William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington

William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington

William Wildman Shute Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington PC (5 January 1717 – 1 February 1793) was a British secretary at war and treasurer of the navy.

He was the eldest son of John Shute Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington. Succeeding to the title in 1734, he spent some time in travel, and in March 1740 was returned to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Berwick-upon-Tweed. Having taken his seat in the Irish House of Lords in 1745, he was appointed one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty in 1746, and was one of the 'managers' of the impeachment of Simon, Lord Lovat.

In 1754, he became member of parliament for Plymouth, in 1755 was made a privy councillor and secretary at war, and in 1761 was transferred to the office of chancellor of the exchequer. In 1762 he became treasurer of the navy, and in 1765 returned to his former position of secretary at war. He retained this office until December 1778, and during four months in 1782 was joint postmaster-general. He married in 1740 Mary, daughter of Mr Henry Lovell, but left no children.

William Wildman Shute Barrington died at his country estate, Beckett Hall at Shrivenham in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), and was buried in parish church.

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