Godwin Diary

Godwin, Harriet.

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 1 February, 1796

1,2,1796 &c
For Harriet Godwin's baptism see Godwin, Joseph.
All entries currently under Harriet Godwin on GD website apart from those that belonged to her mother which I have noted under Godwin, Mary. Plus 26.2.1804 "letter to Ht" currently coded as Holcroft, clearly meant Harriet in the context, and 20.8.1821 "adv Ht West" was very probably the same person, as will appear below.

Dorset, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 26 March, 1792

Dorset 26.3.1792 / 3.4.1792 / 5.5.1792 / 6.5.1792 / 8.5.1792 / 15.5.1792 / Mrs Dorset 29.10.1793 / Dorset 21.6.1794
See John Robinson Cooper, from whose indenture this must be John Dorset, perhaps elder brother to banker George, who is mentioned by Charlotte Smith whose sister married their cousin (Abinger c.16 f12-13). He is also featured in two of Elizabeth Cooper's letters (Abinger c.2 f7-8 and c.4 f3) and one of Thomas Cooper's (Abinger c.2 f84-6).
Currently 30/7/2012 in Godwin Diary website the name is not underlined but the Person Record is empty

Cooper, John Robinson

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 3 January, 1792

5.4.1796 call on JC (missed in GD website)
Godwin's cousin John Robinson Cooper, son of Thomas Cooper, surgeon East Indies deceased, apprenticed on 5.6.92 for 7 years to Thomas Spilsbury, printer of Snow Hill. Premium of £32 10s. paid by John Dorset, gent. (Stationer's Company apprentices no 7687)  see Godwin, Joseph. In the 3 months before this indenture Godwin called on Dorset 5 times and on Spilsbury once, then Dorset called once on Godwin. John Cooper makes 5 appearances in the diary, 3.1.1792; 5.6.1792; 19.3.1796; 5.4.1796; and 23.7.1796.


Godwin, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 6 August, 1804

Joseph & Mary Godwin's youngest son William. Birth and baptism shown in Guildhall MS12818A/71 f45 (see Godwin, Joseph). He was admitted commoner at Christs Hospital on 10.9.1800 and "cloathed" in his blue coat the next day. He was presented by Lord Lauderdale for which see his letters to Godwin (Abinger c.5 f102-3 & 110-11).

Godwin, Phebe

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 11 June, 1802

Joseph & Mary's youngest daughter Phebe. for baptism see Godwin, Joseph. The Phebe or P G entries of 29.8.1800, 11.6.1802, 14.8.1802, 29.9.1803, 17.5.1808 and 27.8.1817 should all be added to her person record in GD website. It seems clear from the context of 17.8.1802 and the fact that she appears thereafter so often with Hannah Godwin or her other apprentices that the indenture (event tag) was to Hannah Godwin. In Ann Godwin's letter of 9.7.1805 (Abinger c.9 f26) she says "I wish Pheby not to come I cannot help her".

Bailey, Mary

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 19 January, 1796

Joseph & Mary Godwin's eldest daughter Mary or Mary Ann. for baptism see Godwin, Joseph.
St Dunstan & All Saints Stepney 17.9.1798 John Bailey bachelor of this parish and of Ratcliff hamlet married Mary Ann Godwin spinster of same parish and hamlet by banns, witness John Godwin. Diary entry 17.9.1798 Mrs Bailey married

Tiffin, Thomas

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 23 February, 1796

See Godwin, John Jex. Thomas Tiffin bookbinder 23.2.1796, 25.7.1799, 26.12.1799, 27.8.1802.


Godwin, John Jex

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 28 November, 1795


Barker, Sarah

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 4 November, 1795

In Ann Godwin's letter of 1796 (Abinger c.14 f112) she said of her son Joseph "his aunt Barker is a kept miss to Mr H Hall" and she said much the same in 1805 (Abinger c.9 f26). The context of both letters suggest that aunt Barker was not living in London. Thomas Barker married Sarah Jex at Kettlestone, Norfolk on 29.7.1777. Sarah, daughter of Robert & Mary Jex was baptised at St John Sepulchre Norwich on 1.6.1760, so she was probably 4 years younger than her niece Mary (see Godwin, Mary).

Cooper, Elizabeth Priscilla

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 20 November, 1791

5.3.1797 E C at Holcroft's / 11.3.1797 E C adv at Mansel's / 26.3.1797 E C at Holcroft's (these E C entries have not been coded to her person record on GD website, although E C 26.2.1797 and all E P C entries have been). Holcroft's and Mansel's are venues where she was more fully named on other occasions
Her letters Abinger c.1 f117-20 c.2 f3-8, c.3 f31-2 & c.4 f3. In 1792/3 she was governess to the Heatons at Denbigh, and from 1794 to the Kingstons at Oak Hill in Barnet and at their town house in Stratford Place. Godwin noted 2 Kingstons at her funeral (see Kingston, John).