Oakley Clayton

1823–1854 (Age 31)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Oakley

When Oakley Clayton was born in 1823, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Clayton, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Ashley, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Atkin in 1853, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1854, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, at the age of 31.

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Oakley Clayton
Sarah Ann Atkin
Marriage: 1853
Thomas Johnson Oakley Clayton

Spouse and Children

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


    Thomas Johnson Oakley Clayton


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 7

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 10

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and elsewhere, named Clayton, from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Oakley Clayton in household of John Clayton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Oakley Clayton in household of John Clayton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Oakley Clayton in entry for Thomas Johnson Oakley Clayton, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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