Barry, John an English Wesleyan missionary, was of Irish Protestant parentage. He was appointed to the island of Jamaica in 1824, and on his return in 1832 he gave evidence before both Houses of Parliament on the negro race. He was afterwards sent to Canada and Bermuda, but, on his rupturing a bloodvessel, returned to England in 1836. He vainly tried to regain his health in Guernsey and the West Indies, and died in Montreal, June 21, 1838. "His sermons were rich in thought and chaste in expression, and delivered with great earnestness and power." See Cooney, Autobiog. of a Wesl. Meth. Missionary (Montreal, 1856), p. 235, 248; Minutes of the British Conference, 1838.