The Barclay Family
An historical and photographic perspective

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

Map showing location of Woodhead, William Crawford, 1804
Map showing location of Woodhead, William Crawford, 1804
 

George Barclay & Margaret McCorquindale
Born: About 1740  Born: Feb 1, 1741
Place: Canonbie? Place: Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Married: About 1768
Place: Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland?
Died: Died:
Place: Place:
Buried: Buried:

DNA: Jeff Waugh has a My Heritage DNA match with Carol Fegan who has Elizabeth Barclay (daughter of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale) born in 1777 in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in her tree. George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale also had a son William born on April 13, 1772. Isabella's father was (according to her death certificate) William Barclay, Hostler (person looking after horses at an inn). We also have a few Ancestry.com DNA matches with Barclays in Ayrshire. See Isabella Barclay & George Waugh

George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale were probably married around 1767. They had at least eight children born in Old Woodhead, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. William Barclay (wife unknown) is probably the father of Isabella Barclay (born about 1810) who married George Waugh.

 

Children Born / Baptism Place Died Place
Alexander Feb 7, 1768 Old Woodhead, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland    
George Feb 25, 1770 Old Woodhead, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland after 1813  
WILLIAM April 19, 1772 Old Woodhead Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland    
Francis Aug 7, 1774 Old Woodhead, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Jan 1, 1865 Overtown, Canonbie
Elizabeth Sept 7, 1777 Old Woodhead, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Sept 3, 1869 Overtown, Canonbie
Margaret Sept 3, 1780 Old Woodhead Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Nov 30, 1859 Overtown, Canonbie
Barbara Oct 12, 1783 Old Woodhead, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland    
James July 24, 1785 Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Feb 22, 1848? Canonbie

George Barclay's parent's may have been George Barclay (born about 1707, died at Barrascrofts on April 9, 1772) and Agnes Reid (born about 1702, died at Barrascrofts on Sept 22, 1785). - Sharpe-Barclay Family Tree on Ancestry.com

 

The McCorquindale Family

Margaret McCorquindale's parents were probably Alexander McCorquindale and Betty Shiel. Alexander McCorquindale (Mccorquodale) and Betty Shiel had at least seven children born in Canonbie: Anna (born March 24, 1739); Margaret (born Feb 1, 1741); Katharine (born Feb 27, 1743); Alexander (born Nov 17, 1745); Barbara (born March 20, 1748); and Betty (born July 29, 1750). - Scotland's People

 

1797 ..........

Francis Barclay & Margaret Armstrong

Francis Barclay (son of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale) married Margaret Armstrong around 1797. They had at least six children born in Canonbie: George (born about 1797, died after 1871); Francis (born Sept 7, 1802, died Feb 13, 1860, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada); Margaret (born about 1804); John (born Nov 25, 1805); Elizabeth (born Feb 23, 1812); and David (born Dec 28, 1816). - Scotland's People

Margaret Barclay & Thomas Beattie | Francis Barclay & Agnes Beattie

 

 

Elizabeth Barclay (daughter of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale) married George Armstrong (son of William Armstrong and Margaret Carruthers) in Glenzier, Canonbie on June 5, 1801. They had at least five children born in Canonbie: William (born April 8, 1802); George (born July 11, 1803); Martha (born April 9, 1805); Augness (born Jan 7, 1807); and Thomas (born Sept 12, 1808). - Scotland's People

George Armstrong & Margaret Murray? | Mary Armstrong & James Paterson

 
1802 ..........

Canonbie Militia List, 1802

George Armstrong, Priorhill, farmer
Alexander Barclay, Glenzierbecknow, weaver
Francis Barclay, Glenzierbecknow, weaver
George Barclay, Old Woodhead, collier

From Canonbie Militia List 1802, Relatively Scottish

 

Alexander Barclay & Margaret Brown

Alexander Barclay (son of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale) married Margaret Brown in Glenzier, Canonbie on Aug 3, 1802. They had at least three children: William (born Aug 31, 1806); Andrew (born Oct 16, 1808); and Elizabeth (born Feb 23, 1812). - Scotland's People

Map showing Glenzier, William Crawford, 1804
Map showing Glenzier, William Crawford, 1804

 
 
 
1813 ..........

The following are extracts from the books of JAMES SCOTT, Merchant, Established 1787, Claygate, Canonbie, between the years of 1813 and 1831, showing under the heading of Farms and Dwellings, their inhabitants.

