Hugh Barclay ~ Judge and Writer on Legal Matters

 (1799-1884), judge, born on 18 January 1799 in the Gorbals, Glasgow. Apprenticeship as a law-agent then admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1821. In 1829 appointed sheriff-substitute of Dunblane and in 1833 sheriff-substitute of Perthshire. He wrote ‘A Digest of the Law of Scotland’, (1852-3). He published on a range of miscellaneous legal matters, from the law of highways to the Scots law against profaning the Sabbath. Frequent contributor to theJournal of Jurisprudence and other legal: ‘Curiosities of the Game Laws’ and‘Curiosities of Legislation’. Married Margaret Buchanan and they had at least one son and one daughter. Prominent member of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Published ‘Thoughts on Sabbath Schools’ (1855) and other books. Barclay died at his residence at Early Bank, Craigie (Perth) on 1 February 1884, having for several years been the oldest judge in Scotland