Cosby Godolphin Trench

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Cosby Godolphin Trench DL, JP (6 January 1844 – 9 December 1925),[1] styled The Honourable from 1855, was a British soldier and magistrate.

He was the second son of Frederick Trench, 2nd Baron Ashtown and his first wife Harriet Georgiana Cosby, youngest daughter of Thomas Cosby.[2] Trench was educated at Eton College and then at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.[3] He entered the British Army as cornet in the 1st Dragoons in 1863, was promoted to captain in 1871 and retired five years later.[4] In 1886, he was appointed High Sheriff of Tipperary.[3] He was Justice of the Peace for County Waterford as well as County Tipperary and represented the latter also as Deputy Lieutenant.[3]

On 19 June 1873, he married Maria Musgrave, daughter of Sir Richard Musgrave, 4th Baronet, and had by her four sons.[1]


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