Nicholas Clagett (born 1685/6, died 1746) was an English bishop.
He was appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham on 1 September 1722. After this he became Dean of Rochester on 8 February 1724, succeeding on the death of Samuel Pratt, and was elected bishop of St. David's, congé d'élire issued on 17 December 1731. He was allowed to hold in commendam the rectories of Shobrooke and of Overton in the diocese of Winchester. On 2 August 1742 he was translated, becoming Bishop of Exeter. He died on 8 Dec. 1746, and was buried at St. Margaret's, Westminster, with no epitaph.
He published Articles of Enquiry for the Archdeaconry of Buckingham, 1732, and eleven sermons. One was preached before the House of Lords on the anniversary of Charles I's martyrdom, another on the consecration of Bishop White. A Persuasive to an ingenuous trial of Opinions in Religion (1685), sometimes ascribed to him, belongs rather to his father.
- "Clagett, Nicholas (CLGT702N)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Clagett, Nicholas (d.1746)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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|Bishop of St David's
|Bishop of Exeter