Capt Clayton appears frequently in the Bellingham/Rawstorne diaries. Claytons were the principal residents of Fulwood in the 17th century  and a Captain Robert Clayton of Fulwood, who is recorded as selling an estate in Whittle in the 17th century, is likely to have been the diaries’ Capt Clayton.  According to the Visitation of Lancashire  this Robert was the husband of Eleanor; he was father of William Clayton, a Liverpool MP.  Robert Clayton, gent of Fulwood, appears on the 1662 Guild Rolls.  A Capt Clayton is shown as owner of a house in Church Street in 1684 (see plan).
 ‘The Parish of Lancaster: Fulwood | British History Online’, accessed 8 January 2016, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol7/pp137-138#fnn14.
 Francis Gastrell and F. R. Raines, ‘Notitia Cestriensis’, The Chetham Society 22 (1850): 382, https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Notitia_Cestriensis.html?id=zUsJAAAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y.
 William Dugdale and F. R. Raines, ‘The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster: Made in the Year 1664-5’, The Chetham Society, OS, 84 (1872): 85.
 Eveline Cruickshanks and Richard Harrison, ‘Clayton, William (aft.1650-1715), of Fulwood, Nr. Preston and Water Street, Liverpool, Lancs. | History of Parliament Online’, The History of Parliament, accessed 8 January 2016, http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/clayton-william-1650-1715#biography.
 W. A. Abram, The Rolls of Burgesses at the Guilds Merchant of the Borough of Preston, Co. of Lancaster, 1397-1682 (Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1884), 165, https://archive.org/details/rollsburgessesa00langoog.