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Joseph  Barker

Joseph Barker

Male 1834 - 1924  (89 years)


  • Name Joseph Barker  [1, 2
    Birth 23 Oct 1834  Wribbenhall Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5, 6
    Occupation Mar 1851  Pupil Teacher  [4
    • headmaster Richard Thomas.
    Residence Mar 1851  Spring Bank, Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Boarder  [4
    Marriage 04 Apr 1853  Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Elizabeth Anne White,   b. abt 1830, Painswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1869, Umzinto, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration bef 1854  Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation Jun 1856 - 1861  Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Catechist and schoolmaster  [5
    Occupation 1861 - 1887  St Patrick, Umzinto, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [8
    • A key figure in the planting of the church in Umzinto was Joseph Barker, who came to teach in the colony in 1853 at the request of Bishop Gray. [Desmond Martin, "The Bishop's Churches", Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 2005]
    Ordination 13 Mar 1862  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Priest, Church of England  [2, 5
    Marriage 06 Sep 1870  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Isabella Sarah Fannin  [9
    • After his first wife's death Rev Barker was married on 6 September 1870 to Isabella Sarah Fannin from whom he had two daughters and two sons.
    Post/Rank/Title 1878 -  Archdeacon of Durban and Pietermaritzburg  [1, 2
    Joseph Barker (1834-1924)
    Joseph Barker (1834-1924)
    In 1910
    Occupation 1887 -  All Saints, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Incumbent  [8
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1900  Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location ; Doctor of Divinity  [5
    Death 25 Jun 1924  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • Rev Barker became Archdeacon of Durban and of Pietermaritzburg and because of his service and his distinguished conduct while Vicar of Ladysmith during the Siege, the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred on him the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Divinity. [Kittybrewster website]
    • Barker, Ven. Joseph. Ladysmith, Natal. D. 1857, P. 1862 Natal. Can. of St. Sav. Cathl. Maritz. 1875; I. (S.P.G.) of All SS. Ladysmith, Dio. Maritz. 1887; Archd. of Maritz. 1887. F. C. of Ladysmith 1857-61; R. of St. Patr. Umzinto, 1861-87; Archd. of Durban, 1878-87; all in Natal, S. Africa. [Crockford's 1898]
    • An entry for Rev. Joseph Barker appears in "Dictionary of South African Biography" Volume V, Tafelberg, Cape Town, published for Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, Transvaal and also in "British Settlers in Natal: 1824-1857. A Biographical Register" Volume 2, Shelagh O'Byrne Spencer, 1983, University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg.
    Person ID I2183  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2013 

    Family Elizabeth Anne White,   b. abt 1830, Painswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1869, Umzinto, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Marriage 04 Apr 1853  Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Notes 
    • 8 children
    Children 
     1. Dora Emma Barker,   b. 15 Jun 1857, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1878, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Blanche Florence Barker,   b. 30 Nov 1864, Lower Umzinto, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1946, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F0462  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Oct 1834 - Wribbenhall Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Boarder - Mar 1851 - Spring Bank, Kidderminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 04 Apr 1853 - Kidderminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 04 Apr 1853 - Kidderminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - bef 1854 - Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Catechist and schoolmaster - Jun 1856 - 1861 - Ladysmith, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rector - 1861 - 1887 - St Patrick, Umzinto, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdination - Priest, Church of England - 13 Mar 1862 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Isabella Sarah Fannin - 06 Sep 1870 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Incumbent - 1887 - - All Saints, Ladysmith, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - Doctor of Divinity - abt 1900 - Lambeth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 25 Jun 1924 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Joseph Barker (1835-1924)
    Joseph Barker (1835-1924)
    Biography from Ladysmith History website, reproduced with thanks

  • Sources 
    1. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Kittybrewster/Arbuthnot.

    2. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1898.

    3. [S23] Monumental Inscription, Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg.
      age 89
      transcr Natal Inland Family History Society

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 16 b Kidderminster

    5. [S07] Other Sources, Ladysmith History website.

    6. [S22] IGI / BVRI, LDS member.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kidderminster, 2Q1853.

    8. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory.

    9. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.