Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir William GODOLPHIN, 9270
ChildrenWilliam , 9268
 Thomas , 3121 (1520-1570)
Notes for Sir William GODOLPHIN
Sir William Godolphin (ca. 1486 – ca. 1570) was a 16th century English Member of Parliament. He sat as Member for Cornwall during the reign of Henry VIII and possibly also of Edward VI, and also served as High Sheriff of Cornwall and Warden of the Stannaries. He seems to have been confused with his eldest son, also Sir William (1515–1570), not least in Burke's Extinct Peerage which conflates the two, so that is not clear which offices were held by the elder and which by the younger. Sir William lived to an advanced age, dying at around the same time as his son, which may have been the original cause of the confusion.

He married Margaret Glynn, and had four children:

Sir William Godolphin (1515–1570), who had three daughters but no sons
Thomas Godolphin (born 1520), Captain (governor) of The Scilly Isles, through whom the male line of the family was continued
Elizabeth Godolphin (born 1522), who married John Langdon
Honor Godolphin (born ca. 1524), who married William Melton
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