Godwin Diary

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).

Kingston, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 24 February, 1803

2 Kingstons 24.2.1803
See Cooper, Elizabeth Priscilla. John Kingston MP (1735-1820) Oporto wine merchant, and director of Sierra Leone Company, lived at Oak Hill, Barnet, and at Stratford Place (History of Parliamnet: will Nat Arch PROB11/1639)

Cooper, Grace Mary

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 13 July, 1788

1.2.1796 mrs C at Holcroft's / 21.2.1796 again / 26.8.1796 mrs C calls / 25.11.1796 adv at miss Mansel's / 23.10.1797 at theatre / 14.12.1797 at theatre. All these clearly her but missed in GD website / 18.5.1798 M C dines may also have been her

Dyson, George

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 13 July, 1788

George Dyson was baptised on 18.4.1773 aged 25 days old at Christ Church Spitalfields son of Abraham, warehouseman of Barr St, by Margaret. Oddly both he and his younger brother Abraham were born before Abraham Dyson, bachelor of St Andrew Holborn married Margret Roberts, spinster of the Old Artillery Ground by license at Christ Church Spitalfields on 14.9.1777. Both his parents were already in their mid-thirties when George was born. The Dysons were noncomformists by religion.