Charlotte Barclay

Charlotte was 28 when she married the 70-year-old heirless baronet of Tullyquhoun, George Colquhoun, and gave him three healthy sons before he died eight years later. Yet while he might have died happily, she saw two of them perish in war, and the third also died childless, so the baronetcy of Tullyquhoun went extinct after all.

Lived
1749-1816
Father
David Barclay
Address
146 Princes Street
Estate
Tullyquhoun
Chapel connection
1816 (funeral)
Married
1777
Spouse
Sir George Colquhoun, Baronet of Tillyqhoun, b.1708. He married Charlotte as his second wife, aged 70 (she was 28), and she gave him three sons. He died at Hull, 15 December 1785. His inventory gives his personal wealth as £7 11s 7d Sterling but he left Charlotte an annuity of £100 along with numerous other provisions relating to the estate's property. (4)
Children
James, died on march to Seringapatam 1799. George, killed at the battle of Salamanca in 1812. Robert, died at sea on the passage to India in 1838 when the male line ceased and the baronetcy became extinct.

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1816
  3. Complete Baronetage, ed G.E.C (William Pollard, Exeter, 1904) vol.2 p.296
  4. Inventory and Will of Sir George Colquhoun, National Archives of Scotland CC8/8/127/552

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