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Miss Clay [1???-18??]
Mr Clay [16??-1681]
Abraham Clay [18??-1???]
Abraham Clay [1816-1874]
Abraham Clay [1858-1920]
Albert Clay [18??-19??]
Alfred Clay [18??-19??]
Arthur Travis Clay [1845-1919]
Benjamin Clay [1844-1911]
Bernard William Clay [1883-1944]
Cain Clay [1907-1944]
Charles Clay [1874-1910]
Charles Travis Clay [18??-19??]
Charley Clay [1852-1915]
Christopher Clay [1872-1949]
Clifford Clay [1895-1914]
Daniel Clay [1791-1869]
Daniel Clay [1814-1871]
Daniel Ingham Clay [1861-1908]
Donald Clay [1919-1940]
E. Clay [1896-1918]
Elizabeth Clay [1???-1???]
Ernest Clay [1896-1918]
Ernest Benjamin Clay [1878-1961]
Mrs Fisher Clay [1???-1???]
Frank Clay [18??-1917]
Frank Clay [1859-1938]
Frank Barber Clay [1887-1955]
George Clay [1720-1???]
George Alfred Clay [1913-1945]
George Arthur Clay [1899-1918]
George Edward Clay [1851-1886]
Harold Foster Clay [1884-1957]
Harry Clay [1895-1918]
Henry Clay [1830-1???]
Henry del Clay [12??-13??]
Howard Clay [1867-1929]
Hugh Travis Clay [1875-1957]
James Clay [1785-1863]
James Clay [1819-1892]
James Clay [1824-1878]
James Clay [1852-1936]
James Clay [1853-1917]
James Clay [1864-1???]
James Arthur Clay [1899-1918]
James Harold Clay [1885-1962]
James Reginald Clay [1895-1986]
Janet Elizabeth Clay [1877-1929]
John Clay [1???-1642]
John Clay [15??-15??]
John Clay [1526-1616]
John Clay [16??-1???]
John Clay [16??-1693]
John Clay [16??-17??]
John Clay [16??-17??]
John Clay [17??-18??]
John Clay [1745-1771]
John Clay [1771-1843]
John Clay [1774-1843]
John Clay [1787-1862]
John Clay [18??-19??]
John Clay [1807-1853]
John Clay [1873-19??]
John Foster Clay [1845-1931]
John Lionel Clay [19??-19??]
John Nigel Clay [1933-1954]
John William Clay [1838-1918]
Jonathan Clay [1800-1883]
Jonathan Clay [1807-1865]
Joseph Clay [1857-1935]
Joseph Travis Clay [1804-1892]
Joshua Clay [1863-1913]
Lionel Pilleau Clay [1880-1918]
Louis John Clay [1889-1918]
Marjorie Beaumont Clay [1879-1974]
Mary Clay [1???-16??]
Monica Clay [1918-]
Percival Travis Clay [1881-1954]
Philip Barber Clay [1915-2006]
Powson Stocks Clay [1844-1866]
Robert Clay [13??-1???]
Dr Robert Clay [1573-1628]
Samuel Clay [1805-1869]
Samuel H. Clay [1767-1841]
Stanley Barber Clay [1889-1946]
T. Clay [18??-18??]
Thomas Clay [1908-1940]
Thomas Benjamin Clay [1834-1871]
Thomas Benjamin Clay [1863-1???]
Thomas Daniel Clay [1847-1886]
Vernon Harcourt Clay [1896-1916]
W. B. Clay [18??-19??]
William Clay [16??-1704]
William Clay [17??-18??]
William Clay [1792-1857]
William Clay [18??-18??]
William Clay [1836-1???]
William Clay [1847-1904]
William Henry Clay [18??-1???]
William Henry Clay [1850-1888] 


Clay, Miss
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Clay, Mr
[16??-1681] Brother of John Clay.

Heywood writes that


On Whitsun Tuesday May 24 1681, [Clay] riding a young horse, was cast and had his neck broken; it's said he had 8 bastards
 

Clay, Abraham
[18??-1???] Of Luddendenfoot.

He married Hannah [18??-1892].

Hannah died at Spring View, Luddendenfoot [3rd March 1892].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2 5/-. Probate was granted to Charles Edward Clay (wool fettler) 

Clay, Abraham
[1816-1874] Son of James Clay.

Born 8th April 1816.

He was a woollen manufacturer / a manufacturer at Hollins Mill [1858].

In 1842, he married Sarah Foster [1816-1895] in Halifax.


Sarah was born 11th April 1816
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1842]
  2. Benjamin
  3. John Foster
  4. Edwin [1847-21st November 1918]
  5. Daniel [1848-1890] who died at Oakleigh, Sowerby Bridge [18th July 1890]
  6. Isaac [1852-1860]
  7. James William [1857-1859]
  8. Sarah Eliza [1856-1933]

The family lived at

Abraham died 4th July 1874.

Sarah died 21st December 1895.

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, Abraham
[1858-1920] JP.

Son of James Clay.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1897] / vice president of Sowerby Bridge Liberal Club [1907] / a member of Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council [1907]

On 16th October 1897, he married Gertrude May Westlake [1871-1949] at St Sepulchre's Church, London.


Gertrude May was the daughter of John Westlake, chemist
 

Children:

  1. Sybil Mary [b 1899]
  2. Norman John [b 1902]
  3. Alfred James [b 1903]

The family lived at

He died at Willow House [12th June 1920].

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery in the family vault.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £30,737 3/10d.

