Agnes Barclay

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Barclay was born on 4 January 1866, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Barclay, was 26 and her mother, Margaret Robertson Paterson, was 25. She lived in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

James Barclay
Margaret Robertson Paterson
William Barclay
Elizabeth Barclay
Margaret Barclay
Jean Barclay
Agnes Barclay
Samuel Patterson Barclay
Jessie Barclay
Samuel Anderson Paterson Barclay Sr
James Barclay
Thomas Paterson Barclay
Cecilia Barclay
Helen Barclay

Sources (3)

  • Agnes Barclay in household of James Barclay, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Agnes Barclay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agnes Barcley in household of James Barcley, "Scotland Census, 1881"

World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.


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1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from any of several places so called, such as Berkley in Somerset or Berkeley in Gloucestershire, both named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

History: The surname was brought to Scotland from southwestern England in the 12th century; Walter de Berchelai or Berkelai was Chamberlain of Scotland in 1165. It was long assumed that they were from the family that held Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, but the historian G. W. S. Barrow (1973, The Kingdom of the Scots) adduced evidence that they are more probably from Berkley in Somerset.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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