John Barker (Bristol MP)

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John Barker (died 1636) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons twice between 1624 and 1628.

Barker was a merchant of Bristol and an alderman. He was Sheriff in 1612. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bristol. He was Mayor of Bristol in 1625. In 1628 he was elected MP for Bristol again and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Barker died in 1636 and had a monument at St Werburga's Church.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Whitson
John Guy
Member of Parliament for Bristol
1624
With: John Guy
Succeeded by
Nicholas Hyde
John Whitson
Preceded by
John Doughty
John Whitson
Member of Parliament for Bristol
1628–1629
With: John Doughty
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640