A-Z of Entries

B Mm

call on Ellis B Mm Philips 19.9.1803
GD website has B Mm Philips uncoded, but B Mm was short for British Museum where Ellis worked, and Philips should be coded to Richard Phillips DNB 1767-1840


see Blue Posts


"story of B.F." perhaps connected to "M to the papers" 8.2.91 see that entry


HCR diary 13.2.1823  Babingtons at a musical party at Aders
                    15.1.1829 at Aders "the Babington family including Mr Peel - a clergyman"
                      3.5.1829 "at Aders - Mrs A: is suffering from Erisipalus very severe pain; but Dr Babington says with no danger to life - Green was of the opinion that the brain was affected"
                     11.7.1836 the Babbingtons at Mrs Aders' "blue stocking party"
                      7.1.1840 (Tuesday) "promised to call on Dr Babbington" 8.1.1840 "called on Dr Babbington. He seemed to know me and…


call on Bachelor 2.3.1804
Coming between calls on Richard Wordsworth attorney and Joslyn at Doctors Commons, this could have been some legal official but I found none in the 1800 Law List of that name, the nearest to that I found was William Batchelor a watchman of Smithfield in 1811 (Old Bailey Online)

Bacon, John

10.12.1795 Godwin calls on / then no Bacon till 1822
see letter from Samuel Parr to Godwin (Abinger c.2  f.136-7) dated 16.12.1795. John Bacon DNB 1740-1799 was working on the sculpture of Dr Samuel Johnson in St Paul's cathedral for which Dr Samuel Parr had written the inscription. Parr asked Godwin to check on it for him


HCR diary 23.2.1825 at Aders "a Frankfurter Mr Baff"
A Charles Baff of 48 Bell St, Paddington was insured SunFire 1815, and a Charles Baff was buried at Lambeth 27.10.1825 age 43, an Ann Baff of 9 Frances St, Kennington widow was insured SunFire 1826. No clear identification

Bage. Robert

Bage 14.6.1797 at Elford and Tamworth / 4.6.1800 write to Bage / 17.8.1800 adv Bages at Darwin's
Robert Bage DNB 1728?-1801. His workplace was at Elford. The GD website editors were clearly aware of this person but must have forgotten to give him a person record. See Godwin's letter Abinger c40 f180-1

Bagnall, Miss

miss Bagnal 11.11.1802 at R(aphael) Smith's

Bagster, Samuel

5.7.1808 call on Bagster / 3.9.1808 again / 19.9.1808 Bagster calls / 18.11.1809 call on Bagster / 4.1.1811 again / 8.3.1811 again / 15.3.1811 again / 6.3.1812 call on Bagster for Burr / 7.5.1813 call on Bagster / 15.5.1813 again / 10. 1 1815 again / 19.5.1818 again
Samuel Bagster 1772-1851 father George 1739-1820 baptist, mother Mary née Denton / apprenticed 1787 to Wm Otridge bookseller St Clement Danes premium £100 / married Emma Birch 1797 chn. Benjamin, Samuel, John, Jonathan, Cornelius Birch, Eunice, Augusta (= Holloway), Charlotte (= Tims) / took apprentice 1804 John Lepard /…


Bailey 17.1.1795 at Powel's / 31.1.1795 again / 2.2.1795 at Thelwal's / 12.2.1795 at Gerald's / 11.5.1804 Bailey adv at R Taylor's / 1.8.1804 Bailey (Turk) at (Joseph) Johnson's / 17.1.1809 Bailey, athee calls / 30.6.1809 Bailey calls / 15.11.1812 Bailey at (Walking) Stewart's
Thanks Jon Mee for bringing Citizen Bailey to my attention (see comment below). The Friends of Liberty met at Shacklewell 20.7.1795, William Toone chairman, Joseph Burks secretary and Bailey delivered his lectures The White Devils Uncased, and Prince Brothers's Scarlet Devils Displayed, at sections 2 and 7 of…

Bailey, Mary

Joseph & Mary Godwin's eldest daughter Mary or Mary Ann. for baptism see Godwin, Joseph.
St Dunstan & All Saints Stepney 17.9.1798 John Bailey bachelor of this parish and of Ratcliff hamlet married Mary Ann Godwin spinster of same parish and hamlet by banns, witness John Godwin. Diary entry 17.9.1798 Mrs Bailey married
Mary Bailey was referred to in Ann Godwin's letters (Abinger c.4 f96-7 & c.5 f41 & c.5 f97). She appeared in the diary in addition to the Miss M G and Mary G entries from before her marriage, as M Bailey on 25.7.1799, 25.10.1799, 1.1.1800, 24.9.…