His wife is mentioned on the grave as being laid to rest at Putney Vale.

See Charles Louis Royer

Clay, Albert
[18??-19??] Hatter at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

In December 1899, a receiving order was made against him in Halifax Bankruptcy Court

Clay, Alfred
[18??-19??] (Possibly) son of Joseph Travis Clay.

In 1892, he was one of 3 – John William Clay Alfred Clay and Arthur Travis Clay – to whom probate of Joseph Travis Clay's effects was granted

Clay, Arthur Travis
[1845-1919] Youngest son of Joseph Travis Clay. He carried on his father's business, J. T. Clay & Sons. From 1877, he was a tenant at Holly Bank House, Rastrick. He bought the house in 1900.

He was active in local affairs and was chairman of Rastrick School Board when it was set up in 1881.

He stood as Conservative candidate in the Elland Parliamentary election of 1895. He gained 5081 votes, but was defeated by Thomas Wayman with 5387 votes.

In 1875, he married (1) Edith Beaumont Bates [1850-1889].

Children:

  1. Hugh Travis
  2. Janet Elizabeth
  3. Marjorie Beaumont
  4. Percival Travis
  5. Wilfred Travis [1882-1945]
  6. Guy Travis [1885] who died in infancy

On 9th October 1902, he married (2) Annie Isabella of London, at Wakefield Cathedral.


Annie Isabella [née Turnbull] was the widow of John Grant Birch
 

In 1904, his daughter Janet Elizabeth married Commander John Kenneth Beaufoy Birch RN [18??-1940], the eldest son of John Grant Birch.

He had a home at Waxholme, Filey. He died in London. He left £600 for the church at Rastrick.

See Sparrow Park, Rastrick and Joshua Garside Wilson

Clay, Benjamin
[1844-1911] Son of Abraham Clay.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a worsted spinner & manufacturer [1881] / a woollen manufacturer and partner in Foster & Clay.

In 1876, he married Mary Ann Hey [1846-1920] in Bradford.


Mary Ann came from Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Anne Beatrice [b 1877] who married Dr John A. Adams
  2. Ernest Benjamin
  3. Maud Isabel [1880] who died in infancy
  4. Ethel [b 1882]
  5. Harold Foster

The family lived at Hollins House, Sowerby Bridge [1881-1911].

Benjamin died 10th January 1911 (aged 66).

Mary Ann died 11th April 1920 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, Bernard William
[1883-1944] Of The Hollins, Luddenden.

Son of Charley Clay.

He carried on the family business – James Clay & Sons Limited – until it went into voluntary liquidation in 1920.

In 1931, he gave a drinking fountain to Luddendenfoot

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor drivers' licence

Clay, Cain
[1907-1944] Son of Sarah Jane & Cain Clay.

Born in Normanton.

He was a policeman living at Castle Lane, Ripponden.

In [Q3] 1934, he married Lillian Brook in Dewsbury.

They lived at Heckmondwike.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant / Flight Engineer with 101 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 13th August 1944 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Hanover War Cemetery [12 E 18].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Clay, Charles
[1874-1910] Son of William Clay.

Born in Dexter, Michigan, USA.


On 4th February 1873, 3 weeks after their marriage, his parents had sailed from Liverpool, bound for the USA
 

He was a woollen cloth finisher [1891].

On the death of his father, Charles took over, as landlord of the Fleece, Greetland [from 19th July 1902] until his death [1910] when Florence took over.

On 26th October 1898, he married Florence Ellis [1877-1934] at Halifax Parish Church.


Florence was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. William [1899-1931]
  2. Frank Dexter [1900-1905]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1903]
  4. Beatrice [1907] who died in infancy

Charles died 18th March 1910 (aged 36).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £700 1/2d.

Administration was granted to his widow Florence.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.

On 11th February 1913, Francis married (2) Thomas Kitchen [1869-1938] at Halifax Parish Church

Clay, Charles Travis
[18??-19??] Younger son of John William Clay. Of The Hollins, Luddenden.

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration.

On 23rd April 1913, he married the Hon Violet Robson, at St Margaret's Church, Westminster.


Violet was the second daughter of Lord and Lady Robson
 

Children:

  1. Rachel who married [1937?] Aymer Robert Maxwell Maxwell-Hislop from London

Clay, Charley
[1852-1915] JP, FRGS.

Son of James Clay.

Born in Midgley.

Baptised as Charley at St Mary the Virgin, Luddenden [20th June 1852].

He was a woollen manufacturer [1891, 1892]. He carried on his father's business as James Clay & Sons Limited.

He was involved in setting up the first Mechanics' Institute at Luddendenfoot.

In 1882, he married Marion Slack [1861-1915] in Derbyshire. Children:

  1. Bernard William
  2. James Harold
  3. Marjorie Alison [b 1888]
  4. Edith Honor Marion [1894-1949]

The family lived at

He died in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire [14th December 1915].

He was buried at Luddenden Cemetery. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,608 2/1d. Probate was granted to his sons Bernard William and James Harold

Clay, Christopher
[1872-1949] He was a house painter / partner in Clay & Sykes.

In 1895, he married Emma Wade [1876-1928] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. James Arthur

The family lived at 4 Rastrick Common, Brighouse.

Sons Ernest & James Arthur died in World War I

Clay, Clifford
[1895-1914] Son of Joshua Clay.

Born in Halifax [22nd August 1895]

During World War I, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Monmouth.

