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Thomas Barclay

Thomas Barclay, American Loyalist, diplomat.


  • Barclay, Thomas was born on October 12, 1753 in New York City. Son of Henry and Mary (Rutgers) Barclay.

  • Education

    • Educated Columbia.


    • Commissioned major Loyalist forces in New York, 1777, fled to Canada at end of America Revolution. Held office under British government in Nova Scoti, circa 1781-circa 1811, also speaker of assembly, adjutant general Nova Scoti militia, commissary for prisoners. Commissioner to carry out terms of Jay Treaty, 1795.

      Consul general New York, 1799-1830. Commissioner under 4th and 5th articles Treaty of Ghent. Consul of Great Britain for Northern and Eastern states in the United States, 1802-1812.


    • Married Susanna De Lancey, October 2, 1775.
    • father: Henry Barclay
    • mother: Mary (Rutgers) Barclay
    • spouse: Susanna De Lancey
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    Born October 12, 1753
    Died April 21, 1830
    (aged 76)