Earl of Godolphin was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1706 for Sidney Godolphin, 1st Baron Godolphin, the Lord High Treasurer. At the same time, he was created Viscount Rialton. In 1684 he had already been created Baron Godolphin, of Rialton, also in the Peerage of England.
- 29 December 1706
- Peerage of England
19 de mar. de 2023 · He was born on 15th June 1645, the third son of Sir Francis Godolphin and his wife Dorothy (Berkeley). On 16th May 1675 in the Temple Church in London he married Margaret Blagge, maid of honour to Queen Catherine (her father Thomas was buried in the Abbey in November 1660). In 1706 he was created Earl of Godolphin.
The Godolphin Arabian, also known as the Godolphin Barb, was an Arabian horse and was one of three stallions that founded the modern thoroughbred. He was named after his best-known owner, Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin. The horse would later give its name to Sheikh Mohammed's international horse racing stable.
Godolphin is a Cornish aristocratic family name and may refer to: Baron Godolphin, an English title of nobility; Earl of Godolphin, an English title of nobility; Godolphin and Latymer School, an independent school for girls in London (formerly the Godolphin School)
- Family and Early Career
- Exclusion and Revolution
- Career Under William III and Queen Anne
- Marriage and Succession
He came from an ancient Cornish family as the son of Sir Francis Godolphin (1605–1667) and nephew of the poet Sidney Godolphin. At the Restoration, he was introduced into the royal household by King Charles II of England, whose favourite he had become, and he also entered the House of Commons as member for Helston, in Cornwall. Although he spoke fe...
Although he voted for the Exclusion Bill in 1680, which, if successfully enacted, would have prevented the Catholic Duke of York from assuming the throne, he continued in office after the dismissal of Sunderland, and in September 1684, he was created Baron Godolphin of Rialton and succeeded Rochester as First Lord of the Treasury. After the accessi...
While holding the office he for several years continued, in conjunction with John Churchill (the future Duke of Marlborough), a secret correspondence with James II and is said to have disclosed to James intelligence regarding the intended expedition against Brest. Godolphin was a Tory by inheritance and was thought to have a romantic admiration for...
On 16 May 1675, Godolphin married Margaret Blagge, daughter of Thomas Blagge, the pious lady whose life was written by John Evelyn in his book The Life of Mrs Godolphin. She died in childbirth in 1678 bearing his only son, and Godolphin never remarried. Margaret is buried at Breage, Cornwall, the spot being marked by a small brass floor plaque erec...Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin by Godfrey KnellerMargaret Blagge, wife of Sidney Godolphin, portrait by Matthew DixonFrancis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin by Jean-Baptiste van Loo
The Whig historian Lord Macaulaysaid of Godolphin in 1848: In the opinion of Julian Hoppitt, Godolphin "tirelessly oversaw the dramatic expansion of key areas of the State, providing an element of integrity, continuity, and predictability in a very uncertain environment. He was in a very real sense Marlborough's partner and together the duumvirs ov...
Early Origins of the Godolphin family. The surname Godolphin was first found in Cornwall at Godolphin, a church district, in the parish of Breage, union of Helston, hundred of Kerrier. "This place, anciently called Godolcan, has been long celebrated for its tin-mines.
When John Godolphin was born in 1463, in Godolphin Cross, Cornwall, England, his father, John de Godolphin, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Killigrew, was 22. He married Margaret Trenoweth in 1478, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.