The Barclays of Stonehaven
Colonel David Barclay, 1st Laird of Ury
by John Greenleaf Whittier
Robert Barclay, Second Laird of Ury
The Governor of East Jersey, New Jersey and Quaker Apologist
1648 - 1690
By Teddy L. Barclay Pope, Ed. D. and Dennise L Pope of Houston, Texas
(includes The Fundamental Constitutions for the Province of East New Jersey in America, Anno Domini 1683 & Theses Theologicae, The Fifteen Propositions From ROBERT BARCLAY'SAPOLOGY FOR THE TRUE CHRISTIAN DIVINITY )
Robert Barclay was appointed Governor of the Colony of
East Jersey by King James II
and his Prime Minister Lord Granville in 1682.
Early Jersey Landowners of Warren
"Prince Michael (Barclay) de Tolly -
Architect of the Burnt Earth Policy used by the Russian Imperial Army
to stop the progress of Napoleon. Being not of Russian Nobility, his policy was heartily disliked by his rival generals. He advised against making a stand against Napoleon but was demoted. The resulting battle,
Borodino, before the gates of Moscow is still one of the bloodiest battles in history, not least because Napoeon's army was still a formidable force. At one stage he was the Governor of the newly conquered Finland and was
attempting to invade Sweden. The Portrait of Prince Barclay still hangs in the War Gallery of the Winter
Palace, St Petersberg. My wife and I saw it on a trip to Russia in 1994. The gallery was a celebration of the Russian victory over Napoleon.
We lived in Poland for 4 years (1992 to 1995) and had hoped to go across the border to Lithuania to find the
Barclay Estates there (or their remains) and the memorials said to be in the Churches in Vilnius and Riga but
never found the right time to do so.
(See: "The Commander, A life of Barclay de Tolly" by Michael Josselson and Diana Josselson published by Oxford university press 1980 ISBN 0-19-215854-6)
"The Northrepps Grandchildren" by Verily Anderson 1068 ISBN 340 02617 0 published by Hodder & Stoughton, London. Covers Northrepp family, a well known Quaker/Barclay family in Norfolk, UK. Linked to the Barclay, Buxton and Gurney families. Relatives include Thomas Fowell Buxton of slave emancipation fame and Elizabeth Fry. I met Andrew Buxton when we lived in Dubai. Andrew (recently retired) was the last Barclay family member on the board of Barclays Bank. Barclays Bank PLC is a FTSE100 quoted company.
"Barclay Fox's Journal" edited
by R L Brett isbn 0 7135 1865 0 published by Bell & Hyman , London1979.
Record of early victorian England 1832 to 1844. Falmouth, Cornwall was the location for quite a gathering of Barclays and Quakers.
"A History of the Barclay Family
- From 1066 to 1924" (only about 125 copies) Part I published 1924
by The Rev Charles W Barclay. Covers primarily Gloucestershire Barclays from Roger de Berchelai who came from Normandy with William the Conqueror in 1066 and is noted in the Domesday Book in 1086.
Part II written by Lt-Col Hubert F Barclay contains info on the Scottish Barclays and other Engish Barclays.
Part III also written by Lt-Col Barclay published in 1934. Some info on US Barclays: David Walthamstow in the American War of Independence. Alexander Barclay of Philadelphia. contract for the purchase of East New
Jersey in 1685. Privately Published 1933 also by The St Catherine Press, Stamford St, London
"Barclay's Apology" by Robert Barclay
Per Dean Driday's modern english version 1967 library of congress 67-18796 says this was first published 1676
n Latin and in english in 1678. The edition I have is dated " From Ury, 25th November in the year 1675"
We also have a dress dated 1865 with a photo of the owner, Fanny Chapman, a forebearer, and we also have the brooch shown in the picture. Also some Barclay wedding silver of 1865 being a silver cruet with 8 bottles for oil, vinegar etc. These relate to Barclays in Birmingham, UK."
of Dublin owed the "Barclay Frigate" which was provisioned in Dublin
4-2-1742, and the "Diana" of Dublin, provisioned 2-24-1743. He was allowed shipment
of wheat to Barbados 10-16-1741. It is probable that young Robert took one of these
Several sources state that Robert completed the voyage to the Barbados and sold the entire cargo, keeping the profits to purchase land in America.
Archibald Rhea Barclay (son of William Barclay above)
was a lawyer and member of the Constitutional Congress and the House of
Representatives of Alabama.
Portrait of Commander Robert Heriot Barclay, 28 years, Royal Navy Officer, Commander of
British Naval forces at the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813 (War of 1812) and his ship,
(as depicted by Peter Rindlisbacher)
Opposing American forces at Lake Erie
related link: http://www.angelfire.com/tx/TCGS/WAB.html
(submitted by TLB Pope)
The Books of Florence Barclay
The Rosary (GP Putnam & Sons, 1910)
The Mistress of Shenstone (1910)
The Following of the Star (1911)
Through the Postern Gate (1911)
The Broken Halo (1913)
The Wall of Partition (1914)
The Upas Tree (1912)
Returned Empty (1920)
The Wheels of Time (1909)
My Heart's Right There (1915)
In Hoc Vince (Unknown date)
The White Ladies of Worcester (1917?)
A Notable Prisoner (Date unknown)
The Golden Censor (Date unknown)
Guy Mervyn (Revised by one of her daughters, published 1932)
William Barkley, U.S. VICE PRESIDENT (1949-1953).
photo above: 1949 Commencement address by Vice President Alben Barkley was the first event ever televised from the University of Kentucky. Alben W. Barkley Museum, Paducah, KY
Series of "Historical Minutes"
April 30, 1956
Death of Senator Alben Barkley
It was perhaps the best exit line in all of American political history. Never has a United States senator
bid farewell with such timing and drama. Kentucky's Alben Barkley served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1913 until 1927, when he moved to the Senate. In 1937, Senate Democrats
chose him as their majority leader. At the 1948 Democratic convention, the seventy-year-old Barkley
won the vice-presidential nomination. The following January, after twelve years of leading the Senate from the floor, Vice President Barkley became its constitutional presiding officer.
Barkley loved the Senate and became the last vice president to preside more than half the time the
Senate was in session. When his vice-presidential term ended in 1953, he ran for Kentucky's other
Senate seat. His 1954 defeat of an incumbent Republican returned Senate control to the Democrats
by a one-vote margin and made Lyndon Johnson majority leader. On April 30, 1956, Barkley traveled
to Virginia's Washington and Lee University. There he gave one of his trademark rip-snorting,
Republican-bashing speeches. At its conclusion, he reminded his audience that after forty-two years
in national politics he had become a freshman again and had declined a front-row chamber seat with
"I am glad to sit in the back row," he declared, "for I would rather be a servant in the House of the
Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty." Then, with the applause of a large audience ringing in his
ears, he dropped dead. For an old-fashioned orator, there could have been no more appropriate final