BARRET, Baron BARRET
of Newburgh, a peerage of Scotland now extinct,
conferred by King Charles the First on Sir Edward
Barret, knight, of Bellhouse in Essex, by patent
dated at Whitehall 17th October 1627, to
himself and the legitimate heirs male of his body,
bearing the name and arms of Barret. His lordship
was chancellor of the exchequer in England from 1635
to 1642. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Edward
Cary, knight, and died in 1644 without issue, when
the title became extinct. His kinsman, the Hon.
Richard Lennard of Horseford, in Norfolk, (youngest
son of Richard Lord Dacre,) to whom Lord Barret
bequeathed his property in Essex, took the name of
Barret, and was ancestor of Thomas Barret Lennard,
Lord Dacre, who died in 1786.
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