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Barry Maxwell, 1st Earl of Farnham PC (Ire) (1723 – 7 October 1800), styled The Honourable from 1756 to 1779, was an Irish peer and politician.

He was the son of John Maxwell, 1st Baron Farnham and Judith Barry. He married twice, firstly on the 15 January 1757 to Margaret King, daughter of Robert King of Drewstown. They had the following issue:

  1. John James Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Farnham (5 February 1760 – 23 July 1823).
  2. Anne Maxwell; she married in 1787 to Richard Fox of Fox Hall.
  3. Judith Maxwell, died unmarried in 1818.

He then married secondly in 1771 to Grace Burdett (died 8 March 1816), daughter of Arthur Burdett of Ballymaney. They had the following issue:

  1. Grace Maxwell (died 19 June 1866); she married to Sir Ralph St George, 7th Baronet (1758–1842)
  2. Elizabeth Maxwell, died unmarried in January 1782.

On his brother's death, he succeeded as 3rd Baron Farnham on the 16 November 1779. He was created Viscount Farnham on the 10 January 1781, Earl of Farnham on the 22 June 1785, and became a Privy Councillor in Ireland on the 6 June 1796. From 1756 to 1761 and again from 1768 to 1779, he sat in the Irish House of Commons for Cavan Borough. Between 1761 and 1768, he represented Armagh Borough. On his death, he was succeeded by his son John James.

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
John Maxwell
Hon. Brinsley Butler
Member of Parliament for Cavan Borough
1756 – 1761
With: Brinsley Butler, Lord Newtown-Butler
Succeeded by
Brinsley Butler, Lord Newtown-Butler
Charles Coote
Preceded by
Robert Cuninghame
Hon. John Ponsonby
Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough
1761 – 1768
With: Robert Cuninghame
Succeeded by
George Macartney
Philip Tisdall
Preceded by
Brinsley Butler, Lord Newtown-Butler
William Stewart
Member of Parliament for Cavan Borough
1768 – 1780
With: George Montgomery
Succeeded by
George Montgomery
Hon. John James Maxwell
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Farnham
1785 – 1800
Succeeded by
John Maxwell
Viscount Farnham
1781 – 1800
Preceded by
Robert Maxwell
Baron Farnham
1779 – 1800
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