Establishment of His Majestys Forces & Garrisons…for the Year 1737,  1737
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George Bubb Dodington, Baron Melcombe , was born around 1690. Following the death of his father, he was raised by his maternal uncle, George Dodington (ca. 1658-1720). George Bubb Dodington attended Winchester College and Oxford's Exeter College, and entered Parliament in 1715 as a representative for Winchelsea. He served as an envoy to Spain between 1715 and 1717, and became lord lieutenant of Somerset after inheriting his uncle's estate in 1720. Between 1722 and 1754, he served as a parliamentary representative for Bridgewater, and became a lord commissioner of the Treasury in 1724, under Robert Walpole; he continued his political career until the end of his life. Throughout much of his adult life, he was a close acquaintance of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Dodington and his wife, Katherine Beaghan, had no children. He died on July 28, 1762.

William Clayton (1671-1752) served as Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer and as a parliamentary representative for Westminster and St. Mawes. In 1735, he became Lord Sundon of Ardagh, in the Irish peerage. His wife was Charlotte Dyves (d. 1742), who was Mistress of the Robes for Queen Caroline.

Thomas Winnington was born on December 31, 1696, and attended Christ Church College, Oxford. In 1726, he entered Parliament as a representative for Droitwich. He also served as Lord of the Admiralty (1730-1736), as a member of the Treasury (1736-1741), and as a member of the Privy Council (1741-1746). He and his wife, Love Reade, had one son, Francis, who died in infancy. Thomas Winnington died on April 23, 1746, after undergoing medical treatment for a fever.