BARRY, Hon. Richard (c.1720-87), of Marbury, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c. 1720,1 2nd s. of James Barry, 4th Earl of Barrymore [I], M.P., by his 3rd w. Anne, da. of Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall [I]. m. 4 May 1749, Jane, da. and h. of Arthur Hyde of Castle Hyde, Ireland, 1s.

Offices Held

Lt. R.N. 1740; cdr. 1745.


In 1747 Barry was returned on the Tory interest at Wigan in place of his father. In 1754 a contest was threatened but there was no poll. Barry did not stand again in 1761; his influence at Wigan had been undermined by an opposition who, backed by Administration, had in 1759 established their predominance by having their candidate elected mayor.

Barry died 23 Nov. 1787.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. The 1st s., James 5th Earl of Barrymore, was b. 25 Apr. 1717, and the 4th John, 28 July 1725.