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Barker, William (1773-80)

Barker, William

Lancaster and Wennington, Lancs.; joiner and cabinet maker (fl.1773–80)

App. to Henry Baines, 1773 and admitted a freeman in 1779–80. Freemen rolls state he was ‘of Wennington’. He was probably the William Barker, cabinetmaker of Black Burton (Burton-in-Lonsdale), who voted in the Parliamentary election in 1784 [Lancaster Poll Bk.].

Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p.318.

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