A-Z of Entries


abbe 21.3.1802 at King's

Unlikely to have been Abbe Carron whom Godwin called on on 10.7.1802 as he was in Godwin's 1796 list for 1802 at the right position in the sequence for July


27.11.1806 :Abbey:

Coming right after Westminster Hall, and between two colons, so a single word for an event, it's very likely that Godwin took a look round Westminster Abbey


6.4.1791at Holcroft's with Rigg / 26.1.1800 adv at John King's / 9.2.1800 again / 8.3.1805 call on Philips adv Abbot (instructed) / 13.3.1805 call on / 20.3.1805 again / 21.3.1805 again / 16.7.1811 M J calls on Abbot

Abbott, James

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset

James Abbott 32 Poland St ratebooks 1787-8 / James Abbott = St Geo Han Sq 6.9.1785 Sarah, William James son of James Abbott & Sarah bapt St James 4.12.1785 (but dates clash with) James Abbott bach = St James 9.9.1785 Elizabeth Ann Matthews (signed Mattheis?) sp botp banns wit Peter Griffith, their children bapt St James: Louisa Ann 1790 (Mary 1791 of Eliz not Ann Eliz born only 7 months after Louisa Ann) Elizabeth Ann 1794 George 1800 and from Ancestry user-submitted tree Ann born Fulham 1803 / (will PCC proved 25.8.1798 by…

Abbott, John

see Poland Street 1 to 8 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset

John Abbott 6 Poland St ratebooks 1774 / Daily Advertiser 25.7.1774 assignees of John Abbott (money scrivener of St James bankrupt 1774) east side of Poland St nr Gt Marlborough St sale of his effects and lease / Law List 1779 John Abbot Poland St / 


call on Harwood, Abington 25.9.1803

GD website has Abington as an unidentified person. This was a place near Cambridge on the road to Newmarket


Aboyne 5.5.1789 at Miss Williams / 14.9.1789 again / 21.12.1789 again /  9.2.1790 again / 12.2.1790 again /  7.5.1790 again / 20.10.1790 again / 11.3.1791 again /  13.5.1791 again

A very regular visitor at miss Williams', not on her 1786 subscription list. The only instances of the surname I found were as the title of Earls of Aboyne, this would have to have been the 4th Earl, Charles Gordon c.1726-1794. see Gordon, Lockhart


11.5.1790 Abp / 21.5.1790 again.

Surely Archbishop of Canterbury? in 1790 this was John Moore DNB 1730-1805


Acerbi, Giuseppe

Tobin & Cerbre call 19.3.1801 / 9.4.1801 Acerbi at Tobin's

Guiseppe Acerbi 1773-1846 Italian traveller in England c1800-1802. Godwin's first misspelling is understandable

Ackermann, Mrs

mrs Ackermann 7.11.1802 at Foulkes

Probably Martha (nee Massey) who had married in 1792 Rudolph Ackermann DNB 1764-1834

Ackland, Wroth Palmer

17.2.1796 col Ackland adv at mrs Robinson's

DNB (Sir) Wroth Palmer Ackland DNB 1770-1816 also known as William Palmer Ackland. Lt Col of 19th Regt of Foot 1795, 1796 sailed with regiment to Ceylon, will PCC 1816. The only Col Ackland in Army List at the time


Acot 8.6.1805 at Jo(seph) G(odwin)'s

Godwin's brother Joseph was at one time a carpet salesman and Godwin had met John Smith of 13 Primrose St (qv) auctioneer and appraiser at his brother's. So this could well have been Christopher Acott appraiser 80 Barbican (Holdens 1807) apprenticed to Roger Tuff citizen & founder 1803, as son of William Acott carpenter & broker Southgate Middlesex (Sun Fire 1792). The only other Acott I found among London tradesmen of the time was Thomas Acott shoemaker 164 Oxford St (Sun Fire 1792)

Acton, Samuel

Samuel Acton of Distaff Lane joined "unnumbered division" (QV) 26.3.1794. Probably the newly free engraver, see below

Samuel Etheridge Acton apprenticed 1747 to Robert Marram, Pewterers Co. premium £21
Samuel Etheridge Acton bach = St Margaret Lothbury 25.12.1764 Ann Wright sp botp by Archbishop's licrnse wits Wm Acton, Ann Wright
Samuel son of Samuel Etheridge & Anne Acton bapt 19.4.1773 St Mary Aldermary
trades directories 1776 to 1791 Samuel Acton coal merchant 9 Distaff Lane, Friday St
trades directory 1777 Samuel Acton merchant 82 Watling St

Adair, Robert

In Godwin's 1796 list for 1796 but not coded to his person record in GD website

Adair, William Jones

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: William Jones Adair proposed member 27.5.1785 by John Horne Tooke 2nded John Paradise

GODWIN DIARY: Adair 4.1.1789 at B Hollis' / 13.2.1790 at Anti-Tests / 23.5.1790 at Paradise's

WJAdair appeared in Godwin's 1796 list at start of 1789 so this must have been William Jones Adair, born about 1747 son of William and Margaret Jones of Pall Mall, went to Peterhouse Cambridge and Lincolns Inn, took surname Adair after inheriting £5000 from William Adair in 1783. He married Charlotte Harwood at St James Piccadilly in 1791. He appeared in the…

Adams, Daniel

see Adams, Joseph

Adams, George

George Adams DNB 1750-1795 was one of the attenders of the Theosophical Society that met from 1783 listed in William White's book on Swedenborg vol 2 p 599-600

Adams, John

John Adams of Twickenham. Children of John & Jane Adams bapt at Twickenham, Elizabeth 20.6.1801 Jane 22.7.1803 Charles 26.7.1805 bur 8.11.1806 Harriet 9.8.1805

Adams, Joseph

3.8.1794 calls (&Ritson), / 12.8.1794 sup at Adams's / 27.8.1794 again (adv Zenobio) / 22.11.1794 at Tooke's trial / 28.3.1795 sup at Adams' / 9.6.1795 call on (after miss G) / 28.8.1795 call on (then sup at miss G's) / 30.12.1795 Adams jr at Newton's / 19.3.1796 sup at Adams' (after call on miss G) / 2.8.1801 Adams at Hill's

Joseph Adams DNB 1755x7-1818 was born 20.7.1756. son of Joseph & Susannah (dau of Timothy Rogers) (Dr Williams Registry 16.1.1760). He was proposed for Socy Const Info 6.2.1784 by Henry Amory, 2nded John Jebb. Count Zenobio's presence on 27.8.1795 as a…

Adams, William

William Adams of Ham. Surrey History Centre K58/9/100 & 101 leases 16.5.1789 Wm A of Ham 12.3.1796 Richard A blacksmith of Ham, bro & heir of Wm A son of Wm A  /  Wm A of Ham bur 31.3.1822 Kingston age 60