Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Baronet FSA, DL (6 January 1761 – 25 June 1857)[1] was a British politician and baronet.

He was the illegitimate son of the 17th Baron Dacre and Elizabeth FitzThomas.[2] Barrett-Lennard was educated at Downing College, Cambridge.[3]

He entered the British House of Commons for Essex South in 1832 and was a Member of Parliament (MP) until 1832.[4] Barrett-Lennard was a Deputy Lieutenant of Essex,[5] and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.[6] On 30 June 1801, he was created a baronet, of Belhus, in the County of Essex.[7]

On 15 January 1787, he married firstly Dorothy St Aubyn, daughter of Sir John St Aubyn, 3rd Baronet.[8] She died in 1830, and Barrett-Lennard married secondly Georgina Matilda Stirling, daughter of Sir Walter Stirling, 1st Baronet on 20 June 1833.[8] He had seven sons and four daughters by his first wife as well as one son by his second wife.[6] Barrett-Lennard died aged 96 and was at this time the most senior member of the baronetage.[8] His oldest son Thomas represented Maldon and having predeceased his father for a year,[9] Barrett-Lennard was succeeded in the baronetcy by his grandson Thomas.[10]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Official Website - Barrett-Lennard Papers" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lennard (or Barrett-Lennard), Sir Thomas, Bart (LNRT819ST)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Essex South". Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Dod, Charles Roger Phipps (1848). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 292. 
  6. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Bt". Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "no. 15372". The London Gazette. 2 June 1801. p. 619. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c Sylvanus, Urban (222). The Gentleman's Magazine. London: John Henry & James Parker. p. 1857. 
  9. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1956). The Gentleman's Magazine. London: John Henry & James Parker. pp. 252–253. 
  10. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1859). The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (28th ed.). London: Hurst and Blackett. p. 744. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Essex South
With: Robert Westley Hall Dare
Succeeded by
Robert Westley Hall Dare
Thomas William Bramston
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Belhus)
1801 – 1857
Succeeded by
Thomas Barrett-Lennard