Sir William Codrington 2nd Bart.

1719 - 1792


Son of Sir William Codrington 1st bart (d. 1738, who had inherited Dodington and Betty's Hope in Antigua and the enslaved people on it from his cousin Christopher Codrington II 1668-1710, as well as slave-property in Barbados from his father John Codrington) and Elizabeth Bethell. Nephew of Slingsby Bethell. MP for Beverley 1747-1761 and for Tewkesbury 1761-1792. Disinherited his son Sir William Codrington 3rd bart. in favour of his nephew, Christopher Bethell Codrington (q.v.).


John Brooke, 'Codrington, Sir William, 2nd bart., (1719-1792)', History of Parliament online [accessed 14/10/2015].

Further Information

Anne Acton

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1741 [SY] - 1792 [EY] → Owner
1738 [SY] - 1792 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Dodington Park 
description →
Major Capability Brown landscaping project, undertaken 1764-7 for Sir William Codrington 2nd...

Political (1)

West India interest 
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Beverley Yorkshire
1747 - 1761
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Tewkesbury Gloucestershire
1762 - 1792

Relationships (9)

Nephew → Uncle
Uncle → Nephew
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Christopher Bethell Codrington was also the heir to Sir William Codrington 2nd bart after the latter disinherited his son (also William, later the third bart.) ...
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Niece
Son → Father
Other relatives
Notes →
Sir William Codrington was the son of Christopher Codrington II's cousin and co-heir Sir William Codrington 1st bart....