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 Post subject: Henry Barker
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:23 pm 

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Researching- Major Henry Barker died 1895 Colne anyone got marriage details to Hannah or Birth details ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:13 pm 
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Hi, there is a birth of a Henry Barker on lancsbmd born Colne 1841 ref COL/5/96. From another source I have found him born March qtr Vol XXI page 221 Burnley.
Couldn't find a Henry Barker married to a Hannah on Lancs BMD. Have you any idea of the year they were married?
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 Post subject: Re: Henry Barker
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:31 pm 

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Hi Gloria, he was 71 when he died so he would be born around 1823 no idea about the marriage he was in India with Kings Dragoon Guards maybe he was married their ? I havn't been able to find anything as yet.


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Do you know when he came back from India?

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Deaths Mar 1895
BARKER Henry (age 70) – Burnley, 8e, 222

1891 Census - RG12; Piece: 3380; Folio 85; Page 17
1 Hall Street, Colne
Henry Barker, Head, Mar, 66 yrs, Major Retired Pay Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, b. Colne
Hannah Barker, Wife, Mar, 62yrs, b. Kent, Broadstains
Ethel E. Barker, Daughter, Single, 27yrs, b. India – British Subject
Ida Fanny Barker, Daughter, Single, 26yrs, b. India – British Subject
Mary E. Thompson, Servant, Single, 18yrs, General Servant Domestic, b. Yorkshire, Bradford
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec/?htx ... id=5795255


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Major Henry Barker, of Colne buried at Colne Cemetery

The Major is in grave MM154/155 Interred 21 Feb 1895

Also in the grave are the following:

Hannah Barker age 78 years Interred 20 Nov 1907
Ethel Barker age 64 years Interred 16 Aug 1927
Alice Mary Barker age 76 years interred 02 Feb 1938
Alice Maud Barker age 79 interred 25 Aug 1946
Ida Fanny Barker age 88 years interred 26 June 1953
William Edward Barker age 84 years interred 24 April 1956

The grave is located as follows:

Go down the path to the right of the chapel and the grave is 28 down from the top on the right (going down the hill).


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The Burnley Gazette, Wednesday, February 20, 1895.
DEATH OF MAJOR BARKER OF COLNE.
We announced with regret the death of Major H. Barker, of Colne, which took place at his residence, Hall-street, on Saturday evening. The deceased, who was 71 years of age, had been in greatly failing health for nigh on eighteen months, and for the past four or five months he has been confined to bed with heart disease. Fatty degeneration of the heart was the ailment to which the major ultimately succumbed. Major Barker was a native of Colne, but he was away from his native town some thirty years during his long and honourable connection with the army. He joined himself to the 1st (King’s) Dragoon Guards, and in the course of his thirty years service in the regiment he went through the Crimean campaign, and afterwards was despatched with his regiment to India, arriving there just as the mutiny subsided. In 1858 he was presented with the commission of the cornet, and he afterwards purchased his lieutenancy. He retired from the army some twenty-five years ago. In the army the deceased gentleman enjoyed the highest esteem of all his colleagues, and as an officer he won the regard and good will of all with whom he came into contact. When he retired he was adjutant to his regiment, a position which he had held for some years previous. He returned to Colne on leaving the army, and for a period of about twenty-three years he discharged the duties of registrar for the Colne, Nelson and Brierfield district, and in this connection he was widely known and universally esteemed for his unfailing courtesy and consideration in the discharge of his duties. In Colne, the Major’s death is deeply lamented, as he enjoyed the warm regard and esteem of all sections of the community. He was a Conservative and a churchman. He has been a churchwarden at the Colne Parish church for a number of years, and was one of the wardens through the period of the Parish Church restoration. The deceased was a vice-president of the Colne Conservative club. He leaves a widow and two sons and five daughters, for whom much sympathy is felt in their bereavement. The internment takes place at the Colne cemetery, tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:54 pm 
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1871 Census - RG10; Piece: 4157; Folio: 10; Page: 14
Albert Road, Colne
Henry Barker, Head, Mar, 46yrs, Captain late Kings Dragoon Guards on half pay, b. Colne
Hannah Barker, Wife, Mar, 41yrs, b. Kent, Broadstairs
William Edward Barker, Son, 1yr, b. Manchester
Mary Ann Barker, Daughter, 13yrs, Scholar, b. Devonshire, Exeter
Ethel Eliza Barker, Daughter, 7yrs, Scholar, b. India, Bangalore
Ida Fanny Barker, Daughter, 6yrs, Scholar, b. India, Secunderabad
Alice Maude Barker, Daughter, 3yrs, Scholar, b. Hampshire, Aldershot
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec/?htx ... d=18441731

