Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648) died on October 3, 1690.

Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was a son of Col. David Barclay, Laird of Urie, and his wife, Lady Katherine Barclay, formerly of Gordonstoun. Although he himself never lived there, Barclay was titular governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s.

Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648) died on October 3, 1690.

October 3, 1690

Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648) died on October 3, 1690.

Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was a son of Col. David Barclay, Laird of Urie, and his wife, Lady Katherine Barclay, formerly of Gordonstoun. Although he himself never lived there, Barclay was titular governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s.