Robert Barclay

Robert Barclay[1]

Male 1648 - 1690  (41 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert Barclay 
    Born 23 Dec 1648 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1690 
    Person ID I27808  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2001 

    Father Colonel David Barclay,   b. 1610, Urie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1686, Urie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Catherine Gordon,   b. Abt 1612, Urie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1647  Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F11611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian Mollison,   d. 1722 
    Married 1 Feb 1670 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Barclay,   b. 1672,   d. 1747  (Age 75 years)
    +2. David Barclay,   b. 1682, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. John Barclay,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Patience Barclay,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Catherine Barclay,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Christian Barclay,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jean Barclay,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F11612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 2nd Laird.
      Robert Barclay,known as "the apologist" lived all of his life in the gentle way of Quakers. He suffered imprisonment for his beliefs, yet he maintained a tolerant attitude toward others. On trips to Germany and Holland he helped to spread quakerism and coverted, Elizabeth, Princess of the Palatine of the Rhine.
      He also defended and propagated Quakers ideals in a number of treatises. His most important work (Apology 1676) was dedicated to Charles 11 and Barclay personally presented a copy of it to the King.
      He was esteemed at court and Barclay was able to advance the cause of religious freedom. In 1679 Charles 11 created Ury, a free barony. Ury was the estate of the Barclays. James 11 appointed him nominal governor of the Quaker held territory of (east) New Jersey, America in 1682.
      He never traveled to America but his brother,John did and he established an estate there.

  • Sources 
    1. [S467] Descendancy files of the Pease- and associated families, Charles Edward Gurney Pease, (Pennyghael).


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