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BISHOPS OF
CORK
AND ROSS.
bring the Bishop to trial ; but before any examination took
place he died, at his house in Stephen's-green,
Dublin, of a
fever occasioned by his alarm, on February 26, 1758. There
is a portrait of him in the Palace of Cork.
His bust is in
T.C.D. Library.
Bishop Clayton's "Introduction
to the History of the Jews,
from the Deluge till the death of Moses," was translated into
French, and published at Leyden in 1751.
Bishop Clayton was buried at Donnybrook, under a atone,
inscribed as follows:-
" Here lyeth ye Bodyof
DoctorRobertClaytonLord BishopofClogher
who was born in the year 1695
and was elected Fellow of Trinity College in 1714.
He resigned his Fellowship in the year 1728;
and the same
year
married Katherine daughter of Lord Cheife
Baron Donnellan.
He was promoted to the
Bishopriek of Killala in the year 1729
and died in 1758
In the 64th year of his age.
To enumerate all his good amiable qualities
Would take up too much roome
For this place.
His character as a Christian, and abilities
as a writer, appear by his works.
He lived esteemed by good men,
He died regretted by many,
Most lamented by his afflicted Widow."
Bishop Clayton had no issue. He left his estate of Fulwood,
in Lancashire, to his male heir, Richard Clayton, of Adlington,
in Lancashire, and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ire-
land, from whose brother, John, descends the present family of
Clayton-Browne,
of Adlington, and of Carrickbyrne,
county
Wexford.
Elisabeth Clayton, sister of the Bishop, became the Wife of
William Browne, esq., of Browne's Hill, county Carlow, the
ancestor
of CLAYTON-BROwNR of Adlington already mentioned,
and of the family of BRowNE,of BROwNE'S HILL.
The grandfather of the Bishop was, I believe, Robert Clay-
ton, of Fulwood, who married Eleanor Atherton ; but there is
considerable confusion in the various published accounts of the
pedigree of this ancient family. The following is from Debrett's
Baronetage :-Robert
de Clayton came into England with
Willm. Conq. ; was born at Cordevee, in Normandy, and for his
laudableservices
had the manor of Clayton, in
lane.
given
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ROSS.
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him.
He had 3 sons-John,
William, and Robert, and 2
daurs.
. . . William, 2nd son of Robert, served K. Stephen
in many troubles, particularly when Ranulph, Earl of Cheater,
and many others, took possession of London.
A very obsti-
nate battle was fought on Candlemas day, where, " God wot,
William de Clayton lost his life in 1141." The 24th in lineal
descent from him was Dr. Robert Clayton.
11745.JEMMET BROwNR, D.D.,was translated from the Bishopric of
Killaloe to that of Cork and Ross, by patent dated August 27th,
1745.
[Lib. Mun.]
He was enthroned on 6 Sept. [D.R.]
In 1772 he was moved to Elphin, and in 1775 became Arch-
bishop of Tuam. His parentage, preferments, marriages, issue,
death, &c., are detailed under the " Deans of Ross," vol. ii.,
pages428-9.
While Bishop of Cork he published a " Fast Sermon,"
preached in Christ-church, Dublin, on Dec., 18, 1745. 4to.
Dublin, 1746.
Archbishop Browne was buried at Cork. The following is
from the Registry of St. Finbar's Cathedral :-" Buried, 1782,
June 17, His Grace Jemmett, by Divine Providence, Lord Arch-
bishop of Tuam, in a vault under the church."
The following, from the Registry of Cashel, refers to the
Ballinaspig estate :-
1745. Nov. 1. Upon this day Robert, Bishop of Clogher,
wrote unto the Archbishop of Cashel.
" MY LORD,-
" Enclosed herewith is the lease of Ballinaspeg, which
" the owner, Mr. William Lindsay, resigns unto your Grace's
" hands, in trust for the use of the See, and entirely refers it
" to your Grace's consideration bow that may most effectually
" be done. The Bishop of Cork proposed giving a bond of
" £1,000 not to get it for longer than during his own Incum-
bency, which is humbly submitted to your Grace by
Your most obedt. humble servant,
" ROBT
. CLOGRER."
1745. Dec. 9. Dr. Jemmett Browne, Bishop of Cork and Ross,
passed his bond of this date to Arthur, Archbishop of Cashel
for £1,000, conditioned that if he should, during the time be
should be Bishop of Cork, continue to keep in his own hands
or otherwise to possess and enjoy the dwelling-house and lands
of Ballinaspeg, as the same had been lately enjoyed by the 2
last Bishops of Cork, without said present Bishop making any
lease of same other than for any time during his
continuing
Bishop of Cork, said bond to be void, or otherwise
to remain
in full force.
1772. ISAACMANN,D.D.,was appointed Bishop of Cork and Ross by