Clarke, Alured, 1696-1742

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Epithet: Dean of Exeter, Chaplain to George I and II

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001476.0x000108

Charlotte Clayton, Lady Sundon (c.1679-1742), courtier, married William Clayton (bap. 1671, d. 1752) of Sundon Hall in Bedfordshire before 1714. With the help of the Duchess of Marlborough, Charlotte Clayton was appointed a woman of the bedchamber to Caroline, princess of Wales in 1714. Her considerable influence over Caroline was distressing to Robert Walpole, who accused Clayton of procuring various political favors for her friends.

Alured Clarke (1696-1742), was a Church of England clergyman. Ordained by his uncle Bishop Trimnell in 1720, in 1723 he became rector of Chilbolton in Hampshire and a prebendary of Winchester. He was a chaplain-in-ordinary to both George I and George II; in 1731, he became a prebendary of Westminster. Later he became deputy clerk of the closet to George II. Clarke was also a patron; he founded a county hospital at Winchester in 1736 and was a champion of the poet Stephen Duck.

John Hervey, second Baron Hervey of Ickworth (1696-1743), was a courtier and writer. On 2 April 1725 he was elected MP for Bury St Edmunds, and entered the Commons as a supporter of Sir Robert Walpole. In 1730, he became vice-chamberlain to the king's household and, consequently, a member of the privy council; and, in 1740, lord privy seal. However, in 1742 Walpole resigned, and that same year Hervey also left public office. He wrote numerous tracts, including Ancient and Modern Liberty Stated and Compared (1734); The Conduct of the Opposition and the Tendency of Modern Patriotism (1734); and Miscellaneous Thoughts (1742). Hervey's Memoirs were published, with some material suppressed, in 1848, and a more complete version was published in 1931.

From the description of 20 letters to Charlotte, Lady Sundon ; 4 letters to Lady Sundon from Lord Hervey ; 1 unsigned letter, 1730-1734. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184468

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associatedWith Bristol, John Hervey, Earl of, 1665-1751. person
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associatedWith Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. person
associatedWith Hervey, John Hervey, Baron, 1696-1743. person
associatedWith Hoadly, Benjamin, 1676-1761. person
associatedWith Rundle, Thomas, 1688?-1743. person
associatedWith Stanisław I Leszczyński, King of Poland, 1677-1766. person
associatedWith Sundon, Charlotte Clayton, Baroness, d. 1742. person
associatedWith Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745. person
associatedWith Watkins, Anne. person
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Birth 1696

Death 1742



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SNAC ID: 18449469