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Arthur Barker, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Waterford, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Barker, SM/PROG
Father of Sarah Ann Barker; Elizabeth Beeton Graham; Samuel Barker; Ann Barker; Richard Barker and 2 others

Occupation: Maltster
Managed by: Lynne Lesley Pascoe
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About Arthur Barker, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Arthur Barker 33, and Leader of his Party, together with his wife Sarah August 30, and their 5 children, were members of Wait's Party, Barker's Division of 48 Settlers on the Zoroaster.

Party originated from London.

Departure London, 12 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 30 April 1820 (Final Port).

Area Allocated to the Party Bushman's River.

  • Children :
  • Sarah Barker 8
  • Elizabeth Barker 6
  • Samuel Samuel 4
  • Ann Barker 2
  • Richard Barker 1

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Lived in Waterford Ireland Arrived on the ship The Zoroaster as part of 'WAITS' party of 1820 settlers.

Journals of his are kept in the Cape Library & can be viewed.

He was cousin to Sir Rufane Donkin who was the first Governor of the Port Elizabeth in & named Port Elizabeth after his wife - Elizabeth Markham - who had died in India after the birth of their son in 1818.

Alloted a farm on the Kariega River - 40kms from Grahamstown.

Rufane acting as Governor in the absence of Lord Charles Somerset allowed the Barker family to move to Cape Town.

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Arthur Barker, SV/PROG's Timeline

1787
1787
United Kingdom
1811
July 9, 1811
Age 24
England
1814
October 18, 1814
Age 27
Middlesex, England
1815
1815
Age 28
England
1817
January 25, 1817
Age 30
England
1818
December 4, 1818
Age 31
England
1823
1823
Age 36
Cape, South Africa
1825
1825
Age 38
Cape, South Africa
1841
January 1841
Age 54
Cape, South Africa