DODD, John (?1693-1719), of Wolverton, Dorset, and Hampstead Norris and Oakfield, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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12 Apr. 1717 - 25 Aug. 1719

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b. ?1693, 2nd but o. surv. s. of Sir Samuel Dodd, chief baron of the Exchequer, by Isabel, da. and coh. of Sir Robert Croke, M.P., sometime clerk of the pipe, of Chequers, Bucks. educ. Oriel, Oxf. 2 July 1709, aged 16; I. Temple 1706. unm. suc. fa. 1716.

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Dodd came of an old Cheshire family. His father, a successful lawyer, who had acquired properties in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire through his marriage, purchased another estate at Hillingdon, near Uxbridge.1 Soon after succeeding to his father’s fortune he contested Wells in the Whig interest at a by-election in 1717. Defeated at the poll but seated on petition, he voted with the Government. He died intestate 25 Aug. 1719, his estates passing through his mother to John Dodd, his first cousin once removed.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Cheshire Sheaf, xxxiii. 31, 32; Berks. Arch. Soc. Jnl. iii. 147.