BARKER, Charles

1812 - 1876

Chares Barker, was born at Ipswich about 1812. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1833, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy. He married at St Clements church, Ipswich on 29 September 1835, Eliza Charlotte Bennett. In 1851, a 39 year old clerk, living at Back Street, Ipswich with his 39 year old wife (Eliza) Charlotte and five children, Victoria 14, Charles 10, Emily 7, Ellen 5 and newly born George. By 1871, now a carpenter's store keeper, they had moved to Clarkson Street, Ipswich with the addition of two more sons, Arthur 9 and John 8. He died at Ipswich on 27 January and buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 1 February 1876, aged 63, he was survived by his widow.