Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707

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Birth 1629
Death 1707

Biographical notes:

Robert Clayton was born in Northamptonshire in 1629. He became an apprentice to his uncle who was a London scrivener where he became acquainted with fellow apprentice Alderman John Morris. They both went on to become successful businessmen and to establish the bank, Clayton & Morris Co. Clayton entered politics representing several wards depending on Whig favour. He was knighted in 1671 and went on to be elected Lord Mayor for 1679-80. Clayton built a considerable fortune and, as a mark of his wealth, in 1697 he lent the king 30000l to pay off the troops. He died in 1707.

From the guide to the Clayton, Sir Robert Clayton (1629-1707) and Morris, Alderman John (d 1682), 1659-1697, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Clayton was a scrivener and politician. He was apprenticed to his uncle, Robert Abbot, a London scrivener. He later opened a business, at first in partnership with John Morris until Morris's death in 1682, and then on his own. Clayton was knighted in 1671. He represented London in parliament at various times between 1678 and 1707.

From the description of Clayton papers, 1589-1824. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82602035

From the description of Clayton papers, 1589-1824. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702147015

Born at Bulwick, Northamptonshire, 29 September 1629; banker, alderman, member of parliament, and lord mayor of London; died 16 July 1707.

From the description of Clayton papers, 1579-1744 [microform]. 1579-1744. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 76787121

From the description of Clayton papers, 1579-1744. 1579-1744. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 57666550

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Subjects:

  • Manuscripts--English
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Bankers--Archival resources
  • Politicians--Archival resources
  • Financial administration

Occupations:

  • Scriveners (Law)--England--London

Places:

  • Illinois--Urbana (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Urbana (as recorded)
  • London England (as recorded)