Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Godmond, Christopher

GODMOND, CHRISTOPHER (fl. 1840), dramatist, was the son of Isaac Godmond (d. 1809), one of the vicars of Ripon Cathedral. He lived at various times in Ripon, London, Lee in Kent, and Teignmouth in Devonshire. On 9 Aug. 1804 he married Mary, eldest daughter of John Collinson of Gravel Lane, Southwark, and by this lady, who died on 13 Feb. 1815, had a daughter (Gent. Mag. vol. lxxiv. pt. ii. p. 783, vol. lxxxv. pt. i. p. 279). He was elected F.S.A. on 50 Nov. 1837 (ib. new ser. ix. 79), but was declared a defaulter on 19 April 1849. He was author of:

  1. 'Memoir of Therrouanne, the ancient capital of the Morini in Gaul … also a discourse on the Portus Itius of Caesar, with … notes,' 8vo, London, 1836.
  2. 'The Campaign of 1346, ending with the battle of Crecy; an historical drama, in five acts [and in verse], with notes and memoirs of some of the … characters of the drama,' 8vo, London, 1836.
  3. 'Vincenzo, Prince of Mantua; or, the Death of Crichton, a tragic drama, in five acts. Also the battle of Crecy, an historical drama in five acts; with a memoir of the Campaigns of Edward the Third in the years 1345, 1346, and 1347, and a defence of his conduct to Eustace St. Pierre on the surrender of Calais,' 3 pts., 8vo, printed for the author, London, 1840-36-40.

[Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries, 1849; Gent. Mag. vol. lxxix. pt. ii. p. 990.]

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