William Barker (priest)

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The Very Rev William Barker DD was Dean of Carlisle[1] from 1908 to his death in 1917.

Born in London on 1 December 1838[2] he was educated at Worcester College, Oxford and ordained in 1862. He began his ecclesiastical career as Curate of Hanover Chapel, Regent Street after which he was the Chaplain to the Royal Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields. He was Vicar of St Mary’s, West Cowes from 1873 to 1882 and an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen. From 1882-1888 he was a member of the London School Board, representing Marylebone.[3] He was Rector of St Marylebone until his elevation to the Deanery in 1908.[4] He died on 28 January 1917.[5]


  1. ^ Deans of Carlisle
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "BARKER, Very Rev. William". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Death Of The Dean Of Carlisle. A Temperance Advocate The Times Monday, 29 January 1917; pg. 9; Issue 41388; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Ridgeway
Dean of Carlisle
1908– 1917
Succeeded by
Hastings Rashdall