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David Barclay

Birthplace: Urie, Fetterose, Kincardineshire
Death: Died in Bush Hill, Winchmore Hill, Middlesex
Place of Burial: Quaker Cemetery, Winchmore Hill, London
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Barclay, Scottish Quaker The Apologist and Christian Barclay
Husband of Anne Barclay and Priscilla Barclay
Father of James Barclay; Christian Barclay; Robert Barclay; Elizabeth Bevan; Alexander Barclay and 11 others
Brother of Robert Barclay, of Ury; Patience Forbes; Katherine Forbes; Christian Jaffray; Jane Forbes and 2 others

Occupation: Quaker Banker of Cheapside, Merchant
Managed by: Joy Koesten
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About David Barclay

From "A History of the Bevan Family" by Audrey Nona Gamble (née Bevan); (privately published in 1923):

"David Barclay (1682-1769), the son of the Apologist, came from Scotland to Cheapside as apprentice to James Taylor, a Linen Draper at “The Sign of the Bear”. He married Ann Taylor, his master’s daughter, succeeded to the business and brought up a large family in the Cheapside house. David Barclay prospered and on the occasion of George III’s visit to the City for the Lord Mayor’s show in 1761 the Quaker Linen Draper entertained Their Majesties right royally at his house in Cheapside."

Named in the will of his sister Katherine Forbes (Barclay) who died in 1758:
"To my brother David Barclay of London, linen draper, £100, Alexander Barclay his second son, now in Pennsylvania, £200, and Katherine Barclay his daughter, now wife of Daniel Bell, junior, of Tottenham near London, £400, with remainder to her children."


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David Barclay's Timeline

September 17, 1682
Urie, Fetterose, Kincardineshire
June 5, 1708
Age 25
June 25, 1710
Age 27
November 11, 1711
Age 29
Cheapside, London
November 11, 1711
Age 29
Cheapside, London
April 21, 1714
Age 31
London, Middlesex, England
June 2, 1715
Age 32
Cheapside, London
September 29, 1718
Age 36