a 17th-century English dramatist and pirate. Barry is known as the author of one comedy, Ram Alley, or Merry Tricks (1608), which was included in the second and subsequent editions of Robert Dodsley's Old Plays. Anthony Wood says it was acted by the Children of the King's Revels before 1611. Barry went into debt to finance his theatrical ventures, and was jailed in the Marshalsea prison. Freed on bail, he escaped to Ireland, where he took up a career of piracy. He was tried and acquitted for piracy in Cork in 1610 (under the name "Lodowicke Barry"), and in 1617 sailed with Sir Walter Raleigh on his ill-fated voyage to Guiana. Later in life he was part-owner of a ship called the Edward of London, which was granted a letter of marque in 1627.
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