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Clayton Robert

Clayton, Robert, born in Dublin in 1695, became Bishop of Killala in 1729, and was translated to Cork in 1735, and to Clogher in 1745. He wrote several learned books on theological subjects, but was chiefly remarkable for his Vindication and Defence of the Histories of the Old and New Testament, in which he assailed the scepticism of Bolingbroke. His own orthodoxy was, however, very questionable, for he moved in the House of Lords that the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds should be expunged from the Liturgy. The peers directed that he should be prosecuted for heresy. but he died in 1758 on the eve of his trial.