Sir William Codrington 1st Bart.

1680 - 17th Dec 1738


Identified as a 'West Indian' MP by Judd.

Grandson of the founder of the Barbados Codrington dynasty (who had moved to Barbados in 1628). Eldest son of John Codrington of Barbados and Elizabeth, daughter of Col. William Bates of Barbados. William Codrington inherited great wealth from both his father and his uncle. By 1721 he had settled at Dodington Park, Gloucestershire. Created baronet 1721. Married (1718) Elizabeth née Bethell. When Codrington died in 1738 he left £25,000 to each of their 5 daughters.

Exact date of birth not known but he was baptised on 2 May 1680 at St Martin in Barbados.


Gerrit P. Judd IV, Members of Parliament 1734-1832 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1955); entry by Shirley Matthews in History of Parliament online.

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

West India interest 
election →
Minehead Somerset
1737 - 1738

Relationships (1)

Father → Son