CLAYTON, William (c.1718-83), of Harleyford, nr. Great Marlow, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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15 Jan. 1745 - 1761
1761 - 3 July 1783

Family and Education

b. c.1718, 2nd surv. s. of Sir William Clayton, 1st Bt., and bro. of Sir Kenrick Clayton. educ. M. Temple 1737. m. (I) 30 May 1745, Mary (d. 2 Jan. 1760), da. of John Warde of Squerryes, Kent, 1da.; (2) 3 May 1761, Caroline Mary (d. Dec. 1763), da. and coh. of Rice Lloyd of Alltycadno and Gwaelod-y-maes, Carm., 1s. 1da.; (3) 24 Sept. 1767, Lady Louisa Fermor, da. of Thomas, 1st Earl of Pomfret, 1s.

Offices Held


Returned for the family pocket borough, Clayton was classed as Old Whig in 1746 and as a government supporter in 1747. He died 3 July 1783.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick