Godolphin, Henry (1648 -1733)

Henry Godolphin, Provost of Eton College and Dean of St Paul's, was the fourth son of Sir Francis Godolphin, and Dorothy, second daughter of Sir Henry Berkeley of Yarlington, and younger brother of Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin. He matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, taking his B.A. in 1708. In the same year he was elected a Fellow of All Souls, where he took his M.A. in 1672, and his B.D. and D.D. 11 July 1685. In 1677 he became a Fellow of Eton College, was elected Provost by royal mandate in 1695, and Dean of St Paul's in 1707. He resigned the last post in 1726 and returned to Eton. These stamps seem to have been made to mark a bequest to All Souls.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Godolphin, Henry (1648 - 1733) (Stamp 1) Title: Godolphin, Henry (1648 - 1733) (Stamp 1)
Arms: A double headed eagle between three fleurs de lys (Godolphin)
Dimensions (height x width): 42mm x 35mm
Heraldic Charges: eagle, double-headed, displayed, Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3)
Godolphin, Henry (1648 - 1733) (Stamp 2) Title: Godolphin, Henry (1648 - 1733) (Stamp 2)
Arms: A chevron between three cinquefoils (All Souls College, Oxford)
Dimensions (height x width): 43mm x 36mm
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (3)