Admiral Sir Edward Codrington

27th Apr 1770 - 28th Apr 1851

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Co-heir with siblings William John Codrington and Caroline Codrington of their uncle Christopher Bethell, who left them the Room estate on Antigua and the enslaved people on it. Descendant of the 'old Codrington family of Dodington, Gloucestershire' according to the ODNB and the third son of Edward Codrington (1732–1775) of London and his wife, Anne [other sources give Rebecca] née Sturgeon. Grandson according to the ODNB of Sir Edward [in fact William] Codrington, first baronet.

Naval officer 1783-1842. As commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean defeated the Turks at the Battle of Navarino, 1827 which assured victory for the Greeks but led to political controversy at home.

27 December 1802 Codrington married Jane (d. 22 Jan 1837), daughter of Jasper Hall of Kingston, Jamaica; three sons and two daughters. Sons included Sir William John Codrington (1804-1884), army officer, and Sir Henry John Codrington (1808-1877), naval officer. [Both have entries in the Oxford DNB.] Eldest daughter, Jane Barbara, married Captain Sir Thomas Bourchier (superintendent of Chatham Dockyard; d. 1849). She published her Memoir of her father in 1873.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no. 54 (Rooms, St Philips).

J. K. Laughton, ‘Codrington, Sir Henry John (1808–1877)’, rev. Andrew Lambert, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5797 [accessed 29/10/2012].

John Sweetman, ‘Codrington, Sir William John (1804–1884)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5800 [accessed 29/10/2012].

Memoir of the life of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington: with selections from his public and private correspondence, ed. J. B. Bourchier, 2 vols. (1873); Oxford DNB (J. K. Laughton, rev. Roger Morriss).


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Admiral Sir Edward Codrington Bart.
Spouse
Jane Hall
Children
3 sons, 2 daughters
Occupation
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£2,588 6S 6D
Awardee

Associated Estates (1)

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
1797 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (4)

Railway Investment
 
 
Railway Investment
Direct London and Manchester [1846102]  
£3500 
Railway Investment
Cambridge and Lincoln [184524]  
£2500 
Railway Investment
Great County Down [1846202]  
£2500 

Political (1)

MP
Liberal 
election →
Devonport Devon
1832 - 1839

Relationships (10)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Edward Codrington was a beneficiary under the will of his uncle Christopher Bethell proved in...
Brothers
Brothers
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister
Nephew → Uncle
Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Brother-in-laws

Addresses (1)

92 Eaton Square, London, Middlesex, London, England