spent all his life in Dublin, first at College Green and later in Clare Street.
He was appointed Chief Chamberlain of the Exchequer on 19th April 1748 and Treasurer of the Ordnance in 1763.
He also held other appointments associated with Dublin and Dublin Castle, the then seat of government.
Tate Wilkinson described his house in College Green as one of the “Palaces” of Dublin. On his death, his son-in-law, William Colvill, succeeded to the Paymastership of the Widows’ Pensions, a sinecure worth £1,500 a year.