CLAYTON, Courthorpe (d.1762), of Shepherd's Bush, Mdx. and Mallow, co. Cork

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer



5 May 1749 - 1761

Family and Education

1st surv. s. of Laurence Clayton of Mallow by his 2nd w. Anne, da. and coh. of Sir Peter Courthorpe of Little Island, co. Cork. m. 6 Aug. 1745, Theodosia, da. of Edward Buckworth, 1da.

Offices Held

M.P. [I] 1727-60.

Ensign 2 Ft. Gds. 1725; cornet R. Horse Gds. 1727; lt. 1 Horse Gren. Gds. 1731, maj. 1751; lt.-col. 1756.

Equerry to Prince of Wales 1726-7, and to the King 1727-60; avener and clerk marshal 1732-4, 1757-60.

Pension of £500 p.a. during pleasure from January 1761.


Returned on Lord Cornwallis’s interest, Clayton was classed as ‘pro’ by Dupplin in 1754. He is not known to have spoken or voted.

He died 22 Mar. 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond