Samuel Keer Barker is listed in Brain Loomes new book, “Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World.” Loomes lists Barker as working in the Market Hill section of Framlingham. This small village is located approximately 13 miles north east of Ipswich in Suffolk County. Samuel was born in 1801 the son of Thomas Barker who was also a Clockmaker. Samuel succeeded Thomas in clockmaking in 1823 and was in business until 1864. He is believed to have died before 1874. Loomes reports that his wife carried on his business until 1874 and trading as a Jeweler, silversmith and ironmonger until 1889.