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Barclay Robert

Barclay, Robert, born at Gordonstown, Morayshire, Scotland, in 1648, was educated at Paris by his uncle, the principal of the Scots College. Fearing papistical tendencies his father recalled him; and he became a devoted member of the Society of Friends, not merely writing in defence of their views, but preaching their doctrines at home and abroad, and suffering some persecution. His best known work is An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, which appeared in 1676. He died in 1690 at Ury, in Kincardineshire.