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BARCIA, Andres Gonzalez de, Spanish historian, died in 1743. He published "General History of Florida" (Madrid, 1723), and "First Historians of the West Indies," issued in sections, and published collectively after his death (3 vols., folio, 1749). He also edited works by Herrera, de la Vega, and Torquemada. BARCLAY, Robert, governor of East New Jersey, born in Gordonstown, Morayshire, Scotland, 23 December 1648" died at Ury, 3 October 1690. He was one of the twenty-four original proprietaries of East New Jersey, and in 1682 was elected governor of the province for life, with permission to rule by deputy. He never visited America. He was the first member of the society of Friends to advocate their religious views with force and ability. It was mainly through his influence that large numbers of Scottish emigrants, many of them Quakers, settled in the province. The titles of his works and the controversies concerning them occupy several pages in the catalogue of the British museum. " Barclay of Ury," celebrated in Whittier's poem, was Robert Barclay's father. See H. Mill's " Life and Writings of Robert Barclay" (1812); also his life by W. Armistead (1850); also "East Jersey under the Proprietary Government, by George Scott of Pitlochie" (1685 ; reprint, Newark, New Jersey, 1875).
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