Jasper Clayton (c.1670 - 1743)

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Birthplace: Fernhill, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Bavaria, Germany
Cause of death: Battle of Dettingen
Occupation: Governor of Gibraltar
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About Jasper Clayton

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

Military career

Born the son of Sir John Clayton and Alice (Bowyer) Clayton, Jasper Clayton lived at Fernhill, 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.

He is buried at Wingfield in Buckinghamshire.[1]

Family

Jasper Clayton, born 1675 in Parson' Green, suburb of London, ENG; died 1743 in in Battle of Dettingen; married Juliana Unknown; born Abt. 1675.

Citations

  1. The Clayton Family By Henry F. Hepburn, Page 15
  2. Descriptions of the English infantry regiments on 1 January 1703
  3. Historical Record of the Fourteenth or Buckinghamshire Regiment, Page 22

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  1. The Clayton family.   By Henry F. Hepburn, Esq.  Published 1904 by The Historical Society of Delaware in Wilmington, Del . Written in English. Series: Papers of the Histrical Society of Delaware -- XLI.  Page 14-15.
  2. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial ..., Volume 4.  edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler.  Page 118.
  3. Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. By Deborah Kennedy.
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General Jasper Clayton's Timeline

1670
1670
Buckinghamshire, England
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Age 30
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1743
June 27, 1743
Age 73
Bavaria, Germany
1743
Age 73
Wingfield, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom