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