Biography of George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872

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On 31 Mar 1800 [his father] Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin 1777-1850 (22) and [his mother] Elizabeth Charlotte Eden Baroness Godolphin 1780-1847 (20) were married.

On 16 Jul 1802 George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 was born to [his father] Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin 1777-1850 (24) and [his mother] Elizabeth Charlotte Eden Baroness Godolphin 1780-1847 (22).

In 1824 George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (21) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (24) were married.

On 11 Aug 1828 [his son] George Godolphin Osborne 9th Duke Leeds 1828-1895 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (26) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (28).

On 06 Apr 1830 [his son] Francis George Osborne 1830-1907 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (27) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (30).

On 06 Apr 1830 [his daughter] Susan Georgina Osborne 1830-1903 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (27) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (30).

On 14 May 1832 [his father] Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin 1777-1850 (54) was created 1st Baron Godolphin (3C 1832). [his mother] Elizabeth Charlotte Eden Baroness Godolphin 1780-1847 (52) by marriage Baroness Godolphin (3C 1832).

On 14 Jun 1834 [his son] Darcy Osborne 1834-1895 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (31) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (34).

On 28 Aug 1835 [his son] William Osborne 1835-1888 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (33) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (35).

In 1837 [his daughter] Emma Charlotte Osborne 1837-1906 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (34) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (37).

In 1838 [his daughter] Charlotte Osborne 1838-1914 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (35) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (38).

In 1842 [his daughter] Blanche Osborne 1842-1917 was born to George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (39) and [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (42).

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter IV: Presented at Court. After mamma's death I kept house for papa at 8 Upper Grosvenor Street. My brothers were rarely at home. William (17) was educated at Eton, and when he was sixteen years old the Duke of Wellington (73) gave him a commission in the Grenadier Guards. Later he went through the Crimean War, and he retired from the Army in 1883, on account of ill-health, with the rank of Lieutenant-General.
Algernon (16) entered the Navy in 1840 as a midshipman, and the same year took part in the operations on the coast of Syria. After the battle of Acre he received the Turkish medal and clasps : his promotion was rapid, and as Admiral, his flagship, the Shah, engaged the Huascar, which he forced to surrender to the Peruvian authorities.
Now that I was so much alone I occasionally found time hang heavy on my hands, and I welcomed any excitement as a break in the monotony, for of course our period of mourning prevented us entertaining or accepting invitations. One day my maid told me about a fortune-teller who had a wonderful gift for predicting the future. I was very much interested, and made up my mind to consult the oracle. My maid attempted to dissuade me, saying that the woman lived in Bridge Street, Westminster, which was not at all a nice neighbourhood. I have always had my own way and, disguised in a borrowed cloak, bonnet and thick veil, and accompanied by my protesting servant, I started off to Bridge Street late one November afternoon.
It was dusk when we reached Westminster and found Bridge Street, badly lighted and evil-smelling. We knocked at the door, stated whom we wished to see, and we were ushered through a dark passage into a dirty room reeking of tobacco.
The fortune-teller was a wrinkled old woman who was smoking a short clay pipe with evident enjoyment. When I told her what I had come for, she produced a greasy pack of cards, and after I had "crossed her pahn " she commenced to tell my future.
" Ah ! " said she at last, and she looked curiously, " my pretty young lady, fate holds a great deal in store for you. You will not marry for several years, but when you do it will be to a widower — a man in a high position. You will suffer much unkindness before you experience real happiness, you will obtain much and lose much, you will marry again after your husband's death, and you will live to a great age."
I was quite impressed by my "fortune," but I was a little disappointed, for like most girls I had my day-dreams of a young husband, and the prospect of a widower was thus rather depressing.
Strangely enough, the prediction came true, for Lord Cardigan (45) was a widower, and nearly all the men who proposed to me were widowers ! I was asked in marriage by Lord Sherborne (38), a widower with ten children ; by the Duke of Leeds (40), who was a widower with eleven children, and by Christopher Maunsell Talbot (39), once Father of the House of Commons, also a widower with four children. Prince Soltykoff, the Duke of St. Albans (41), Harry Howard, and Disraeli (38) were other widowers who proposed to me, so I suppose I must have had some unaccountable fascination for bereaved husbands.

In 1847 [his mother] Elizabeth Charlotte Eden Baroness Godolphin 1780-1847 (67) died.

On 15 Feb 1850 [his father] Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin 1777-1850 (72) died. His son George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (47) succeeded 2nd Baron Godolphin (3C 1832). [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (50) by marriage Baroness Godolphin (3C 1832).

On 28 Oct 1852 [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (52) died.

On 04 May 1859 Francis Godolphin Osborne 7th Duke Leeds 1798-1859 (60) died. He was buried at Osbourne Family Chapel, All Hallows' Church, Harthill. His first-cousin George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (56) succeeded 8th Duke Leeds, 15th Baron Darcy Knayth, 12th Baron Conyers. [his wife] Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 by marriage Duchess Leeds. His nephew Sackville George Lane-Fox 15th Baron Darcy Knayth, 12th Baron Conyers 1827-1888 (31) succeeded 15th Baron Darcy Knayth, 12th Baron Conyers.

On 16 Jan 1861 [his son] George Godolphin Osborne 9th Duke Leeds 1828-1895 (32) and Fanny Georgiana Pitt-Rivers Duchess Leeds 1836-1896 (24) were married (he was her first-cousin).

On 08 Aug 1872 George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (70) died. His son [his son] George Godolphin Osborne 9th Duke Leeds 1828-1895 (43) succeeded 9th Duke Leeds, 16th Baron Darcy Knayth, 13th Baron Conyers, 3rd Baron Godolphin (3C 1832). Fanny Georgiana Pitt-Rivers Duchess Leeds 1836-1896 (35) by marriage Duchess Leeds.

