John Barclay

Male21 April 1834–

Brief Life History of John

When John Barclay was christened on 21 April 1834, in St. John's, County Limerick, Ireland, his father, James Barclay, was 33 and his mother, Ellen McQuitchin, was 29.

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Family Time Line

James Barclay
1802–
Ellen McQuitchin
1806–
John Barclay
1834–

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    World Events (3)

    1839

    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

    1845

    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    1919

    Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

    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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