John Barrington

John Barrington-(1764-1824) The Barrington’s were extensively involved in chandlery and soap-boiling. With Dr Gamble, Edward Allen, and others he formed an association of 300 members who subscribed £100 each to create a Dublin Institute with a library and lecture room at Sackville Street. He raised money for Cork Street Fever Hospital a concern in which many Friends were managerially involved.  


(Dictionary of Irish Biography from the earliest times to the year 2002 ;eds james mcguire and james quinn Vol 1 p34)

In the 1808 list of subscribers his address is given as Bellview.

Wilson’s Dublin Directory 1801 also lists him at that address and describes his business as Tallow-Chandler.

He was also active in the Royal Dublin Society.