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 11 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 29 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 39 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 45 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
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 64 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) was 72 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Marguerite Emily Barrowman (Burn) died on 8 Jul 1988 at the age of 87