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Samuel John Claye

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Samuel John Claye (c1822-1887) of S. J. Claye

1860 Samuel John Claye, Manor House Works, Long Eaton.[1] -

1887 'The death is announced of Mr. S. J. Claye, of Belfield House. The deceased gentleman, who had been in failing health for some time past, died somewhat suddenly on Sunday night. Mr. Claye, who was held in great esteem, was the proprietor of the extensive railway carriage and waggon works known as the Manor House Works, and was a large employer of labour. In politics he was a Conservative, and on several occasions took a prominent part in local political matters. The deceased was 68 years of age.'[2] Some 400 of his workman attended his funeral.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1860 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  2. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 06 April 1887
  3. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 13 April 1887