Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor]
- A. H. Bullen
- , revised by Rebecca Mills
Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor] (1790–1846), sailor and writer, was born on 18 July 1790 at Deptford, London, the son of John Theodore Barker (1760-1833) and his wife Martha née Naish. His father had attained some distinction as a dissenting minister at Deptford. At sixteen Barker joined an East Indiaman. Afterwards he served in the ...