Robert Burns Barr

23 November 1837–November 1882 (Age 44)
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Burns

When Robert Burns Barr was born on 23 November 1837, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander B. Barr, was 19 and his mother, Elisabeth Stewart, was 19. He married Janet Martin on 14 December 1860, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in November 1882, in Cottam, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 45.

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Robert Burns Barr
Janet Martin
Marriage: 14 December 1860
Susan Barr
Janet BARR
Margaret Barr
Robert Barr
William BARR

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
Age 1
Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
Age 6
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · St. George's Hall
Age 17
In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height’, ‘hill’ or a British cognate of this.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gateway or barrier, from Middle English, Old French barre ‘bar’, ‘obstruction’.3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Barre. See Barre .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (14)

  • Robert Barr, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Robert B Barr in household of Obadiah Denie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Robert Barr, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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