Godwin Diary

Ellis, Henry

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 14 July, 1789

14.7.1789 Gov Ellis at T Hollis'. In Godwin's 1796 list for 1789, crossed out, and in 1794 version / 26.5.1801 (Ellis) at Nicholson's

Sterling, Joseph

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 2 July, 1789

2.7.1789 Stirling at Billingsgate with Robinson &c. / Sterling at Holcroft's 13.7.1794. In Godwin's 1796 list for 1789 and in 1794 version. 
Joseph Sterling DNB fl 1765-1794. Sterling's poems were published in Dublin in 1781 by Luke White, in London in 1794 by T Payne, and in London in 1789 by Robinson, so three of his publishers were present at this dinner. He lived chiefly in Ireland but his presence in London in 1794 coincided with the publication of his Odes there. George Cecil of Dublin was his uncle, published his first work and left him a legacy.

 

Payne, Thomas

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 2 July, 1789

2.7.1789 young Paynes at Billingsgate with Robinson &c / 13.8.1796 T & Ja Payne at Robinson's / 30.8.1796 T Payne there / 8.11.1796, 11.2.1797 and 13.5.1797 Payne there.
Thomas Payne senior (DNB 1718-99) bookseller and publisher of Mews Gate retired about 1790. His oldest son Thomas (DNB 1752-1831) took over the business and his son James later had his own shop. 18.12.1798 at Johnson's could have been the father or one of the sons; 26.3.1816 call on Payne, bookseller must have been one of the sons
 

Garbett

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 23 June, 1789

23.6.1789 Garbet's at T Hollis' and Garbet jr 24.8.1790 there.
Timothy Hollis's will (date 13.8.1774) mentions Elizabeth wife of Francis Garbett of Knill, Herefordshire, son of 'my old friend Samuel Garbett of Birmingham' and his last codicil (date 15.2.1790) mentions Francis Garbett's children John aged 20 of Edinburgh, Ann 17, Mary 16 and Sophia 15 at Hereford. Samuel Garbett was the ironmaster (DNB 1717-1803)
 

May

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 30 May, 1789

 
May 3.5.1789 at Brand Hollis' / Mays 4.2.1797 at John King's with Belfast. Both May & Belfast in Godwin's 1796 list for 1797 / 28.5.1798 mrs May at King's / 7.11.1798 May at King's / 4.1.1807 adv May at King's / 1.3.1807 Mays at King's / 3.3.1807 May at King's / 8.3.1807 again / 29.5.1813 Edgworths May & Trotman call
 

Stavin

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 26 May, 1789

Stavin 26.5.1789 see Stovin

Stovin

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 26 May, 1789

Stavin 26.5.1789 at Timothy Hollis' & Stovin 18.5.1790, 13..1790,, 24.8.1790, 7.9.1790 there.

Aboyne

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 5 May, 1789

Aboyne 5.5.1789 at Miss Williams / 14.9.1789 again / 21.12.1789 again /  9.2.1790 again / 12.2.1790 again /  7.5.1790 again / 20.10.1790 again / 11.3.1791 again /  13.5.1791 again
A very regular visitor at miss Williams', not on her 1786 subscription list. The only instances of the surname I found were as the title of Earls of Aboyne, this would have to have been the 4th Earl, Charles Gordon c.1726-1794. see Gordon, Lockhart

Macdonald

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 27 July, 1789

27.7.1789 Macdonald at Robinson's.
Perhaps Lewis Macdonald bookseller 454 Strand 1785-90 (Maxted), from the context of Robinson's typical guests

 

Ellison

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 5 May, 1789

Ellison 5.5.1789 at miss Williams' / 7.5.1790 again / 26.11.1790 again.
First two times with Aboyne (see his entry)

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