BARKER, Richard (c.1554-1636), of Norton, Salop and Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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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.

Offices Held

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 a