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Robert Clayton

Person  Male  Born 1629  Died 1707

Born Northamptonshire. Apprenticed as a scrivener (like a secretary). Entered business and then set up a bank. Made a fortune from his connections with the slave trade and entered politics. Lord Mayor of London (1679–1680). As president of St Thomas's Hospital he had it rebuilt.

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Robert Clayton statue

The inscription is quite badly damaged but we found a transcription in a 1776...

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