About the Author
Mary Clayton completed her MPhil on parliamentary elections in Haslemere, 1715-1780 in 1993. She worked at The National Archives on the Equity project, cataloguing Chancery cases, before becoming a researcher for the Clergy of the Church of England Database, CCEd. She was the London based researcher for the Old Bailey Online, and then worked on the London Lives project, before returning as a senior research officer to CCEd. As an honorary fellow of the University of Durham, she is currently the first point of contact for those wishing to communicate with the Clergy database.