Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet

Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet (12 June 1772 – 3 April 1848), was a British banker and MP.

He was the eldest son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, founder of Barings Bank. His grandfather John Baring had emigrated from Germany and established the family in England. Thomas became a partner in Baring Brothers & Co. in 1804, remaining until 1809. After his early career with the bank, Sir Thomas was elected a British Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituencies of High Wycombe and Hampshire (until 1831). He married Mary Ursula Sealy, daughter of Charles Sealy, on 3 September 1794 in Calcutta, India.

From 1832 to 1833 he was the chairman of the London and South Western Railway. He was president of the London Institution and Director of the British Institution. In June 1841, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1]

He succeeded Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, and was succeeded by his eldest son Francis, who was later raised to the peerage as Baron Northbrook. His other children included:

  • Thomas (1799–1873)
  • John (1801–1888)
  • Charles (1807–1879) and
  • five daughters.

He died aged 75 on the 3 April 1848 at his residence Stratton Park House, East Stratton, Hampshire.


  1. "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 December 2010.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Dashwood-King
Sir Francis Baring
Member of Parliament for High Wycombe
With: Sir John Dashwood-King 1806–1831
Hon. Robert Smith 1831–1832
Succeeded by
Hon. Robert Smith
Hon. Charles Grey
Preceded by
Sir James Macdonald
Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
With: Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Constituency abolished
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Baring
(of Larkbeer, Devon)
Succeeded by
Francis Baring

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