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c1833 Born at Birmingham - probable connection with William Barrows
1861 October. J. E. Kirby takes Thomas Welch Barrows, a Coal Master of Tipton and residing at Handsworth into partnership and to trade as Kirby and Barrows and produce Portable and fixed engines and also other agricultural machines 
1871 Living at West Street, Neithrop (age 38 born Birmingham), an Engineer. With his wife Jane M. (age 31 born Handsworth), Staffs) and their children Olive Barrows (age 8 born Banbury) and Arthur M. (age 7 born Banbury). Two servants. 
1881 Living at Handsworth Villa, West Bar Street, Banbury (age 48 born Birmingham), an Engineer and Manufacturer Employing About 100 Men and Boys. With his wife Jane Murdock (age 41 born Hansworth, Staffs) and their daughters Emily Olive (age 18 born Banbury) and Jeanie Rose (age 7 born Banbury). Two servants). 
1901 Living at Banbury Road, Banbury (age 68), Living on own means and a Widower. With his daughters Emily Olive Barrows (age 38) and Jeanie Rose Barrows (age 27). Three servants.