BARRASCROFTS: James, Robert and Jean Armstrong, George Barclay, Catriona Bartley, Archibald Beattie, William Bell, Andrew Burnett, James Clapperton, Christopher McGlasson, Mrs. Little, John Little, Thomas Calvert, Francis, William, Joan and Jenny Elliot, Mary Holiday, Jean Nicol.

BILLMANSKNOW: Robert McCorquindale.

BIRNEY: Jean: Bartley, Margaret Barclay, Helen McKie, William Jackson, John Scott, David Hutton, Robert Jackson, William Jackson Jr., Adam Wunlow, Martha Wylie, Ann Sinton.

EVERTOWN: Margaret Barclay

HOLLOWS: Duncan McCorquindale, George Scott (blacksmith), Mary Bell, William Greenwell, William and Nanny Irving, Robert Latimer, Alex Carmichael

OLDWOODHEAD: Andrew, Robert and George Warwick, George Barclay, James Bartley, Robert Vivers

THORNIEWHATS: William, James, John, Nanny and Betty Brogbank, William, Alex and Elizabeth Beattie, Jean Dixon, John Twaddel or Twaddal, Mary Forster, Duncan and Alexander McCorquindale, John, Arthur and Betty Smith, Robert Johnstone

- From the books of JAMES SCOTT, Merchant, Established 1787, Farms and Dwellings, Canonbie 1813-1831

 

1825 ..........

James Barclay & Isabella Thomson

James Barclay (son of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale) married Isabella Thomson in Glenzier, Canonbie on Jan 14, 1825. They had at least one child: Margaret (born Oct 23, 1825). - Scotland's People

 

Francis Barclay & Agnes Beattie

Francis Barclay (son of Francis Barclay and Margaret Armstrong) married Agnes Beattie (born May 3, 1807, daughter of Andrew Beattie and Jean McIntosh) in Glenzier, Canonbie on May 20, 1825. They may have had at least ten children born in Canonbie: George (May 25, 1826 - Feb 11, 1831); Mary Jane (born July 13, 1828, died May 4, 1886, in Innisfil, Ontario); Margaret (born July 28, 1831, died March 15, 1906); George (born May 3, 1834, died Jan 22, 1917 in Innisfil, Ontario); Francis Bruce (born Jan 19, 1836, died Nov 19, 1909, in Simcoe, Ontario); David (born Oct 26, 1839, died Oct 31, 1911, in Innisfil, Ontario); Agnes (born Dec 26, 1841, in Chapelknowe, died Oct 29, 1924, in Midhurst, Ontario); Elisabeth (born May 20, 1843, died March 28, 1929, in Innisfil, Ontario); John (born Jan 7, 1846, died Sept 12, 1920 in Innisfil, Ontario); William Mina (born May 2, 1849, died June 20, 1900, in Innisfil, Ontario). - Francis Barclay Tree on Ancestry.com and Barclay Family Bible

Margaret Barclay & Robert Hamilton McConkey | Francis Bruce Barclay & Agnes Neilson | Francis Bruce Barclay & Josephine Rosette McLean
Agnes Barclay & John Allan | Elisabeth Barclay & William Duncan | John Barclay & Maria Louisa Nixon

Agnes Beattie

Agnes Beattie

Agnes Barclay (née Beattie) was born in Canonbie, Scotland on 3 May 1807. She married Francis Barclay on 20 May 1825 in Scotland and together with their six children (Mary, George [died in infancy], David, Agnes, John, and William Mina Barclay) moved to NH Lot 16, Conc. 7. They had four more children including Francis, George, Margaret, and Elisabeth. Agnes died on 25 March 1886, twenty six years after her husband Francis. "Barclay House" later becanme a tourist attraction in the form of a tea house, but burned down on New Year's Day 2015. - from Innisfil Historical Society at ourstoriesinnisfil.ca

Mary Jane Barclay

Mary Jane Barclay
Mary Jane Barclay
Photo courtesy Francis Barclay Family Tree on Ancestry.com

 
1826 ..........