He was killed in action [1st November 1914] when his ship sank with all hands off the coast of Chile at the Battle of Coronel.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [2]

Clay, Daniel
[1791-1869] Son of Samuel H. Clay.

He married Betty Taylor [1791-1870].

Children:

  1. James [1816-18??] who married Unknown
  2. Samuel [1818-18??]
  3. John [1821-18??] who married Elizabeth Ellerbeck
  4. Daniel [1822-1825]
  5. Elizabeth [1824-1849] who married Mr Holcroft
  6. George [1826-18??] who married Hannah Unsworth
  7. Joseph [1828-18??] who married Hannah Shone
  8. Sarah [1830-1833]
  9. Abraham [1832-1901] who married Mary
  10. Richard [1836-1836]

Clay, Daniel
[1814-1871] Son of James Clay.

Born in Warley.

He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1860-15th April 1862] / a woollen manufacturer [1851] / a manufacturer at Hollins Mill [1858] / a worsted spinner [1861] / the first Vice-Chairman of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1865]

He established Daniel Clay & Sons at Hollins Mill, Warley. He employed 1300 men and 100 women [1871]

He married Mary [1818-1888] from Norland.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1851]
  2. James
  3. Daniel Ingham

The family lived at

  • Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • Lower Blackwall, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Blackwall, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, Daniel Ingham
[1861-1908] Son of Daniel Clay.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1891] / a woollen and worsted manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge / elected to the Sowerby Bridge Local School Board [January 1898].

He lived at

  • 61 Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, Donald
[1919-1940] Son of Emily Clay of Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1 Supply Base Depot Royal Engineers.

He died 17th June 1940 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial [22], and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Clay, E.
[1896-1918] Son of Emma & Christopher Clay of 4 the Common, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died 13th April 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery [V A 9]

Clay, Elizabeth
[1???-1???] She was the second wife of Richard Waterhouse

Clay, Ernest
[1896-1918] Son of Christopher Clay.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Highland Light Infantry.

He died 13th April 1918 (aged 22).

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial.

His brother James Arthur also died in the War

Clay, Ernest Benjamin
[1878-1961] Son of Benjamin Clay.

He was a worsted spinner [1919].

On 11th July 1906, he married Florence Elsie Schofield at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel


Florence Elsie was the daughter of Frederic Jowett Scholefield
 

He died in Claro [Q4 1961]

The couple were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Clay, Mrs Fisher
[1???-1???] Daughter of Sir Matthew Smith. She was the first lady member of the Halifax Art Society

Clay, Frank
[18??-1917] Brother of Mrs F. Berry of Kiln Fold, Clifton.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 12th May 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [5], and on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton

Clay, Frank
[1859-1938] Son of Thomas Benjamin Clay.

Worsted spinner with business at Wharf Mill, Sowerby Bridge and Regulator Mill, Sowerby Bridge. A director of Clay & Horsfall [1905].

Councillor for the Central Ward of Sowerby Bridge District Council [1900].

In 1902, when he was Chairman of Sowerby Bridge Council, he approached Andrew Carnegie who contributed towards a new Sowerby Bridge Library.

He helped raise money for the gates at Crow Wood Park War Memorial.

In 1885, he married Annie Barber [1860-1946] in Knaresborough.


Annie was born in Harrogate
 

Children:

  1. Frank
  2. Stanley
  3. James Reginald

The family lived at

  • 59 Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • Wood View, Hollins Lane [1905, 1911, 1935]


Annie was an accomplished singer with the Harrogate Choral Society and was well-known in Harrogate music circles. She sang at the opening of Friendly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [1890]. She was also a capable roller-skater.

She died as a result of severe burns. She was dressing at home when her clothing caught fire after coming into contact with an electric fire

 

See Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Clay, Frank Barber
[1887-1955] Son of Frank Clay.

He was a partner in Clay & Horsfall / director of The George Hotel Company Limited (Harrogate) [1935] / director of Stott Brothers Limited [1935] / chairman of The George Hotel Company Limited (Harrogate) [1949] / director of E. Knowles Limited [1949]

In [Q3] 1911, he married Nora Greenwood in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Philip Barber

Clay, George
[1720-1???] An early member of the local Clay family of Luddendenfoot.

In 1744, he married Debora Broadbent.

Children:

  1. John

Clay, George Alfred
[1913-1945] Son of Lavinia & Ernest Clay of Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / employed by Mackintosh's.

He married Kathleen.

They lived at 18 Colbeck Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 27 Lt. A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 5th January 1945 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Hotton War Cemetery [III D 12].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clay, George Arthur
[1899-1918] Son of Sarah Ellen Clay of 3 John Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

He emigrated to Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted as a bugler [1915], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He was killed in action [2nd September 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt [B 19].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918]

Clay, George Edward
[1851-1886] Son of James Clay.

He and his brothers Thomas Daniel and William Henry were woollen manufacturers [1878]

Clay, Harold Foster
[1884-1957] Son of Benjamin Clay.

In 1930, he acquired a Bluebird car from Malcolm Campbell.

He was managing director of James Clay & Sons woollen manufacturers.

In August 1940, he gave £5,000 which was

to be used towards paying for a bomber

In 1918, he married Doris Eastwood in Halifax.


Doris was the daughter of John Eastwood
 

Children:

  1. Brian F. [b 1920]
  2. Elizabeth / Betty [b 1922] who married [1948] George Garside
  3. Peter J. [b 1924]
  4. David E. [b 1926]
  5. Anne P. [b 1929] who married [1956] Robert Reichmann

The family lived at Hollings House, Sowerby Bridge.

