Barbour (Barber, Barbere, or Barbar), John
Barbour (Barber, Barbere, Or Barbar), John a Scottish clergyman, poet, and historian, was born in the period from 1316 to 1330, the place as well as the date being-involved in obscurity. He became archdeacon of Aberdeen. and died in 1396. His only extant production is entitled The Bruce, and is a chronicle in Scotch verse of the warlike deeds of Robert I (1306-29) in his efforts for the independence of hie country. It was published by Pinkerton with notes and a glossary (Lond. 1790, 3 vols. 12mo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Hoefer. Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.