|Notes for John Barrington (b SHUTE) Lord Barrington|
|In 1720 made Viscount Barrington of Ardglass in Co Down, Ireland in 7 George I.|
He was also the heir of John Wildman of Becket, Shrivenham, Berks.
His son Daines (CP: antiquary, lawyer and naturalist) was FRS.
July 2009, TFPL: I am not convinced now that he was adopted by Francis Barrington, much as he was made heir of same. He is reported as being adopted by John Wildman, though adoption in those days was an informal process.
|In 1716 a private Act of Parliament was passed to give effect to the name and arms clause in Francis Barrington’s will:|
1716 (3 Geo.1).
c. 8 John Barrington, alias Shute: change of surname to Barrington, pursuant to the settlement of Francis Barrington, deceased.
Thereafter he bore precisely the arms of Barrington and further assumed the quarterings of Barrington. I am not sure he had a right to assume the quarterings.
Lionel West, a descendant of his, had found various ancient monuments to this John Barrington showing these arms and a few quarterings, principally Poole and Clarence.
April 2010, TFPL: His sixth youngest son was Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham and was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford. In the refectory are three items for Shute:
(a) His portrait,
(b) His painted arms, behind the high table
(c) His arms on stained glass in one of the windows.
The second of these is incorrectly tinctured with a field of Or, though the third is indeed the ancient Barrington arms.
|Last Modified 18 Apr 2010||Created 9 Dec 2011 By Tim Powys-Lybbe|