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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.

Director of the slave trading Royal African Company and the governor of the colonial Irish Society 1692–1706.

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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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