Bailey, Thomas

Thomas Bailey of Isleworth
Land Tax Isleworth 1793 TB £5 pa prop Mr Knevett / William s of Thos & Elizabeth Bailey born 7.1.1798 bapt 20.5.1798 Isleworth (Wm's widow Hannah 1843 settlement in Warwickshire) / Rosina Bailey otp sp (her mark) = 22.10.1805 Isleworth by banns William Butter otp bach / TB bur 2.8.1820 Isleworth / TB bur 4.1.1843 Isleworth

Bailey, Thomas (Hounslow)

Thomas Bailey of Hounslow plumped for Burdett
Land Tax 1802 Heston TB £4 pa prop Francis Collar / Albany Congregational Chapel, children of Thomas Bailey farrier in Old Brentford(blacksmith in 1793) & Sarah were Elizabeth bapt 28.12.1777 Sarah bapt 20.5.1779 Thomas bapt 9.2.1781 Anna Maria bapt 29.3.1787 Betsy bapt 1.2.1789 Jane bapt 5.7.1791 Emily bapt 19.12.1793 John Bolden bapt 6.7.1795

Bailey, William

William Bailey brazier of Holborn proposed 22.6.1792 by John Towill Rutt 2nded Joyce (Jeremiah or Joshua?). Active 1778-1780 in Society of Tradesmen for Protection of their Property against Felons. He married at St Mary's, Watford on 13.6.1782 Elizabeth dau of Samuel Whitfield (d.1774 will PCC), surgeon of Flamstead (Whuitehall Evening Post 13 - 15.6.1782). SunFire 1787 WB ironmonger, smith and brazier 15 Theobalds Rd, Holborn. (1784 with Samuel B who was insured 1780 brazier Brownlow St, Holborn). 1797 on vestry of St Giles (lost source). At the Old Bailey on 9.7.1800 he prosecuted his…


call on Baillie 29.11.1805  / 11.10.1818 Baillie dines / 30.11.1826 call on Baillie at Tower (adv Grimaldi). Grimaldi & Upcot / 7.12.1826 call on Baillie (Tower)
The first two entries above could well belong to Matthew Baillie DNB 1761-1823 who has a person record in the GD website but these two entries have been left uncoded. Particularly the first as it was followed by a call on Carlisle another medical man. I have not discovered who the Baillie at the Tower was but he was very probably an archivist or antiquary, Grimaldi was probably Stacey Grimaldi DNB 1790-1863 and Upcot was…

Baillie, Matthew

16.3.1789 Dr Bailey & sisters at Miss Williams'. Baillie in Godwin's 1796 list for 1788 inserted above, and not in 1794 version, but miss Weston who was in 1794 version was left out of the 1796 list in the same place where Baillie was inserted. No Baillie in diary till 1789.
Matthew Baillie DNB 1761-1823, Joanna Baillie DNB 1762-1851 where is mentioned Agnes Baillie 1760-1861. Also there 31.7.1789 presumably Matthew and 12.2.1790 one or both of the sisters as part of plural 'Mes'


Bairds 23.4.1801 at Goldsmith's


2.3.1792 at Brand Hollis' / 26.8.1794 at Reveley's & Lowry / 20.12.1797 at Reveley's & Underwood / 1.2.1798 meet Baker / 18.4.1798 at Reveley's & Underwood / 26.7.1798 meet Underwood & Baker
Boyle's 1792 Sir Geo B MP 45 Jermyn St/ Wm MP 33 Hill St Berkeley Sq/ W P B 38 Portman Sq/ Capt B 4 Wimpole St/ Mrs B 3 Lower Grosvenor St/ Miss B 22 Edward St Portman Sq
Law List 1793 Robert Baker counsel 37 Southampton Bldgs Chancery La
Samuel Baker signed declaration of Friends to Liberty of Press 1792
Trials for Treason & Sedition vol 4 p398 testimony of…

Baker, Joseph

Joseph Baker of Isleworth plumped for Burdett
Land Tax 1809, 1814 Isleworth Joseph Baker £40 pa prop Mrs Ansell / John s of Joseph Baker & Susanna bapt Isleworth 19.7.1807 / Sarah d of Joseph Baker gardener & Susanna bapt Isleworth 21.11.1813 / Joseph Baker bur 16.6.1832 Isleworth / probable son Joseph in censuses 1851, 1861, 1871 born c. 1795