Lewis Clayton

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Lewis Clayton (8 June 1838 – 25 June 1917) was an Anglican bishop, the second Bishop suffragan of Leicester from 1903 until 1913.[1]

Lewis Clayton was educated at King's College School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[2] He was ordained in 1861 and his first post was as a Curate at Holy Trinity, Halstead.[3] He was later Vicar of Dallington, Northamptonshire and a Residentiary Canon at Peterborough[4] before his elevation to the Episcopate. His wife was a prominent campaigner for women’s suffrage.[5] He was appointed suffragan bishop of Leicester in 1903[6] and assistant Bishop of Peterborough in 1913 until his death in 1917. He died on 25 Jun 1917.[7]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Clayton, Lewis (CLTN855L)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Church details
  4. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly's, 1913
  5. ^ “The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928” Crawford,E: Abingdon Routledge, 2001 ISBN 0-415-23926-5
  6. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jan 17, 1903; pg. 10; Issue 36980; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence. New Suffragan Bishop of Leicester
  7. ^ Obituary Bishop L. Clayton The Times Tuesday, Jun 26, 1917; pg. 9; Issue 41514; col C

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Francis Thicknesse
Bishop of Leicester
Succeeded by
Norman Lang