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Barclay, Thomas

Malcolm Lester

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0200019

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Barclay, Thomas (12 October 1753–21 April 1830), Loyalist and British commissioner and consul general, was born in New York City, the son of the Reverend Henry Barclay, rector of Trinity Church, and Mary Rutgers. His father was of Scottish and Dutch ancestry, and his mother was of Dutch descent. Both families descended from ancestors who settled in New York and New Jersey during the seventeenth century. Barclay in 1768 entered King’s College (now Columbia) where his father had been a founding trustee. Following graduation in 1772, he studied law under ...

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Subjects: US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism ; Diplomatic History ; International Relations

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