William Edward Barclay (W.E. Barclay or William Barclay) – Liverpool Football Club

Barclay in media.

Born: June 14 – 1857, in Dublin, in Ireland.
Passed away: January 30 – 1917, in Liverpool, in England.

Married Emily King (born in Huddersfield, 1855) on June 5 – 1878 in Admarsh Church, Bleasdale, Lancashire.

Harold David Grant Barclay, born 24 Mar 1879, died 24 Mar 1880.
Ruby Gertrude Isabel Barclay, born 3 Aug 1881.
Frances Annie Morton Barclay, born 22 Nov 1882.
Godfrey David Martin Barclay, born 8 Jan 1886.

Football Career:
Director: Everton.
Hon. Secretary: Everton,
Hon. Treasurer, Everton.
Hon. Secretary: Liverpool, 1892 – 1895.
** The last mentioning of Barclay as secretary of Liverpool was in regard to the protest by Barnsley St Peter in the FA Cup in February 1895.
Vice President: Liverpool Athletic Club.

Lived and worked:

Belfast, Ireland.
Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Aberdeen, Scotland (Governor at Oakbank Industrial School), from 1878 to 1880.
Liverpool, Lancashire, England (Governor of Everton Terrace Certified Industrial School), from 1880 to 1897/98.

Family information found on the internet:
Barclay of Belfast.
Vol. 3 Belfast Graveyard Inscriptions, edited by R.J.S. Clarke:
Buried at Balmoral Cemetery, Belfast

BARCLAY: In loving memory of David Barclay, for 30 years Governor of Malone Reformatory, and later of Balmoral Industrial School, born 29th Jan. 1835, died 9th Jan. 1900.
Also of his wife Annie, died 2nd Oct. 1878.
Their sons, David born 4th April, 1859, died 10th March 1886
Robert Morton born 20th May 1867 died 1st Oct. 1890
[The Register: Barclay, Annie, aged 42 yrs of P. Reformatory, buried 4th Oct. 1878;
Barclay, still born of P. Reformatory buried 23rd Sept. 1878; David aged 27 yrs buried 12th March 1886;
Barclay Robert, aged 25 yrs of Balmoral buried 4th Oct. 1890;
Administration (with the will) of the personal estate of David Barclay formerly of Malone Reformatory and late of Balmoral Industrial School Belfast, manager, died 9th Jan. 1900 at latter place, granted at Belfast 14th March 1900 to Albert Barclay, school manager, the son.
** We know for sure that David Barclay was the father of Liverpool F.C.’s first hon. secretary, William Barclay (W.E. Barclay).

William Barclay’s signature, from the Everton Collection.
William Barclay signature

From the Everton Collection.

William Barclay’s final resting place at Anfield Cemetery. The headstone was raised by Liverpool F.C. historians Jonny Stokkeland and George Rowlands (thanks to Steven Horton for image).
William Barclay

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