Barrington (Daines)

  • d. 1800
  • jurists, antiquarians
English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist.
Barrington, Daines [ed.], and Angharad Llwyd [ed.], History of the Gwydir family, by Sir John Wynn ... now re-edited, with additional notes ... [and] Memoirs of celebrated and distinguished contemporary Welshmen, bishops, &c, Ruthin: Taliesin Press, 1827.
Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
Barrington, Daines, Miscellanies by the Honourable Daines Barrington, London: J. Nichols, 1781.
Internet Archive: <link> Canadiana: <link>
Barrington, Daines, “Some additional information relative to the continuance of the Cornish language: in a letter to John Lloyd, Esquire F. A. S.”, Archaeologia 5 (1779): 81–86.
Barrington, Daines, “On the expiration of the Cornish language”, Archaeologia 3 (1775): 278–284.
Barrington, Daines [ed.], History of the Gwedir family, by Sir John Wynne: the first Baronet of that name, who was born in 1553, London: Printed for B. White, 1770.

See also: William BodinarBodinar (William)
(fl. 18th century)
Bodener (William)
William Bodinar (previously misread as Bodener), a fisherman of Mousehole, known today for a (partially) bilingual English-Cornish letter, dated 1776, which he wrote to the lawyer and antiquary Daines Barrington and bears witness to a remnant of the Cornish language.
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Dolly PentreathPentreath (Dolly)
(d. 26 December 1777)
A speaker of Cornish as late as the 18th century, who was later claimed to have been among the last native speakers to have been fluent in Cornish.
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Reference works
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Miller (David Philip) [id. 1529. ‘Barrington, Daines (1727/8–1800)’] direct link
Welsh biography online, Online: National Library of Wales, 2009–present. URL: <>.
Davies (William Llewelyn) [id. s-BARR-DAI-1727. ‘BARRINGTON, DAINES (1727/1728 - 1800), lawyer, antiquary, and naturalist’] direct link

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