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James Clay (20 December 1804, London – 26 December 1873, Brighton) was an English politician and writer on the game of whist. His son was the musical composer Frederic Clay.

Clay was MP for Hull from July 1847 until 1853, when he was unseated after a bribery inquiry. He regained the seat at an 1857 by-election and held it until his death.[1]


  1. ^ M. C. Curthoys, ‘Clay, James (1804–1873)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2006

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Hanmer
Sir Walter James
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1847 – 1853
With: Matthew Talbot Baines to 1832
Viscount Goderich from 1852
Succeeded by
William Henry Watson
William Digby Seymour
Preceded by
William Henry Watson
William Digby Seymour
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1857 – 1873
With: Charles Morgan Norwood from 1865
Lord Ashley 1857–1859
Joseph Hoare 1859
John Somes 1859–1865
Succeeded by
Charles Morgan Norwood
Joseph Walker Pease


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