Jasper Clayton

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Jasper Clayton
Died 27 June 1743
Wingfield, Buckinghamshire
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars War of Spanish Succession
War of Austrian Succession

Lieutenant General Jasper Clayton (died 27 June 1743) was Governor of Gibraltar.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of Sir John Clayton and Alice (Bowyer) Clayton, Jasper Clayton lived at Fernhill in Buckinghamshire.[1] He chose to join the Army and climbed the ranks to become a Lieutenant General.[1] In 1707, during the War of the Spanish Succession, he was present at the Battle of Almansa.[2]

In 1713 he was made Colonel of the 14th Regiment of Foot.[3]

He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Gibraltar in 1727 remaining there until 1730.[1] He fought in the War of Austrian Succession and was killed at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.[1] He is buried at Wingfield in Buckinghamshire.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
Richard Kane
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Joseph Sabine