Elizabeth BARKER (c.1780–1861)
St Giles section: Row 10A, Grave B28½

Elizabeth Barker

ELIZABETH BARKER, DAUGHTER OF EDWARD AND DOROTHY BARKER, DIED JANUARY 4, 1861

Elizabeth Barker was born in c.1780, and the inscription on her vault says that she was the daughter of Edward Barker and his wife Dorothy.

She does not appear to have been in Oxford in 1841 or 1851.

Elizabeth died in early 1861 at Park Place (the south end of the Banbury Road), but her probate notice states that she was “formerly of the Parish of St. Thomas in the City of Oxford but late of the Parish of St. Giles, Oxford in the County of Oxford”.

† Miss Elizabeth Barker died at Park Place at the age of 80 on 4 January 1861 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 10 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).

Her death announcement in Jackson’s Oxford Journal of 12 January 1861 is uninformative: it simply reads: “DIED. Jan. 4, in Park-place, Mrs. Elizabeth Barker” (presumably the “Mrs” was a courtesy title).

Her effects came to nearly £600, and her executor was Mary Ann Hancock of St Giles’s parish. Mrs Hancock (born in Oxford in 1809/10) was a widow who lived at 36 St Giles’s Street, with her mother until she died near the end of 1866, and then on her own until her own death in 1875 at the age of 66. It is possible that Miss Barker had been her companion.


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