Harold died 30th August 1957 (aged 73).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £70,159.

Doris died 21st August 1959 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, Harry
[1895-1918] Son of Elizabeth (née Bottomley) [1859-1920] & William Clay [1860-1913] of 10 Alfred Street, Brighouse.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 32nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 23rd March 1918.

He was buried at the New Irish Farm Cemetery [XXXI A 4].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Clay, Henry
[1830-1???] Son of John Clay, broker.

He was a railway clerk of Sowerby [1857].

On 12th February 1857, he married Hannah Clay at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of
James Tate
 

Clay, Henry del
[12??-13??] He was recorded at Rastrick in 1332, an early bearer of the Clay surname

Clay, Howard
[1867-1929] He was a worsted cloth manufacturer at Blackwood Shed, Halifax [1905].

On April 20th 1909, he married the American Elizabeth Campbell Fisher in Massachusetts, USA.

Children:

  1. Monica
  2. Howard
  3. Harriet

He was Mayor of Halifax [1917-1919]

Clay, Hugh Travis
[1875-1957] Son of Arthur Travis Clay.

He ran J. T. Clay & Sons with his father. In 1917, he inherited Holly Bank House, Rastrick.

He was Chairman of the Elland Division Conservative Association / Director of John Birch & Company Limited [1935] / Chairman of John Birch & Company Limited [1949] / Chairman of John Birch & Company (Iraq) Limited [1949].

He married Mabel Priscilla Penery French [d 1955].

He went to live in Jersey where he and his wife died.

See Hove Edge Conservative Club and Sparrow Park, Rastrick

Clay, James
[1785-1863] Son of Samuel Clay.

Born in Warley.

He was a woollen manufacturer & farmer [1841-1863].

On 7th June 1812, he married Susannah Woodhead [1790-1860] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susannah was born in Warley, the sister of Ruth, wife of William Clay
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [1812-1837]
  2. Daniel
  3. Abraham
  4. Mary [1817-1837]
  5. Sarah [1819-1856] who married Jonas Crowther Gledhill
  6. Elizabeth [1821-1862] who married Thomas Bates
  7. James
  8. Susan / Susey [1825-1885] who married Jonathan Horsfall
  9. Judith [1827-1837]
  10. Samuel [1830-1877]
  11. Naomi [1831-1831]
  12. Ruth [1832-1898] who married Thomas Ackroyd
  13. Thomas Benjamin [1834-1871] who married Johanna Elizabeth Phelan [1833-1871]

Abraham was baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, and the other the children were baptised at St Mary, Luddenden.

The family lived at High Royd, Warley [1841-1863]

He died at High Royd [27th August 1863].

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £14,000. The will was proved by his son James, George Walton and William Scholefield

Clay, James
[1819-1892] Son of William Clay.

Woollen manufacturer at Luddendenfoot Mill.

He was a partner in Clay & Priestley. The partnership was dissolved in 1863, and he went on to establish Clay & Horsfall [1872].

The Clays built Delph Mills, Luddendenfoot [1886].

The family later established James Clay & Sons Limited.

He was a member of the Luddendenfoot Local Board [1868].

On 3rd November 1846, he married Mary Ann Nicholl at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of David Nicholl
 

Children:

  1. David Nicholl [1850-1882]
  2. Charley
  3. John William [1853-1855]
  4. Ruth [1857-1858]
  5. Sarah Ann [1859-1940] who married William Ormerod
  6. Emily Jane [1861-1876]

The family lived at

Living with the widowed Mary Ann in 1911, was son-in-law William Ormerod.

He died at Milner Lodge, Luddendenfoot [2nd March 1892].

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Cemetery

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £35,396 4/7d. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann, Charley Clay and Sarah Ann Ormerod.

See Hollins Mill, Sowerby Bridge

Clay, James
[1824-1878] Son of James Clay.

Born in Warley.

He was farmer & woollen manufacturer employing 55 males & 50 females [1851-1878].

On 7th March 1844, he married Mary Bates at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of George Bates
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Mary [1845-1925]
  2. Thomas Daniel
  3. Susanna [b 1848]
  4. William Henry
  5. George Edward
  6. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1853]
  7. Ruth Ann [1855-1924] who married William Wood
  8. Abraham

All the children were baptised at St Mary's, Luddenden.

The family lived at Raw Pickle, Warley [1851-1878].

James died 16th January 1878.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £25,000. Probate was granted to his sons Thomas Daniel, William Henry and George Edward

Clay, James
[1852-1936] Son of Daniel Clay.

Born in Warley.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1881].

In 1901, he married Hannah Maria Byrom [1861-1931] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Hannah Maria was born in Oldham
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 41 Albert Road, Morecambe [1931, 1936]

Hannah Maria died at 41 Albert Road, Morecambe [1931].

James died at the Bedford Hotel, Buxton [8th September 1936].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £34,195 0/3d. Probate was granted to William Mercer Wade (solicitor), and Albert Horace Griffiths (accountant) 

Clay, James
[1853-1917] Of Elland.

In 1877, he married Elizabeth Ramsden [1857-1916] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1878-1897]
  2. Thomas Arthur [1881-1882]
  3. William Acroyd [1888-1890]
  4. Vernon [1896-1904] who died in Canada

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Clay, James
[1864-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted warehouseman [1891] / school keeper at Pellon Baptist Church [1891].

