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William Barnes (1801–1886) by George Stuckey, c. 1870 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Barnes, William (1801–1886), poet and philologist, was born on 22 February 1801, in a cob and thatch cottage, Rushay Farm, on Bagber Common, near Sturminster Newton, Dorset, the sixth of seven children of John Barnes (bap. 1762, d. 1846), and his wife, ...


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Métivier, Georges (1790–1881), Guernsey patois poet and philologist, was born on 29 January 1790 in Fountain Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey, the second of the five children of Jean-Carey Métivier (1757–1796), advocate, and his wife, Esther (1762–1839), daughter of Jean Guille. He came of a French Huguenot family. His grandfather had fled from ...