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Barker, Thomas, 1693-1774 (rector)



  • Existence: 1693 - 1774


Thomas Barker (1693-1774), son of Robert Barker, rector of Cherry Burton, matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1729 (B.A., 1733; M.A., 1740). He was ordained in 1735, and became rector of Leven, Yorkshire, in 1737, and rector of Cherry Burton, 1740-1774. He died in August 1774.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Thomas Barker: Verse Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6455
Scope and Contents

52 folios. The book begins with poems, including 'Quaestio Henrici Hubbard 1733' (fo. 26) and 'Upon Bob Leak' (fos 27-28). On fos 32-48 is 'The Manners of ye Age in 13 Moral Satirs. Lond: 1733', presumably a copy of the printed work of this title. On fos 49-52, entered from the other end of the book, are extracts from Vanbrugh's plays headed 'The Cream of Poetry'.

Dates: 1728
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