catherine Harington, married Sir Edward Dymoke
- Mary Harington, married Sir Edward Wingfield
- "HARINGTON, James I (by 1517-92), of Exton, Rutland". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-11-11.