He married Emma.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1889]

The family lived at Spring Hall Lane [1891]

Clay, James Arthur
[1899-1918] Son of Christopher Clay.

Born in Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], and on Brighouse War Memorial.

His brother Ernest also died in the War

Clay, James Harold
[1885-1962] Of The Hollins, Luddenden.

Son of Charley Clay.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Army Service Corps [1915].

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor drivers' licence

Clay, James Reginald
[1895-1986] Son of Frank Clay.

He was a director of Clay & Horsfall.

At the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Royal Flying Corps as a wireless operator.

He was a member of the Halifax Wireless Club [call sign 2YF].

In [Q2] 1920, he married Gertrude Mary Purvis in Halifax.


Gertrude Mary was the daughter of Rev William Purvis. She was a teacher at Norland School, but left on getting married
 

After the wedding, the couple left for honeymoon in Bournemouth, followed by a 14-month round-the-world voyage, calling at Australia and New Zealand, and the Panama Canal.

The family lived at

Gertrude Mary died 1st March 1964.

James Reginald died in 1986.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Clay, Janet Elizabeth
[1877-1929] Elder daughter of Arthur Travis Clay.

She had an interest in history and archæology. She discovered the site of a Roman camp at Bunker's Field, Wallington, Surrey, the ancient Wallington Chapel, and a pottery kiln at Cheam, Surrey

At the time of her death, she was completing a history of Carshalton, Surrey.

In 1902, her father married Mrs Annie Isabella Birch, widow of John Grant Birch of London.

In 1904, Janet Elizabeth married Commander John Kenneth Beaufoy Birch RN [18??-1940], eldest son of John Grant Birch, at Filey.

Children:

  1. John Travis Beaufoy Clay [b 1910]
  2. Richard Wickham Beaufoy Clay [b 1912]

Both sons were born in Filey.

She lived in Wallington, Surrey.

She – and her sister-in-law, Kate Birch – were killed in a motor accident near North Mimms.

Her husband died in the Royal Hospital at Haslar, Gosport

Clay, John
[1???-1642] Around 1604, he built Clay House, Northowram.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Jeremiah
  2. (possibly) William
  3. Phoebe
  4. (possibly) John

In his will, he left

10 shillings for the completion of my house at Northowram

Clay, John
[15??-15??] Yeoman.

He lived at Clay House, West Vale [1556].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Clay, John
[1526-1616] Eldest son of John Clay of Clay House, West Vale.

On 29th November 1559, he married Margery Savile.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth [b 1568] who married Thomas Mitchell
  3. Robert

Clay, John
[16??-1???] Of Clay House, Greetland. Brother of Mr Clay.

In January 1682, a John Clay of Clayhouse, Greetland had goods restored to him after they had previously been distreyned

Clay, John
[16??-1693] There were several John Clays recorded at Clay House, Elland.

  • The last one died without heir in 1693. He left the house to his sister Mary and her son, George Hopkins

Clay, John
[16??-17??] Of Clay House, Northowram.

Son of John Clay or William Clay.


Question: Can anyone resolve the question of his parentage?

 

He was one of the local landowners who chose to pay composition.

On 4th June 1706, he married widow Mrs Hannah Hodgson.

Children:

  1. William

Clay, John
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1726]

Clay, John
[17??-18??] Of Rastrick. In 1805, he and William Earnshaw bought Brookfoot Corn Mill.

See Clay & Earnshaw

Clay, John
[1745-1771] Son of George Clay.

He married Hannah Lamb [1745-1???].

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. John

Clay, John
[1771-1843] Son of John Clay.

He married Betty Whitehead [17??-1821].

Children:

  1. George [b 1796]
  2. Charles [b 1798]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1807]

Clay, John
[1774-1843] Uncle of J. T. Clay. A Quaker.

Built Rastrick House in 1813.

In 1???, he married Elizabeth [1776-1873].

Children:

  1. John William

He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Rastrick [1835].

His will provided John Clay's Foundation

Clay, John
[1787-1862] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1787-1842].

Mary died September 18th 1842 [aged 55]. John died February 4th 1862 [aged 75].

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Clay, John
[18??-19??] JP.

Local Councillor.

On 28th September 1908, newspapers reported

Unique gathering of cancer patients at Victoria Hall, Hebden Bridge, and presentation of a silver cup to Councillor John Clay JP, who claims to have discovered a remedy for cancer

Clay, John
[1807-1853] Of Norland.

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, John
[1873-19??] Born in Warley

He was an armour plate planer [1899].

In [Q3] 1899, he married Sarah Hannah Thomas in Halifax


Sarah Hannah was the daughter of
John Thomas
 

The couple moved to Manchester after the wedding

Clay, John Foster
[1845-1931] JP

Son of Abraham Clay.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [4th October 1845].

He was educated at Stutton Grove, Tadcaster / a member of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board / Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [1878-1879, 1889-1890] / a member of the Sowerby Bridge UDC / Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge UDC [3 times] / a local Councillor / an Alderman of the West Riding [10 years from around 1892] / correspondent & treasurer of Bolton Brow Day Schools / a member of the West Riding County Council [1888] / a member of / the 4th West Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers [for 8 years] / a partner in Foster & Clay [1895] / a member of James Clay & Sons Limited / President of Sowerby Bridge Choral Society [1896] / associated with Pollit & Wigzell.

