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James Barrow (c1837-1902)
1902 Obituary 
JAMES BARROW died on September 30, 1902, at the Queen's Hotel, Chester, at the age of sixty-five years. Mr. Barrow, who came from North Lancashire to South Wales in the early sixties, was at first manager of three collieries at Maesteg, owned by Messrs. Brogden, namely, Tywith, Cwmdu, and Garth. Messrs. Brogden bought the Tondu ironworks, and eventually became the principal proprietors of the Llynvi ironworks and collieries. Mr. Barrow then became the chief mineral agent of the company at Maesteg, Tondu, and Ogmore, and had continued in this position for several years.
He was a leading spirit in all public movements in the district, and was for a number of years a member of the Glamorgan County Council. He was also a member of Council of the South Wales Institute of Engineers.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.