CLAYTON, Courthorpe (c.1706-62), of Shepherd's Bush, Mdx. and Mallow, Co. Cork.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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5 May 1749 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1706, o. surv. s. of Laurence Clayton of Mallow, co. Cork 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, brevet lt.-col. 1751, lt.-col. 1756.

Page 1716-26 and equerry 1726-60 to George II as Prince of Wales and King; avener and clerk marshal 1732-4, 1757-60.


Clayton was chosen by Lord Cornwallis to fill the vacancy caused by Edward Cornwallis’s appointment to be governor of Nova Scotia. He died 22 Mar. 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick