John Barclay, 60 Col

John Barclay, 60 Col[1]

Male 1659 - 1731  (72 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 79 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Barclay 
    Suffix 60 Col 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1659  Urie, Fetterson, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1731  Perth-Amboy, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27817  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2003 

    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 1 Cornelia van Schaich,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. John Barclay, Lord,   b. 1697, Perth Amboy, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1786, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F125331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katharine Rescarrick,   d. Bef 6 Jan 1702 
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F125332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.

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


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