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date: 07 April 2020

Barbour [née Rough], Marylocked

  • Audrey Canning


Barbour [née Rough], Mary (1875–1958), labour activist and politician, was born on 22 February 1875 in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, third of the seven children born to James Rough, carpet weaver, and his wife, Jane Gavin. After being educated locally, Mary left school at the age of fourteen. She began work as a thread twister in ...

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