Godwin Diary

Fullarton, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 8 May, 1788

GODWIN DIARY: Fullaston 8.5.1788
At Gibbon's birthday party (where Godwin probably wasn't), this was perhaps William Fullarton (DNB 1754-1808) then MP for Haddington. The writing suggests an 'r' though the ink is hardly visible. (The s has now been corrected to an r on GD website)
SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Col Fullarton of St James St proposed 24.6.1791 by Count Zenobio 2nded John Frost
See DNB article William Fullarton 1754-1808

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
 

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