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CA MNBM ID1693
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- Barker family (Sheffield, Sunbury County)
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Brothers Joseph Barker (d. ca. 1796) and Benjamin Barker (d. ca. 1799) were living in the parish of Sheffield, Sunbury County in New Brunswick by 1785. Their family had probably arrived there with a group of Planters or pre-Loyalist settlers from New England in the 1760s. They both signed a land petition in 1792 as dissenting Protestants and they may have been Congregationalists or Puritans. Joseph married Sarah Burt and had 4 children: Jacob, Isaac, Peggy and Betty. Benjamin died in 1799 or 1800, leaving his estate to his wife Peggy and a son and daughter.
Sources: Hale, R. Wallace, Early New Brunswick Probate Records 1785-1835
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This fonds consists of the will of Benjamin Barker, 1800, and 3 deeds for family property in York and Sunbury counties, 1779-1796.
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On loan from Donald Taylor of Saint John, N.B., 1946
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The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick houses records pertaining to the Jewett, Taylor, and Barker families of Sheffield, New Brunswick (MC1411).