He died 6th September 1931 (aged 86),

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

In his will, he left bequests for several local institutions, including Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel, Friendly Wesleyan Chapel, Royal Halifax Infirmary, and Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Institute

Clay, John Lionel
[19??-19??] Only son of Captain Lionel Pilleau Clay.

In 1952?, he married Elizabeth Ponsonby


Elizabeth was the daughter of Rev Maurice Ponsonby and Lady Phyllis Ponsonby of London
 

Clay, John Nigel
[1933-1954] Son of Stanley Clay.

Born in Knaresborough.

He was a Pilot Officer in the RAF.

He was killed when his RAF Valletta crashed in a snowstorm near Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire

Clay, John William
[1838-1918] FSA, JP.

Son of Joseph Travis Clay.

Born in Rastrick.

He was an authority on antiquarian, archæological & genealogical subjects / author of a history of Elland Church / a poet / a Director of J. T. Clay & Sons / one of the first group of Magistrates appointed for Brighouse [1898] / Justice of the Peace for the West Riding / unsuccessful in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893 / Mayor of Brighouse [1898-1901].

He gave land for the construction of Rastrick Library.

In 1878, he married Alice Caroline Pilleau [1847-1935] in London.


Alice Caroline, from County Tipperary, Ireland, was the daughter of Henry Pilleau, Deputy General Inspector of Hospitals
 

Children:

  1. Lionel Pilleau
  2. Charles

The family lived at Rastrick House.

He died 2nd October 1918.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [5th October 1918].

He left £100 for the erection of a monument to Rastrick soldiers who fell in World War I.

See Atlas Mill Fire, Olde Eland, Rastrick Library, Rastrick War Memorial and Savile Family Pedigrees

Clay, Jonathan
[1800-1883] He was a farmer.

In 1829, he married Mary Fielding.


Mary had an illegitimate son: Daniel Fielding
 

They lived at Thornton

Clay, Jonathan
[1807-1865] Son of Samuel H. Clay.

He married Elizabeth Briggs.

Children:

  1. William [b 1842]

Clay, Joseph
[1857-1935] JP.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a general merchant (own account) [1891] / a cotton cloth merchant (own account) [1901] / a cotton cloth merchant (employer) [1911].

In 1880, he married Eva Ann Thorp [1855-1935] in Huddersfield.


Eva Ann was born in Wooldale, Holmfirth
 

Children:

  1. Lawrence [b 1881] who was a boarder student at Hulme Hall, Plymouth Grove, South Manchester [1901], and entered the medical profession
  2. Doris Gwendoline [b 1886] who never married
  3. Vernon Harcourt

The family lived at

  • Hebden Villas, 37 Hanging Royd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • Stoodley Range, Wadsworth [1901, 1911]
  • 14 Kent Road, Harrogate [1935]

Joseph died in Knaresborough [18th April 1935].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £16,544.

He left bequests for several local institutions including

Eva died 6th December 1935.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,592.

Administration was granted to daughter Doris Gwendoline

Clay, Joseph Travis
[1804-1892] Born in London.

In 1813, he came to live with his uncle John Clay at Rastrick House.

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School.

He was a Quaker and a Liberal – although he became a Conservative in 1854.

He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Rastrick [1835].

In June 1854, he was described as fancy cloth manufacturer when his bankruptcy was annulled.

In 1878, he performed the opening ceremony of the Rose & Crown Cocoa & Coffee Tavern, Brighouse

He joined the family firm of J. T. Clay & Sons Limited.

He was one of the founders of Rastrick Church School.

He married Jane Whitwell [1807-1858] from Kendal, Westmorland.

Children:

  1. John William
  2. (possibly) Alfred
  3. Mary Elizabeth [1839-1922]
  4. Arthur Travis
  5. Jane Katherine [1849-1919] who died unmarried

He died at Cannes, France [31st January 1892].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £68,966 7/11d. Probate was granted to John William, Arthur Travis and Alfred Clay

He left £300 to establish the Joseph Travis Clay Memorial Fund.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892.

See Railway companies and Rastrick & Brighouse Horticultural Society

Clay, Joshua
[1863-1913] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool sorter.

On 15th September 1886, he married Lilly Elizabeth Smith [1864-1907] in Halifax.


Lilly Elizabeth was born in Burbage
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1890]
  2. Wilson [b 1894]
  3. Clifford
  4. Harold [b 1903]

Clay, Lionel Pilleau
[1880-1918] Son of John William Clay.

He was educated at Harrow and Balliol College. He was called to the Bar in 1906.

He married Muriel Walker from Scotnish, Lochgilphead.

Children:

  1. John Lionel
  2. Elizabeth Muriel who married [1938] Peter L. Hansen Bay from Cambridge, at Bishop's Stortford
  3. a daughter

The family lived at St John's Wood, London.

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry (Queen's Own). He was killed in action at Templeux la Fosse [18th February 1918].

He was buried at the Tincourt New British Cemetery [V B 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Freemasons, on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

He left bequests for Harrow School and for an annual prize to be awarded to the boy or boys considered to be the most efficient in general knowledge and intelligence

Clay, Louis John
[1889-1918] Son of Henry Clay.

He married Lucy.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed 5th April 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at the Bienvillers Military Cemetery [XVII A 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance which says that he served with the Scots Guards.

After his death, Lucy married Mr Cullingworth, and was living in Harrogate

Clay, Marjorie Beaumont
[1879-1974] Daughter of Arthur Travis Clay. She died unmarried at the family home in Filey

Clay, Mary
[1???-16??] Sister of John Clay. Mother of George Hopkins. She lived in a part of Clay House

Clay, Monica
[1918-] Author.

