c.1820 - 1888

John Barker, was born at Snettisham, Norfolk about 1820, son of George Barker, a farmer, and his wife Mary. He married at Haughley, Suffolk in 1864, Ellen Ann Sparrow. An artist at Haughley Old Street 1865-1869 and in 1871 noted as a 50 year old ‘ticket writer’ at Green Road, Haughley with his 36 year old wife Ellen, born at Haughley and they were still there in 1881 being described as an ‘ornamental writer painter’. He died at Haughley in 1888.

Often conflated with John Barker (1811-1886) who was another artist but non-Suffolk.