John Harrington (Parliamentarian)

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John Harrington (1627–1700) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1654. He fought in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.

Harrington was the son of John Harrington of Kelston, Somerset and was baptised at Kelston on 19 May 1627. He matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford on 21 February 1640, aged 13. In the Civil War he was a captain of a Somerset troop of horse in the Parliamentary army. He was of Corston, and later of Kelston. His father died in 1654. In 1654, he was elected Member of Parliament for Somerset in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Somerset in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for Bath for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[1]

Harrington died at the age of 73 at Bath and was buried there on 16 April 1700.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Somerset
With: Sir John Horner 1654
John Preston 1654
Charles Steynings 1654
Richard Jones 1654
Thomas Hippisley 1654
Samuel Perry 1654
John Buckland 1654-1656
General John Desborough 1654-1656
John Ashe 1654-1656
Robert Long 1654-1656
Alexander Popham 1656
Colonel John Gorges 1656
Francis Luttrell 1656
Sir Lislebone Long 1656
William Wyndham 1656
Francis Rolle 1656
Succeeded by
John Buckland
Robert Hunt
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Bath
With: James Ashe
Succeeded by
James Ashe