BARKER, Richard (c.1554-1636), of Norton, Salop and Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Salop.
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Family and Education
b. c.1554, yr. s. of James Barker of Haughmond Abbey by his 1st w. Dorothy, da. of Richard Clive of Styche. educ. Shrewsbury 1562; Barnard’s Inn; G. Inn 1569, called 1576. m. 1583, Dorothy, da. and coh. of William Poyner of Abbey Foregate, 2s. 3da.
Reader, Barnard’s Inn 1583-4; Lent reader, G. Inn 1594, bencher 1595, jt. treasurer 1595-6; member, council in the marches of Wales 1601; recorder, Shrewsbury 1603; justice of Anglesea circuit 1602-10, chief justice 1610-15; j.p.q. Salop from 1601.2
Barker was a younger son who studied law and was appointed tutor by Sir Nicholas Bacon† to his sons Anthony Bacon and Francis Bacon during their period at Gray’s Inn. He was recommended by Lord Burghley in 15