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William (Billy) Barker, whose birthplace has been stated to be Cornwall, was in fact brought him to British Columbia in during the Fraser River gold-rush.


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The biggest stash of gold was in the wilderness east of Quesnel at a spot called Barkerville (named after British prospector Billy Barker), some.


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William (Billy) Barker, whose birthplace has been stated to be Cornwall, was in fact brought him to British Columbia in during the Fraser River gold-rush.


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William (Billy) Barker, whose birthplace has been stated to be Cornwall, was in fact brought him to British Columbia in during the Fraser River gold-rush.


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William (Billy) Barker was a hugely successful prospector during the where he joined the Californian gold rush without having much success.


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Billy Barker () staked the most famous claim of the Cariboo and kept on prospecting for the rest of his life, but he died poor. An Englishman who had.


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William Barker (–), also known as Billy Barker, was an English prospector who was He made little in California, but when the California Gold Rush ended, he moved up to British Columbia with many fellow miners as part of the.


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William β€œBilly” Barker was briefly one of richest and most famous men in B.C., yet was eventually buried in an unmarked pauper's grave. Today.


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William "Billy" Barker was an Englishman who arrived in Victoria in After two unsuccessful attempts to find gold above the canyon, he decided to try his.


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BILLY BARKER: THE FOUNDER OF BARKERVILLE. Our brewery is named for the historic BC town of Barkerville, which was founded by this guy: William "Billy"​.


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Add links.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} He may have thought he had made enough to live comfortably and still invest in further ventures, but his fortunes declined. His reputed generosity may also have contributed to his impoverishment. March 1, Namespaces Article Talk. It was said that Barker smoked as many as 30 cigarettes a day, finding it hard to deal with the stress of having that much gold, and the progressive symptoms of Parkinson's disease. For other men named William Barker, see William Barker disambiguation. His party discovered gold in the Williams Creek area, and his fellow crew member "Dutch Bill" Wilhelm Dietz was the first to find a good amount of gold in the Creek Valley area. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}William Barker β€” , also known as Billy Barker , was an English prospector who was famous for being one of the first to find a large amount of gold in the Cariboo of British Columbia. He also founded Barkerville which is preserved as a historic town. Views Read Edit View history. He married widow Jane Lavender in Bluntisham , Huntingdonshire in and they had one daughter named Emma Eliza born Because railways had begun to replace canal transport, Barker, in the s, decided he would try his luck in America. He was buried in an unmarked grave in the Ross Bay Cemetery but there has been talk of moving his grave to Barkerville, [1] which is preserved as a historic town. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Victoria Times Colonist. He left his wife and child in England in penury and his wife died in the workhouse in Doddington, Cambridgeshire in He made little in California , but when the California Gold Rush ended, he moved up to British Columbia with many fellow miners as part of the British Columbia gold rushes. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Download as PDF Printable version. As a child he worked as a waterman on the waterways of England. He pulled out roughly 37, oz of gold in his life. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. This article includes a list of references , but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. In , Barker married the widow Elizabeth Collyer; she died on 21 May at the age of The previous year Barker had sold his shares in the claim that had made him famous, since most of the "lead" gold had been cleared out. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barker's claim turned out to be the richest in the area and the settlement of Barkerville was set up around his claim. In , Barker decided to search for gold down river, close to Stout's Gulch.