Thomas Barnard

Life
1728-1806; Bishop of Derry; ed. Trinity College, Cambridge, MA 1749; archdeacon of Derry and DD Dublin, 1761; dean of Derry, 1769; bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora, 1780; of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe, 1794; FRS, 1783; member of Johnson’s Literary Club.

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Criticism
SEE Ward & Ward, eds., Letters of Charles O’Conor (1988), where J. C. Walker is used to hand over a memoir of O’Conor’s on Ireland before Christianity (31 Jan. 1786, p.460), and where Barnard’s Enquirey [sic] into the Original of the Scots in Britain [n.d.] is greeted with pleasure, with the remark, ‘it will help greatly to recommend the essays now in my hands on that subject ...’ (16 Feb. 1788, p.492).

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Notes
J. C. Walker was the intermediary between Charles O’Conor’s and Dean Bernard when O’Conor sought to hand over her memoir of Ireland before Christianity. O’Conor writes to Walker (31 Jan. 1786) that he encountered Barnard’s Enquirey [sic] into the Original of the Scots in Britain [n.d.] with pleasure, adding somewhat later (16 Feb. 1788) that ‘it will help greatly to recommend the essays now in my hands on that subject [...]’. See Ward & Ward, ed., Letters of Charles O’Conor (1988), pp.460, 492.

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