J. M. Barrie's birthplace is located on Brechin Road in Kirriemuir, Scotland. The noted author of Peter Pan was born here on May 9, 1860. Barrie was the ninth child born to David Barrie, a weaver, and Margaret Ogilvy. When his older brother died in 1867 his mother was devastated and he tried to fill the void in her life by emulating him. He wasn't able to bring him back in her eyes and felt that she preferred to remember him as little boy who wouldn't grow up. This notion would have a profound inpact on Barrie's Peter Pan. Beginning at age 8 Barrie went away to school, first to Glasgow, then Dumfries, and finally Edinburgh. He would eventually move to London. After Barrie's death in 1937 the home was purchaed by a wealthy philanthropist and donated to the National Trust, which runs it as a museum today.