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George Alfred Clayton (1870-1947)

George Alfred Clayton was born at Edgworth, Lancashire, the son of the Methodist minister Albert Clayton. After studying law, he trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Headingly and in 1895 was sent as a missionary to the Hupeh district of China.

Clayton served in China for thirty-five years. He was particularly associated with the David Hill School for the Blind in Hankow and from 1916 he served as Secretary of the Central China Religious Tract Society. In 1930 Clayton returned to England where despite the effects of a serious accident, he continued his work for the Religious Tract Society.

His last years were spent in retirement at Cliftonville.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1947

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