Admiral, The Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) (after Richard Earlom)
Benjamin Wilson (Leeds 1721 – London 1788)
Art / Prints
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Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
Print, engraving, Admiral, The Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) (after Richard Earlom) by Benjamin Wilson (Leeds 1721 – London 1788). Inscribed: Vice Adm Hon Samuel Barrington, Adm. of the White, Lt. Gen. of Maine, Victor of St Lucia 1778. Admiral Samuel Barrington (1729–1800). Fourth son of John Shute Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington (1678–1734) and Anne Daines. He entered the Navy at an early age in 1741, became a lieutenant in 1745. Saw service throughout the Seven Years War. Served under Hawke in Basque Roads expedition, 1757; under Rodney at destruction of shipping at Havre-de-Grâce, 1759; with Hon. J. Byron at Louisbourg, 1760, and with Keppel at Belle Isle, 1761. Served as flag-captain under the Duke of Cumberland, 1768; attached to Channel Fleet 1771–4. In 1778 he was C-in-C West Indies and subsequently 2nd in command to Howe at Gibraltar. He had a reputation in the service for kind-heartedness and humanity. He was made an admiral in 1787. He died at Bath. Unmarried.
Acquired by the National Trust in 1980 as part of the transfer of the estate, house and collection of Baddesley Clinton from Mr Ferrers-Walker.
Makers and roles
Benjamin Wilson (Leeds 1721 – London 1788), engraver Richard Earlom (London 1743 – London 1822), original artist