Margaret Barclay & Thomas Beattie

Margaret Barclay (daughter of Francis Barclay and Margaret Armstrong) married Thomas Beattie in Glenzier, Canonbie on March 10, 1826. They had at least thirteen children: John (born Sept 24, 1826); Francis (born May 27, 1828); Andrew (born Sept 13, 1829); George (born Nov 21, 1830); Jean (born June 10, 1832); Margaret (born March 29, 1834); Agnes (born June 14, 1835); Agness (born July 31, 1836); Elizabeth (born May 1, 1838); Mary (born Jan 10, 1840); Thomas (born June 27, 1841); Elizabeth (born Feb 25, 1844); and Devina (born Oct 11, 1846). - Scotland's People

 

 
1841 ..........

Overtown, Canonbie

Map showing Overtwon in Canonbie, Ordnance Survey 1857
Map showing Overtwon in Canonbie, Ordnance Survey 1857

1841 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Barclay & James Johnston

Name: Margret Johnston
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Evertown
Parish Number: 814
Household Members:
Name Age
James Johnston 60
Margret Johnston 60

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 9; Page: 10; Line: 637; Year: 1841 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

1841 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Francis Barclay & Agnes Beattie and children
 

Name: Frances Barcley
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Evertown
Occupation: Grocer
Parish Number: 814
Household Members:
Name Age
Frances Barcley 35
Agness Barcley 30
Mary Barcley 13
Margret Barcley 9
George Barcley 5
Frances Barcley 5
David Barcley 1
Minie Thomson 15

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 9; Page: 9; Line: 1140; Year: 1841 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

1841 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Armstrong

 

Name: Margret Barcley
[Margret Barclay] 
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1776
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Evertown
Parish Number: 814
Household Members:
Name Age
Frances Barcley 45
Margret Barcley 65
Elisabeth Barcley 25
David Murray 10 Mo

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 9; Page: 9; Line: 760; Year: 1841 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

 
David Murray is the son of Elizabeth Barclay
 
 
1844 ..........

 


Monumental Inscriptions - Canonbie Churchyard

In memory of Margaret Armstrong, wife of Francis Barclay,
who died at Glinzier-becknowes 29th Feb 1844 aged 71 years.
And of the above named Francis Barclay who died Jan 1st 1865 aged 90 years.
Also of John Barclay their son who died at Hughrigg 8th Aug 1875 aged 69 years.
Also of Elizabeth Barclay daughter of the above Francis Barclay
who died at Glenzier-Beck-Knowes Feb 28, 1899 aged 87 years.
Also David Murray his grandson who died at Evertown Glenzier Nov 23, 1918 aged 78 years.

From Howard Mattinson

 

 
1850 ..........

Francis Barclay & Agnes Beattie
From Canonbie, Scotland to Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

Francis Barclay, Agnes Beattie and their children emigrated from Canonbie to Ontario and arrived into New York City in 1850. Family Members: Relative Agnes 43; Child Agnes 8; Relative David 10; Child Elizh. 6; Relative Francis 13; Relative George 16; Child John 4; Relative Margt. 18; Relative Mary 21; Child Wm. 5 months. - from Passenger and Immigration Lists, Ancestry.com

Passenger List for ship "George Washington" arrived into New York City Aug 23, 1850


Francis Barclay (47), Agnes (43), Mary (20), Margaret (18), George (16), Francis (13),
David (10), Agnes (8), Elizabeth (6) and George (4)
See original document

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Francis Barclay (son of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale) with daughter Elizabeth

Name: Francis Barclay
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1777
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Canonbie, Dumfries
Parish Number: 814
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Overtown
Occupation: Weaver Resigned
ED: 9
Page: 3
Household schedule number: 10
LINE: 6
Roll: CSSCT1851_205
Household Members:
Name Age
Francis Barclay 74
Elizabeth Barclay 39
David Murray 10

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 9; Page: 3; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1851_205; Year: 1851 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

David Murray is the son of Elizabeth Barclay
David did not marry and died on Nov 23, 1918

1851 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Barclay & James Johnstone
 

Name: Margaret Johnstone
Age: 71
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1780
Relationship: Wife
Spouse: James Johnstone
Gender: Female
Where born: Halfmarton, Dumfries
Parish Number: 814
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Overtown
ED: 9
Page: 4
Household schedule number: 16
LINE: 9
Roll: CSSCT1851_205
Household Members:
Name Age
James Johnstone 72
Margaret Johnstone 71

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 9; Page: 4; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1851_205; Year: 1851 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1851 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Elizabeth Barclay (wife of George Armstrong) with granddaughter
 

Name: Elizabeth Barclay
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1778
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Canonbie, Dumfries
Parish Number: 814
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Overtown
Occupation: Farmer Of 5 Acres
ED: 9
Page: 4
Household schedule number: 20
LINE: 17
Roll: CSSCT1851_205
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Barclay 73
Mary Armstrong 9

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 9; Page: 4; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1851_205; Year: 1851 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Mary Armstrong is Elizabeth's "granddaughter" born in England

 

1859 ..........

