Godwin Diary

Dibbin, Henry

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 12 November, 1791

Henry Dibbin was baptised on 8.11.1772 son of Francis and Mary Dibbin at Thatcham, Berks. They kept an inn on the Bath Road. Francis Dibbin died in 1777 when Henry was young, and his mother married Edward Fromont. Fromont ran extensive coaching services from London to Bristol and Exeter and his stepson kept the inns at the London end. After his mother died in 1803, Dibbin defended a Chancery suit against his stepfather Fromont (Nat Arch C13/102/39 & C13/89/36). For his marriage see Jones, Louisa.

Dallas, Elizabeth

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 25 February, 1804

(Dallas, alias Dallison) 25.2.1804 / 3.3.1804 write to Dallas / 4.3.1804 letter from Dallas / 5.3.1804 write to Dallas / 6.3.1804 letter from Dallas / 8.3.1804 again / 14.3.1804 meet mrs Dallas / 25.4.1811 write to Dallas / 29.5.1811 letter from Dallas.

Lobrot, Maria Anne

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 15 February, 1811

GODWIN DIARY: 15.2.1811
Maria Anne Lobrot was the daughter of Frederic Lobrot a merchant of Birmingham who died in 1807. (will Nat Arch PROB11/1379). She was born about 1782 (Morning Post 8.6.1836). All the Lobrot entries in Godwin's diary belong to her, as does Lebrau on 15.2.11 when she first called with Margaret Jones. A Marianne Lobrot died in 1859 at Reading.

Jones, Margaret

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 9 May, 1797


Jones, Louisa.

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 30 November, 1795


Raven, Aldridge

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 15 July, 1796

tea Raven's 15.7.1796. On 6.10.1803 (after Aldridge Raven's death) Godwin at Dalling noted "mrs Raven & Phillis at tea". On 4.5.1808 "dine at Mrs Raven's", and on 18.8.1809 at Ann Godwin's funeral "4 Ravens" and on 19.08.1809 "dine Raven's".

Godwin, Philip Hull

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 7 August, 1791

The Godwin Diary website editorial notes call him an older brother but he was in fact a younger brother. His birth date and those of his wife and children are given in his letter of 1829 (Abinger c.13 f74v). Philip Hull Godwin married Ann Dunnet Raven on 6.3.1793 at Themelthorpe, Norfolk.


Wilcocke, Samuel

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 19 October, 1795

sup at Cooper's w. Wilcocke's 19.10.1795 / Wilcocke at theatre 3.9.1796 / call w. Cooper on Wilcocke 12.9.1796 / E P Cooper's funeral, Wilcocke jr 24.2.1803 / Cooper & Wilcocke call 2.4.1803 / Cooper & Wilcocke dine 5.4.1803 / dine at H(annah) G(odwin)'s w. G M C(ooper), mrs & Geo. Wilcocke / 22.1.1804 Dr Wilcocke dies / 2.2.1804 Wilcocke calls / dine at L Knapp's w. Wilcocke, G M C(ooper) 17.2.1804 / Wilcocke dines 18.2.1804 / mrs Wilcocke dies 27.2.1805 / Wilcocke at tea 25.3.1805 / G Wilcocke invité 1.1.1807 / G Wilcocke adv.


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 24 October, 1797

Lea 24.10.1797
Joseph Godwin was agent to the carpet manufacturer brothers Francis and Thomas Lea of Kidderminster whose London warehouse was at 10 Bagnio Court (oldbaileyonline E18040912-86). Lea appeared in the diary on 24.10.1797, 27.10.1797, 29.10.1797, 30.10.1797, 4.4.1798, 25.1.1801, 9.8.1801, 18.2.1803 and 17.9.1803 often with Joseph Godwin, and was mentioned in Joseph Godwin's letter to Godwin of 16.7.1801 (Abinger c.7 f49). The GD website has been edited to take account of my information on the Leas but missed the entry on 30.10.1797 Lea's