Robert Burns Barr

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

The Life 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 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881 and Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died in November 1882, in Cottam, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Robert Burns Barr
Janet Martin
Marriage: 14 December 1860
Margaret Barr
Robert Barr

Spouse and Children

14 December 1860
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Margaret Barr


    Robert 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

Scottish, English: Derived from Barr, a parish in Ayrshire, Scotland; a local name in Staffordshire

Sources (3)

  • Robert Burns Barr in household of Alexander Barr, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Robert Burns Barr, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Robert Burns Barr, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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