Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameJames BARLOW
Birth1821
Death1887
Children
Notes for James BARLOW
The industrialist James Barlow (1821–87) funded the new Methodist Church (of Edgworth) , opened in 1863, and the children's home at Crowthorn. The Edgworth Home, opened in 1872, was the first National Children's Home and closed in 2002.

James Barlow was proprietor of textile manufacturers Barlow & Jones Ltd and was also Mayor of Bolton 1867-1869.

James's son Sir Thomas Barlow was physician to Queen Victoria and Edward VII.[2] He was created a Baronet in 1902.

The Barlow Institute was built in 1909 and then consisted of a village hall, coffee bar, library and recreation grounds.

The Barlows' family home, Greenthorne, was used as a conference venue during Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Lancashire in September 1931.[3]
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