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Barlow, John Emmott, 1857-1932 (Baronet MP)



  • Existence: 1857 - 1932


John Emmott Barlow, the oldest son of Thomas and Mary Ann Barlow (née Emmott), was born on 16 April 1857 at Adswood Grove, near Stockport. He was educated at Grove House School, a Quaker School in Tottenham, and was trained as a barrister-at-law at Inner Temple. He was a senior partner in the firm of Thomas Barlow & Bro. of Manchester and London, and Barlow & Co. of Calcutta, Shanghai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. He was elected as Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Frome in Somerset from 1892 to 1895, and again from 1896 to 1918. Alongside this, he was a member of Cheshire County Council and, later, an alderman, as well as Justice of the Peace for Cheshire and Somerset. He married Anna Maria Heywood Denman, daughter of Richard and Helen Mary Denman (née McMicking) on 13 July 1895. 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). In 1907 he was created a Baronet. He died on 17 September 1932 at the age of 75.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Papers of John Emmott Barlow, 1707-1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Barlow of Thornby 2
Scope and Contents

John Emmott Barlow's personal papers, domestic and estate papers, business papers, political papers, legal documents, financial records, family history and photographic material.

Dates: 1707-1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Subject to the terms of the donation, access to papers after 1969 requires the permission of Mr Henry S. Barlow ( Additionally, access to some items is restricted under data protection legislation. These restrictions are marked on the catalogue. Most of the papers are in good condition. In a few cases, where indicated, papers are currently awaiting conservation and therefore not available to readers.