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John Barker was my Great Grandfather. I'd like to find out more about John Barker who I think had the middle name of "Corser" from maybe Shropshire in England.
thank you to Selah for the message:
Subject: John Barker & Emily Bingham
Date: 2013-05-11 05:47:36
Hi, I am able to fill in more details of the families of this couple as he was my Greatgrandfather .
My contact name is Selah.
thank you, we look forward to anything you would like to add
We have a couple of challenges with this John (Corser) Barker. The first is that the birth date we have is the 19th Sept. 1859 (from the family bible & his death certificate. Further research has
John Barkers parents as William Barker & Rebecca Brown (Johns death cert).. There is no middle name shown on the death cert. We also have found that he arrived abt 1881 or 2.
The information on the train crash is very interesting but one of the articles mentions Mercer and Rangiriri. These towns are South of Auckland but Kaukapakapa is north of Auckland. The train was travelling north so it would not have gone to those towns.
We feel the John Corser Barker must not be the same person as our Great grandfather unfortunately.
There were other children of John and Emily. Lilian Emily 1881 - 1980?, Amy Sarah 1888- 1971, George William (married Grace Way) 1889- 1972, John Mervyn Clifton 1895-1974, Lucy Flora 1894-1953, Vera Lois 1896-1981, Arthur Alfred Bernard 1898-1930
I am not sure if your are tracing the John Corser or the John so I have added in some of the detail on the John as that is what we know about. We of course have later data for our family if that' s needed.
This has been very interesting and there might yet be more to learn.
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