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CLAY, Sir William (1789-1869)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2952
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CLAY, Sir William (1789-1869)
Date(s): 1865-1951
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir William Clay, first baronet, was born in 1791. His father George Clay was a shipowner and merchant. William entered the family business. He also served as MP for Tower Hamlets between 1832 and 1857; was Secretary to the Board of Control, and was magistrate for Middlesex and Westminster. In 1822 he married the daughter of Mr Thomas Dickason of Twickenham, and had 6 daughters and 3 sons. He died at Cadogan Place in 1869, aged 77.

Information from The Times, Wednesday, Mar 17, 1869; pg. 12; Issue 26387; col A


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal property records of Sir William Clay, including conveyance to Thames Valley Railway Company of land in Teddington, 1865; conveyances to South Western Railway, 1868 and 1929; conveyance by Merritts Contractors Ltd to Metropolitan Housing Corporation Ltd, 1929; and deeds of covenant for houses in Wellington Gardens, Teddington, 1951.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/2952/001 to 011.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited by MEPC plc, 30 July 1991 (BRA 2407).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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