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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Barclay (1845-1932)

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Robert Barclay
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Born at Linlithgow, Scotland on 3 August 1845, he married Jessie Johnston (1854-1917) and they emigrated to Canada and settled at Guelph, Ontario. They had four sons and three daughters. In 1879, he bought farm land in Manitoba from his brother James, who had purchased it as Crown land two years earlier. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church for many years. He died on his farm near Darlingford on 4 June 1932 and was buried in the Darlingford Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Barclay School No. 657 (Municipality of Pembina)


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Stan Barclay, a descendant of Robert Barclay, for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 April 2011

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