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Francis Barker (1646 - 1720)

Francis Barker
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Husband of — married 5 Jan 1675 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
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Died at about age 74 [location unknown]
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Francis Barker born about 1646, son of Robert Barker of Duxbury.

Francis married Mary Lincoln in Hingham 5 Jan 1674/75.[1]

"Francis was especially active in the civic affairs of the colony; in 1686 he was appointed to treat with Scituate, Mass. about the division of a tract of land in dispute with Duxbury, was a deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1686, 1694, 1701, 1701, was Selectman of Duxbury in 1685-86, was Constable in 1689, was commissioned an Ensign 10-2-1689. He built and operated the first iron furnace in America in 1702, in 1713 he had gained sufficient wealth to rank as "Gentleman" (166). [2]

In 1718, Francis is mentioned in his brother, Josiah Barker's will.[3]

On 9 February 1720, his son Francis was granted the letter of administration for his estate.[4]


  1. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893) Vol II, p.21
  2. Barker, E. F. (1981). Barker genealogy. New York: Frye Pub. Co, p.166
  3. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1717-1724 and 1854-1862 vol 4-4Q > image 85 of 485; State Archives, Boston.
  4. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1717-1724 and 1854-1862 vol 4-4Q > image 158 of 485; State Archives, Boston.
  • A History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, Justin Windsor, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849), 223.
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, James Atkins Noyes

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