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Families covered: Godfrey of Bushfield, Godfrey of Thonock

We know of no connection between the two Godfrey families shown on this page. They share the page for our convenience.
William Godfrey of Thonock, Lincolnshire (bur 19.01.1610-1)
m. Julian or Josian Darnell (dau of John Darnell of Mannington by Anne, dau of John Docwra of Putteridge)
1. Joseph Godfrey of Thonock (d 30.06.1631)
  m. (15.06.1603) Katherine (probably not Dorothy) Willougby (b 1582-3, d 15.08.1658, dau of William Willoughby, son of Charles, Lord of Parham)
  A. William Godfrey of Thonock (bpt 22.03.1606-7, bur 02.01.1657-8)
  m. Barbara Saltmarshe (bpt 19.11.1620, dau of William Saltmaarshe of Strabby)
  i. William Godfrey of Thonock (bur 19.05.1690)
  m1. (06.04.1665) Mildred Williamson (bur 30.01.1667-8, dau of Robert Williamson of Hayton)
  a. Mildred Godfrey (b 22.03.1665-6, d 08.1725)
  m. (29.09.1685) Henry Dawnay, 2nd Viscount Downe (b 1664, d 05.1741)
  b. Elizabeth Godfrey (b 04.01.1667-8, bur 13.02.1671-2)
  m2. Margaret Pakington (bur 01.03.1679-80, dau of Sir John Pakington, Bart, of Westwood)
  c. Dorothy Godfrey (bpt 08.10.1674)
ii. Barbara Godfrey
  B. Joseph Godfrey
  i.+ issue - Willoughby (bur 12.06.1632), Joseph (bur 22.04.1649), Bridget (bpt 07.10.1648)
  C. Willoughby Godfrey of Elderthorpe, Yorkshire, later of Morton-by-Gainsborough (d before 04.05.1677)
  m. Frances
  i. Griselda Godfrey
  m1. James Wood of Barnsley
  m2. Rev. John Dutton of Royston
  ii.+ other issue - William, Willoughby, Mary
  D. Jane Godfrey
  m. (04.01.1630-1) Philip Rokeby (son of William of Hotham)
  E.+ other issue - Francis (bpt 09.08.1613), John (bpt 14.06.1615), Mary (bpt 30.03.1604), Elizabeth (bpt 18.03.1605-6, bur 28.03.1606)
2. Edward Godfrey
3. Thomas Godfrey of the Friars (b c1576, bur 11.11.1638)
  m. (c10.1622) Jane Docwra (b c1582, bur 18.08.1641, dau of John Docwra of Petheridge, widow of Sir Henry Pakenham)
4. Mary Godfrey apparently of this generation
  m. Sir William Plomer of Radwell



BP1934 describes the following John as "a member of the ancient family of Godfrey, of Romney, co. Kent".
John Godfrey, 1st of Bushfield, co.Kerry (a 1641, Colonel)
m. _ Davies
1. William Godfrey of Bushfield and Knoockgraffan (co. Tipperary)
  m. Deborah Lowther (dau of Luke Lowther, alderman of Dublin)
  A. John Godfrey of Bushfield (d 1712, eldest son)
  m. Philippa Chearnley (dau of Anthony Chearnley of Burncourt)
  i. William Godfrey (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Downing (dau of Rev. Richard Downing 'of Knockgrafton')
a. Arabella Godfrey
  m. Francis Drew of Meanus & Mocollup Castle
  b.+ other issue - Deborah, Anna Maria Amelia
  ii. John Godfrey of Bushfield (d 1782)
  m. Barbara Hathway (dau of Rev. ?? Hathway by Mary, dau of Thomas, Earl Coningsby)
  a. Sir William Godfrey, 1st Bart of Bushfield (d 23.01.1817)
  m. (15.08.1761) Agnes Blennerhasset (dau of William Blennerhasset of Elm Grove)
  (1) Sir John Godfrey, 2nd Bart of Bushfield (b 16.06.1763, d
  m. (26.11.1796) Eleanor Cromie (d 1852, dau of John Cromie of Cromore)
  (A) Sir William Duncan Godfrey, 3rd Bart of Bushfield (b 30.08.1797, d 20.09.1873) had issue
  m. (14.10.1824) Maria Theresa Coltsmann (b 1805-6, d 06.03.1883, dau of John Coltsmann of Flesk Castle)
  (B) Henry Alexander Godfrey (b 24.08.1803, d 1888, 3rd son) had issue (2 daus)
  m. (10.07.1827) Mary Wood (d 1882, dau of James Wood of Woodville)
  (C) James George Godfrey (b 04.06.1808, d 1894, 5th son) had issue
  m. (31.03.1843) Mary Isabella Maunsell (dau of Rev. F.R. Maunsell of Castle Island)
  (D) Eleanor Godfrey (d 12.01.1854)
  m. (26.08.1834) John Godfrey Day (d 1878, Dean of Ardfert)
  (E)+ other issue (d unm) - John (d 1849, Rev.), Robert (b 06.10.1807), Richard Frankland (b 10.03.1810), Anne (d 1889), Agnes
  (2) William Godfrey (b 1765, d 1847, rector of Kenmare)
  m. (1796) Lucy Day (d 1861, dau of Edward Day, Archdeacon of Ardfert, brother of Justice Robert)
  (A) Edward Godfrey of Kilburn House, Miltown, Kerry (b 18.04.1803, d 1872) had issue
m. (28.09.1842) Lucy Christian (d 1889, dau of Capt. Crobie Christian)
  (B) Barbara Godfrey
  m. James Hickson of Lansdown House
  (C) Lucy Margaret Godfrey
  m1. John Curry of Milltown
  m2. Rev. Charles Peter Thomas
  (D)+ other issue - Agnes, Eleanor
  (3) Luke Godfrey (Colonel)
  m. Susanna Meredith (dau of Sir Barry Colles Meredith, Bart)
(A) Elizabeth Godfrey
  m. _ Barnes of Dublin
  (B) Isabella Godfrey
  (4) Letitia Godfrey
  m. Norton Charles Martelli (Captain)
  (5) Phillippa Godfrey
  m. Richard Frankland of Ashgrove
  (6) Arabella Godfrey
  m. John Day (rector of Killalagh)
  (7) Margaret Godfrey
m. John Mahony of Dromore
  (8) Elizabeth Godfrey
  m. Jacob Mark of Cork
  (9)+ other issue - Agnes, others (dvp)
  b. Luke Godfrey (rector of Middleton, co. Cork) had issue
  m. Mary Cope (dau of Rev. David Cope of Killtallagh)
  c. Phillippa Godfrey
  m. (16.03.1773) Francis Fosbery
  d. Letitia Godfrey probably of this generation
  m. George Purdon Drew of High Park (b c1740, d 1785)
  e.+ other issue (dspm) - Edward, Anthony

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903-6, Godfrey of Thonock)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Godfrey)
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