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|Description:||The Reverend Alexander Clendining was rector of Westport in the late 18th century. He had a number of sons including Thomas Valentine, George and Alexander. George Clendining and his son George, were agents for the Marquesses of Sligo's estates from circa 1798 until 1847 when George junior was dismissed. George Clendining junior was appointed receiver on the estates of Lord Oranmore and Browne in 1843. He was declared a bankrupt in 1851. Another family member Alexander Clendining was agent to Colonel FitzGerald at Turlough and the Moores of Moorehall. The Clendinings intermarried with the O'Donels of Newport and with the Lamberts of Brookhill, county Mayo.|