George Dodington (died 1720)

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George Dodington (c. 1662 – 28 March 1720) was a Whig politician under the patronage of Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford. [1]

He was the son of John Dodington of Dodington, Somerset.

He was elected Member of Parliament for Winchelsea for 1705 to 1708, for Bridgwater from 1708 to 1713, for Winchelsea from 1713 to 1715 and for Bridgwater from 1750 to 1720. Dodington also represented Charlemont in the Irish House of Commons from 1707 to 1713.

He served as Secretary to the Treasurer of the Navy during the reign of William III, and as Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1707 to 1708. In 1707-1708 he was Secretary to the Commissioners for the Union with Scotland and from 1708 to 1710 he was one of the Lords of the Admiralty. From 1715 until his death he was Lord Lieutenant of Somerset. [1]

He died in 1720 and left his estate to his nephew George Bubb, who assumed the surname of Dodington.[2]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
George Clarke
James Hayes
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
1705–1707
With: James Hayes
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
John Caulfeild
John Davys
Member of Parliament for Charlemont
1707–1713
With: John Davys
Succeeded by
Hon. James Caulfeild
Andrew Lloyd
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
17071708
With: James Hayes 1707–08
Sir Francis Dashwood, Bt 1708
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Dashwood, Bt
Robert Bristow
Preceded by
George Balch
Sir Thomas Wroth
Member of Parliament for Bridgwater
17081713
With: George Balch 1708–10
Nathaniel Palmer 1710–13
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Palmer
John Rolle
Preceded by
Sir Francis Dashwood, Bt
Robert Bristow
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
17131715
With: Robert Bristow
Succeeded by
Robert Bristow
George Bubb
Preceded by
Nathaniel Palmer
John Rolle
Member of Parliament for Bridgwater
1715–1720
With: Thomas Palmer
Succeeded by
Thomas Palmer
William Pitt
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Southwell
Chief Secretary for Ireland
1707–1708
Succeeded by
Joseph Addison
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Orrery
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
1715–1720
Succeeded by
George Bubb Dodington
Preceded by
Sir William Wyndham
Vice-Admiral of Somerset
1715–1720