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Kilbracken, Baron (UK, 1909)


Creation: let. pat. 8 Dec 1909


Family name: Godley




Argent three Unicorns' Heads erased Sable horned Gules two and one and three Trefoils slipped Vert one and two


A Unicorn's Head erased Argent horned Gules charged with three Trefoils slipped Vert


Dexter:  a Griffin Sable charged with four Stars Argent in cross;  Sinister:  a Lion Argent charged with four Roses Gules in cross


Sans Dieu Rien (Without God, nothing)



John Arthur [Godley], 1st Baron Kilbracken, GCB

only son of John Robert Godley (by his wife Charlotte Griffith-Wynne, dau. of Charles W Griffith-Wynne, of Voelas, co. Denbigh), 1st son and heir app. of John Godley, of Kellegar, co. Leitrim


17 Jun 1847


26 Sep 1871 Hon Sarah James (d. 13 Sep 1921), only dau. of Walter Charles [James], 1st Baron Northbourne, by his wife Sarah Caroline Ellison, 5th dau. and cohrss. of Cuthbert Ellison, of Hebburn Hall, co. Durham


27 Jun 1932


8 Dec 1909 Baron Kilbracken, of Killegar in the County of Leitrim

suc. by



Hugh John [Godley], 2nd Baron Kilbracken, CB


12 Jun 1877

mar. (1)

15 Sep 1919 (div. 1936) Elizabeth Helen Monteith Usborne (widow of W/Cdr B F Usborne RNAS;  d. 18 Feb 1958), dau. of Vereker Monteith Hamilton, of Coopers Wood, Holtye Common, co. Sussex

mar. (2)

16 Oct 1936 Rhoda Leonora Taylor (dsp. 23 Aug 1948), dau. of Percy C Taylor, of Brighton, co. Sussex


13 Oct 1950

suc. by

son by first wife


John Raymond [Godley], 3rd Baron Kilbracken, DSC


17 Oct 1920

mar. (1)

22 May 1943 (div. 1949) Penelope Anne Reyne, yst. dau. of Rear Adm Sir Cecil Nugent Reyne KBE, of Brookfield, Alverstoke, co. Hampshire

children by first wife

1. Hon Christopher John Godley, later 4th Baron Kilbracken

2. Simon Hugh Godley (b. 26 and dvp. 27 Jun 1947)

mar. (2)

1981 (div. 1989) Susan Lee Heazlewood, dau. of Norman Heazlewood, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

only child by second wife

3. Hon Sean Garech Godley (b. 1981)


14 Aug 2006

suc. by

son by first wife


Christopher John [Godley], 4th Baron Kilbracken


1 Jan 1945


10 May 1969 Gillian Christine Birse, 2nd dau. of Lt Cdr Stuart Wilson Birse OBE DSC RN, of Alverstoke, co. Hampshire


1. Hon James John Godley (b. 1972), mar. 10 Aug 2002 Anne Charlotte Weld-Forester (b. 9 Jun 1972), 1st dau. of Frank John Montague Wakefield by his wife Caroline Lydia Weld-Forester, 4th dau. and cohrss. of John Orlando Weld-Forester (by his wife Lydia Gertrude Digby, 2nd dau. of Canon Stephen Harold Wingfield Digby), only son of Hon Rev Orlando St Maur Weld-Forester, Vicar of Battersea and Rector of Trowbridge (by his wife Dorothy Salome Wynne Wilson, dau. of Rev William Wynne Wilson), 1st son by his second wife of Orlando Watkin [Weld-Forester], 4th Baron Forester

1. Hon Louisa Laheen Godley (b. 1974), mar. 20 Apr 2002 Warren David Richards, son of David George Richards, of Cheltenham, co. Gloucester, and has issue


 Last updated 31 Aug 2006




4th Baron Kilbracken, of Killegar in the County of Leitrim

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Dec 1909)



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