This is off topic, but I see that Ida Fanny Barker was born at Secunderabad. Does anyone know if birth, death and marriage certificates are available for British subjects in India? I would be interested in finding information on Emmanuel Sutcliffe who died at Secunderabad in 1869. http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Gra ... liffe1.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:09 pm 
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The Burnley Gazette, Wednesday, February 20, 1895.
DEATH OF MAJOR BARKER OF COLNE.
We announced with regret the death of Major H. Barker, of Colne, which took place at his residence, Hall-street, on Saturday evening. The deceased, who was 71 years of age, had been in greatly failing health for nigh on eighteen months, and for the past four or five months he has been confined to bed with heart disease. Fatty degeneration of the heart was the ailment to which the major ultimately succumbed. Major Barker was a native of Colne, but he was away from his native town some thirty years during his long and honourable connection with the army. He joined himself to the 1st (King’s) Dragoon Guards, and in the course of his thirty years service in the regiment he went through the Crimean campaign, and afterwards was despatched with his regiment to India, arriving there just as the mutiny subsided. In 1858 he was presented with the commission of the cornet, and he afterwards purchased his lieutenancy. He retired from the army some twenty-five years ago. In the army the deceased gentleman enjoyed the highest esteem of all his colleagues, and as an officer he won the regard and good will of all with whom he came into contact. When he retired he was adjutant to his regiment, a position which he had held for some years previous. He returned to Colne on leaving the army, and for a period of about twenty-three years he discharged the duties of registrar for the Colne, Nelson and Brierfield district, and in this connection he was widely known and universally esteemed for his unfailing courtesy and consideration in the discharge of his duties. In Colne, the Major’s death is deeply lamented, as he enjoyed the warm regard and esteem of all sections of the community. He was a Conservative and a churchman. He has been a churchwarden at the Colne Parish church for a number of years, and was one of the wardens through the period of the Parish Church restoration. The deceased was a vice-president of the Colne Conservative club. He leaves a widow and two sons and five daughters, for whom much sympathy is felt in their bereavement. The internment takes place at the Colne cemetery, tomorrow.
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The London Gazette, August 28, 1857
1st Dragoon Guards, Serjeant-Major Henry Barker to be Cornet, without purchase, vice Edlmann, promoted. Dated 28th August, 1857
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22035/pages/2924

The London Gazette, March 5, 1861
1st Dragoon Guards, Cornet Henry Barker to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Cunningham, promoted. Dated 5th March, 1861
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22486/pages/1054

The London Gazette, March 29, 1870
Lieutenant Henry Barker, from 1st Dragoon Guards, to be Captain, without purchase. Dated 1st April, 1870
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/23602/pages/1934


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Well done Kris---I am very impressed with what you have turned up.

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Thanks Gloria. But I still haven’t answered Soulboy’s original question. :wink:


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I have been searching for information about Colonel Henry Barker's parents and sibliings. Does anyone have such information to share?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:14 pm 

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Hi,

It looks as though Henry`s father was William Barker, but I am still having no luck with his mother or siblings yet.

From the new family search site:

marriage: 03 Mar 1863 —Madras, Madras, India
record title: India Marriages, 1792-1948
groom's name: Henry Barker
bride's name: Hannah Wildish
marriage date: 03 Mar 1863
marriage place: Madras, Madras, India
groom's father's name: William Barker
bride's father's name: William Wildish
groom's marital status: Widowed

The Fibis database has the following entry which I think confirms that it is the correct Henry:

The Times of India 10th March, 1863
At Madras on the 3rd March at St George's Cathedral by the Rev F Lagard MA Lieut H Barker King's Dragoon Guards to Hannah only daughter of Mr W Wildish of Whetstone Middlesex
http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/index.php

There is a Hannah Wildish on the 1851 census - born Broadstairs Kent.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:28 pm 

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Thank you for this information. My great grandmother was Alice Maud Barker reportedly being a niece of Colonel Henry Barker. She arrived in South island, NewZealand in the mid 1870s at age 22years. It is believed she had a brother and that they were cared for by guardians as their parents were deceased. She said at the time of her marriage to my great grandfather, Robert John Gairdner, that she was from the Bristol area in England but no information has been found there about her. She may have been born in India in consideration of her uncle's presence there. Without knowledge of Henry's childhood, parents, siblings etc. we have been stuck for over 20 years in our search. Any further information would be very welcome.
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Ngaire Nelson
New Brunswick, Canada


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