Godwin Diary

Tomson, surveyor

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 4 July, 1806

4.7.1806 Tomson, surveyor calls
Several possibles from Holden's Directory 1811. John Tompson land surveyor & architect 6 Cecil-st Strand (bur Islington 11.7.1811 age 57 from St Martin i t Fields, his will PCC 18.7.1811 dau Sarah wife Mary) / John Thompson land surveyor 7 Store-st / John Thompson surveyor 25 Newman-st SunFire 1803 there / James Thompson surveyor 3 Upper James-st, Golden-sq (will PCC 17.3.1825 James Thompson surveyor 68 Gt Titchfield-st bros John, William, George, Charles, Harry Williams, sistersSarah Scott & Margaret Thompson)

Reid, Major

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 2 February, 1806

2.2.1806 dine at Philips' w. Major Reid

No good identification.
Morn Chron 14.10.1806 died 9.10.1806 Major John Reid of Madras Infantry lately arrived from India.
Holdens 1811 directory Major John Reid 29 Aldersgate street. SunFire 1800, 1803 John Reid distiller Fan-st, Aldersgate-st. PCC 8.2.1836 John Reid distiller of Aldersgate-st, wife Lucretia, house at St Albans
Lt Gen Read 17 Lower Brook-st & Crowood, Ramsbury, Wilts

General

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 20 January, 1806

20.1.1806 General adv. at theatre
Could have been any general!

Niminis, Dr

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 27 January, 1806

27.1.1806 Wroughton, proxy, adv. Dr Niminis
May have been a stage name (as Godwin was apparently trying to communicate with theatre manager Richard Wroughton) but I could find no reference to it anywhere

Petrie

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 17 January, 1806

17.1.1806 tea at Rowan's w. Petries / 4.3.1806 Rowan's w. Petrie & many
Holdens directory 1811
Henry Petrie esq Brixton-villa Surrey (will PCC 18.4.1842)
Martin Petrie esq of 13 Bearbinder-la (will PCC 6.4.1805)
Robt Petrie esq of 13 Bearbinder-la
William Petrie 17 Queen Ann-st Cavendish-sq & Elm-cottage Old Windsor
John Petrie broker 21 Walbrook
will PCC 16.7.1828 of John Petrie of Marylebone:
will PCC 31.10.1835 of William Petrie merchant of London
will PCC 26.4.1826 of William Petrie of Calcutta

Brackenbury

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 17 January, 1806

17.1.1806 tea at Rowan's w. Brackenburys / 14.2.1806 Brackenbury adv.at theatre / 4.3.1806 Rowan's w. Brackenburys & many / 28.5.1907 Brackenbury calls (not seen) / 29.5.1807 Brackenburys invited to dine at Godwin's with Rowan &c

Raynal

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 16 January, 1806

Raynal at Joyce's 16.1.1806 / adv. at Joyce's 17.2.1806
Godwin noted reading works by Raynal several times between 1791 and 1832. This was the Abbé Raynal 1713-1796. Joyce's visitor may have been an emigré relative of his. The French Biographical Index lists four other Raynals who were alive in 1806 but in the texts referred to by the index I could find no sign that they had gone to England. Francois Raynal 1726-1810 religious and orientalist / Jean Raynal 1723-1807 historian / Pierre Raynal 1755-1833 schoolmaster / Pierre Raynal 1768-1849 schoolmaster

Potigny, Mrs

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 5 March, 1806

5.3.1806 Mrs Potigny at Taylor's
Couldn't find any other mention of her

Stuart, Colonel

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 9 March, 1806

9.3.1806 dine at Wimbledon [Tooke's} w. col. Stuart / 13.7.1806 dine at Nicholson's; adv. col Stuart & C[om]be

Johnson, Mrs

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 11 June, 1806

11.6.1806 dine at Johnson's w. mrs Johnson / 2.7.1823 call on mrs Johnson, Eastcheap
Could have been the wife of Joseph Johnson's nephew Joseph. He married Alice Sutton at West Kirby, Cheshire in 1797 and their children's births were recorded at Bryom Street Baptist church, Liverpool. If not her then probably not a relative of Joseph Johnson's

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