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Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin (1678-1766), Lord Privy Seal

Sitter in 7 portraits
Elected as an MP in 1701 and he remained in the Commons until he succeeded to his father's title in 1712. As an MP he held offices including Cofferer of the Household, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, High Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall and Rider and Master Forester of Dartmoor. Godolphin also held a large number of offices as a peer: he was Cofferer of the Household, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Oxford, Lord of the Bedchamber to George I, and High Steward of Banbury. His final appointment was as Lord Privy Seal, and he held this post from 1735 to 1740. His wife, Henrietta Churchill, attracted notoriety through her connection with the playwright William Congreve.

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Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1710-1712
NPG 3209

889

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

possibly after Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, (circa 1740)
NPG 889

D33110

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732
NPG D33110

D2443

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

by George White, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (circa 1710-1712)
NPG D2443

D2444

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (circa 1710-1712)
NPG D2444

D2784

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (circa 1710-1712)
NPG D2784

D20160

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

by John Faber Jr, published by Samuel Sympson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (circa 1710-1712)
NPG D20160