I'm no relation to the Barkers of PEC. My grandfather was a latecomer to Canada.
And there is no relationship by marriage between Thorps and Carmans that I have found in a quite extensive search.
The reference to Thorp as a distiller is in an 1851 Directory for Ontario. I'd just like to know where he was. Unfortunately, the 1851 Nominal Census for PEC is missing, and he isn't in the Agricultural Census.