Jasper Clayton

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

Jasper Clayton
Died27 June 1743
Wingfield, Buckinghamshire
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branchBritish Army
RankLieutenant General
Battles/warsWar of Spanish Succession
War of Austrian Succession

Military career

Born the son of Sir John Clayton and Alice (Bowyer) Clayton, Jasper Clayton lived at Fernhill in 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 commanded a brigade during the suppression of the 1715 Jacobite Rising in Scotland.[4]

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.[1] He is buried at Wingfield in Buckinghamshire.[1]



  • Lyons, Adam (2014). The 1711 Expedition to Quebec: Politics And The Limitations Of British Global Strategy. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 978-1472581693.
Government offices
Preceded by
Richard Kane
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Joseph Sabine
Military offices
Preceded by
Philip Honywood
Colonel of Clayton's Regiment of Foot
Regiment disbanded
Preceded by
John Tidcomb
Colonel of Clayton's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
John Price
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