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Thomas Barclay

Loyalist , diplomat

Thomas Barclay, American Loyalist, diplomat.

Background

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

Education

Educated Columbia.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Susanna De Lancey, October 2, 1775.

father:
Henry Barclay

mother:
Mary (Rutgers) Barclay

spouse:
Susanna De Lancey