Godwin Diary

Close, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 4 May, 1788

call on Close 4.5.1788 / 16.9.1788 again
John Close was a broker at addresses near Tower Dock from 1761 to 1791. He was mentioned in some of Hannah Godwin's letters to Godwin (Abinger c.1 f32-3, f90-1) and was clearly known to their mother Ann Godwin. Godwin called on him again on 16.9.1788.

Beaufoy, Henry

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

20.4.1788 Beaufoy, Henry. Add Abinger c.1 f44-5 to bibliography

Van Effin

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 19 April, 1788

Van Effin 19.4.1788.
See letter from Richard Price to Godwin (Abinger c.1 f73). On 26.11.1787 Price wrote a letter introducing the bearer Mr Van Effin, a Dutch minister and a neighbour and friend of Dr Price's (at Hackney) who wished to speak to Godwin on the late History of the United Provinces

Bastard, John Pollexfen

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 18 April, 1788

18.4.1788 Bastard
John Pollexfen Bastard (DNB 1756-1816) MP for Devon whose motion concerning the promotion of naval officers was heard in the house of Commons on this day. Although reported in newspapers at the time, no mention of it is found in his entry in History of Parliament

Webb, Willis

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 7 April, 1788

7.4.1788 &c. Willis John Webb was baptised at St James Piccadilly in 1770 son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth. His older brother Nathaniel was baptised in 1760 at St Marylebone. His parents married at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol on 1758. His father was MP for Taunton 1768-75 and Ilchester 1775-80 and supported North, never spoke in the house, lived at Savile Row and in Montserrat, West Indies and died at Bath in 1786 (History of Parliament). Willis was admitted at St John's College Cambridge and at Lincolns Inn in 1788, got his BA in 1792 and was called to the bar in 1795 (Alum Cantab).

Condell, Henry

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 17 July, 1788

17.10.1788 at Shield's thoroughly musical gathering this must be Henry Condell (DNB 1757-1824) musician, & at Holcroft's 21.3.1792
Doane's 1794 Henry Condell St Alban St

Smith, James, musician

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 17 July, 1788

17.7.1788 at Shields' in a very musical gathering. A cellist and violinist James Smith (fl 1773-1809) is listed in Highfill, Burnim & Langhan's Biog Dict of Actors &c. On 27.11.1794 Godwin supped at Shield's with Crosdill, adv Collick & Smith, and on 1.3.1795 he supped at Holcroft's with Shield, Smith musn & Thelwall. He could also have been the Smith at Thelwall's on 2.2.1795 and/or the Smith at Holcroft's on 22.4.1795, but see Smith, George. The will PCC 1823 of James Smith, musician of Woolwich may have been his.

Aickin, James

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 23 November, 1788

23.11.1788 dine at Holcroft's; see Jas Aickin / Aickins at Holcroft's on 3.12.1788 /J Aickin at Robinson's on 22.1.1789 / J Aickin adv at Holcroft's on 31.5.1789 / at J Aickin's on 10.6.1789 with Baddeley.  Aickins appeared in Godwin's 1796 list for 1787 (crossed out), and in the 1794 version as F Aickin, J Aickin.
James Aickin DNB 1737-1803 actor and F Aickin. Both presumably present on 3.12.1788. The first entry above 23.11.1788 is wrongly coded in GD website to J Aikin

Webb, Nathaniel

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

Event tag 20.11.1788. Nathaniel Webb Esq of St James (see his younger brother Webb, Willis) married Eden Hoare, minor, with the consent of Cecilia Hoare, widow at St George Hanover Square on 20.11.1788. He was clearly identifiable along with his wife on 25.12.1791 and as the Capt. on 28.4.1789. Boyle's 1792 Nathl Webb Esq 42 Albemarle St

Gregory, George

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 11 November, 1788

11.11.1788 at Miss Williams' / 16.4.1796 mrs Gregory at miss Hayes / 31.1.1797 Gregory adv at Joseph Johnson's / 4.3.1797 adv at theatre / 1.8.1797 Gregory at Jos. Johnson's / 26.8.1797 at Robinson's / 8.3.1802 adv at Richard Phillips'/ 17.6.1802 meet (& A Barbauld) / 18.6.1805 at Richard Phillips' / 7.4.1807 Gregory jr at Jos. Johnson's.