Margaret Barclay
1780 - 1859

Margaret Barclay (daughter of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale and wife of Mr. Johnstone) died on Nov 30, 1859.

 
1860 ..........

Francis Barclay
1802 - 1860

In Memory of Francis Barclay, Died Feb 13, 1860, Aged 57 Years
In Memory of Francis Barclay, Died Feb 13, 1860, Aged 57 Years
Also His Wife Agnes Beattie, Died March 25, 1886, Aged 79 Years
Mary J. Barclay Died May 5, 1886, Aged 54 Years
William Mina Barclay Died June 20, 1900, Aged 51 Years
Daughters of Francis and Agnes Barclay
All Natives of Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Sixth Line Cemetery, Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario
Photo courtesy of Billion Graves

 
1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Evertown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Francis Barclay and daughter Elizabeth

Name: Francis Barcley
Age: 86
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1775
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 814
Registration district: Canonbie
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Evertown
Occupation: Farmer Of 6 Acres
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 54
LINE: 24
Roll: CSSCT1861_142
Household Members:
Name Age
Francis Barcley 86
Elisabeth Barcley 49

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 10; Page: 10; Line: 24; Roll: CSSCT1861_142 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1865 ..........

Francis Barclay
1774 - 1865

Francis Barclay (son of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale and widow of Margaret Armstrong) died in Canonbie on Jan 1, 1865, at the age of 90. George Barclay, son, was the witness.

 
1866 ..........

Agnes Barclay & John Allan

John Allan and Agnes Barclay Allan, Uncle and Aunt to Gordon and Andrew Cowan.
John Allan and Agnes Barclay Allan, Uncle and Aunt to Gordon and Andrew Cowan.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

Agnes Barclay (daughter of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie) married John Allan in Innisfil on Feb 13, 1866. They had at least two children: Agnes Addie (born June 18, 1871, died May 20, 1934); and Walter (born Aug 8, 1875, died Dec 27, 1950).

Agnes "Addie" Allan & Samuel Todd | Walter Allan & Edna Maud Bateman

 

Agnes "Addie" Allan

Agnes (Addie) Allan (1871-1934 ) Daughter of John Allan and Agnes Barclay Married Samuel Todd in 1899
Agnes (Addie) Allan (1871-1934 ) Daughter of John Allan and Agnes Barclay Married Samuel Todd in 1899
Farmed most of life on NH Lot 19, Concession 1.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 
1867 ..........

Francis Bruce Barclay & Agnes Neilson

Francis Bruce Barclay (son of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie) married Agnes Nielson (daughter of Irving Nielson and Jane Beck) in Ontario in about 1867. They had at least one child born in Midhurst, Simcoe, Ontario: Mary (born April 17, 1868).

Mary Jane Barclay & John Cowan

 

1868 ..........

Margaret Barclay
1804 - 1868

Margaret Barclay (daughter of Francis Barclay and Margaret Armstrong and wife of Thomas Beattie) died in Canonbie on Sept 6, 1868.

 
1869 ..........

Elizabeth Barclay
1777 - 1869

Elizabeth Barclay (daughter of George Barclay and Margaret McCorquindale and widow of George Armstrong) died in Canonbie on Sept 3, 1869, at the age of 92. William Little, son-in-law, was the informant.

 

1870 ..........

The Barclay House - Innisfil, Ontario


One of the oldest houses in Shroud - built by Francis Barclay in the 1870s
From Stroud Tweedsmuir Histories, Vol. III, Inisfil (Ontario) Historical Society


Image of a white or light coloured horse harnessed to a sleigh.
A figure is seated in the sleigh, with another visible standing in the doorway of a building in the background.
The edge of a barn is also visible in the background, and the ground is covered in snow.
From ourstoriesinnisfil.ca Barclay Family Collection 2015

 
1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Overtown, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
George Barclay (son of Francis Barclay and Margaret Armstrong)

Name: George Barclay
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 814
Registration district: Canonbie
Civil Parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Evertown
Occupation: Farmer Of 6 Acres
ED: 7
Household schedule number: 13
LINE: 23
Roll: CSSCT1871_182
Household Members:
Name Age
George Barclay 75

