William Barker

about 1737–
Sowerby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Barker was born about 1737, in Sowerby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Henry Barker and Jane Theakston. He married Hannah Brockhill about 1761. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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William Barker
Hannah Brockhill
Marriage: about 1761
Betty Elizabeth Barker
William Barker
George Barker
John Barker
Betty Barker
Thomas Barker
Hannah Barker

Spouse and Children

about 1761


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Jane Theakston




World Events (4)


Age 78

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 84

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 93

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.2 English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name.3 Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Barker in entry for Thomas, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • William Barker in entry for Betty Barker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Barker in entry for William Barker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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