Authorised form of nameBarrington; Daines (1727 - 1800)
Dates1727 - 1800
Date of birth1727
Date of death14 March 1800
Dates and placesBurial:
Temple church
Research fieldAntiquities
Natural history
Harrow School
Called to the Bar at Inner Temple; Marshal of the High Court of the Admiralty (aged 24); Justice of the counties of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey (1757); Recorder of Bristol (1764); KC; bencher of his Inn; published 'Observations on the Statutes' (1766); Barringtonia, a tropical tree, was named after him
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1767
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1771-1774
RelationshipsSon of John Shute 1st Viscount Barrington, and his wife Anne, daughter of Sir William Daines
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
Paul G M Foster, 'The Hon. Daines Barrington, FRS - Annotations on Two Journals Compiled by Gilbert White' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 77-93
'The Young Mozart in the Philosophical Transactions' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 253-256
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
From the Journal Book, June 4, 1767: The Honble Daines Barrington, Son of the late Lord Barrington and Peer of Ireland, &c was proposed for Election into the Society; and being put to the Ballot immediately according to the Statute in that case provided; was chosen Fellow
Royal Society codeNA6141
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CB/2/412Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Daines Barrington8 May 1790
CB/2/678Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Daines Barrington3 May 1777
CB/2/411Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Daines Barrington6 May 1790
MM/3/79Letter from William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth to Daines Barrington31 July 1773
MM/3/77Letter from Daines Barrington to Dr Charles Morton2 August 1773
CB/1/1/206Letter from Daines Barrington, Temple to Charles Blagden, King's Road11 November 1784
CB/1/1/204Letter from Daines Barrington, Beckett to Charles Blagden at Mr Ramsden's, Piccadilly29 September [1775]
CB/1/1/202Letter from Daines Barrington, Foxley, near Hereford to Charles Blagden, Grays Inn, London19 September 1774
CB/1/1/205Letter from Daines Barrington, Beckett to Charles Blagden at Mr Ramsden's, Piccadilly30 September 1775
CB/1/1/201Letter from Daines Barrington, Dolgelly to Charles Blagden, Grays Inn, London7 September 1774
CB/1/1/203Letter from Daines Barrington to Charles Blagden at Mrs Nelmes, St James Churchyard26 June 1775
L&P/5/324Letter, 'Of certain chestnut-woods in Kent - controversy with Daines Barrington' from John Thorpe to Matthew Maty29 October 1772
MS/391/136Power of deputy, issued by James West, President of the Royal Society, to Daines Barrington6 December 1770
L&P/5/327Letter, 'Of chestnut woods in Kent' from Daines Barrington to the Royal Society8 November 1772
L&P/5/225Letter, 'On chestnut trees' from Daines Barrington to Matthew Maty15 February 1771
L&P/6/57Paper, 'Voyage to the North Pole' by Daines Barrington1774
L&P/5/69Letter, 'Of selling smallpox' from Robert Rymer to Daines Barrington25 September 1768
L&P/6/23Letter, 'Of the Gillaroo trout' from Daines Barrington to Samuel Horsley23 December 1773
L&P/5/293Paper, 'Of the migration of birds' by Daines Barrington1772
L&P/5/11Paper, 'The present air temperatures in Italy and that of seventeen centuries ago' by Daines Barrington12 January 1768
L&P/5/240Paper, 'A new mole from North America' by Daines Barrington15 May 1771
L&P/5/156Paper, 'Account of a remarkable young musician, Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart' by Daines Barrington29 November 1769
L&P/5/253Letter, 'Of some plants indigenous to several parts of England' from Richard Hill Waring to Daines Barrington4 January 1771
L&P/6/46Letter, 'The history of reindeer' from Daines Barrington to Charles Blagden30 December 1773
L&P/5/72Letter, 'On trees supposed to be indigenous to Great Britain (Oak, chestnut)' from Daines Barrington to William Watson2 January 1769
L&P/6/93Letters, 'Of the house swallow, of the swift or Black Martin, of the Sand Martin' from Gilbert White to Daines Barrington29 January 1774
L&P/5/269Paper, 'The preparation of essential oil of roses' by Daines Barrington1772
L&P/5/290Paper, 'Sending a bird from Gilbert White for the Royal Society' by Daines Barrington26 March 1772
L&P/6/45Letter, 'Of the death of certain lime trees' from Daines Barrington to William Watson25 December 1773
L&P/5/163Letter, 'Some rare British birds' from Daines Barrington to Charles Morton14 March 1770
CB/1/1/200Letter from Daines Barrington, Beaumaris to Charles Blagden29 August 1774
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MM/3/76Letter from Daines Barrington to Rev D Horsley30 March 1774
MM/3/78Letter from Daines Barrington, King's Bench Walk, [to William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth]1 August 1773
MS/391/145Power of deputy, issued by James Burrow, President of the Royal Society, to Daines Barrington9 July 1772
L&P/5/248Letter, 'Of the management of carps in Polish Russia' from Johann Reinhold Forster to Daines Barrington5 June 1771
MS/391/149Power of deputy, issued by Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society, to Daines Barrington10 December 1772
L&P/6/27Letter, 'Of the house-martin or martlet' from Gilbert White to Daines Barrington20 November 1773
L&P/5/244Paper, 'Experiments made in North Wales to learn the quantities of rain falling at different heights' by Daines Barrington24 December 1770
L&P/5/268Letter, 'Of specific characters which distinguish the rabbit from the hare' from Daines Barrington to Samuel Wegg29 November 1771
L&P/6/114Letters, 'On the torpidity of swallows and martins' from James Cornish to Daines Barrington3 February 1775
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