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George Godolphin Osborne, 8th Duke of Leeds

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: August 08, 1872 (70)
Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, England
Place of Burial: St Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Godolphin Osborne, 1st Baron Godolphin and Elizabeth Charlotte Osborne, Lady Godolphin
Husband of Harriet Emma Arundel Osborne
Father of Susan Georgina Godolphin Milbank; George Godolphin Osborne, 9th Duke of Leeds; Lord Francis Osborne of Leeds; D'Arcy Osborne, Lord; Lord William Osborne of Leeds and 3 others
Brother of William Godolphin Osborne; Charlotte Godolphin Broadhead, Lady Brinckman; Lord Sydney Godolphin Osborne and D'Arcy Godolphin Osborne

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About George Osborne, 8th Duke of Leeds,_8th_Duke_of_Leeds

George Godolphin Osborne, 8th Duke of Leeds (1802–1872) was a British peer.

He was born the eldest son of Francis Osborne and his wife, The Hon. Elizabeth Eden. In 1832 his father was created Baron Godolphin, upon which George became known as The Hon. George Osborne.

When the 1st Baron Godolphin died in 1850, George succeeded his father and became the 2nd Baron Godolphin.

Nine years later, George's cousin, the 7th Duke of Leeds, died and he also inherited the dukedom of Leeds, thus becoming styled His Grace The Duke of Leeds.

The Godolphin barony and the dukedom remained united until the death of the last duke of Leeds in 1964, when both titles became extinct.

Marriage and issue

In 1824 he married the Lady Harriet Emma Arundel Stewart, an illegitimate daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville by the Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer, wife of the 3rd Earl of Bessborough. Lady Harriet was thus a maternal half-sister of the Lady Caroline Lamb.

With Harriet Stewart, he had eight children:

1.George Godolphin Osborne, 9th Duke of Leeds (11 August 1828 – 23 December 1895)
2.Rev. Lord Francis George Godolphin Osborne (6 April 1830 – 6 March 1907)
3.Lady Susan Georgina Godolphin Osborne (6 April 1830 – 14 November 1903)
4.Major Lord D'Arcy Godolphin Osborne (14 June 1834 – 20 March 1895)
5.Lord William Godolphin Osborne (28 August 1835 – 28 December 1888)
6.Emma Charlotte Godolphin Osborne (1837 – 24 May 1906)
7.Charlotte Godolphin Osborne (1838 – 25 March 1914)
8.Blanche Godolphin Osborne (1842 – 13 February 1917)
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George Osborne, 8th Duke of Leeds's Timeline

July 16, 1802
Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, England
September 7, 1802
Stapleford, Cambridge, England
September 17, 1825
Age 23
August 11, 1828
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April 6, 1830
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June 14, 1834
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March 28, 1835
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February 20, 1837
Age 34
Horby Castle
March 21, 1838
Age 35
London, Middlesex, England