Hugh Godley, 2nd Baron Kilbracken

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Hugh John Godley, 2nd Baron Kilbracken (12 June 1877 – 13 October 1950) was an Irish barrister and nobleman from County Leitrim.

Godley was educated as a lawyer, and was appointed a King's Counsel in January 1924.[1] He became counsel to the Lord Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords.

Godley succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron Kilbracken in 1932, and he was married to Elizabeth Helen Monteith Hamilton.[2]

As a lover of music and good friend of the pianist and composer Donald Tovey he was also a committee member in the London Classical Concert Society around 1913.[3]

He was succeeded by his son John[4] to the barony upon his death in 1950.[citation needed]

Coat of arms of Hugh Godley, 2nd Baron Kilbracken
A unicorn’s head erased Argent horned Gules charged with three trefoils slipped Vert.
Argent three unicorns’ heads erased Sable horned Gules two and one and three trefoils slipped Vert one and two.
On the dexter side a gryphon Sable charged on the shoulder with four mullets in cross Argent on the sinister side a lion Argent charged on the shoulder with four roses also in cross Gules barbed and seeded Proper.
Sans Dieu Rien [5]
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Baron Kilbracken
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "No. 32900". The London Gazette. 22 January 1924. p. 684.
  2. ^ "Hugh John Godley 2nd Baron Kilbracken CB KC + Elizabeth Helen Monteith Hamilton". Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  3. ^ Grierson, Mary (1952). Donald Francis Tovey. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege.
  4. ^ "Kilbracken, Baron (UK, 1909)". Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  5. ^ . 1959 [Burke's Peerage Burke's Peerage]. {{cite book}}: Check |url= value (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)