About James Barker, I
1634, 24 March- Sailed with son James, Jr. on ship "Mary and John" out of Southampton, England. Died on voyage.
from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial By William Richard Cutter :
James, son of Rowland Barker, was born in England. He embarked March 24, 1634, in the ship "Mary & John," with Nicholos Easton for New England, but died on the voyage. He directed that his son James, who was with him, should be left in the care of the boy's aunt, Christiana. Christiana, the sister of James Barker, had come over in 1630 with her husband Thomas Beecher, who was the captain of the ship "Talbot" in 1629 and from 1630 till his death in 1637 was a resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts. After the death of Thomas Beecher, she married Nicholas Easton, who lived at Charlestown, Massachusetts, and Newport, Rhode Island. According to the records of Middletown, Rhode Island, James Barker, born in 1700, was fourth of the same name in the direct lineal descent. If this record is correct, Austin is wrong in giving the line as James, son of James, who died on shipboard.