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John Barker, Rear-Admiral of the Red, R.N.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Death: January 26, 1776 (65-73)
Bath, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Barker, of Clare and Mary Harrington
Husband of Ann Russell
Father of Frances Harriet Jenkinson; Elizabeth Barker; Lydia Hills (Barker); Anne Owens; Mary Barker and 1 other
Brother of Edmund Barker; William Barker; John Barker; Joseph Barker of Clare Priory; Mary Barker and 5 others

Occupation: Admiral - Royal Navy
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About John Barker, Rear-Admiral of the Red, R.N.

Served in the Mediterranean under the command of Admiral Boscowen.

19 Sept 1745 Captain of HMS Gibraltar

1746 as Captain of HMS Gibraltar, participated in the convoy of Hessian troops ordered to Scotland

1762 Commanded the "Culloden" under Sir George Pocock, in the expedition against Havannah. (quote from remarks of Edward G. Porter in 1898/1899 publication of Colonial Society of Massachusetts) - third in command at the taking of Havana in 1762.

Wikipedia - The Battle of Havana (1762) was a military action from March to August 1762, as part of the Seven Years' War. British forces besieged and captured the city of Havana, which at the time was an important Spanish naval base in the Caribbean, and dealt a serious blow to the Spanish navy. Havana was subsequently returned to Spain under the 1763 Treaty of Paris that formally ended the war. '

24 Oct 1770 Rear-Admiral of the White

30 Mar 1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red

Death: 26 Jan 1776 Bath, Somerset, England;

(Source: John, Hardy (Rear-Admiral), A chronological list of the captains of his majesty's Royal navy_commencing (London, T. Cadell, 1784), p.55. )


(Handwritten family tree written by his grand-daughter Emily Hills states he married the Widow Charlton. She was born Ann Russell)

Ann Charlton and John Barker had the following children:

  • i. Ann Barker was born about Oct 1743 in Portchester, Hamphire. She married
                      Edward Owens. He was born about 1741. 
  • ii. Elizabeth Barker was born about Oct 1743 in Portchester, Hamphire. She died on 3
                       Dec 1743.
* iii.   '''Mary Barker''' was born about 1745 in Portchester, Hamphire. '''She died on 19 Nov  
                       1809 in Clare, Suffolk, England (Clare Priory).'''                   
* iv.   '''Lydia Barker''' was born on 12 Apr 1748 in Portchester, Hampshire. '''She died on 29  
                       Mar 1813 in Clare, Suffolk, England.''' She married '''William Hills''' on 12 Feb 1767  
                       (Holy Trinity Church, Gosport, Hampshire), son of Andrew Hills and Mary Taylor.  
                       He was born in Apr 1739 in Buckland, Kent. England. He died on 23 Dec 1777 in  
                       Guernsey, Channel Islands (Perished when in command of HMS Sprightly (12-Gun  
                       Cutter, built by Thomas King, Dover designed by John Williams) bringing home  
                       valuable prizes returning from engagements in the American Revolution arena,  
                       capsized in a heavy gale off the Hanois Reef). 
  • v. Frances(Fanny) Barker was born about Feb 1750 in Portchester, Hamphire. She
                       died on 28 Aug 1811. She married '''John Jenkinson''' about 1777, son of Charles  
                       Jenkinson and Amarantha Cornwall. He was born about 1730 in Winchester,  
                       Hampshire, England. He died on 1 May 1805.
  • vi. John Barker was born about Jan 1752 in Gosport, Hampshire, England
                       '''He died on 27 Nov 1804 in Clare, Suffolk, England.'''  
                       He married Caroline Conyers on 10 Apr 1799 in London, England (P R St Geo H  
                       Sq), daughter of John Conyers and Henrietta Fermor. She was born in 1768 in  
                       Walthamstow, Essex, England (Copped-Hall, Essex). '''She died on 8 Jan 1848 in  
                       Clare, Suffolk, England (Clare Priory). ''' 
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John Barker, Rear-Admiral of the Red, R.N.'s Timeline

August 8, 1706
London, United Kingdom
October 1743
Age 37
Portchester, Hampshire, UK
October 1743
Age 37
Portchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 38
Portchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
April 12, 1748
Age 41
Portchester, Hampshire, UK
February 1750
Age 43
Portchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
January 1752
Age 45
Gosport, Hants., UK
January 26, 1776
Age 69
Bath, Somerset, England