Shute Barrington (1734—1826), youngest son of the John Shute Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington, was educated at Eton College and Oxford, and after holding some minor dignities was made bishop of Llandaff in 1769. In 1782 he was translated to Salisbury and in 1791 to Durham. He was a vigorous Protestant, though willing to grant Roman Catholics "every degree of toleration short of political power and establishment." He published several volumes of sermons and tracts, and wrote the political life of his brother, William Wildman Shute Barrington.
John ShuteBarrington, 1st Viscount (1678—1734), English lawyer and theologian, was the son of Benjamin Shute[?], merchant, and was born at Theobalds[?], in Hertfordshire, in 1678.
From this, however, he was removed on the change of administration in 1711; but his fortune had, in the meantime, been improved by the bequest of two considerable estates,—one of them left him by Francis Barrington[?] of Tofts[?], whose name he assumed by act of parliament, the other by John Wildman of Becket.
But having unfortunately engaged in the Harburg lottery[?], one of the bubble speculations of the time, he was expelled from the House of Commons in 1723,— a punishment which was considered much too severe, and was thought to be due to personal malice of Walpole.
Origin: Barrington bears the family name of the English governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Samuel Shute of Barrington Hall.
Barrington was once the third largest New Hampshire town in population, ranking after Portsmouth and Gilmanton.
Governor Shute, one of the first to promote new industries in the state, set aside a two-mile strip of land which would become part of Barrington for the purpose of securing and smelting iron ore on the Lamprey River.
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