BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF BARRIE'S LIFE
Margaret Olgivy (mother)
Mary (b. 1845)
Jane Ann (b. 1847)
David(b. 1853 d. 1867)
Sara (b. 1854)
Isobella (b. 1858)
JAMES (b. 1860)
two sisters who had died nine years before James was born
THE DAVIES FAMILY
Arthur Llewellyn Davies(father)
Sylvia Jocelyn Llewellyn Davies (nee du Maurier)(mother). She is the sister of actor Gerald du Maurier and daughter of George du Maurier author of Peter Ibbetson and Trilby.
George (oldest) killed in the war, 1915
Peter suicide, 1960 Sloane Square station
Michael drowned in boating accident,1921
IMPORTANT DATES IN BARRIE'S LIFE
1860 9 May: James Barrie born at Kirriemuir, Scotland
1867: Death of brother David at age 13 in a skating accident.
1873-1878: Attended Dmfries Academy
1878: Studies at University of Edinbugh
1882: Receives M.A, from the University of Edinburgh
1885: Moves to London
1887: Publishes first book Better Dead
1888: Publication of Auld Licht Idylls and When a Man is Single
1889: Publication of A Window in Thrums
1891 16 April: First performance of Richard Savage
1891: Publication of The Little Minister
1892 25 Feb: First performance of play, Walker, London
1892 9 May: Accidental death of Barrie's friend Rev. James Winter who was to marry Barrie's sister Maggie. Later she marries James' brother WIlliam.
1894 25 June: First performance of The Professor's Love Story
1894 9 July: Barrie marries actress Mary Ansell.
1895 1 Sept.: Death of Barrie's sister Jane Ann 1895 3 Sept.: Death of Barrie's mother 1896: Publication of Sentimental Tommy and Margaret Ogilvy
1897 6 Nov. First performance of Little Minister (320 performances)
1898 March: Receives honorary LL.D. degree from St. Andrew's University, Scotland
1900 27 Sept.: First performance of The Wedding Guest (100 Performances)
1900: Publication of Tommy and Grizel, a sequel to Sentimental Tommy
1902 17 Sept.: First performance of Quality Street (459 performances)
1902 4 Nov.: First performance of The Admirable Crichton (328 Performances)
1902: Publication of The Little White Bird
1903: First performance of Little Mary (208 performances)
1904 27 Dec.: First performance of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up - London (145 Performances)
1905 5 Apr.: First performance of Alice Sit by the Fire (115 performances)
1906: Publication of Peter Pan in Kensington Garden
1908 3 Sept.: First performance of What Every Woman Knows (384 performance)
1909 2 April: Barrie receives honorary LL.D from the University of Edinbugh
1911 May: Appearance of Peter Pan statue in Kennsington Gardens
1913: Barrie made a baronet by George V
1916 18 March: First performance of A Kiss for Cinderella (156 performances)
1917 17 October: First performance of Dear Brutus (365 performances)
1918: Publication of four one-act plays called Echoes of War
1919 1 Nov.: become Rector of St. Andrew's.
1919: Publication of Barrie's "Preface" to The Young Sisters by 9 year old Daisy Ashford.
1920 22 April: First performance of Mary Rose (399 performances)
1921 27 May: First performance of Shall We Join the Ladies for festival. Actual run in 1923 ran 407 performances.
1922: Barrie receives the Order of Merit
1926 23 June: Receives honorary LL.D. from Oxford
1930 23 June: Receives honorary LL.D. from Cambridge
1930 25 Oct.: Barrie becomes chancellor of the University of Edinburgh
1936 21 Nov.: First performance of The Boy David
1937 19 June: Barrie dies. Buried in Kerriemuir cemetery wih brother and mother
1960 5 April: Peter Llewellyn Davies commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a subway train.