Of heavy gauge silver in the Hanoverian pattern,
the bowls with rattail attachment and ribbed shafts,
the upturned terminals engraved with the crest :
A Capuchin friar couped at the breast crined
sable vested paly of six argent and gules the cowl hanging behind of
the last (for Barrington);
A griffin sejant argent winged or pierced
through the breast and protruding from the back with a spear sable
The crests as
engraved upon the set of dessert spoons were brought together when
(born 1678 died 14th December 1734) inherited the estate
of Francis Barrington,
of Tofts in the County of Essex, whose name
and arms he assumed by Act of Parliament
thereby becoming John Shute
John was born at Theobalds House in the County of
He was the only surviving son of Benjamin Shute and
grandson of Francis Shute,
of Upton in the County of Leicester who
was descended from Robert Shute,
of Hockington in the County of
Cambridge, one of twelve Judges in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
John’s inheritance of the estate of Tofts was through his cousin
Elizabeth Shute’s marriage
to Francis Barrington as the couple had
no issue from their marriage.
She was the daughter of Samuel Shute,
who held the office of Sheriff of the City of London in 1681.
John was educated at
both the University of Utrecht and at the Middle Temple, London. He
was a Barrister and theologian.
On the accession of King George I
to the throne, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for
Berwick upon Tweed.
He was created in the Peerage of Ireland as
Viscount Barrington, of Ardglass in the County of Down and Baron
of Newcastle in the County of Dublin on the 1st July
pattern was introduced into England c1710,
and became the pattern of
choice at the beginning of the reign of George I ( of Hanover) in
carrying his name.
Please note the early dating on these
Condition : Excellent for age and usage; two with
shaft slightly flattened
6.5” Long / 6.1 oz.
Set of 6 – SOLD
Circle of John Michael
Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as
John Shute Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington (1678-1734),
three-quarter-length, in a tan coat, his right hand resting on a
table, a ship flying the red ensign beyond