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Generation No. 1
1-1. WILLIAM1 CLAYSON born abt. 1740, Elham, Kent. From the marriage licence of his son John, we know that William lived in Elham, Kent.
Children of WILLIAM1 CLAYSON are:
i. JOHN2 CLAYSON, b. 1765, Elham, Kent. d. 05 Apr 1838, Elham, Kent. Married Martha Rousell.
Generation No. 2
2-1. JOHN2 CLAYSON (WILLIAM1) born 1765 in Elham, Kent, and died 05 Apr 1838 in Elham, Kent, age 69 years, labourer, cause of death apoplexy, informant the mark x of Martha Clayson widow Elham. He married MARTHA ROUSELL (ROWSALL) 21 Nov 1785 (Licence granted 15 Oct 1785 in Elham, Kent Canterbury Marriage Licences, 1781-1809 Volume 32) daughter of JAMES ROUSELL. She was bapt. 20 April 1766, in Ham, near Eastry, Kent and died 24 Oct 1843, age 81, burial 29 Oct 1843 in Elham, Kent. Parents of Martha ROUSELL, James ROUSELL and Mary SPRATT, married 6July 1765, Lower Hardres near Canterbury. (awaiting verification). Possible; Mary SPRATT, bapt. 23 Dec 1744, Hothfield, Kent. Parents of MARYSPRATT: John SPRATT and Mildred PREBELL, married 27 Dec 1743,Dover. (unverified)
Son of JOHN2 CLAYSON and MARTHA ROUSELL is:
ISAAC3 CLAYSON born Abt. 1802 Elham, Ken
Generation No. 3
3-1. ISAAC3 CLAYSON (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) born Abt. 1802 Elham, Kent. Christened: 09 May 1802. Died third quarter of 1856?. Married ELIZABETH SMITH 11 Aug 1828 in Elham, Kent. She was buried 18 Mar 1832 Elham, Kent.
Son of ISAAC3 CLAYSON and ELIZABETH SMITH is:
WILLIAM4 CLAYSON, b. 1828, Elham, Kent. Christened 12 Oct 1828, Elham, Kent.
Generation No. 4
4-1. WILLIAM4 CLAYSON, b. 1828, Elham, Kent. Christened 12 Oct 1828, Elham, Kent. Married Barbara Carswell born 1833, Elham, Kent on the 1841 census.
NB Living at 42 Cock Lane in the 1851 census next door to the Carswell family.
Children of WILLIAM4 CLAYSON and BARBARA CARSWELL are:
i. SUSANNAH5 CLAYSON b 1851?
ii. WILLIAM5 CLAYSON b 1853?
iii. GEORGE5 CLAYSON b 1853?
iv. MARY5 CLAYSON b 1858?
v. ARTHUR JOHN5 CLAYSON. b. 1865, married ROSE ELLEN MCROSKELL in 1889 Aldershott. Died March 1903, Elham. NB Arthur was in the Shoeing
Smith Royal Artillery 54 Field Battery.
Generation No. 5
5-1. ARTHUR JOHN5 CLAYSON. b. 1865, married ROSE ELLEN MCROSKELL in 1889 Aldershott. Died March 1903, Elham. NB Arthur was in the Shoeing
Smith Royal Artillery 54 Field Battery.
Children of ARTHUR JOHN5 CLAYSON and ROSE ELLEN MCROSKELL are:
i. MABEL ELIZABETH6 CLAYSON b. 1890 Woolwich.
ii. ELIZABETH ADA6 CLAYSON b. 1890 Woolwich.
Generation No. 6
6-1. ARTHUR GEORGE6 CLAYSON b. 1892 Woolich. Died January 1957 Dundee. Married 1919 to HARRIET SANGSTER POUSTIE b. 1901 Edinburgh.
Died 1957 Dundee. Chief Petty Officer in the Navy 1940's, served in WW I and WW II. Arthur Clayson was at Gallipoli beach with the cruiser
Children of ARTHUR GEORGE6 CLAYSON and HARRIET SANGSTER POUSTIE are:
i. ARTHUR JOHN7 CLAYSON b. 1919. Dundee. Died June1999, Dundee. Married May Irene Bridgland 1941.b May1923 Sundridge. Died November
ii. DAVID MALCOM7 CLAYSON (ARTHUR GEORGE6, ARTHUR JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) b. 1930 Dundee. Died Feb 2000 Greenock.
iii. WILLIAM (Bill) CHRISTIE7 CLAYSON (ARTHUR GEORGE6, ARTHUR JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) b. July 1937, London. Married Iris
McKenzie Manson in 1979. Iris was born in 1951 Dundee.
Generation No. 7
7-1. ARTHUR JOHN7 CLAYSON b. 1919. Dundee. Died June1999, Dundee. Married May Irene Bridgland 1941.b May1923 Sundridge. Died November 1980
Children of ARTHUR JOHN7 CLAYSON and MAY IRENE BRIDGLAND ARE:
i. Irene8 Clayson b. 194? Died?
ii. Sheila Ann8 Clayson b. 1958 Died March 1981.
iii. Sylvia Clayson8 b. ? Living.
7-2. DAVID MALCOM7 CLAYSON b. 1930 Dundee. Died Feb 2000 Greenock. Marriage 1 Mary Hanley b ----Greenock, Died - Greenock. Marriage2
Alexandra O’Neil Nov 1972- Greenock b. June 1941.
Children of DAVID MALCOM7 CLAYSON and MARY HANLEY:
Child of DAVID MALCOM7 CLAYSON and ALEXANDRA O'NEIL is:
i. DEBBIE8 CLAYSON b. Sept 1973 Greenock, Married Thomas Smith 2004 b. May 1970 Greenock.
Children of Debbie8 Clayson and Thomas Smith are:
i. Kirsty9 Smith b. June 1994 Greenock.
ii. David9 Smith b. July 1998 Greenock.
7-3. WILLIAM (Bill) CHRISTIE7 CLAYSON b. July 1937, London. Married Iris McKenzie Manson in 1979. Iris was born in 1951 Dundee. NB After leaving
the Navy, Bill worked in shipbuilding as a senior electrical supervisor. When the UK Government closed the shipyards, he went to work with Wood Group
Industrial Controls Ltd. as a Quality Assurance Manager. He then went on to automated assembly machine design and programming. Bill retired in
Children of WILLIAM CHRISTIE7 CLAYSON And IRIS MCKENZIE MANSON ARE:
i. Susan Iris8 Clayson b. 1979.
ii. Grant Arthur George8 Clayson b. Jan. 1983 ch. July 1983.
Generation No. 8
8-1. Susan Iris8 Clayson b. 1979.
8-2. Grant Arthur George8 Clayson b. Jan. 1983 ch. July 1983.
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My father ARTHUR GEORGE6 CLAYSON entered an indentured apprenticeship in 1907 with George Gardener of Ramsgate Kent, on the fishing boat Couteut of Bricleaue. Quote from indentures: the remuneration spending money or allowance in the nature of wages per week during the continuance of the indenture
WHEN ASHORE AT HOME DURING SERVICE
AS COOK-----------------3 PENCE PER DAY
“ DECK BOY-----------6 PENCE PER DAY
“ 3rd HAND-----------1/- PER DAY
SHARES OF SALVAGE OR SALVAGE SERVICES FOR EVERY £100 EARNED BY VESSEL DURING SERVICE
AS COOK----------------5/- PER DAY
“ DECK BOY---------10/- PER DAY
“ 3rd HAND-----------£1 PER DAY
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