Eldest daughter of Howard Clay and Elizabeth Campbell Fisher.

On 4th September 1918, the Town Council presented a silver cradle to her parents to mark the birth of their daughter

Clay, Percival Travis
[1881-1954] Son of Arthur Travis Clay.

Born in Rastrick [6th May 1881].

He was educated at Sedbergh School and Trinity College Cambridge [1900], though he did not graduate.

On 22nd August 1905, he married Elsie Hutchinson at Kirk Braddan, Isle of Man. Elsie was born in Rastrick, and was the eldest of 4 daughters of William Arthur Hutchinson, of The Groves, Union Mills, the Isle of Man

Clay, Philip Barber
[1915-2006] DFC.

Son of Frank Barber Clay.

Born in Halifax.

In [Q1] 1940, he married (1) Mary Enid Comer in Halifax.


Mary Enid was the daughter of Rev Ernest Comer
 

Children:

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. Peter

The couple divorced.

He married (2) Pamela Rouse.


Pamela had 2 children by her previous marriage:

  1. Philippa
  2. Angela
 

The family lived at

During World War II, as Acting Squadron Leader, he flew Lancaster bombers with Squadron 514 of Bomber Command. The citation records

When detailed to attack the railway sidings at Challons-sur-Marne, the air speed indicators in his aircraft became unserviceable soon after taking off. Despite this, he continued to the target. Before the objective was reached, one of the starboard engines caught fire and the propellor had to be feathered. Nevertheless Squadron Leader Clay held to his course and eventually executed a successful bombing raid

For his actions he was awarded the DFC.

His son Peter says

The offending engine did not catch fire. What happened was that one of the Spark Arresters which covers the exhausts came adrift thereby lighting up the sky somewhat. Hence for the decision to feathering that engine

Clay, Powson Stocks
[1844-1866] Son of William Clay.

On 18th November 1861, he married Sarah Baldwin.


Sarah was the daughter of John Baldwin
 

He died in Madras, India [25th August 1866].

On 21st July 1867, the widowed Sarah married William Oates

Clay, Robert
[13??-1???] A merchant.

He lived at Clay House, West Vale [1379]

Clay, Dr Robert
[1573-1628] Vicar of Halifax [1624].

Son of John Clay of Clay House, Greetland and Margery, sister of Sir Henry Savile.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Jane Wenman.


Jane was the daughter of Richard Wenman of Oxfordshire
 

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. Elizabeth

His scandalous behaviour led to a petition for his removal.

He was a friend of Sir Thomas Bodley [1545-1613] after whom Oxford's Bodleian Library is named.

In 1626, Clay founded the library at Halifax Parish Church in what had been the charnel house, and he bequeathed a sum of £100 to Merton College Oxford – where he gained his Doctorate – for two annual sermons to be given by a Yorkshireman. The sermon was required to be given by a fellow or chaplain of the College and was to mention Clay by name.

His unofficial arms can be seen on the gates of Clay House, West Vale.

He was buried in the library at Halifax Parish Church

Clay, Samuel
[1805-1869] Son of Samuel H. Clay.

Born in Warley.

He was a farmer of 30 acres [1851] / a butcher / a cattle dealer

On 18th July 1825, he married Sarah Richardson [1811-184?] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. George [1826-1844]
  2. John
  3. Elizabeth [b 1826]
  4. Susannah [b 1831]
  5. Hannah [1854-1888]
  6. Emma [b 1836]
  7. Richardson [1837-1888] who was a farmer [1861]
  8. Charles [1839-1900] who was a mason [1861]
  9. Joseph [b 1840]
  10. Samuel [b 1844] who was a mason [1861]

The children were baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Blackwall, Warley [1851]
  • Black Wall?, Warley [1861]

In 1851, children John & Richardson were living at the Bath Tavern, Elland with Joseph Horsfall

Clay, Samuel H.
[1767-1841] Son of John Clay.

He married Elizabeth Garnett [1768-1814].

Children:

  1. James
  2. Susannah [1787-1809]
  3. Judith [b 1789]
  4. Daniel
  5. William
  6. Elizabeth [1800-1867] who married James Page [1795-1857]
  7. Sarah [1803-1820]
  8. Samuel
  9. Jonathan

The family lived at High Royd, Halifax [1841]

Clay, Stanley Barber
[1889-1946] Son of Frank Clay.

Partner in Clay & Horsfall.

In 1921, he married Martha Lewis in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Yvonne Barber [b 1922]
  2. John Nigel

Clay, T.
[18??-18??] Grocer at Brighouse.

In December 1865, he was declared bankrupt

Clay, Thomas
[1908-1940] Son of Mary & Joseph Clay.

He married Ellen.


Ellen came from Bradford
 

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in the Battle of France [20th May 1940] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

Clay, Thomas Benjamin
[1834-1871] He married Johanna Elizabeth Phelan [1833-1871].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1855-1904] who married [Q4 1877] Walter Berry [1855-1935]
  2. Samuel [1857-1869]
  3. Frank
  4. Thomas Benjamin

Clay, Thomas Benjamin
[1863-1???] Son of Thomas Benjamin Clay.

He emigrated to New Zealand.

He was general manager of the New Zealand Farmers' Trading Company / chairman of the Auckland Harbour Board [for 10 years] / mayor of Mount Albert, New Zealand (his wife was mayoress) [1915?].

