John Barker was an architect, carpenter and joiner. He was active, particularly in the Midlands, in the late-17th and early-18th centuries.
He was born in Rowsley, Derbyshire, England in 1688, the son of Henry Barker. He was baptised on 19th April 1668, at Darley Dale in Derbyshire. He married twice, first to Catharine Charlesworth (19th May 1705, Castleton, Derbyshire); secondly to Mary Twist (14th February 1721, Woolsthorpe, Near Grantham, Lincolnshire).
He later moved to Belvoir, Leicestershire in 1723. He died four years later and was buried at Bottesford. The name of his second wife is confirmed by his will, probated 19th December 1727. His residence at death was at Belvoir, Leicestershire.
Information for this entry was taken from the Parish Registers and the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills. Material for this record was contributed by Stephanie H. Hitchcock on 03/11/2015.