Barclay, John


Student United College 1776-1780 b,s,s,t Foundation bursar UC Min. 8.11.1776.

Student St Mary’s College 1781-1784.


Born 10.12.1758 (nephew of John Barclay [United College 1750-[?]]) son of Ludovic Barclay, farmer, Strageath, Muthill and Margaret McIlwhannel.


Also at Edinburgh University - M.D. 1796.

Became established as an anatomy teacher in Edinburgh in 1797. In 1804 his lectures were formally recognised by R.C.S.E. [University lecturer]


A New Anatomical Nomenclature (Edinburgh: Ross and Blackwood, 1803)

The Muscular Motions of the Human Body (Edinburgh: Laing & Contstable, 1808)

Description of the Arteries of the Human Body. 2nd ed. (Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1820)

Remarks on Mr John Bell's Anatomy of the Heart and Arteries (London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1799). (Written under name of Jonathan Dawplucker.)

Professor Dick, founder of the Veterinary School was a pupil.


Died 21.8.1826


  • DNB
  • Births Reg. Muthill
  • R. Christison, The Life of Sir Robert Christison. 2v. (Edinburgh, 1885)) ii 69-76
  • One hundred Med. and Sc. Fellows RSE
  • John Barclay (anatomist) in Wikipedia.