Thomas Drake Barker

???? - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner of Barbados who had married in Britain and was also an awardee in two claims in Jamaica, where he appears to have inherited one group of enslaved people from his wife and held another in his own right.

  1. Will of Thomas Drake Barker of Saint Joseph Island of Barbados, West Indies proved 02/11/1838. In the will he said that the had settled his estate called Andrews on his daughters Margaret Walcot Harby and Rebecca Montague Hodgkinson (q.v.). He gave his household effects to a woman of colour, Harriet Ann Barker.

  2. Possibly the Thomas Drake Barker who married Rebecca Barnard [sic] at St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, 12/03/1801 and whose daughter Rachel Barnard Barker was baptised at the same place, 23/06/1802. His wife was possibly the daughter of Charles Bernard of Jamaica and Bristol (q.v.), who left an annuity of £140 p.a. to his daughter Rebecca in his will proved in 1797.

  3. Described as an invalid in the 1832 Barbados Slave Register.


  1. PROB 11/1902/245.

  2. batch nos. M01900-5 and C01086-5. The underlying marriage record appears to show Rebecca Bernard, and one witness was certainly Elizabeth Bernard. This would tie her to the Bernard family of western Jamaica and Bristol.

  3. TNA, T71/550, pp. 239-40.

Further Information

Rebecca Barnard or Bernard

Associated Claims (4)

£454 3s 10d
£4,241 4s 0d
£205 15s 8d
£102 18s 3d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (5)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Tentatively inferred by LBS. Thomas Drake Barker married Rebecca Barnard or Bernard in 1801 at Bristol; the will of Charles Bernard of Jamaica and Bristol shows a legacy of an annuity to his daughter...
Other relatives
Notes →
An inferred relationship. Possibly sister and...