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Robert Barclay (1804-1863)

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Memorial at Glasgow Necropolis.
Memorial at Glasgow Necropolis.

Robert Barclay (1804-1863) Ship Builder of Glasgow

1804 Born in Glasgow the son of John Barclay, founder of the business which eventually became Barclay, Curle and Co

1839 Married in Glasgow to Agnes Kirkwood

1841 Robert Barclay 37, shipbuilder of Stob Cross House, Glasgow, living with Agnes Barclay 20, and Agnes Barclay 9 months[1]

1851 Living at 10 Royal Terrace, Barony, Lanarkshire: Robert Barclay (age 47 born Glasgow), Ship builder employing 185 men. With his wife Agnes Barclay (age 30 born Greenock) and their daughter Agnes Barclay (age 10 born Glasgow). Two servants.[2]

1861 Ship builder engineer GlenBoys Employing (indistinct), living in Anderston, with Agnes Barclay 45, Agnes Barclay 20, Thomas Barclay 9[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census