Times Newspaper Obituaries. 24 Dec 1895. [his son] The Duke of Leeds died at Hornby Castle, yesterday morning at 5 o'clock. He recently contracted a severe chill, which led to an attack of bronchitis. He took to his bed about a week ago and gradually sank. George Godolphin Osborne, ninth Duke of Leeds in the peerage of England, Marquis of Carmarthen, Earl of Danby, Viscount Latimer, and Baron Osbome of Kiveton, all in the peerage of England; Viscount Osbome and Viscount Dunblane in the peerage of Scotland; and Baron Godolphin of Paraham Royal, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, a baronet, and a Prince or the Holy Roman Empire, was born in Paris in 1828, the eldest son of the eighth duke. He married, in 1861, the Hon. Fanny Georgiana Pitt (58), daughter of the fourth Baron Rivers, who was born in 1836 and was Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales from 1863 to 1873. He was appointed captain in the North Yorks Militia in 1852, and resigued in 1859, but was reappoined in 1861. He succeeded to the family honours in 1872, and has issue living three sons and five daughters. The family descends from Sir Edward Osborne, knight, who was Vice-President of the Council of the North in 1629 and Lieutenant-General of the forces raised there against the Parliamentary Army in 1841. His son was Treasurer of the Navy and Lord High Chancellor, and as Earl of Danby was impeeched by the Commons in 1679. The fifth duke married Amelia, in her own right Baroness Conyers, but this title left the main line in 1859 on the death of the seventh duke. The late duke was nephew of the late Rev. Lord Sydney Godolphin Osborne, who wrote much over the familiar signature "S.G.O.," and brother of [his son] Lord Francis George Godolphin Osborne (65), who was rector of Great Elm, but joined the Church of Rome in 1875. The Duke of Leeds is succeeded by his eldest surviving son (33), the Marquis of Carmarthen, who was born in 1862, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was formerly a lieutenant in the Yorkshire Hussars. Lord Carmarthen unsuccessfully contested the Newmarket Division of Cambridgeshire as a Conservative in 1886, and has sat since July, 1887, for the Brixton Division of Lambeth, in which constituency his sucoession to the peerage now creates a vacancy. Lord Carmarthen was an assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary for the Colonies (Lord Knutsford) from 1886 to 1888. He was appointed Treasurer of the Household on the formation of the present Ministry. He married, in 1884, Lady Katherine Frances Lambton (33), daughter of the second Earl of Durham, and has issue four daughters.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Osborne

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 28 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 20 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 25 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 21 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Kings Scotland: Great x 6 Grand Son of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Son of Charles V King France 1338-1380

Ancestry

Father: Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin 1777-1850 5 x Great Grandson of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

GrandFather: Francis Osborne 5th Duke Leeds 1751-1799 11 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Osborne 4th Duke Leeds 1713-1789 13 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peregrine Osborne 3rd Duke Leeds 1691-1731 12 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peregrine Osborne 2nd Duke Leeds 1659-1729 11 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Osborne 1st Duke Leeds 1632-1712

Great x 4 GrandMother: Bridget Bertie Duchess Leeds 1629-1704 10 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Bridget Hyde Duchess Leeds 1662-1734

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Hyde 2nd Baronet Hyde -1665

Great GrandMother: Mary Godolphin Duchess Leeds -1764 10 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766 9 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Sidney Godolphin 1st Earl Godolphin 1645-1712 8 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Francis Godolphin 1605-1667

Great x 4 GrandMother: Dorothy Berkeley 7 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Blagge Maid of Honour 1652-1678

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Blagge 1613-1660

Great x 2 GrandMother: Henrietta Churchill 2nd Duchess Marlborough 1681-1733 18 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Churchill 1st Duke Marlborough 1650-1722 17 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Winston Churchill 1620-1688

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Drake 16 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sarah Jennings Duchess Marlborough 1660-1744

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Jennings 1619-1668

Great x 4 GrandMother: Frances Thornhurst

GrandMother: Amelia Darcy 12th Baroness Darcy Knayth, 9th Baroness Conyers 1754-1784 4 x Great Granddaughter of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Great GrandFather: Robert Darcy 4th Earl Holderness 1718-1778 3 x Great Grandson of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Darcy 3rd Earl Holderness 1681-1721 11 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Darcy 1659-1689 10 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Conyers Darcy 2nd Earl Holderness 1622-1692 9 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Frances Howard 1627-1670 9 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Bridget Sutton 13 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Sutton 1st Baron Lexington 1594-1668

Great x 4 GrandMother: Mary St Leger Baroness Lexington 1640-1669 12 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Frederica Schomberg Countess Holderness and Fitzwalter 1687-1751 2 x Great Granddaughter of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Great x 3 GrandFather: Meinhart Schomberg 3rd Duke Schomberg 1641-1719 9 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Frederick Schomberg 1st Duke Schomberg 1615-1690 8 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Karoline von der Pfalz 1659-1696 Great Granddaughter of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Great x 4 GrandFather: Charles Louis Palatinate-Simmern 1617-1680 Grandson of James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625

Great x 4 GrandMother: Maria Susanne Luise von Degenfeld 1634-1677

Mother: Elizabeth Charlotte Eden Baroness Godolphin 1780-1847

GrandFather: William Eden 1st Baron Auckland 1745-1814

Great GrandFather: Robert Eden 3rd Baronet West Auckland 1717-1755

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Eden 2nd Baronet 1677-1728

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Eden 1st Baronet -1721

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Lambton

Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine Shafto

GrandMother: Eleanor Elliot

Great GrandFather: Gilbert Elliot 3rd Baronet of Minto 1722-1777