Source Citation Parish: Canonbie; ED: 7; Page: 2; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1871_182 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1871 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Agnes Beattie and children

Name: Agnes Barckley
[Agnes Barclay] 
Gender: Female
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birth Place: Scotland
Marital Status: Widowed
Religion: Presbyterian
Origin: Scottish (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District: Simcoe South
District Number: 41
Division: 03
Subdistrict: Innisfil
Subdistrict Number: g

Household Members:

Name Age
Agnes Barckley 60
Mary Barckley 34
George Barckley 32
David Barckley 26
Elizebeth Barckley 24
John Barckley 22
Mina Barckley 20

Source Citation Year: 1871; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario; Roll: C-9961; Page: 25; Family No: 91 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1871 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Appreciation is expressed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for providing the 1871 Canada Census Index. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9888 to C-9975, C-9977 to C-10097, C-10344 to C-10388, C-10390 to C-10395, to C-10540 to C-10570. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Canada Census, the first census of Canada since confederation in 1867. National censuses have been taken every 10 years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census includes the four original provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.

See original document

 

1871 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Francis Bruce Barclay (son of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie) & Agnes Nielson

Name: Francis Barclay
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birth Place: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Presbyterian
Origin: Scottish (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District: Simcoe South
District Number: 41
Division: 03
Subdistrict: Innisfil
Subdistrict Number: g
 
Household Members:
Name Age
Francis Barclay 30
Agnes Barclay 27
Mary Barclay 3

Source Citation Year: 1871; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario; Roll: C-9961; Page: 50; Family No: 185 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1871 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Appreciation is expressed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for providing the 1871 Canada Census Index. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9888 to C-9975, C-9977 to C-10097, C-10344 to C-10388, C-10390 to C-10395, to C-10540 to C-10570. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Canada Census, the first census of Canada since confederation in 1867. National censuses have been taken every 10 years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census includes the four original provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.

Agnes Nielson probably died sometime between 1871 & 1881

 

 
1875 ..........

John Barclay
1805 - 1875

John Barclay (son of Francis Barclay and Margaret Armstrong and widower of Mary ?) died at Hughsrigg, Canonbie on Aug 8, 1875, at the age of 69. David Murray, nephew, was the informant.

 
1880 ..........

Elisabeth Barclay & William Duncan

Elizabeth "Hattie" Barclay (daughter of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie) married William Duncan in Innisfil, Ontario on Dec 29, 1880. They had at least two children: Agnes Beattie (born April 24, 1884); and Mary Barclay (born May 19, 1887, died April 6, 1945). - Francis Barclay Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Agnes Beattie Duncan & Alexander Constable

 

Innisfil, Ontario

Map showing Innisfil and Stroud, Ontario, 1880
Map showing Innisfil and Stroud, Ontario, 1880
George Barclay was the magistrate and postmaster at Stroud

 
1881 ..........

1881 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Agnes Beattie and children

Name: Agnes Barclay
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 70
Birth Year: 1811
Birthplace: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Ontario
District Number: 138
District: Simcoe South
Sub-District Number: H
Subdistrict: Innisfil
Division: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Agnes Barclay 70
Mary Barclay 46
George Barclay 41
David Barclay 36
John Barclay 30
Mina Barclay 25

Source Citation

Year: 1881; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario; Roll: C_13250; Page: 12; Family No: 52 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. 1881 Canada Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Images reproduced by courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Original data: Canada. "Census of Canada, 1881." Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1881 Canada Census, the second census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1881 Census (images are of Library and Archives Canada microfilm reels C-13162 to C-13286).

1881 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Francis Bruce Barclay (son of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie) & Josephine Rosette McLean

Name: Francis Barclay
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 40
Birth Year: 1841
Birthplace: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District Number: 138
District: Simcoe South
Sub-District Number: H
Subdistrict: Innisfil
Division: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Francis Barclay 40
Joshiphine Barclay 22
Mary Jane Barclay 13
Ella Barclay 17

Source Citation Year: 1881; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario; Roll: C_13250; Page: 22; Family No: 102 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. 1881 Canada Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Images reproduced by courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Original data: Canada. "Census of Canada, 1881." Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1881 Canada Census, the second census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1881 Census (images are of Library and Archives Canada microfilm reels C-13162 to C-13286).

 

 

1891 ..........

