Christopher Bethell-Codrington

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Christopher Bethell-Codrington (born Christopher Codrington; October 1764 – 4 February 1843) was an English amateur cricketer who made five known appearances in first-class cricket matches in 1797.

In 1797 he inherited from his uncle Sir William Codrington, Bt plantations in Antigua and an estate in south Gloucestershire.[1] Later that year he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Tewkesbury, holding the seat until 1812.[2][1]

In 1806 he rejected pressure from constituents to support the abolition of the slave trade, but denied being motivated by his self-interest as a plantation-owner.[1]

In 1817, he purchased further lands at Wapley in Gloucestershire, which made his estate "extend upwards of 15 miles in one continued line".[1]

Cricket career[edit]

He was mainly associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Williams, M. J.; Fisher, David R. (1986). "BETHELL CODRINGTON, Christopher (1764-1843), of Dodington, nr. Chipping Sodbury, Glos". In R. Thorne. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite, 1862

External sources[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Dowdeswell
James Martin
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury
1797–1800
With: James Martin
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury
18011812
With: James Martin to 1807
Charles Hanbury-Tracy 1807–12
Succeeded by
John Edmund Dowdeswell
John Martin