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George William Godfrey, 1843-1897

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1843
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1897.04.16
Place of Death: 254 Gloucester Terrace


George William Godfrey, Clerk in Department of the Secretary to the Admiralty, was a dramatist. His wife who died in 1888 wrote three novels.


He wrote comedies, many of which were performed at the Court Theatre, the best-known being The Parvenu 1882. Other plays included Queen Mab at the Haymarket Theatre in 1874; The Opal Ring at the Court in 1885; He that hesitates at the St George's Hall in 1888; and The Misogynist at the St James' in 1895.

He was invited to the Private View of the Royal Society of British Artists when JW was President in 1887.


New York Public Library on-line catalogue, (accessed 2005).