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Arthur Joseph Clay

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Arthur Joseph Clay (c1871-1915) of Bass, Ratcliff and Gretton, Ryknield Motor Co and Baguley Cars

1911 Living at Grangewood, Overseal, Ashby De La Zouch: Arthur Joseph Clay (age 40 born Stapenhill, Derbyshire), Brewery Director and Employer. With his wife Bridget Clay (age 26 born Shenstone). Married five years with three children of whom two are living but not listed at this census. Five servants.[1]

1915 Died.

1915 Report of will. 'The will has been proved of the late Captain Arthur Joseph Clay, Grangewood, Overseal, Burton-on-Trent. Director of Messrs. Bass, Ratcliff and Gretton, and eldest son of the late Mr. C. J. Clay, of Holly Burton. He was also on the directorate of the Gordon Hotels, and some years ago, with his brothers, established the Ryknield Motor Works at Burton, now known the Baguley Cars (Limited). Captain Clay died Harpenden, where he was on service with his regiment, the 6th (Reserve) Battalion North Staffordshire, the February last, leaving estate valued at £53,499 18s. 2d.....'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. Burton Daily Mail - Saturday 16 October 1915