Barlow, Anna Maria Heywood, 1873-1965 (political campaigner, wife of Sir John Emmott Barlow)
- Existence: 1873 - 1965
The Honourable Anna Maria Heywood Denman, daughter of Richard and Helen Mary Denman (née McMicking), was born in 1873 in Liverpool. She was privately educated. On 13 July 1895, she married John Emmott Barlow (later Baronet), Liberal MP for Frome. They had four children: Nancy Mary Emmott Barlow (1896-1957); John Denman Barlow (1898-1986); Thomas Bradwall Barlow (1900-1988); Anna Elizabeth Barlow (1905-1976). Anna Maria Barlow stood unsuccessfully for election in the House of Commons in 1922 in the constituency of High Peak, Derbyshire, and in 1924 in the constituency of Ilkeston. A Quaker, alongside her husband, she opposed conscription, campaigned for peace and supported various temperance movements. She retained an active interest in politics long after the death of her husband in 1932. She died on 28 May 1965 at the age of 92.