He married Sarah Elizabeth Siddall [1862-1952].

Children:

  1. Gladys [1891-1892]
  2. Oscar [1900-1901]
  3. Harold [1809-1965] who married Mildred Batkin
  4. Nelson [1893-1975] who married Peggy Hislop [1897-1974]
  5. Victor [1895-1987] who married Iris Baker [1893-1957]
  6. Irene [1897-1971] who married Kenneth Trembath [1897-1968]
  7. Myrta [1898-1968] who married Harry Vialouk [1897-1975]
  8. Edwin [1902-1986] who married Ernestine Edgecombe [1899-1987]

Clay, Thomas Daniel
[1847-1886] Son of James Clay.

He and his brothers William Henry and George Edward were woollen manufacturers [1878]

Clay, Vernon Harcourt
[1896-1916] MC.

Son of Joseph Clay.

He was a member of Hope Baptist Church & School / educated at Hebden Bridge Secondary School & New College, Harrogate [1911] / a member of Hebden Bridge Liberal Club. He entered the family business.

During World War I, he was in Switzerland when War broke out, and he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was wounded, mutilated and blinded – losing the sight in both eyes – whilst leading an attack on the German trenches. He was hospitalised [July 1916].

He was awarded the Military Cross [August 1916] for


conspicuous gallantry during operations. He successfully led a risky reconnaissance. He shot two of the enemy with his revolver, led a bombing attack establishing a stop, and repulsed several hostile bomb attacks during the afternoon. Next day he made another dangerous reconnaissance
 

He died at Chelsea Hospital, London, after many weeks of suffering [26th October 1916].

He was buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

His funeral was reported in the Halifax Courier [4th November 1916].

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial

Clay, W. B.
[18??-19??] See Luddenden Recreation Ground

Clay, William
[16??-1704] Of Clay House, Northowram. (Possibly) son of John Clay.

He was a friend of Rev Oliver Heywood.

He gave land for Heywood to build a chapel at Northowram.

He was Master of Heywood's School.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) John

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax His will was dated 1704.

See Northowram Free School and Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Clay, William
[17??-18??] In 17??, he married Hannah Fryer. The marriage brought the Clay family to Rastrick

Clay, William
[1792-1857] Son of Samuel H. Clay.

Born in Warley.

He was a farmer [1841] / a woollen manufacturer [1851].

He married Ruth Woodhead [1795-1871].


Ruth was the sister of Susannah, wife of James Clay
 

Children:

  1. Charles [1818-1839]
  2. James
  3. Elizabeth [b 1823]
  4. Susan [1823-1909] who married Jonas Crowther Gledhill
  5. Mary [b 1827]
  6. Ellen [b 1829]
  7. Sarah [b 1831]
  8. John [b 1833]
  9. son [b 1836]
  10. Abraham [b 1838]

The family lived at Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1841, 1851].

William died at Hollings Mill, Sowerby [22nd March 1857].

Ruth died at Hill Top, Warley [20th December 1871] (aged 76).

She was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Clay, William
[18??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Jane Stocks.

Children:

  1. Powson Stocks
  2. Sophia [18??-1889] who married Edwin Smith

Clay, William
[1836-1???] Born in Warley.

He was a woollen carder [1891].

In [Q4] 1864, he married Kezia Lees [1838-1???] in Halifax.


Kezia was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1866] who was a solicitor's clerk [1881]
  2. Lewis [b 1868]
  3. Milton [b 1872] who was an elementary school teacher [1891]

The family lived at

  • Hollins Grove, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 68 Hollins Grove, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Clay, William
[1847-1904] He was landlord of the Fleece, Greetland [1887-1903]

On 15th January 1873, he married (1) Elizabeth Crowther [1845-1898].


On 4th February 1873, 3 weeks after their marriage, the couple sailed from Liverpool, bound for the USA
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. George Agur [1876-1912] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  3. Joe [1878-1879] who died aged 8 months
  4. Henry [1878-1940] who was a woollen manufacturer [1904]

Elizabeth died in 1898.

On 29th January 1902, he married (2) Eliza Henson [1846-1919] at Halifax Parish Church.

William died at Fort William, Isle of Man [21st July 1904].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,747 12/-.

Probate was granted to sons Henry & Charles.

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Son Charles took over at the Fleece [19th July 1902], and was landlord until his death [1910]

Clay, William Henry
[18??-1???] He married Fanny [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Louis John

The family lived at 20 Beaumont Street, Todmorden

Clay, William Henry
[1850-1888] Son of James Clay.

He and his brothers Thomas Daniel and George Edward were woollen manufacturers [1878]

 

The Clay family of Luddendenfoot
This branch of the family was important in Luddendenfoot.

George Clay was an early member of the family.

See Boy Mill, James Clay, Delph Mills, Luddendenfoot and Luddendenfoot Mill

The Clay family of Rastrick
This branch of the family was important in Rastrick.

They were Quakers.

See Clay House, Soyland, Clay House, Greetland, John Clay, William Clay, Rastrick Country Secondary School, Rastrick Hall and Rastrick House

Clay surname
The surname may have originated with someone who worked in clay or who lived in an area where clay was found.

George Redmonds writes that Henry del Clay is recorded at Rastrick in 1332, John de Clay of Clayhouse is recorded in 1419, Richard Clay is recorded at Sowerby in 1540 and Thomas Clay is recorded in Halifax in 1642.

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Clay, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Clay:


Marriages 1859, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1907, 1917; Death 1900
 



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