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Goulding baronets

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The Goulding Baronetcy, of Millicent in Clane in the County of Kildare and Roebuck Hill in Dundrum in the County of Dublin, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 22 August 1904 for the businessman William Goulding, a prominent freemason who was director several railway companies in Ireland, and son of William Goulding (1817–1884), the last Conservative MP for Cork City.[2] He accompanied the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin John Gregg and Bishop of Cashel Robert Miller "to see Michael Collins in May 1922, following the murders of thirteen Protestants in the Bandon valley, to ask whether the Protestant minority should stay on. Collins 'assured them that the government would maintain civil and religious liberty'."[3][4]

The third Baronet was a successful cricketer and the husband of Valerie Goulding. As of 2007 the presumed fourth Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant.[5]

The family surname is pronounced "Goolding".

Goulding baronets, of Millicent and Roebuck Hill (1904)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Timothy Adam Goulding (born 1945).

Goulding Baronet of Wargrave Hall (1915)[edit]


  1. ^ "No. 27696". The London Gazette. 15 July 1904. p. 4556.
  2. ^ Representative British freemasons : a series of biographies and portraits of early twentieth century freemasons. London: Dod's Peerage, Ltd. 1915. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-0-7661-3589-5.
  3. ^ Bury, Robin (2017). Buried Lives - The Protestants of Southern Ireland. Dublin: The History Press Ireland. pp. 25, 120. ISBN 978-184588-880-0.
  4. ^ citing McDowell, R.B. (1997). Crisis and Decline - The Fate of the Southern Unionists. Dublin: The Lilliput Press. p. 135. ISBN 1-874675929.
  5. ^ "Baronetcies to which no Succession has been proved". Website of The Standing Council of the Baronetage. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2009.