1659 - 1731 (72 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 79 descendants in this family tree.
||John Barclay |
||60 Col |
||Urie, Fetterson, Scotland
||29 Apr 1731
||Perth-Amboy, NJ, USA
||28 Jan 2003 |
||Colonel David Barclay, b. 1610, Urie, Scotland , d. 1686, Urie, Scotland (Age 76 years) |
||Catherine Gordon, b. Abt 1612, Urie, Scotland , d. 1663 (Age ~ 51 years) |
||24 Dec 1647
||4 siblings |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- John Barclay and his brother,David traveled to America. David died enroute.
Johns brother, Robert, had been made lord of New Jersey. John settled there in 1684.
Prior to the conquest of the Dutch, King Charles 11, of Eng. on 24 Mar 1663, made an extensive grant of territory in America, called Carolina to his brother, the Duke of York. On 24 Jun 1664, the Duke of York conveyed to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret a tract of land in American here after called Nova Caesarea or (New Jersey). Lord Berkeley, a soldier of distiction, became dissatisfied with his colonization scheme and on 18 Mar 1673, conveyed to; John Fenwick his undivided moiety of New Jersey for 1000 lbs. annually and 400 beaver skins.
John Barclay did not come to America as a deputy of his brother but in the early days of his residence in the province, John Barclay was prominent in its
affairs and seems so long as he remained an orthodox quaker, he stood in close relations with his family in Scotland.
Within a few years however, he had a change of religious views and joined the church of England. He went to Albany as a missionary among the Indians. It was there that he met his first wife, Cornelia Van Schaick. Following his settlement in Perth Amboy, an estrangement with his family followed. Religious tolerance was little known in those days.
John Barclay lost the influence and prestige which his birth and family connections would naturally have secured for him and his descendants.
New Jersey was purchased by a group led by William Penn,served as a haven for persecuted Eng. Quakers. E New Jersey attracted many New Englanders. These people, along with Dutch, Swedes, Scots, Irish, Germans and French Huguenots, gave N.J. greater cultural diversity with the ititial division of the colony, to N.J. Persistent lack of cohesviveness and identity. In 1702 the two proprietorships joined to form the royal colony of N.J.
- [S467] Descendancy files of the Pease- and associated families, Charles Edward Gurney Pease, (Pennyghael).