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Sarah Clayton A Liverpool Merchant

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Clayton Square in the centre of Liverpool has an interesting history in terms of its connection to the Clayton family, after whom it is named.



Sarah Clayton, was Liverpool's most famous woman merchant, she was born in the city on 26 August 1712. Her father was Alderman William Clayton (d. 1715), he was one of the greatest of the Liverpool merchants during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Mayor of Liverpool in 1689 and an MP for Liverpool in six parliaments between 1698 and 1715. William Clayton died when Sarah was only three years old, at which time her mother Elizabeth assumed responsibility for the family’s affairs; these she managed with great skill until her own death in 1745. Almost immediately thereafter Sarah Clayton, who never married, turned her attentions to business.
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