Mary Barr

18 April 1826–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Barr was born on 18 April 1826, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Barr, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Trainer, was 21. She lived in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841.

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James Barr
Margaret Trainer
Thomas Barr
Mary Barr
David Barr
James Barr
Margaret Barr
John Barr
Robert Barr
William Brown Barr

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Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 6

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 31

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

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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  • Mary Barr in household of James Barr, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Margaret Barr, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Barr, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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