Francis Place's connections

Cuthbert, David

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

see Autobiography of Francis Olace, ed. Mary Thale p. 53-4 (in Greyhound Court where Place learned to turn and file) Place made a simple error calling him Cuthbertson. There was indeed a John Cuthbertson, mathematical, philosophical and optical instrument maker c.1743-1821 who worked in Amsterdam in the 1770s and 1780s and then returned to London, trading in Shoe Lane Holborn and then Poland Street. However the mathematical instrument maker in Greyhound Court was David Cuthbert

Cuthbert, David

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

see Autobiography of Francis Olace, ed. Mary Thale p. 53-4 (in Greyhound Court where Place learned to turn and file) Place made a simple error calling him Cuthbertson. There was indeed a John Cuthbertson, mathematical, philosophical and optical instrument maker c.1743-1821 who worked in Amsterdam in the 1770s and 1780s and then returned to London, trading in Shoe Lane Holborn and then Poland Street. However the mathematical instrument maker in Greyhound Court was David Cuthbert

Bird, William

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

see Francis Place's Autobiography ed. Mary Thale p 42. (rival school to Place's schoolmaster John Bowis)

John Rule will PCC 22.11.1775 Stepney

William Bird schoolmaster 59 Fetter Lane & James Fergusson & Thomas Swanson Tower St, Wapping, executors of John Rule, SunFire 1779, 1780, 1786
William Bird Fetter Lane broker Wakefields directory 1790
William Bird 3 Bond Stables, Fetter Lane, academy Holdens directory 1790

Bowis, John

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

see Francis Place's Autobiography p 42 (Place's schoolmaster)

Allison, Robert

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

see Francis Place's Autobiography ed. Mary Thale p 94, 111, 119, 123-8
perhaps Robert s of Benjamin & Ann Allison bapt 7.1.1753 Hartburn, Northumberland
or           Robert s of Robert Allison                bapt 9.7.1753 Whitburn, Northumberland
perhaps Robert Allison appr 7 yrs from 28.12.1771 to James Gladstains of Alnwick shoemaker, premium £2.10s
perhaps Robert Allison = Holborn 26.8.1787 Sarah Nichols botp banns sigs wits Wm Nicholls, Ann Fletcher

Barnes, William

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

see Francis Place's Autobiography, ed. Mary Thale p 136 (1795 her husband had been dead about a year, had a considerable trade in gloves, also breeches. Two foremen, in charge of breeches was Irishman McDonald)

Bayley, William & John

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

see Francis Place's Autobiography ed. Mary Thale p 88 (leather stainer & dresser)
William Bayley Soho ratebooks Little Newport St south 1781 £32 1787 £34
William Bayley leatherseller Newport St Soho  voted 1784 Hood & Wray 1788 Townshend 1790 Fox
John Bayley breeches maker Duchy Lane, St Mary le Strand voted 1788 Townshend

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