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v     The following is the research of Clayton Barker 1990 to present:


Here are the results of my own genealogical research on my own root system, or so to speak. Hopefully distant branches of the tree can perhaps re-link to one-another by discovering this web-page, and share info, charts and stories. However, I would really appreciate it if you would provide acknowledgement in your work as well – Please and Thanks!!


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Willerby Parish Records & Information from:

Courtesy of Edwin Cooper, historian

Staxton, Yorkshire, Eng.


Genealogical Information from:

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,"

index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm #566180 and #573986  Ebberston Parish and

film#0919198  Hackness Parish.

LDS Library, Hamilton Ontario.


Barker Chart 5-6-7:\John Barker 1792 (5-6-7 chart).pdf

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Barker Chart 6:


William Barker (BAR7)

Born at Ebberston, Yorkshire, Eng.



At East Heslerton, Ebberston Parish

On Aug. 28th, 1790

Yorkshire Eng.



Hannah Metcalf (MET7)




v     John(BAR6.1)

         Bp. June 1st, 1792

            Ebberston Parish, Yorkshire, Eng.


v     ? (BAR6.2)


v     William(BAR6.3

      Bp. Mar. 5th, 1797

        Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire Eng.


v     ? (BAR6.4)


v     James(BAR6.5)

                Bp. Augr. 1st, 1802

                Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Ann(BAR6.6),

      Bp. Oct. 25th, 1803

        Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Robert(BAR6.7)

      Bp. Oct. 13th, 1805

        Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire Eng.


v     ? (BAR6.8)


v     ? (BAR6.9)


v     Thomas(BAR6.10)

        Bp. Mar. 10th,1811

       Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire Eng.


...And on the other side of the family:


Ashwell Chart 6:


Phillip Ashwell (ASH7)

of Suffield, Hackness Parish Yorkshire, Eng.



Oct. 18th, 1802

At St. Peter’s Church, Hackness Parish,

Yorkshire Eng.



Hannah Garside (GAR7)

Also of Hackness Parish,


CHILDREN (so far):


v     Hannah Ashwell(ASH6)

            Bn. At Suffield, Hackness Parish,

            Bp. Nov. 14th, 1803, St. Peter’s Church,

              Hackness Parish, Yorkshire, Eng.

             {See Barker chart }




The Barker Family of Binnington:

Refer to links at the left for connections to other family charts I am working on that are directly related to our Barker family.


The story of the Barker family in England goes back to medieval times; however, going back to the late 1700’s in North-east Yorkshire, my ancestors came from two hamlets within a few miles of Scarborough: Suffield and Snainton. My great, great, great, grandmother Hannah Ashwell(ASH6) was from Suffield near Hackness, which was just on the edge of the ‘Moors’, and my great, great, great, grandfather John Barker(BAR6.1) was from Snainton,  which is in the Ebberston Parish, a short distance north of Binnington, on the other side of the River Derwent. This is sheep country on the ‘wolds.’  So, these ancestors of mine were mostly sheep herdsman.



is like a wilderness area, with rock outcrops and undulating ground not suitable for large-scale farming.



is a large linear hill, or moraine left over from the ice age. Since it was hard to use the land for fields of crops, it consisted mainly of grassy open areas for sheep.


John was a sheep herdsman for the estate and the estate was closely connected to the Hackness area, therefore it is likely he met his future wife through his work. In those days, since people did not usually own their own land, but only rented or resided and worked on the estate for the landlord, even the children of the household would work for the estate and that is why most of John and Hannah’s family are listed as “servants” in the various census returns.


     When John Barker(BAR6.1) and Hannah Ashwell(ASH6) were married at Hackness, in 1822, I believe they moved to “Binnington Wold farm” which had been built high on the top of the wold overlooking another hamlet of Staxton, in the Willerby Parish. I met the historian of the community of Saxton, Edwin Cooper who gave me a very pleasant tour of his area, which included the Binnington Wold Farm. According to Edwin, in medieval times, the monks would herd their sheep from the lower grassy areas up across this wold on the way to the monastery. Since the monks had a wooden enclosure on the site of the Binnington Wold farm hundreds of years ago, it wasn’t a surprise that in the first decade of the 19th century the Lord of the land created a large farm there on his estate. In 1822 John Barker became the herdsman for the estate and as far as we know, lived on the ‘Binnington Wold’ farm where he and Hannah raised 9 children and one god-daughter there on the wold:


Barker Chart 5:


John Barker(BAR6.1)  (sheep herdsman)

bp. June 1st, 1792, Snainton, Yorkshire, Eng.

d. April 7th,1869, Binnington, Yorkshire, Eng.

Buried in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Willerby, Yorkshire Eng.



March 2nd, 1822 at St. Peter’s Church

Hackness Parish, Yorkshire, Eng.,

By Thomas Irvin, Curate

in the presence of Robert Noble and Robert Jowsey



Hannah Ashwell(ASH6)

bp. Nov. 14th, 1803, Hackness, Yorkshire, Eng.

d. Jan. 22nd,1884, Staxton, Yorkshire Eng.

Buried in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Willerby, Yorkshire Eng.



v     William(BAR5.1)

             Bp. Apr. 6th, 1823

                 Staxton, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Anne(BAR5.2)

            Bp. Dec. 18th, 1825

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Elizabeth 1st(BAR5.3)

            Bp. Jan. 8th, 1827 {died at an infant}

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v         Elizabeth 2nd  (BAR5.4)

             Bp. May. 28th, 1828

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Amey(BAR5.5)

             Bp. Apr. 10th, 1831

               Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     John(BAR5.6),

             Bn. Jan. 2nd,1834

                Bp. Jan. 8th, 1834

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Thomas(BAR5.7)

            Bp. Jul. 26th, 1836

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.



v     Hannah(G5.8)

             Bp. Jun. 18th, 1839

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Alice(BAR5.9)

             Bp. Mar. 25th, 1842

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Rachel(BAR5.10)

             Bp. Aug. 28th, 1844

                Binnington, Willerby Parish, Yorkshire Eng.


v     Emma(BAR-GOD1)

            God-daughter born about 1848


     John Barker(BAR5.6) and Thomas(BAR5.7) came to Canada after the Crimean War (about 1856/57) and the rest of their siblings remained in England. They settled in Little York, which is now Toronto. After John Barker(BAR6.1) died and was buried at St. Peters churchyard, Staxton, in 1869, his widow Hannah moved into the village of Staxton and lived out her years, and she died in 1884. Rachel Barker(BAR5.8), one of the youngest siblings of my great, great grandfather John Barker(BAR5.6), came to Canada with her husband and family (The Woodall’s) in 1890 and settled in the city of Brantford, Ont.     


     Staxton is a village about the size of Cathcart, about 7 miles from Scarborough. Not much is known about the other siblings that remained, except that Alice Barker(BAR5.10) (Alice Ann Sawdon) lived at Scarborough during the two world wars, where she kept a boarding house. Her boarding house was used to billet soldiers, which in turn was how she and her family come to meet her brother John’s descendants, who were stationed in England during the 1st World War and 2nd World War.


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