"Thomas Burgess Barker an English Congregational minister, was born near Sheffield, Jan. 10, 1800. He received the rudiments of his education from the minister of his native place, and afterwards was sent to Hoxton and Highbury colleges, where he studied for the Independent ministry. He was settled at Bere Regis, Christchurch, Tollesbury, Tamworth, and Ewell, and was much beloved by his congregations. On retiring from the ministry, he settled at Stoke Newington, where his best years were devoted to the education of youth in schools, and in connection with the Young Men's Christian Association. He was the founder of Abney House School, one of the largest and most flourishing schools for boys in the north of London. He was for some time chaplain of Abney Park Cemetery, of which place he published a guide. His death occurred April 25, 1881. See (Lond.) Congregational Year-book, 1882, p. 285."
'THE Rev. T. B. BARKER, EPSOM, SURREY, continues to receive into his Family a limited number of YOUNG GENTLEMEN, to instruct in all the branches of a polite and liberal education. Personal and unremitting attention is paid to the spiritual welfare, and also to the domestic comfort of the Pupils. Referees - Rev. G. Collison, Hackney, Rev. John Harris, D.D., Cheshunt, Thomas Allan, Esq., 8, Frederick's-place, Old Jewry, William Everest, Esq., Solicitor, and Mr. P[eter?]. Young [Nurseryman?], Epsom, from whom satisfactory testimony, and a knowledge of terms, may be obtained'.
"On Tuesday, 31 October 1843, the Rev. T. Lee, late of Highbury College, was ordained pastor of the church and congregation worshipping in Church-street chapel, Epsom, Surrey. The Rev. S. Percy, of Guildford, opened the morning service by reading the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. R. Connebee, of Dorking, explained the nature of a Christian church; the Rev. Dr. Hewlett, of Coventry, proposed the usual questions, and received the confession of faith; the Rev. T. Dix, of Bedwith, offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. E.Henderson, D.D.,Ph.D., Theological Tutor of Highbury College, delivered the charge; and the Rev. J. Churchill, of Thames Ditton, concluded the service with prayer. The Rev. J. Waraker, of Tooting, the Rev. F. Perkins, of Leatherhead; and the Rev. T. B. Barker, of Epsom, also took parts of the service.
In the evening, the Rev. James Hill, of Clapham, preached to the people, and thus closed the engagements of the day, which we earnestly hope may be followed with the blessing of God".
'The Reverend Thomas Burgess Barker, formerly of the Parade, Epsom, in the county of Surrey, Schoolmaster, keeping the School there called the Parade Grammar School and late of High Street Epsom, out of business' - insolvent debtor.
'Medical Classics - To Gentlemen qualifying for the Matriculation Examination of the London University, Aberdeen, and Apothecaries Hall, &c., the Rev.T. B. BARKER, Professor of Languages and Mathematics engages soundly to prepare them in the Medical Classics, &c, either in class or privately.
References to medical gentlemen of high standing can be given.For terms, &c. apply personally or by letter, at 21, Crescent, Jewin-street City.'
'The Rev. T. B. BARKER, of Brunswick House, Barnsbury Park, continues to assist medical students in their preparations for examinations in medical classics'.
'T. B. BARKER prepares medical students for public and competitive examinations, Brunswick House, Roman-road,Barnsbury-park.'
'ABNEY HOUSE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL,STOKE NEWINGTON.
Conducted by Rev. THOMAS B. BARKER,CHAPLAIN OF ABNEY PARK CEMETERY, AND
Mr GEORGE INGRAM, ASSISTED BY PROFESSORS OF THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND SCIENCES.
PUPILS are carefully prepared for the Universities, the Learned Professions, and the Civil Service. Special attention is given in this School to every branch of Study calculated to fit boys for Mercantile pursuits.
The Boarders are treated as members of the family. Their health and comfort, as also the formation of good habits and proper manners, are constantly attended to.
The principals are particularly anxious that the pupils should thoroughly understand what they do and why they do it, and to this end the course of study is carefully adapted.
REMEMBER, - The proper training and harmonious instruction of youth are the foundation on which rest good morals, real usefulness, and it may be true happiness, and this is the work of the school as well as of the parental home. For Testimonials, Terms, &c, apply at 36 Church Street.'