Barker, Thomas Richard
Barker, Thomas Richard an English Congregational minister, was born in London, Nov. 30, 1798. His father entered him in Christ's Hospital in 1807, where his progress was so rapid and thorough that he attained the rank of Deputy Grecian in 1815. About this time he was converted, and, deciding to enter the ministry, he entered Homerton Old College in 1821 for its special preparation. He preached successively at Alresford, Hants, 1822; at Harpenden, near St. Albans, 1824; and at Uxbridge in 1833. In 1838 Mr. Barker accepted a call to become classical, Hebrew, and resident tutor at Springhill College, Birmingham, where he labored until his death, Nov. 23, 1869. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1871, p. 302.