John Harcourt Barrington TD


Life Events

1963Married Virginia Beatrice Cunard OBE 1956

Biography and Notes

Educated at Clifton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.

He won a Classical Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge (First in the Law Tripos). Was called to the Bar 1930. At the beginning of the War he joined the Royal Artillery and served in France, Holland and Germany. He was awarded a T.D. and was mentioned in Despatches. At the end of the War he practised at the Bar again and was appointed Junior Counsel at the Nuremburg Trials.

He was appointed Judge to the County Court Bench in 1955, from which he had to retire in 1970 owing to ill health.