Carolina Lords Proprietors

Alexius Clayton

Alexius Clayton (b.?, d.1743) was the eighth and last child, all sons, of Rev. James Clayton, who died in 1705, and Catherine James. The Claytons were of an old Yorkshire family.

Alexius Clayton became a barrister (attorney) and Deputy Steward of Westminster, and was a member of the Middle Temple. He was survived by a daughter, Mary, who married twice - first to Thomas Bowser, and second to Thomas Purchase.


In 1728, James Bertie transferred his share of Carolina to four young men, one being his son - Edward Bertie, Alexius Clayton (this man), Samuel Horsey, and Henry Smith - in hopes they would drive the best bargain in his behalf when this share was sold to the Crown in 1728/1729.

 


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