Godfrey Baring1

#47225, b. 1871, d. December 1957

Individual's Timeline

Birth1871Godfrey Baring
Christening31 May 1871Godfrey Baring
Marr RegMarch 1937Godfrey Baring1
Death18 July 1953Brenda Margery Blake2
Death24 November 1957Godfrey Baring3
Death RegDecember 1957Godfrey Baring4
Probate17 March 1958Godfrey Baring

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Some aspects of Godfrey Baring's life. Godfrey Baring From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Godfrey Baring, 1st Baronet JP (18 April 1871 – 24 November 1957) was a Liberal Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight and later Barnstaple.

A member of the influential Baring family, he was the son of Lieutenant-General Charles Baring, son of Henry Bingham Baring, son of Henry Baring, third son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet. His mother was Helen Graham, daughter of Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet. He was a lifelong resident of the Isle of Wight. He became involved in politics and public affairs at an early age: he was elected president of the Isle of Wight Liberal Union aged 23, was made a Justice of the Peace a year later and was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1897 at the age of 26. In 1898 he became chairman of the Isle of Wight County Council, a position he held for the rest of his life.

A keen yachtsman, he was elected to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1892. He frequently entertained royalty during Cowes Week at his residence, Nubia House.

At the 1906 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight, but lost the seat at the next election in January, 1910. He was created a Baronet, of Nubia House in the parish of Northwood in the Isle of Wight, on 4 February 1911. He returned to parliament in the same year when he was elected MP for Barnstaple at a by-election. He stood down from parliament at the 1918 general election.

For 33 years he was a member of the mamagement committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. In 1951, while he was president of the RNLI, the new lifeboat at Clacton was named Sir Godfrey Baring. He was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire in Elizabeth II's first birthday honours in 1952 for public services and in recognition of the fact that he had been "Chairman of the Isle of Wight County Council for over fifty years and Chairman of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for twenty-seven years."
Background information on 36 Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, Greater London, England, - Knightsbridge South Side: East of Sloane Street, Hyde Park Corner to Wilton Place. Knightsbridge Foot-Guards Barracks (demolished early 1840s)

The five houses (Nos 32–36 Wilton Place) were all built by Thomas Phillips, son of John Phillips, the longtime lessee of the barracks site. They, and the school to the east built in 1859 in connection with St Paul's Church, were pulled down for the construction of the new Berkeley Hotel, opened in 1972. Prior to the there was a night club on the site, Esmeralda's Barn. This was gifted to Reggie Kray by the infamous landlord Peter Rachman.

Family of Godfrey Baring and Brenda Margery Blake


  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    MarriageFinder: Brenda M Blake married Godfrey Baring
    Name:      BLAKE, Brenda M
    Registration district:      Westminster St. Margaret
    County:      London
    Year of registration:      1937
    Quarter of registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Spouse's last name:      Baring
    Volume no:      1A
    Page no:      902
    Name:      BARING, Godfrey
    Registration district:      Westminster
    County:      London
    Year of registration:      1937
    Quarter of registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Spouse's last name:      Blake
    Volume no:      1A
    Page no:      902.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Dame Breda Margary Baring
    Name:      Dame Breda Margary Baring
    Probate Date:      9 Oct 1953
    Death Date:      18 Jul 1953
    Death Place:      Isle of Wight
    Registry:      London, England."
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Sir Godfrey Baring
    Name:      Sir Godfrey Baring
    Probate Date:      17 Mar 1958
    Death Date:      24 Nov 1957
    Death Place:      Isle-of-Wight
    Registry:      London, England."
  4. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Godfrey Baring
    Name:      Godfrey Baring
    Birth Date:      abt 1871
    Date of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec 1957
    Age at Death:      86
    Registration district:      Isle of Wight
    Inferred County:      Hampshire
    Volume:      6b
    Page:      932."
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "First name(s)      GODFREY
    Last name      BARING
    Birth year      1871
    Baptism year      1871
    Baptism day      31
    Baptism month      May
    Parish      St Paul, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge
    Father's first name(s)      Charles
    Mother's first name(s)      Helen
    County      Middlesex
    Page      199
    Record set      Westminster Baptisms
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      Great Britain."