|“||I met Barnette and Giuseppe this evening. I saw the skepticism in their eyes when I showed them the compass.||”|
— An extract from one of Gilbert's journals.
Barnette Lockwood was relative of Benjamin, Lady Nancy-Marie Lockwood, and George Lockwood. Barnette was a carrier of the werewolf gene. He lived in Mystic Falls during or shortly after its founding, as did Benjamin, and was apparently an important member of the Founder's Council.
It was he and Giuseppe Salvatore whom Johnathan Gilbert first showed the vampire compass to. Barnette asked if it was magic, which Johnathan denied, before stating that he would believe it only after he saw it. He later played an active role in the rounding of the vampires.
Barnette is the Old English origin, and the meaning is "Leader of honorable birth."
- Barnette was portrayed by Ric Reitz in the Season One episode Children of the Damned.
- However, Reitz was mistakenly credited as Benjamin Lockwood.
- His relationship with Benjamin, George and the rest of the family has never been explained - he was absent from the Stefan's Diaries series also.