Godwin Diary

Godwin, Hannah.

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 14 March, 1790

apprenticed 27.9.1778 for 2 years to Isaac Hoyle of Norwich, millener, premium £20. (Nat Arch IR1/61 f12) In her letter to her brother of June 1785 (Abinger c.1 f.24-5) Hannah Godwin wrote "I leave Mrs Hoyle's at Michaelmas" so she stayed a full 7 year term.
from her mother's letter of May 1788 (Abinger c.1 f78) it seems she was in partnership with Frances and Anna French, (the unmarried sisters of Joseph Fawcett's wife Charlotte).

Godwin, Joseph

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 30 October, 1791

add 19.12.1794  sup at Sutton's with Jo / 9.4.1795 call on Jo G / 23.3.1809 letter for Jo / 8.11.1812 Jo & NG dine / not coded in GD website. Also perhaps 19.10.1805 Jo at Perry's
Godwin, Joseph.
apprenticed 15.10.1771 for 7 years premium £42 to Thomas Raven of Fakenham, grocer and draper. Nat.Arch. IR1/58 f24 (Raven was probably the uncle of Philip Hull Godwin's wife Mary Ann Dunnet Raven)

Astley, Jacob

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 18 July, 1796

18.7.1796 dine at J Astley's with H Astley. Astleys appear in 1796 in Godwin's 1796 list but the entry isn't coded to Jacob Astley's person record in GD website.
Harwood's friend and Norfolk MP Jacob Astley, whom Harwood later insulted at an election meeting (see Bury and Norwich Post 30.3.1803), and probably his wife Hester. See History of Parliament for Jacob Astley and his father Edward. Their seat at Melton Constable was near to Godwin's mother's house at Dalling.


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 16 July, 1796

16.7.1796 event tag: the comment in the GD website suggests that this "Mary chez elle" clearly referred to Mary Wollstonecraft, who was a hundred miles away. Possibly Godwin put an entry for 1797 in the wrong year when writing up his diary, but since he never called Mary Wollstonecraft "Mary" anywhere else in the diary, nor did his letters address her as Mary, it seems quite possible that this referred to another Mary. Godwin had supped that night at W.

not in London

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 14 September, 1802

14.9.1802 to 18.9.1802 and 24.9.1803 to 11.10.1803 should have not in London tag. NOW CORRECTED on GD website but 17.7.1821 to 20.7.1821 should also have this tag

Walker, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 22 December, 1788

22.12.1788 see John Walker. J Walker was in Godwin's 1796 list near the end of 1788, crossed out, and in 1794 version as John Walker.
Since Godwin saw him after dining at George Robinson's this may well have been Robinson's brother-in-law 'the book-auctioneer of the trade' mentioned in the DNB article on the Robinson family of booksellers. But John Walker was a very common name. 17.7.1795 at Amelia Alderson's, John Walker & Capt Hamilton / 17.7.1805 John Walker at Joseph Johnson's / 27.11.1805 J Walker there,  see Walker


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 30 December, 1798

see Millen Sarah F

Potts, Ann M

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 6 September, 1799

miss Potts 6.9.1799 sups at Godwin's with H G / 9.10.1799 tea at Fell's with Godwin, Marshall & Fenwicks.
Ann M Potts was bound to Hannah Godwin on 1.6.1796 (Nat Arch IR1/36)


Langridge, William Balcombe

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 26 February, 1804

26.2.1804, 27.2.1804. This was William Balcombe Langridge attorney of Lewes. see Godwin, Harriet and Steel, Jeremiah.

Wordsworth, Richard

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 2 April, 1798

call on Wordsworth atty 2.4.1798 / 3.4.1798 call on Wordsworth, adv Montagu / 14,4,1798 call on Worswort atty / 16.4.1798 call on Wordsworth (& Montagu) / 17.4.1798 call on Wordsworth / 5.5.1798 adv Wordsworth at (Samuel) Lister's