Birth: Robert Barker was born about 1616.
Death: He died between February 18, 1689, the date of his will, and March 14, 1691/2, when his lands were divided.
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
Life in New England: The first mention of Robert Barker in the Plymouth Colony records is a complaint by him about his master, carpenter John Thorp, reported to the Court on January 20, 1632/3. Seven months later, his master having died, his apprenticeship was given to William Palmer, who was to teach him the trade of nailer.There is no evidence that Barker practiced either trade as an adult. He was a ferryman in Marshfield in 1645 and an innkeeper there from 1646. He moved to Duxbury in 1653. He served on a number of juries and was a surveyor of highways in Marshfield in 1645 and in Duxbury several times bewteen 1654 and 1679.
Family: He married Luce/Lucy _____ by 1642 if she was the mother of all his children. She was still living on March 7, 1681/2.
Children of Robert and Lucy Barker: