DODINGTON, Sir William II (c.1598-1624), of Breamore, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010
Available from Cambridge University Press



1624 - c. Dec. 1624

Family and Education

b. c.1598, 1st s. of Sir William Dodington I* (d.1638) of Breamore, and Mary, da. and h. of Sir John Herbert*, sec. of state 1600-17, of Neath Abbey, Glam. and Mortlake, Surr., bro. of Herbert*.1 unm. kntd. 17 Apr. 1623.2 d.1624.3

Offices Held

Groom of the privy chamber to Queen Anne of Denmark to 1619.4

J.p. Hants 1622-d.5


It was probably Dodington’s grandfather Sir John Herbert* who procured him his post in Queen Anne’s Household, but after her death he received no further office. Returned for Downton, three miles from Breamore, on his father’s interest in 1624, he left no trace on the parliamentary records, and died intestate before the year was out.

Ref Volumes: 1604-1629

Author: Virginia C.D. Moseley


  • 1. Cardiff Recs. ed. J.H. Matthews, iii. 512.
  • 2. Shaw, Knights of Eng. ii. 181.
  • 3. C.A. Bradford, ‘William Dodington, a Tragedy of St. Sepulchre’s, Holborn, 1600’, London and Mdx. Arch. Soc. Trans. n.s. vii. 125.
  • 4. LC2/5, f. 35.
  • 5. C231/4, f. 140.