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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, 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…

Adamson, William

William Adamson of Dublin proposed Socy Const Info by John Farnell Tuffin 9.11.1792 2nded William Tooke / 1773 William Adamson of Carpenters Company Dublin voted for Redmond Morres as MP Dublin City / subscr 1790 to "Evidences of the Jewish and Christian revelations" by Rev Henry Murray, Dublin / Irish subscr to Olaudah Equiano 1793 /

Agar, James

proposed member of Society for Constitutional Information 30.11.1792 by Christopher Hull, seconded by John Balmanno, rejected (one of a very few) Nat Arch TS11/962 / signed Declaration of Friends to the Liberty of the Press 1792/3 / steward at general meeting of London Corresponding Society 20.1.1794 (Thale p105) / witness in treason trials 1794 address Hare Court, Temple / steward of Friends of Freedom 1795, 1796 / on the outbreak of open rebellion in Ireland he was arrested 31.5.1798 at the Inner Temple on suspicion of high treason (along with Valentine Lawless, Richard Curran, Traynor…

Alderson, Christopher

Christopher Alderson merchant of Lawrence lane proposed 8.11.1782 by Joseph Brown of Gracechurch St 2nded Richard Sharp of Fish St Hill. 1766 partner of John Story warehouseman Lawrence Lane. 1789 East India merchant Lawrence Lane. Buried 31.12.1810 St John Hackney age 85. His will PCC 1811 of Homerton  probable birthplace Askrigg Yorks, one of his execs was John Pearson of Lawrence Lane warehouseman. By 6.10.1792 he was on the Hackney Committee for the Association to Defend Liberty and Property against Republicans & Levellers (Oracle 7.10.1792)

Amory, Henry

Henry Amory of Bucklersbury proposed 27.9.1782 by Joseph Towers 2nded Edward Bridgen.. His grandfather John was a Taunton grocer, his grandmother Anne was sister of Henry Grove DNB 1684-1738, his father Thomas Amory DNB 1701-1774 was Grove's successor, and his mother was Mary (c.1723 -.1801) daughter of Rev Samuel Baker of Southwark (d.1748), they were married at Taunton on 7.9.1741.  Henry Grove Amory of Bucklersbury subscribed 1788 to Nathaniel Lardner's Works. John Thelwall DNB 1764-1834 dedicated his Ode to Science (1791) to Henry Amory Esq father of the Philomathian Society.. Henry…

Ansell, George

George Ansell Esq of Lambert St, Goodmans Fields proposed 11.5.1792 by John Farnell Tuffin 2nded William Sharpe of Leadenhall St (probably him, and not the engraver William Sharpe, as Tuffin had proposed WS of Leadenhall St the previous month).

Sugar refiner with partner Robert Dewes SunFire 1793 77 Lambeth St, Goodmans Fields / Lease 1795 Rupert Ally (Whitechapel?) / lease 1796 Goodmans Fields / SunFire 1803 Osborn St Whitechapel / lease 1806 John St Minories / lease 1811 Hackney Grove / SunFire 1821 Osborne St, Whitechapel. Steward of Revolution Society 1791.Subscr £2.11s for…

Ashmore. Thomas

Thomas Ashmore junior of King St, Cheapside proposed 7.3.1794 by Thomas Wardle 2nded Stewart Kyd. Sun Fire 1792 TA, TA jr, John Keeling & Nathaniel Laing 32 King St Cheapside warehousemen. Probably not the same as Thomas Ashmore gent of Swithins Lane Sun Fire 1780, banrupt merchant of Swithins La 1797 cert 1798 divs 1805, 1808, nor the same as TA Esq of Powis Pl = Liverpool 1819 will PCC 1856 of Bolton St Piccadilly. A Thomas Ashmore of Farringdon Ward without was listed in game certs 1809. Perhaps TA sr, warehouseman, was the TA bur 10.10.1800 Hackney age 68 and perhaps TA jr was…

Aspinall, James

James Aspinall of Norfolk St, gent proposed 9.3.1792 Michael Bush 2nded John Lodge Batley. Attorney, partner of Michael Bush & Joseph Neeld at 31 Norfolk St /. JA of St Geo Mx articled to Major Wright (will PCC 1818) of Torrington St 1790. 1808 JA attorney 5 Quality Court, Chancery Lane SunFire 1820 there

Audley, John

John Audley of Cambridge proposed 6.2.1784 by Michael Pearson 2nded John Jebb.  Born 16.7.1750 and bapt 2.1.1750 St Ives, Hunts, independent, of John & Eliz Audley.  JA woolstapler, Cambridge Oct 1765 4% annuities (source lost) took apprs 1771, 1784 (Nat Arch IR/1),. JA Cambridge subscr 1777 to Poems of John Auther. His father's will PCC 1779 Cambridge. JA Cambridge associator 1780 (see London Evening Post 9.3.1780 &c). JA Cambridge subscr 1781 to John Locke publ Cambridge.subscr 1782 to John Moxon's Agreeable Companion subscr 1784 tos Stephen Addington's Life of Paul subscr 1788…