Morris, John, -1682

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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)

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London England
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Death 1682



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