Sir William Barker, 5th Baronet

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Sir William Barker, 5th Baronet (1685 – 23 July 1731)[1] was a British politician.

He was the son of Sir John Barker, 4th Baronet and Bridget Bacon, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon.[2] In 1696, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge.[4] Barker entered the British House of Commons for Ipswich in 1708, representing it to 1713.[5] He was subsequently Member of Parliament (MP) for Thetford until 1715[6] and for Suffolk from 1722 until his death in 1731.[7]

Barker married firstly Mary Bence, only daughter of John Bence, and by her he had an only child.[8] On 9 February 1731 he married secondly Anne, widow of Edward Spencer, at St Marylebone Church in London.[2] Barker was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son John.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir William Barker, 5th Bt". Retrieved 19 February 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 36. 
  4. ^ "Barker, William (BRKR702SW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Ipswich". Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Thetford". Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Suffolk". Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  8. ^ Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. p. 13. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Churchill
John Bence
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
17081713
With: William Churchill
Succeeded by
William Churchill
William Thompson
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Bacon
Dudley North
Member of Parliament for Thetford
17131715
With: Dudley North
Succeeded by
Dudley North
John Ward
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hanmer
Sir Robert Davers
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1722–1731
With: Sir Thomas Hanmer 1722–1727
Sir Jermyn Davers 1727–1731
Succeeded by
Sir Jermyn Davers
Sir Robert Kemp
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Barker
Baronet
(of Grimston Hall)
1696–1731
Succeeded by
John Barker