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Robert Barker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: Died in Pembroke, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Barker and Catherine Barker
Husband of Lucy Barker
Father of Abigail Rogers (Barker); Isaac Barker; Francis Barker; Rebecca Snow and Robert Barker
Brother of John Barker

Occupation: Ferryman
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About Robert Barker

Abigail Barker's father, Robert Barker, came over to the Plymouth Colony (not in 1620 though) as a servant and was later a freeman.

     

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  • Robert Barker
  • ORIGIN: Unknown
  • MIGRATION: 1632
  • FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
  • REMOVES: Marshfield by 1643, Duxbury by 1653

OCCUPATION: Ferryman (copartner in purchase of ferry, 12 January 1641 [PCR 12:77]; on 28 October 1645 "Rob[er]te Barker of the North River, made it appear to the Court that there was due unto him for carrying prisoners and passengers over the North River, which the country promised to pay him iiijs. ijd." [PCR 2:89]; sold his share in ferry, 20 January 1645[/6?]). Innkeeper (licensed on 7 July 1646 "to keep an ordinary at Marshfield, and to draw wine" [PCR 2:105]; on 5 June 1666 "whereas there is a great neglect in both Will[i]am Barstow and Robert Barker in not keeping of an ordinary fit for the entertaining of strangers, the Court have ordered, that William Barstow shall make competent provision for strangers for their entertainment and refreshment this year, and that the other be required to forbear ..." [PCR 4:129]).

Will

In his will, dated 18 February 1689 and proved 16 March 1691/2, "Robert Barker sen[io]r of Duxborough" ordered that he "be decently buried as near unto my wellbeloved wife and my eldest son as conveniently may be," appointed "my wellbeloved son Francis Barker" his executor, and bequeathed to son Francis Barker £20 in silver money, to son Robert Barker £10 in silver money, to daughter Rebeckah Snow £5 in silver money, to daughter Abigail Rogers £5 in silver money, to grandson Samuel Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. in money, to grandson Francis Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s., to grandson Robert Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to grandson Jabiz Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to grandson Isaac Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to "my son Isaac's six daughters Rebeckah, Mary, Lidia, Judeth, Martha and the youngest of all" £5 apiece, and to son Francis Barker the residue [MD 31:102-03, citing PPR 1:123-25].

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Robert Barker of Duxbury's Timeline

1616
1616
Kent, England
1632
1632
Age 16
Plymouth, MA
1642
1642
Age 26
Pembroke, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1642
Age 26
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1646
1646
Age 30
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1646
Age 30
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1650
December 27, 1650
Age 34
Marshfield, Plymouth
1691
March 15, 1691
Age 75
Pembroke, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
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Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
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Marshfield By 1643, Duxbury By 1653