James Godsell

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Of Limerick, probably son-in-law of Samuel Adams (q.v.), from whom River Head (St David), which had belonged to Samuel Adams, descended: it was registered to James Godsell 1786-1787. The Tharp papers also reportedly record a connection (its precise nature unclear) between James Godsell of Limerick and another estate that had belonged to Samuel Adams, Nutfield. The artist James Godsell Middleton (c. 1805-1874) was presumably a namesake of this man.

  1. Marriage of James Godsell to Miss Adams, 'of London' in December 1763.


'Reference #20741: Collection of Tharp Family of Chippenham, Cambridge, includes lease & release of lands specified in indenture of 9 Feb 1747 (possibly 500 acres and 197 acres of Nutfield Estate) remainder of lands of Henry Strudwick deceased which John Tharp had not previously acquired, James Godsell of Limerick & Samuel his son to John Tharp of Trelawney, 17 & 18 Feb 1792. R/55/7/122/(c)/1 & 2', Landed Estates Database, http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/refsource-show.jsp?id=696 [accessed 06/02/2017]

  1. Freeman Journal Dublin, Ireland Jan. 14, 1764 IRELAND Limerick, On the 20th last was married at Sanville, James Godsell, Esq; to Miss Adams of London.

Further Information

Miss Adams

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1786 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Not known

River Head was registered to James Godsell 1786-1787

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Notes →
James Godsell was probably the son-in-law of Samuel Adams: he married a Miss Adams 'of London' in December 1763....

Addresses (1)

Limerick, Ireland