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Robert Barclay Esq (1672 - 1747)

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Robert Barclay Esq
Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotlandmap
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PROOF THAT ROBERT BARCLAY (Jr.) son of the Apologist was NOT married to Margaret Ker in NJ because he never left Scotland. SOURCE 1 Memoirs of the apologist’s son Robert Barclay Jr. b 25 MAR 1762, d 27 MAR 1747 both in Aberdeenshire, Scotland


The Memoirs were written about the year 1 740, by Robert Barclay (Jr.), the son of the Apologist, and printed chiefly for dis- tribution among his relatives and friends. P 22 Colonel David Barclay.. Of Urie, who purchased the estate, A.D. 1&48. He was born at Kirktounhill, l6l<D,. He married Katharine Gordon, daughter to Sir Robert Gordon. CHILDREN of David and Katherine Gordon Barclay Robert (The Apologist) b 1672 m Christian Mollison John died East New Jersey and had children David died unmarried Lucy died unmarried Jean m Sir Euen Cameron

P23 Children of Robert the Apologst and Christian Mollison Robert David John Patience Catherine Christian Jean

P24 The eldest son, Robert Barclay (Jr), of Urie *, born A.D. 1672, he married Elizabeth Brain, daughter to John Brain, of London, Merchant, by whom he had two sons, Robert and David, and three daughters, Mollison, Elizabeth, and Catharine. His son David settled a Merchant in London, married Mary Pardoe, His daughter Mollison married John Doubleday, son to John Doubleday, of Alnwich Abbey^ in Northumberland ; Elizabeth married Sir William Ogilvie, of Barras, in the Mearns

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P54 Robert Jr writes about witnessing his mother Christian Mollison Barclay death: a woman most eminent for virtue and piety, of which she gave uncommon evidence in the management of the family and religious education of her children during 33 years she lived a widow after her husband's death: all which time, over and besides the peculiar care of the family, she laid herself out in acts of charity and benevolence to the poor, the indigent, and such people, in a wonderful and successful manner; which hath endeared her memory, not only to her posterity, but all who knew her or received benefit by her. And as she lived an exemplary life, so she made an happy end, whereof I, among many others, was a witness ; dying in great peace and serenity of mind, upon the 14th of February, 1723-4, and was buried in her husband's grave.

Source 2 Find A Grave Memorial# 150005873 that Robert Jr. never came to America;

Birth: Mar. 25, 1672 Aberdeenshire, Scotland Death: Mar. 27, 1747 Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Burial: Ury House Cemetery Stonehaven Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Created by: Pixturmn Record added: Jul 30, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 150005873

Edited by Jim Baucom


Robert Barclay of Ury, the Younger, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1672, the eldest son of Quaker theologian Robert Barclay and Christian (Mallison) Barclay.[1] He was preaching in public by the age of 22 and continued his ministry until his death in 1747. He was the author of several published works, including "A serious address to the well-meaning followers of Antonia Bourignon" (1708), "An Essay Upon Faith" (1741), and "A Genealogical Account of the Barclays of Urie" (1740).[2][3]


  1. The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton By Karl Pearson
  2. The Quaker Notion of Divine Light : Remarks on Thomas Bennet's Confutation of Quakerism, 1704. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 35780308
  3. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Volume 1

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