John Barker

27 June 1757–
Frodsham, Cheshire, England

The Life of John

When John Barker was christened on 27 June 1757, in Frodsham, Cheshire, England, his father, Thomas Barker, was 33 and his mother, Alice Barker, was 29. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Ann Vernon. He lived in Whitegate, Cheshire, England in 1783.

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John Barker
Ann Vernon
Martha Barker
Mary Barker
John Barker
John Barker
Thomas Barker
Richard Barker

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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Barker


    Alice Barker




    Ann Barker


    Mary Barker


    Sarah Barker


    Mary Barker


    Martha Barker


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World Events (3)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

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)

  • John Barker in entry for Thomas Barker, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • John Barker in entry for Thomas Barker, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • John Barker in entry for John Barker, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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