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Shipbuilders and repairers of Birkenhead.
1873 Partnership change. '...the undersigned, George Robert Clover the younger, Matthew Clover, William Ashley Clayton, and Walter Kersey Bayley, in the trade or business of Ship Builders, at Birkenhead, in the county of Chester, and at Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, under the firm or style of Clover, Clayton, and Co., was this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said Walter Kersey Bayley, who is retiring from the business; and in future, or until further notice, the business will be carried on by the said George Robert Clover the younger, Matthew Clover, and William Ashley Clayton, on their separate account...'
1882 Partnership change. '...the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, George Robert Clover, Matthew Clover, and William Ashley Clayton, as Shipbuilders, Engineers, etc., at Birkenhead and Liverpool, in the counties of Chester and Lancaster respectively, under the style or firm of Clover, Clayton, and Co., was, as and from the 31st day of December, 1881, dissolved, by mutual consent; so far as regards the said William Ashley Clayton, who on that day retired from the business...'
1916 Planned extensions to their docks. '...a notice from Clover, Clayton and Company, Limited, of Birkenhead, Cheshire, given pursuant to the provisions of the above mentioned Act, of their intention to carry out at Birkenhead certain extensions and alterations to their Docks...'