Barry, George, Dd

Barry, George, D.D., a clergyman of Scotland, was born in the County of Berwick in 1748. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and for a short time was employed as a private tutor to the sons of some gentlemen in Orkney, by whose patronage he became second minister of the royal burgh and ancient cathedral of Kirkwall. About 1796 he removed to the island and parish of Shapinshay. He first attracted public notice by the statistical account of his two parishes, published in Sir John Sinclair's Statistical Reports. He was very zealous in his labors for the education of youth, and for that reason the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge in Scotland about 1800 chose him one of their members and gave him superintendence over their schools at Orkney. He died May 14, 1805. Shortly after his death appeared his History of the Orkney Islands.

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