1891 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Elizabeth Barclay & William Duncan

Name: Elizabeth Duncan
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head-of-house: Wife
Religion: Free Church
French Canadian: No
Spouse's Name: William Duncan
Father's Birth Place: Scotland
Mother's Birth Place: Scotland
Province: Ontario
District Number: 118
District: Simcoe South
Subdistrict: Innisfil
Household Members:
Name Age
William Duncan 40
Elizabeth Duncan 40
Bettie Duncan 7
Mary Duncan 4
James Lyons 14
Sarah Clark 17

Source Citation Year: 1891; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario; Roll: T-6369; Family No: 200 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1891. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2009. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/about-census.aspx. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427. Description The third census of Canada covers seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec - and the Northwest Territories, which at the time was comprised of the districts of Alberta, Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie River. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

 

 
1896 ..........

Mary Jane "Maidie" Barclay & John Cowan

Mary Jane Barclay (daughter of Francis Bruce Barclay and Agnes Nielson) married John Cowan in 1896. They had at least five children: Donald (born about 1898); William (born about 1899); Bruce; Frank; and John.
 
 
1901 ..........

Mary Jane Barclay

Portrait of Mary Jane (known as Maidie) Cowan (née Barclay), the wife of John Cowan (m. 1896)
Portrait of Mary Jane (known as Maidie) Cowan (née Barclay), the wife of John Cowan (m. 1896)
and mother of Donald, Bruce, Frank and John. Mrs. Cowan died in about 1924.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

1901 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Francis Bruce Barclay with daughter Mary Jane and her family

Name: Frances S Barclay
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 65
Birth Day & Month: 19 Jan
Birth Year: 1836
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Immigration Year: 1850
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canadar
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Gentlema
Province: Ontario
District: Simcoe (south/sud)
District Number: 115
Sub-District: Innisfil
Sub-District Number: E-5
Neighbors:  
 
Household Members:
Name Age
John Cowan 33
Mary J Cowan 32
Donald R G Cowan 3
William R B Cowan 2
Frances S Barclay 65
M Lydea Saubenbach 12
William E Saubenbach 10

Source Citation Year: 1901; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe (south/sud), Ontario; Page: 3; Family No: 19 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description The fourth census of Canada covers seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontairo, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories; and one district - the District of Keewatin. In 1901 the Northwest Territories was comprised of these seven districts: Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabasca, Franklin, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan, and Ungava. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

1901 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Elizabeth Barclay & William Duncan

Name: Elisabeth Duncan
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 54
Birth Day & Month: 20 May
Birth Year: 1846
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Immigration Year: 1887
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Presbyterian
Province: Ontario
District: Simcoe (south/sud)
District Number: 115
Sub-District: Innisfil
Sub-District Number: E-2
Neighbors:  
 
Household Members:
Name Age
William Duncan 54
Elisabeth Duncan 54
Agnes B Duncan 16
Mary R Duncan 12

Source Citation Year: 1901; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe (south/sud), Ontario; Page: 10; Family No: 101 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description The fourth census of Canada covers seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontairo, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories; and one district - the District of Keewatin. In 1901 the Northwest Territories was comprised of these seven districts: Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabasca, Franklin, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan, and Ungava. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

 

1909 ..........

Francis Bruce Barclay
1836 - 1909

Francis Bruce Barclay
Portrait of Francis Barclay, Jr., a shopkeeper at Bromley.
He was the son of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie, IHS371
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

1917 ..........

George Barclay
1834 - 1917

Portrait of George Barclay (1834-1917): Magistrate and postmaster.
Portrait of George Barclay (1834-1917): Magistrate and postmaster.
George Barclay farmed in Innisfil, Hwy #11, at the 8th Line.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

1920 ..........

John Barclay
1846 - 1920

 John Barclay 1845 - 1920
John Barclay 1845 - 1920
Louise Nixon, His Wife, 1860 - 1943
Georgia, A Daughter, 1884 - 1910
Dee J. C., A Son, 1886 - 1931
Christopher Nixon 1835 - 1913
Sixth Line Cemetery, Innisfil, Ontario
Photo courtesy Billion Graves


Photo of John and Louise (née Nixon) Barclay standing in front of a door to their home, located in Barclay in Innisfil.
John is wearing a dark wool coat and fedora and Louise is wearing a dark coat with a wide collar and has her hair styled in an updo.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

1921 ..........

