Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707

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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)

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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707. Clayton papers, 1589-1824. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. George Villiers Buckingham papers, 1647-1690. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1609-1674. Letters and documents, 1666-1684. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707. Sir Robert Clayton papers, 1579-1744. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Arundel family. Letters and documents concerning various members of the Arundell family, 1665-1680. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707. Clayton papers, 1589-1824. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. Buckingham papers, 1671-1704. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Clayton family. Bills and receipts of the Clayton family of Marden and Bletchingley, Surrey [manuscript], 1616?-1778 (bulk 1659-1685). Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Clayton, Sir Robert Clayton (1629-1707) and Morris, Alderman John (d 1682), 1659-1697 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn Abbott, Robert, fl. 1643-1665. Papers pertaining to Robert Abbott, 1643-1665. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707. Clayton papers, 1579-1744 [microform]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Clayton, Morris & Co, scriveners, merchant bankers and estate agents, c1553-c1823 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Clayton papers, 1589-1824 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953,. Robert Hiester Montgomery Collection of Business Papers, [ca. 1600]-1945. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707. Clayton papers, 1579-1744. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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associatedWith Abbott, Robert, fl. 1643-1665. person
associatedWith Arundel family. family
associatedWith Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. person
associatedWith Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1609-1674. person
associatedWith Clayton family. family
associatedWith Clayton, Morris & Co, scriveners, merchant bankers and estate agents London corporateBody
associatedWith Herbert, Edward, 1648?-1698 person
associatedWith Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953, person
associatedWith Morris, John, ca. 1627-1682. person
associatedWith Morris, John, d 1682 person
associatedWith Norfolk, Henry Howard, Duke of, 1655-1701 person
associatedWith Turner, Francis, 1638?-1700 person
associatedWith Wren, Matthew, 1585-1667 person
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Illinois--Urbana
England--London
England--London
England--London
England--London
Illinois--Urbana
London England
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Manuscripts--English
Finance
Accounting
Bankers--Archival resources
Politicians--Archival resources
Financial administration
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Scriveners (Law)--England--London
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Birth 1629

Death 1707

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