William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon
William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon (9 November 1671 – 29 April 1752) was a British politician.
He was the son of William Clayton of Newmarket, Suffolk and Ann, the daughter of John Haske of Newmarket. He entered the Exchequer as clerk of receipts in 1688 and was deputy auditor of receipts by 1714. Between 1715 and 1718 he was paymaster of the King’s private pensions. Lord Sunderland, Lord Marlborough son-in-law, made him a lord of the Treasury in 1718 in Woodstock. Clayton was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Woodstock from 1716–1722, St Albans from 1722–1727, Westminster from 1727–1741, Plympton Erle from 1742–1747 and St Mawes from 1747–1752.
Clayton was raised to the Peerage of Ireland on 2 June 1735 as Baron Sundon, of Ardagh in the County of Longford. He married Charlotte, the daughter of John Dyve, clerk of the Privy Council. They had no children and the peerage became extinct upon his death.
- CLAYTON, William (1671-1752), of Sundon, Beds Retrieved on 15 Feb 2018
- Sedgwick, Romney (1970). "Clayton, William (1671-1752)". In Sedgwick, Romney. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754. London: HMSO. ISBN 9780118800983.
- "No. 7403". The London Gazette. 17 May 1735. p. 1.
- Philip Carter, ‘Clayton , Charlotte, Lady Sundon (c.1679–1742)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 6 April 2015
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