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Born: fl 1823


A Yorkshireman, had been an attorney and public notary, but on his arrival at the Cape in 1823 'seems to have turned his talents to building' (Picton-Seymour, 1989: 15). Credited with the design of the facebrick Georgian style house, 'Bertram House'.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing BARKER

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 15