American Plaque in the British Cemetery, Lisbon.17 Replies
Recently when visiting the British Anglican Cemetery at St George's Church, Estrela, I noticed a plaque on the wall which looked rather "uncared for" stating that the first United States Consul, Thomas Barclay, appointed by George Washington, was killed in a duel in Lisbon on 21st January 1793 and buried in the cemetery. Researching in Wikapedia to find out more it says he died of a lung infection and the date is 19th January 1793! I have emailed the American Embassy in Lisbon but to date have not had an acknowledgement or reply. Maybe one of your readers has some information and I wonder if the Barclay family have ever visited the British Cemetery.