Marguerite Emily Burn was born on 18 January 1901 at Grasmere, Dugdale Hill, Potters Bar the daughter of Sir Joseph Burn and wife Lady Emily H Burn who had 5 children. Joseph's occupation of Actuary is recorded in the 1901 census when they are residing in Dugdale Hill, South Mimms with their children Kathleen (1897), Rodney (1900) and Marguerite (1901) along with a 13 year old servant Nellie Young and visitor Ernest W Newman.
In 1928 she married Dr Barclay Barrowman
a respected specialist in tropical diseases who was appointed Personal Physician to the Sultan of Selangorand and served in WW1 and WW2.
Barclay and Marguerite Barrowman had 2 children Gillian Emily Barrowman who is believed to have been born around 1931 in Malaysia. She is first documented on a 1931 incoming passenger list where she is listed as a 3 month old infant travelling with her parents from Malaya to England. She is recorded in 1937 with her mother and brother Gavin Renfrew Barrowman who was born 1933 in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia returning to England from Batavia, Indonesia to stay with their grandmother Lady Burn at Rydal Mount, Potters Bar and again in 1945 on a passenter list to Sydney, Australia with her mother and brother where they stayed for a year.
Their daughter Gillian is later recorded on the electoral register residing with her parents in Potters Bar before her marriage in 1955 to Barrie S Hearson in Wood Green, Middx and subsequent move to reside in Exeter, Devon where her mother Marguerite's death is registered in 1988.
Son Gavin married Anne Shirley in 1958 Derby, Derbyshire and passed away on 08 August 2009 in Alsager, Cheshire, England
Mrs Marguerite Barrowman published Life As Remembered From Rydal Mount (1905-1927) which has been published by The Potters Bar and District Historical Society.