Sir Godfrey Vassall Webster 5th Bt

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Godfrey Vassall Webster, 5th Bt

Birthdate: (46)
Death: July 17, 1836 (46)
York Hotel, Albermarle St, London
Place of Burial: Battle, Sussex
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Godfrey Webster, 4th Baronet and Elizabeth Vassall, Lady Holland
Husband of Charlotte Webster
Father of Cmdr Sir Godfrey Webster, RN, 6th Bt; Harold Webster; Norman Webster; Sir Augustus Frederick George Douglas Webster, RN, 7th Bt; Frederick Webster and 3 others
Brother of Infant Webster; Lt Col Sir Henry Vassall Webster; Harriet Frances Webster and Infant Webster
Half brother of Gen. Charles Fox; Stephen Fox; Henry Edward Fox, 4th Baron Holland; Mary Elizabeth Powys; Georgiana Anne Fox and 1 other

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About Sir Godfrey Vassall Webster 5th Bt

  • Profile painting by a follower of Gilbert Stuart.
  • Godfrey had a brief affair with Lady Caroline Lamb in 1809. He is depicted as Buchanan in her novel Glenarvon, as arrogant, selfish, cold and preoccupied with horses and gambling.

Godfrey Vassall Webster inherited Battle Abbey in 1810 when he came of age. He was a compulsive gambler and was described as 'one of the greatest blackguards in London ... I never remember ... anybody more generally disliked, or more completely excluded from the pale of good company' by John Williams Ward described him, 5 Apr. 1810. See http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/webster-sir-godfrey-1789-1836 for full quote.

Family and Education

b. 6 Oct. 1789, 1st s. of Sir Godfrey Vassall* (afterwards Webster), 4th Bt., by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Richard Vassall of Jamaica, and Golden Square, Mdx. educ. Harrow 1798-1800; St. John’s, Camb. 1806. m. 22 Aug. 1814, Charlotte, da. of Robert Adamson of Westmeath, 5s. suc. fa. as 5th Bt. 3 June 1800.

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Sir Godfrey Vassall Webster 5th Bt's Timeline

1789
October 6, 1789