Francis Place's connections

Woollams, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale page 87
Thos Woollams of Barbers Co. took apprentice William Woollams 1756
William Woollams = St Andrew by the Wardrobe 20.9.1773 Catherine Cox both of St Ann Blackfriars banns sigs wits Joseph & Sarah Knight
Susanna dau of William & Catherine Woollams bapt 28.2.1774 St Clement Danes buried there 3.1.1775 consumption
William son of William & Catherine Woollams bapt 3.5.1775 St Clement Danes
James son of William & Catherine Woollams bapt 26.6.1778 St Clement Danes

Taylor, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale page 54. Where Place learnt to use a saw

Thomas, Thomas

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale pages 86 and 87. Ousted Simon Place from his pub

Wild, Richard

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place, ed. Mary Thale pages x, 142 n1, 175,176, 188-193, 207, 210 n*, 224
Possibly born 4.4.1765 bapt 14.4.1765 son of Joseph & Ann  Wild at St Mary Ealing. No records of his brother Gregory found.
Richard Wild otp = St Geo Han Sq 29.9.1799 Sarah Atkins otp banns sigs wits Robt Atkins, Eleanor Swannick
Old Bailey 17.2.1802 Richard Wild tailor 29 Charing Cross, his errand boy Charles Hurd

Willis, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale page 118. Place cleaned breeches of Willis, son of painter & glazier in Essex Street, Willis junior was in partnership with landlord of Crown & Anchor. Place found a half guinea in his pocket, borrowed it overnight and returned it telling the whole truth. Willis never employed him again.
John Willis son of John Willis of St Clement Danes coal dealer apprenticed 1742 to James Simpson of the Glaziers Co.
John Willis son of John & Mary bapt 5.2.1764 St Clement Danes

Wood, Henry

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale page 87
Henry Wood otp = St Martin i t Fields 14.5.1775 by Archbishops lic Sarah Holland otp sigs wits Saml Tooth, S Ealand
Henry Wood carpenter Thackhams Court, St Martin i t Fields voted 1780 Fox, 1784 Fox. Westminster coroner's juryman 25.8.1786
Henry Wood buried 26.5.1800 St Martin i t Fields from workhouse. Admitted workhouse 21.2.1800 age 59 died 23.5.1800

Seldon, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale page 88
John Seldon = St Clement Danes 15.5.1763 Ann Batty
William son of John & Ann Seldon bapt St Clement Danes 1.4.1764
John son of John & Ann Seldon bapt St Clement Danes 9.8.1767
Sarah dau of John & Ann Seldon bapt St Clement Danes 27.11.1768
Ann Batty dau of John & Ann Seldon bapt St Clement Danes 18.6.1770
Ann dau of John & Ann Seldon bapt St Clement Danes 13.6.1773
John Seldon buried 17.2.1774 St Clement Danes

Skillern, Stephen

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale p.87. There spelt Skillem but this may have been a transcription error. Perhaps a fairly common error which led to Place thinking the name was spelt and pronounced with an 'm'. Of the various friends of his father's whose lives Place believed ended in poverty (he mentioned a list of 27) eight are named on pages 87 and 88 but four of those, including Skillern, seem to have owned property at their deaths (the others were Bury, Robinson and Woollams).

Robinson

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place page 87
William Robinson buried Epsom 9.1.1780 will PCC 12.1.1780 dated 22.12.1779 painter of St Clement Danes mentioned late wife and present wife Ann, house in Water Street and house in Pimlico, owned other houses in Pimlico & elsewhere which he left to his various children, sons John & William, and daughters Sarah, Alice, Eleanor Stevens and Elizabeth Stevenson. Also mentioned brother John, sisters Jane, Eleanor, Margaret and Alice Ashley, cousin James Robinson of Bromley, Middlesex, and mother-in-law Sarah Robinson.

Place, Simon

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1000

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed.Mary Thale
Simon son of Hno (Jno?) Place of B. G. Pens (Bethnal Green?) bapt 18.8.1726 St Dunstan Stepney
Simon Place = St Geo Mayfair 2.10.1746 Anna Paling  (or less likely Simon Plaise = 29.10.1747 Ann Peters, both of Holbone) - both these marriages were "clandestine"
Mary Place dau of Simon & Anne born 23.9.1747 bapt St Ann Soho 25.10.1747
Henry Kitchin otp bach = St Pancras 30.1.1768 Mary Place otp sp

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