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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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GODOLPHIN (m): Hero of Emmeline, or The Orphan of the Castle (London, 1788), by Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Despite the machinations of the obsessed Delamere, Godolphin and Emmeline are married in the end. Note the use of an actual aristocratic English family name — that of the Godolphins, originally of Cornwall, prominent in English politics from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The 1850 U.S. census shows three people with the given name Godolphin: Godolphin Alexander (b. about 1840) of Mercer County, Kentucky; Godolphin Angell (b. about 1825) of Scituate, Rhode Island; and Godolphin Leech (b. about 1842) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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