1921 Census of Canada - Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario
Elizabeth Barclay

Name: Elizabeth Hastie Duncan
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 75
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1851
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Simcoe South
District Number: 128
Sub-District: Innisfil
Sub-District Number: 18
City, Town or Village: Innisfil Township (no 2 Sub Div)
Street or Township: Innisfil
Municipality: Innisfil
Neighbors:  
 
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Constable 37
Margaret Agnes Beatty Constable 37
Mina Constable 12
William Aldred Duncan Constable 11
Jack Constable 8
Alexanda Mackenzie Constable 5
Ralph George Constable 9/12
Elizabeth Hastie Duncan 75

Source Citation Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 87; Census Place: Innisfil, Simcoe South, Ontario; Page Number: 4 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

 

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John Cowan's Silver Wedding Anniversary
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of John and Maidie Cowan.
Back-row standing (L-R): Mary Alice Cowan, Frank (Frances) Beattie Barclay Cowan,
W.R. Bruce Cowan, Donald Roderick Grant Cowan, John Irving Nelson Cowan.
Front-row seated (L-R): William Cowan, John Cowan, Maidie (Barclay) Cowan.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

1924 ..........

Agnes Barclay
1841 - 1924

Grandmother Agnes (Barclay) Allan, Mr. Walter Allans mother, Eva and Kay Allan's grandmother.
Grandmother Agnes (Barclay) Allan, Mr. Walter Allans mother, Eva and Kay Allan's grandmother.
Barclay Corners is named after the Barclay family.
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

Mary Jane Barclay
1868 - 1924

Death notice and obituary of Mrs. John Cowan nee Mary Jane Barclay
Death notice and obituary of Mrs. John Cowan nee Mary Jane Barclay
Social Events - funeral Barclay, Mary Jane Cowan, Mrs. John
Innisfil Historical Society, Barclay Family Collection 2015

 

1929 ..........

Elizabeth Barclay (daughter of Francis Barclay and Agnes Beattie) died in Innisfil, Ontario on March 29, 1929, at the age of 75. Mrs. B. Constable, daughter, was the informant.

Elizabeth Barclay
1843 - 1929


William Duncan Dec 8, 1847, July 25, 1912
Slizabeth Barclay, His Wife, May 20, 1844, March 29, 1912
Natives of Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Mary Duncan, May 19, 1887, April 6, 1945
From Sharpe-Barclay Family Tree on Ancestry.com
Sixth Line Cemetery, Innisfil, Ontario

 

1934 ..........

Agnes "Addie" Allan
1871 - 1934

In Loving Memory of Addie Allan, Beloved Wife of Samuel Todd
In Loving Memory of Addie Allan, Beloved Wife of Samuel Todd
Born June 18, 1871 - Died May 20, 1934
Samuel Todd, Born June 8, 1863 - Died April 18, 1945
Sixth Line Cemetery, Innisfil, Ontario
Photo courtesy wheezyb, Findagrave

 

1950 ..........

Walter Allan
1875 - 1950

In Memory of Walter Allan, 1875-1950
In Memory of Walter Allan, 1875-1950
Beloved Husband of Edna M. Bateman
Their daughter Kathleen, 1911-1997
Sixth Line Cemetery, Innisfil, Ontario
Photo courtesy wheezyb, Findagrave

 

2017 ..........

Innisfil fighting to save historic Barclay House

Innisfil fighting to save historic Barclay House

Innisfil Heritage Committee chair Deb Crawford is relieved the Town of Innisfil is working to save the Barclay House from demolition. In May, the town learned of a demolition application on the 1841 building, which served as the town’s post office. On June 22, council agreed to have staff negotiate with the property owners on using the stone facade of the house either on or off the property. The Barclay house is already on the municipal heritage registry, but now the town has given notice of its intent to designate the property under the Ontario Heritage Act.

“It’s unfortunate the property burned at the end of December 2014. But even though it’s been vacant and there hasn’t been any real activity in the building, there is potential,” Crawford said. “There was always the hope the property owner would want to do something with (the Barclay house) and not demolish it or leave it vacant.”

Crawford noted in the past, the town has worked with developers to honour the town’s past. Most recently, the Abandel Group paid to relocate a 150-year-old Alcona home, and include it as part of its townhouse development.

“It preserves the history of the property and the structure, while still allowing progress to take place,” Crawford said.

- from Innisfil Journal, June 24, 2017

 

Notice of Intention to Designate

 

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