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The bank which would go on to become Barclays had been founded by John Freame and Thomas Gould in 1690. In 1736, Freame's son-in-law, James Barclay joined the partnership. This is his signature on the firm's annual balance, the first instance of the Barclay name in the archives.
James Barclay's signature

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24 June 1737

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24 June 1737

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