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Godolphin, Earl of (E, 1706 - 1766)


Creation: let.pat. 26 Dec 1706


Extinct: 17 Jan 1766


Family name: Godolphin




Gules an Eagle with two heads displayed between three Fleurs-de-lis Argent


A Dolphin naiant embowed proper


On either side an Eagle reguardant wings displayed Argent


 Francha Call Toge



Sidney [Godolphin], 1st Baron Godolphin later 1st Earl of Godolphin, KG PC

3rd surv. son of Sir Francis Godolphin, of Godolphin, co. Cornwall, by his wife Dorothy Berkeley, dau. of Sir Henry Berkeley, of Yarlington, co. Somerset


15 Jun 1645


16 May 1675 Hon Margaret Blagge, Maid of Honour to Queen Catherine of Braganza (b. 2 Aug 1652; d. 9 Sep 1678), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Col Thomas Blagge, of Horningsheath, co. Suffolk, a Groom of the Bedchamber, by his wife Mary North, dau. of Sir Roger North, of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk

only child

1. Hon Francis Godolphin, later 2nd Earl of Godolphin


15 Sep 1712


28 Sep 1684 Baron Godolphin, of Rialton in the County of Cornwall

26 Dec 1706 Viscount Rialton, of Rialton in the County of Cornwall, and Earl of Godolphin

suc. by



Page of Honour 1662-72, Groom of the Chamber 1672-78 and Master of the Robes to King Charles II 1678-85; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Helston 1668-79 and 1679-81 and for St Mawes 1679; Envoy to Brussels 1677 and to The Hague 1678; a Lord of the Treasury 1679-84, 1687-88 and 1689-90; Privy Councillor 1679/80-1688/9 and 1690-1712; Secretary of State for the South 1684; First Lord of the Treasury 1684-85 and 1690-96; Lord Chamberlain and Councillor to Queen Mary of Modena 1685-88; a Lord Justice of the Realm 1695, 1696 and 1701; Lord High Treasurer of England 1700-01 and 1702-10; Knight of the Garter 1704; Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1705-10; dismissed from all offices 1710


Francis [Godolphin], 2nd Earl of Godolphin, PC


3 Sep 1678


23 Apr 1698 Lady Henrietta Churchill, suo jure Duchess of Marlborough (b. 19 Jul 1681; dspms. 24 Oct 1733), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Sarah Jennings, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Jennings, of Sandridge, co. Hertford


1. Lord William Godolphin, styled Marquess of Blandford, Member of Parliament (Whig) for Penrhyn 1720-22 and for Woodstock 1727-31 (b. c.1700;  dspvm. 24 Aug 1731), mar. 25 Apr 1729 Maria Catherina de Jong (mar. (2) 1 Jun 1734 as his second wife Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt.;  d. 7 Sep 1779), dau. of Peter de Jong, Burgomaster of Utrecht

2. Lord Henry Godolphin

1. Lady Henrietta Godolphin (dsp. 17 Jul 1776), mar. 2 Apr 1717 Thomas [Pelham later Pelham-Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme

2. Lady Margaret Godolphin

3. Lady Mary Godolphin (d. 3 Aug 1764), mar. 26 Jun 1740 Thomas [Osborne], 4th Duke of Leeds, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 17 Jan 1766


23 Jan 1724/5 Baron Godolphin, of Helston in the County of Cornwall, with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to those of his uncle, Henry Godolphin


Joint Registrar of the Court of Chancery 1698-1727; a Teller of the Exchequer 1699-1704; Member of Parliament for Helston 1701-08, for Oxfordshire 1708-10 and for Tregony 1710-12; Cofferor of the Household 1704-11 and 1712-23; Warden of the Stannaries 1705-08; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1715-35; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1716-23; Groom of the Stole 1723-27 and 1727-35; Privy Councillor 1723; a Lord Justice of the Realm 1723, 1726 and 1727; Governor of the Scilly Islands 1733-66; Lord Privy Seal 1735-40


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Godolphin all his titles became extinct except for the Barony of Godolphin (cr. 1725), which passed to his cousin, Francis Godolphin


 First written 20 Mar 2003



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