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Barker, John snr (1673-1731)

Barker, John snr, Petergate, York, u (b. 1673–d. 1731). Son of Robert, blacksmith, bapt. 6 April 1673. Admitted freeman by patrimony in 1697. Married Jane Cobb, 20 November 1698 and had 7 children between 1701 and 1717, including William, John and Robert, who was his heir. Took apps named Smith in 1714, and Edward Wood, on 26 March 1716, for 8 years. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 31 October 1724 on a dwelling house in Thursday Mkt, St Sampson's parish, York, in occupation of Matthew Hall, attorney at law, at a premium of 2s; and on 24 June 1729 for £300 on two houses. Buried on 24 January 1731–32. [York app. reg.; PRO, 43/127, vol. 28, p. 5437; GL, Sun MS vol. 17, ref. 32568, vol. 28]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.