Godley, John Robert
b. 1814
d. 1861-11-17
John Robert Godley was educated at Harrow and at Christ Church, Oxford, receiving his BA on 27 October 1836. He travelled widely, writing about his experiences and attempting to increase colonization.1
From 1849-52, Godley lived in New Zealand.2 On his return to England he became a commissioner of income tax in Ireland, before he entered the War Office and served as assistant under-secretary under Lord Panmure, General Peel, and Lord Herbert, in 1855. He died at Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London, 17 November 1861.3
  • 1. Jane Tucker, Godley, John Robert, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Godley, John Robert. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/godley_jr.html.

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