Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn)

18 Jan 1901 - 8 Jul 1988

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Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn)

18 Jan 1901 - 8 Jul 1988
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The headstone of Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn). Cemetery: St Mary's Churchyard, Location: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Birth: 18 Jan 1901, Death: 8 Jul 1988.

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Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn)


St Mary's Churchyard

78 Mutton Lane
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England
United Kingdom


In Loving Memory Of Dr Barclay Barrowman Dato'Semboh Di Raja of Selangor, Malaya Born 10th March 1896 Died 31st January 1978 Also His Dear Wife Marguerite Emily 18 January 1901 8 July 1988 Reunited

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Marriage date and place unknown, possibly took place in Scotland or Abroad. See Life Story and Memory for further information

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Marguerite Emily Barrowman nee Burn

Contributor: bacrog Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

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.



Life timeline of Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn)

Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was born on 18 Jan 1901
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 13 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 20 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 30 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 45 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 57 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 63 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 76 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) died on 8 Jul 1988 at the age of 87