John Jellicoe GCB OM

John Henry Rushworth Jellicoe GCB OM (1859 - 1935)

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Rt.Hon.Sir John Henry Rushworth "Earl Jellicoe" Jellicoe GCB OM
Born in Southampton, Hampshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1902 in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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Died in 39 Egerton Gardens, Chelsea, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified 29 Sep 2019 | Created 16 Nov 2014
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Preceded by
1st Governor-General
Arthur Foljambe

John Jellicoe
2nd Governor-General of
New Zealand
Government Coat Of Arms
Sep 27 1920 – Dec 12 1924
Succeeded by
3rd Governor-General
Charles Fergusson


Lord Jellicoe served in the Egyptian War (1882).

In 1902 he married Florence Gwendoline Cayzer and together they had one son and five daughters.

In the first World War he commanded the Grand Fleet (1914-16) and, after the Battle of Jutland (1916), became First Lord, Chief of Naval Staff, and Viscount.

He was appointed Governor-General of New Zealand in 1920, an office which he served most capably.

He was a great sportsman and patron of nearly every yacht club in New Zealand.

Lord Jellicoe wrote three books based on naval experiences:

The Grand Fleet (1914-16);
Crisis in the Great War;
Submarine Peril.


  • "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Nov 2014), John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1902; from Marriage, Chelsea, London, England, , “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” findmypast.
  • England and Wales birth index
  • Wikipedia biography [1]
  • Census of England 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1911
  • An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand Vol.2 by A.H. McLintock, (1966).
  • The Peerage.
  • The Peerage Biography.

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