Hugh Barker

May 1788–
Chilham, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Barker was born in May 1788, in Chilham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Hugh Barker, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Wills, was 16.

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Hugh Barker
Elizabeth Wills
George Barker
Frances Barker
Hugh Barker
Edward Barker
Elizabeth Barker
Catherine Barker
John Barker

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 35

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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  • Hugh Barker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Hugh Barker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Hugh Barker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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