David Henry Barclay

about 1897–
Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David Henry

When David Henry Barclay was born about 1897, in Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Barclay, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Matilda Barclay, was 30. He lived in Moonzie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Henry Barclay
Margaret Matilda Barclay
James Barclay
David Henry Barclay
Andrew Barclay

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World Events (8)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 5

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.

Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1934 · Scottish National Party founded.

Age 37

The party was founded on 7 April as the result of a merger between the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party with the help of John MacCormick. Its main objective was to campaign the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party is the largest political party in Scotland in terms of both seats in the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments, with membership reaching 125,482 members. The party does not have any members of the House of Lords.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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  • David Henry Barclay in household of Henry Barclay, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Henry Barclay in the 1901 Scotland Census

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