Barrington, Thomas, Sir, 2nd Baronet, of Barrington Hall -1644)
Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet of Barrington Hall, Essex, was the son of Sir Francis Barrington, who was created a Baronet 29 June 1611, and Joan, daughter of Sir Henry Cromwell alias Williams, of Hinchinbroke in Huntingdonshire. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and admitted to Gray's Inn in 1602, Sir Thomas was knighted in 1621, succeeded to the baronetcy in 1628, and was Member of Parliament for Newton, Isle of Wight 1621 1629; for Essex April to May 1640; and for Colchester from November 1640 until his death. Opposing the Court measures, he took the Protestation in 1641, signed the Covenant in 1643, and was a lay assessor of the Assembly of Divines 12 June 1643. He married, firstly, in or before 1605, Francis, daughter and coheir of John Gobert of Coventry, and, secondly, Judith, daughter of Sir Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth in Hertfordshire, and widow of Sir George Smith. A transcript of his booksellers bills from 1635 to 1639 is preserved in the Parish Church Library at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, and has been published by Mary Elizabeth Bohannon.