John II Clevland of Tapeley in the parish of Westleigh, Devon, was seven times Member of Parliament for Barnstaple from 1766 to 1802.
He was the eldest son of John I Clevland (1706–1763), Secretary to the Admiralty from 1751 to 1763, and a Member of Parliament from 1741 to 1761. His mother was Elizabeth Child, daughter of Sir Caesar Child, 2nd Baronet (c 1678–1725).
Foreign most his career, Clevland worked in the Admiralty. She died 16 September 1792 aged 65 years" Below is a white marble relief sculpted escutcheon showing the following arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th: Clevland. 2nd & 3rd: Vert, two bars engrailed between three leopard"s faces or (Child baronets, of the City of London (1685) (Child of Surat, East Indies and Dervill, Essex, Baronet, created 1684, extinct 1753), the arms of William Clevland"s mother Elizabeth Child).
Overall is an inescutcheon of pretence of Stevens: Per chevron azure and gules, in chief two falcons rising belled or.
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He was seven times elected a Member of Parliament for Barnstaple from 1766 to 1802.
"To the memory of Mrs Elizabeth Clevland wife of John Clevland Esq., Member of Parliament for the Borough of Barnstaple (where he has been chosen six successive parliaments) and daughter of Richard Stevens of Winscott.