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Clay, Sir William, first baronet (1791-1869), politician

Francis Watt and Colin Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/5563

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Clay, Sir William, first baronet (1791-1869), politician, born in London on 15 August 1791, was the son of George Clay, an eminent merchant, into whose firm Clay was admitted at an early age; his mother was the daughter of Robert Monsom of Scarborough. In 1832 he was elected Liberal MP ...

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