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Lawrence Clayton

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Lawrence Clayton, of Clayton, Son and Co

c.1841 Born in Marsden, Lancs, son of Leonard Clayton, blacksmith.

1871 Lawrence Clayton 30, master boiler maker, employing 23 men and 4 boys, lived in Hunslet with Elizabeth Clayton 34, Mercy Clayton 3, Joseph Clayton 5 months[1]

1881 Lawrence Clayton 40, Gasometer Manufacturer, Employer of 102 Men & 29 Boys (Boiler Maker), lived in Hunslet with Elizabeth Clayton 44, Joseph Clayton 10, Lilly Clayton 9, Elizabeth Clayton 7, Rose Clayton 4, Florance Clayton 3[2]

1891 Lawrence Clayton 49, gas engineer, employer, lived in Wetherby with Elizabeth Clayton 53, Joseph Clayton 20, gas engineer, apprentice, Florence Clayton 12[3]

1901 Laurence Clayton 59, gas engineer, employer, lived in Wetherby, with Elizth Clayton 64, Joseph Clayton 30, gas engineer, employer, Lilly Clayton 28, Rose Clayton 24, Florence Clayton 22[4]

1926 Died in Leeds; his executors were Joseph Clayton and Robert Greig Thomson, engineers[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1901
  5. national probate calendar