Barclay, Christian

Barclay, Christian an English minister of the Society of Friends, daughter of Gilbert Molleson, a merchant of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the wife of thecelebrated Friends' Apologist, Robert Barclay, was born in 1647. She was religiously inclined from her childhood, and at the age of sixteen became an avowed Christian. She was approved as a minister among Friends. She was married to Robert Barclay in 1669. She was a diligent minister of the Lord Jesus, and her preaching was attended with the power and presence of the Divine Spirit. After a life of great usefulness, she died Dec. 14, 1722. See Piety Promoted, 2, 354, 355. (J.C.S.)

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