Sir Gabriel Goldney, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Gabriel Prior Goldney, 2nd Baronet, CB, CVO (4 August 1843 – 4 May 1925) was the first son of Gabriel Goldney, Conservative MP for Chippenham. The title passed to him in 1900 on the death of his father.


Goldney studied at Exeter College, Oxford[1] and qualified as a barrister of the Inner Temple.[2] He was appointed as a Royal Commissioner for the of 1875 to investigate alleged corruption,[3] and the following year, Recorder of Helstone.[2] In 1879 he was appointed Recorder of Poole, resigning from that position in 1882.[4]

Other appointments included Remembrancer for the City of London in 1882, J.P. for Wiltshire[2] and Deputy Lieutenant for the City of London in 1894.[5] He was appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1906.[6] He also held the rank of Major in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.[2] He was an active Freemason[7] and was also appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in July 1902[8] and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 1904 New Year Honours.[9]

Goldney did not marry[1][2] and on his death in 1925 the baronetcy passed to his younger brother Frederick.


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  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e Howard, Joseph Jackson; Frederick Arthur Crisp (1896). Visitation of England and Wales (1997 Reprint). Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc. p. 59. ISBN 0-7884-0622-1.
  3. ^ "ADDRESS FOR A ROYAL COMMISSION. (Hansard, 17 June 1875)". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Wiltshire County Council - Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Catalogue - Archive Information". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  5. ^ "No. 26573". The London Gazette. 23 November 1894. pp. 6625–6626.
  6. ^ "No. 27890". The London Gazette. 27 February 1906. p. 1434.
  7. ^ Kessinger Publishing LLC (2003). Representative British Freemasons (Reprint). Kessinger Publishing LLC. pp. 128–129. ISBN 978-0-7661-3589-5.
  8. ^ "No. 27453". The London Gazette. 11 July 1902. p. 4441.
  9. ^ "No. 27630". The London Gazette. 29 December 1903. p. 8563.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gabriel Goldney
(of Beechfield and Bradenstoke Abbey)
1900 – 1925
Succeeded by
Frederick Hastings Goldney
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