Francis Osborne, 1st Baron Godolphin

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Francis Godolphin Osborne, 1st Baron Godolphin (18 October 1777 – 15 February 1850), styled Lord Francis Osborne from 1789 to 1832, was a British politician.

Background[edit]

Osborne was the second son of Francis Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds and his wife, Amelia. His grandmother was Lady Mary Godolphin, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Godolphin, who had married the 4th Duke of Leeds.

Political career[edit]

Osborne sat as Member of Parliament for Helston between 1799 and 1802, for Lewes between 1802 and 1806 and for Cambridgeshire between 1810 and 1831. On 14 May 1832 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Godolphin, of Farnham Royal in the County of Buckingham.

Family[edit]

Elizabeth Charlotte Eden, Lady Godolphin (1780-1847) (William Beechey)

Lord Godolphin married the Honourable Elizabeth Charlotte Eden, third daughter of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, on 31 March 1800. They had five children:

The 8th Duke's surviving siblings, William and Sydney, were granted the rank of a younger son of a duke in 1859, becoming Lord William Osborne and Lord Sydney Osborne respectively. This is because their father, Lord Godolphin, would have inherited the dukedom had he not died in 1850; nine years prior to the death of the 7th Duke of Leeds. On Lord Godolphin's death in 1850, his title of Baron Godolphin passed to his eldest son, George, who became the 2nd Baron Godolphin. George later inherited the dukedom of Leeds from his cousin in 1859.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Abbot
Richard Richards
Member of Parliament for Helston
1799–1801
With: Charles Abbot
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Helston
1801–1802
With: Charles Abbot
Succeeded by
Viscount FitzHarris
John Penn
Preceded by
Thomas Kemp
John Cressett-Pelham
Member of Parliament for Lewes
1802–1806
With: Henry Shelley
Succeeded by
Henry Shelley
Thomas Kemp
Preceded by
Charles Philip Yorke
Lord Charles Manners
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
1810–1831
With: Lord Charles Manners 1802–1830
Henry John Adeane 1830–1831
Succeeded by
Henry John Adeane
Richard Greaves Townley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Godolphin
1832–1850
Succeeded by
George Osborne